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DPE officials visit LBWCC


Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education Interim Chancellor Susan Y. Price and Director of Student Services Michelle Sylvester recently visited LBW Community College in Opp and Andalusia.

“We were delighted that Interim Chancellor Price was interested in touring our campuses and seeing first-hand the type of learning environment we offer students,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel.

Price, who visited Andalusia as commencement speaker in May, said she put LBWCC on the top of her list of two-year colleges to visit because she was impressed with the level of involvement in graduation.

“The auditorium was filled with people at graduation and I was impressed with the great faculty and excited students,” she said.

“I was absolutely overwhelmed by the hospitality and good spirit I encountered then, and I knew LBW would be one of the first places I wanted to visit.”

Price and Sylvester spent time in several technical departments and interacted with instructors and students while in Opp, were lunch guests at the Opp Rotary Club, and enjoyed a brief reception where they met several faculty and staff in Andalusia.

Trying her hand at welding on LBWCC’s virtual welder is DPE’s Director of Student Services Michelle Sylvester as Interim Chancellor Susan Y. Price observes. Also pictured are LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel and David Brawner, welding instructor.

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.