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Seeking nontraditional students


LBW Community College is now accepting scholarship applications from nontraditional students for the honors program on the Andalusia campus.

“Nontraditional students are those who have passed all sections of the GED or who graduated high school prior to 2014,” said Michelle Goosby, chair of the honors program planning committee and mathematics instructor.

The honors program is designed to promote awareness of the connection between core courses through team teaching, collaborative projects and community service; encourage active participation in developing critical thinking skills; and create an academic and social environment for developing meaningful relationships with instructors and peers. 

The honors program selection process includes two phases. 

Phase one includes a completed application for admission, scholarship application, high school transcript or GED, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) confirmation, three letters of recommendation, COMPASS placement scores, and an essay on an assigned topic to Heather Owen, director of recruitment, by June 20.

The next COMPASS testing date is also June 20 at 9 a.m. at LBWCC in Andalusia. Test takers must report to Student Services by 8:45 a.m. on that date.

““Phase two is a panel interview with LBWCC honors program faculty on July 1, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.,” said Goosby.

Final selection of scholarship recipients will be determined based on scoring of both phases. 

Selected students receive a one-year, renewable scholarship valued at $3,500. Additional benefits include participation in community service, individual advising by an honors program faculty member, honors program graduate designation on the diploma and transcript, recognition at commencement, and enhanced preparation for baccalaureate and advanced programs.

For more information, contact Michelle Goosby at (334) 493-5339.

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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.