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Notice to Diagnostic Medical Sonography applicants

Fall 2015 applications for the Diagnositc Medical Sonography program are due by June 15. Please note this is for ONLY those students who have completed all prerequisite classes by the end of summer term.

CEUs offered for electricians

LBWCC in Opp is providing required continuing education for electrical contractors by offering a "NEC 2014 Updates, NFPA 70#, and NEC Calculations" course on July 28 and 29, 2015, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, MacArthur Campus Conference Center.

LBWCC students gain medals at SkillsUSA Alabama

LBW Community College students recently participated in the state competition of SkillsUSA, bringing home medals for their efforts.

Mindfulness Meditation

LBW Community College in Opp is offering a 12-hour “Mindfulness Meditation Course” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., June 16-July 23, 2015. Classes will be held in the Conference Center on the MacArthur Campus.

Riedel honored by PTK

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society presented the highest recognition to LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel during national convention in April 2015.

Butler is 2015 'Outstanding Alumnus'

Dr. Rex Butler, 1973 LBW graduate, is the 2015 "Outstanding Alumnus" and was recognized during the College's 50th anniversary commencement program.

Bookstore buy-back

Check the dates for the book buy-back in the bookstore for this semester. Read more for details.

LBWCC Presidents

Previous and current LBW presidents attended the Golden Gala, an event of the LBWCC Foundation.

Student Art Show

The 31st annual Student Art Show April 21-May 5. A public reception is 4-6 p.m. on April 21. Read more for details

More courses offered this summer!

LBWCC's upcoming summer term is expanded with additional course offerings at all locations. Read more for details.

Moseley reaches for 'gold'

Tara Moseley turned tragedy and heartache into pursuit of a dream to create a safe day care for children. Read more for the rest of her story.

2015 All-Alabama Academic Team

Ty Hammett of Andalusia and Chloe Langston of Honoraville are the 2015 LBWCC students named to the All-Alabama Academic Team.

LBWCC expands credits offered in Luverne

LBWCC is now offering more credit courses in Luverne! Check out welding, culinary arts, and more transfer classes. Read more for details.

LBWCC trains for top 2 in-demand jobs in state

LBW Community College offers training for the top two in-demand jobs in the state as identified by the Alabama Department of Labor. Read more for details.

March 27 deadline

If applying for dual enrollment scholarships, all applications are due by March 27.

High School Seniors - do you know...?

If you are graduating high school soon, you are in a unique group that may be eligible for Pell Grant funds for summer semester! Read this to learn about free financial funds for summer college classes....

Fall Semester Honors Lists

LBWCC names honors students on the President's List and Dean's List for Fall Semester 2014.

'Outstanding' LBWCC staff

Four 'outstanding' employees recognized by ACCS at the 2014 Chancellor's Award program in Birmingham.

Cook is 2015 Ms. LBWCC

Christian Cook of Andalusia wears the crown of Ms. LBWCC 2015 and will represent Lurleen B. Wallace Community College during its 50th anniversary year.

Jessie new Dean of Student Affairs

Jason Jessie joins LBWCC as the new Dean of Student Affairs.

NCMPR Dist 2 presents LBWCC with 14 awards

Marketing and Public Relations staff Renée LeMaire brought home a gold, silver, and six bronze awards, and Lisa Patterson earned four bronze awards in recognition of their work.

Welding classes in Luverne

A grant-funded mobile welding lab creates opportunity to offer welding classes for the first time in Luverne for both traditional and dual enrollment students.

LBW/Troy University enter agreement

LBWCC, Troy University sign Reverse Transfer Agreement, creating a pathway for students who transfer before earning an Associate Degree to transfer credits back to LBW while working on a Bachelor Degree.

Marketing/ PR win statewide awards

LBWCC's LeMaire, Patterson win ACCSPRA Pyramid Awards, highest category recognition for three categories among all colleges in the Alabama Community College System.

ABE is Top 100 PTK Chapter

The Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LBWCC in Andalusia is a Top 100 Chapter among nearly 1,300 chapters worldwide.

Kelley completes 'Master Teacher'

Angela Kelley represented LBWCC at this year's Alabama Master Teacher Experience.

Start here and save!

Anyone starting the path for a four-year degree can save more than half the cost for the first two years by obtaining an Associate Degree at LBWCC before transferring. Using the STARS guide, all credits will transfer!

Jackson joins English faculty

Tanner Jackson of Opp brings education full circle -- LBWCC as student, now as instructor.

Carter new LBWCC librarian

Hugh Carter returns to Alabama, joins LBWCC as librarian.

Bess new division chair

John Bess named chair of business, information technology and social science division.

Owen is ALACRAO president-elect

LBWCC's Director of Recruitment Heather Owen is serving this year as the president-elect of the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Aikido Black Belts

Dr. Herb Riedel achieves fifth-degree black belt in Aikido, student Shawn Geohagan is promoted to first-degree black belt.

Spring Semester 2014 Academic Honors

LBWCC names honors students on the President's List and Dean's List for Spring Semester 2014.

Curry named 2014 Outstanding Alumna

Jennifer Carroll Curry, 1997 LBWCC grad, to be recognized at the 2014 commencement ceremony on May 9 at 7 p.m., Kiwanis Community Center in Andalusia

Cook named first 'TRIO Champion'

For her many years of supporting student-focused federal programs at LBWCC, Diaon Cook was recently named the College's first "TRIO Champion."

Hiring boom expected for Gulf Coast

The Fox News reports an expected boom in hiring for the next five years by oil rig companies in the Gulf Coast. LBWCC's welding and industrial electronics programs prepare students for these high-wage jobs! Continue for article link.

Hale, Smith named to All-Alabama Academic Team

Thomas Hale of Straughn and Nathan Smith of Florala are LBWCC's two students named to the Alabama Community College System's All-Alabama Academic Team.

LBW partners with AUM

LBWCC and AUM officials signed a partnership agreement to establish new transfer scholarships and make a smoother transfer transition.

Fall Semester 2013 Honors Students

LBWCC names Fall Semester 2013 President's List and Dean's List honors students.

LBWCC Foundation 2014

The LBWCC Foundation elected 2014 officers and welcomed new board members at the January meeting.

Stay eligible!

If you want to keep receiving your federal student aid, make sure you stay eligible. That includes completing the online FAFSA each year.

ACCS invites alumni to submit stories

The Alabama Community College System marks 50th anniversary with alumni scholarship contest. Alumni invited to share their story for a chance to win a scholarship in their name for a deserving Alabama student.

Sonography Graduates!

Congratulations on the December 2013 Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates!

Non-Diagnostic OB Ultrasounds spring semester

For Spring Semester, LBWCC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in Opp is offering free non-diagnostic OB ultrasounds on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. Read more to find out requirements.

LBWCC is national finalist!

LBWCC is one of 10 national finalists for the prestigious Bellwether Award in one of three categories and will be recognized by the Community College Futures Assembly in January.

Mini-Grant funds six projects

Thanks to both the LBWCC Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, six new projects were funded for 2013-2014 through the annual Mini-Grant program.

LBWCC increases scholarships for 2014-2015

A new scholarship plan increases direct institutional support for students by 4.5 percent and brings the total budgeted amount to more than $1 million.

Ms LBWCC 2013-2014

Sydney Dawn Rogers of Highland Home is Ms. LBWCC 2013-2014

Students pledge to complete

LBWCC pledge to complete a degree or certificate before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market, part of a national movement sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.

Hall named ALAPCAE president-elect

LBWCC's Jennifer Hall fills the vacant president-elect officer position with the Alabama Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education.

Fall PTK induction in Andalusia

Several students participated in the fall induction of the Alpha Beta Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in Andalusia.

Newly established endowed scholarship

The LBWCC Foundation recently established the Seth Hammett Endowed Scholarship

LBWCC ranks high among peers

LBWCC has several distinct high-ranking institutional strengths, according to a report by NCCBP.

LBWCC's automotive program re-accredited

NATEF and ASE recently re-accredited LBWCC's automotive mechanics program in Opp.

Summer Semester 2013 Honors Lists

Both the President's and Dean's Lists for Summer Semester 2013 can now be viewed.

iPad training

"Beginner's Guide to the iPad," a continuing education class, will be offered in Andalusia on Oct. 7 and 8, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $35 for both sessions. Advance registration requested. Register in Student Services Office

Saints Hall taking applications

Applications are now being accepted for the LBWCC Foundation's Saints Hall student apartments located adjacent to the Andalusia campus. Move-in date set for Aug. 18, classes begin Aug. 21.

Mullins is making it happen

Meet Betty Mullins of Opp. She is not like most students attending LBWCC, and her story is both admirable and inspiring.

Need a math boost?

LBWCC in Andalusia is offering a free math booster camp again, Aug. 13-15.

Outdoor office with forestry

LBWCC's forest technology students enjoyed a field demonstration by official from Conecuh National Forest.

SkillsUSA National Gold Medalist

Emily Driggers of Elba brings home the gold in SkillsUSA esthetics competition.

Spring Semester 2013 Honors Lists

Both the President's List and the Dean's List can now be viewed.

New uploads for 2013-2014

LBWCC's College Catalog/Student Handbook and the Academic Calendar for 2013-2014 are now uploaded.

New Program for Working Adults

A new program designed for adults working full time during the day begins this fall. Successfully complete a degree by committing two nights a week for two years.

Saints Hall residency applications now online

Students interested in living in the new Saints Hall apartment complex adjacent to the Andalusia campus can now apply online.

Russell is Outstanding Alumna

Cara Beste Russell of Andalusia is named LBWCC's 2013 Outstanding Alumna and will be recognized at the commencement ceremony on May 10.

Driggers is state esthetics winner

Emily Driggers wins SkillsUSA esthetics competition for Alabama, goes to national competition in June. Photo by Frank Couch, Birmingham.

Tax exempt bill passes

LBWCC Foundation to be tax exempt, helping to keep rents down at the new Saints Hall apartment complex adjacent to the Andalusia campus.

Students bring home awards

From the international conference of Phi Theta Kappa, the Alpha Beta Eta chapter brought home several awards for 2013.

Chancellor to be commencement speaker

Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, will be the keynote speaker at this year's graduation ceremony, 7 p.m., May 10, 2013, at Kiwanis Community Center in Andalusia.

From terrified to elite

Anna Mitchell of Dozier took a giant leap from being a “terrified” nontraditional college student to joining an elite national group by earning the maximum ACT score in English.

All-Alabama Students

LBWCC congratulates Jessica Williamson and Ethan Powell for achieving All-Alabama Academic Team recognition.

Biggest Fish

SkillsUSA fishing tournament results in catch of large-mouth bass weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, caught by Kenneth Smith of Opp.

PTK's Beta Pi Nu Spring Induction

An induction to the Beta Pi Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recently held at LBWCC in Greenville.

PTK's Alpha Beta Eta Spring induction

A Spring induction ceremony was held at LBWCC in Andalusia for the Alpha Beta Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Saints Hall student housing

The LBWCC Foundation will build student housing to accommodate a total of 96 students next to LBWCC in Andalusia, with opening set for Fall Semester 2013.

LBWCC gets new DMS equipment

LBWCC now has two new ultrasound machines, thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Workforce Development.

Student aid approved

LBWCC's culinary arts and vascular technology programs are now approved for federal student financial aid.

Blood Drive in Opp

LBWCC in Opp is hosting a LifeSouth community blood drive, Jan. 31, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fall 2012 Honors Lists

Both the President's and Dean's Lists for Fall Semester 2012 can now be viewed.

New leadership with LBWCC Foundation

The LBWCC Foundation recently elected new board members and officers.

Hudson is innovation champion

LBWCC's first Innovation Champions Award winner is Mary Ann Hudson

Beginning Computer in Opp

A seven-week beginning computer class will be held on Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 28-March 11, 2013.

Canvas replaces Blackboard

LBWCC changes from Blackboard to Canvas, effective Spring 2013. This affects all distance education students, whether online or hybrid classes. Continue reading to learn how to access.

Hendersons endow two scholarships

An Andalusia family generously endows two scholarships with the LBWCC Foundation.

PTK's ABE chapter collects books

Books are recycled, reused, and PTK chapter earns donation to local food bank.

Shaw Industries supports education

Shaw Industries recently made a donation to both the MacArthur Foundation and LBW Community College in support of higher education.

Fall 2012 Practical Nursing grads

A practical nursing pinning ceremony at LBWCC in Opp recognizes 13 graduates.

22 ADN grads in Greenville

LBWCC in Greenville held the Fall 2012 nursing pinning for 22 Associate Degree Nursing graduates.

Legislators visit LBWCC

Two elected representatives with the Alabama House visited LBWCC in Andalusia, Opp.

Arc flash suits

LBWCC has two new arc flash suits in the Industrial Electronics Program.

10 Mini-Grants

The College's two supporting foundations awarded $13,300 in mini-grants for 10 projects on three campuses.

Medical Coding completers

Eight students complete medical coding training. Next class starts Jan. 8, 2013.

Chancellor's Award Nominees 2012

Several LBWCC employees were recognized at the 2012 Chancellor's Awards in Birmingham

Cuevas sculpture places second

Linda Cuevas of Andalusia earned second place in the student category of this year's Chancellor's Art Exhibit

Purvis earns award for art

LBWCC Art Instructor Misty Purvis received second place in the Chancellor's Art Exhibit this year

Culinary Arts 'Artisan Breads'

Learn about various types of breads in this one-day class on Dec. 18, 5-8 p.m., in the Carriage House kitchen of Springdale Estate.

Honors Program: Honesty

First-year Honors Program students create "honesty" program for Fleeta School first- and second-grade students.

Culinary Arts 'Holiday Menu Showcase'

A continuing education class for culinary arts will feature holiday selections. Class size is limited to 9, so register now in student services at any LBWCC location.

Moseley is Ms. LBWCC

Chelsea Moseley of Brantley was crowned Ms. LBWCC 2012-2013.

LBWCC in Andalusia celebrates

Dignitaries, donors gathered to celebrate the completion of the pedestrian safety and campus enhancement project at LBWCC in Andalusia.

Greenville blood drive

"Iron bowl" rivalry results in extremely successful blood drive at LBWCC in Greenville.

2013 Spring & Summer schedules

LBWCC's 2013 Schedule of Classes for Spring and Summer are now available. Go to "myLBWCC" at the top right of this page to access.

Honors Program visits Fleeta

First-year Honors Program students recently paid a visit to Fleeta School.

MacArthur Foundation event successful

The MacArthur Foundation's second annual Scholarship Clay Shoot successfully raised more than $17,500 in scholarship funds.

Making history

The LBWCC Foundation recently made a historic investment with the purchase of property adjacent to the College in Andalusia.

LBWCC part of TAACCCT grant

LBWCC to receive $1.7M of the $10.08M TAACCCT grant from U.S. Dept. of Labor as part of the AF-TEN consortium of colleges to develop a future workforce and meet emerging technical needs.

LBWCC is 'Military Friendly School'

LBWCC is among top 15 percent named to 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools®

LBWCC Foundation raises $20K+

The 2012 LBWCC Foundation-Camellia City Classic Golf Tournament raised more than $20,000 in scholarship funds.

Academic Honors Summer 2012

Congratulations to students recognized on the President's List and Dean's List for Summer 2012.

Training brings in 100+

More than 100 students and faculty participated in recent training for four LBWCC programs in Opp.

Partnering with ATN

LBWCC in Luverne partnered with Alabama Technology Network to provide training for area businesses.

Little Saints Preschool

LBWCC's Child Development Center in Andalusia to house Little Saints Preschool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for ages 3 and 4.

Attention Alabama Veterans!

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is asking for the help of Alabama veterans to determine the feasibility of expanding the college scholarship program for dependents.

LBWCC Summer 2012 PN Grads

Graduates were all smiles as they received their practical nursing pins at the LBWCC ceremony in Opp.

Whelan to teach culinary arts

LBWCC selects Chef Michael Whelan as faculty for the new culinary arts program

Andalusia campus day care closing

LBWCC announces the day care option at the Child Development Center on the Andalusia campus will end August 31st -- short certificate and AAS child development programs remain available.

Truck Driver Program Highlighted

LBWCC's truck driver training program was highlighted in a recent news article

DPE officials visit LBWCC

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education officials visited LBWCC in Opp and Andalusia.

Upward Bound seeks to update

LBWCC's Upward Bound program is planning an exciting event and wants to make sure all former students and faculty know about it.

New way to log in

Now use the myLBWCC link at the top of this page to log in!

LBWCC hosts FFA conference

LBWCC in Opp was the site for high school students from southern Alabama to attend the summer FFA conference.

GED test changes coming

By January 1, 2014, adult learners can expect big changes to the high school equivalency GED test.

LBWCC honors adult learners

LBWCC recognized the accomplishment of adult learners and GED recipients at a graduation ceremony held in Opp.

New 5-year Scholarship Funded

LBW Community College Foundation recently established the Gail S. Jones Five-Year Scholarship Fund through a generous donation from the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation.

GED, then scholarship

Adult Ed grad gets ALAPCAE scholarship, accepted into Honors Program

Honors Program: Year Two

Both new and returning Honors Program scholars were recognized at a recent luncheon.

Orientation Sessions

LBWCC will hold orientation sessions for new students who have completed admission requirements for Fall Semester.

Dreaming of a job outdoors?

Achieve your dream through LBWCC's Forest Technology program, the only such program of its kind in Alabama and surrounding areas. Get started today by calling George Showalter, instructor, (334) 881-2275.

ACCSPRA Pyramid Award

LBWCC was recently recognized by the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association

Honors Lists Spring 2012

The President's List and Dean's List Honor Students announced for Spring Semester 2012.

Marcum is Outstanding Alumna

Debbie Ferguson Marcum, 1985 LBWCC graduate, is the 2012 Outstanding Alumna

Upward Bound continues

Upward Bound will continue its 36-year history of service at LBWCC, thanks to a Federal TRIO Programs grant

SkillsUSA Alabama winner

Zach Ludmun of Florala won the SkillsUSA Alabama Gold Medal in HVACR

Ammons is All-USA

B.J. Ammons of Red Level is one of only 20 community college students in the nation to be named to the 2012 All-USA Academic Team

Reverse Transfer in place

LBWCC and Athens State University is partnered in a reverse transfer agreement to benefit students

Students complete Medical Coding

A 10-week Summer Medical Coding Class is May 24-July 31, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Call today for more information.

Owen recognized

LBWCC's Heather Owen, director of recruitment, was recently recognized as PTK Distinguished Advisor.

Honors Program bird houses

Students in LBWCC's Honors Program added their own design to bird houses now displayed along the scenic walking trail in Andalusia.

Opp's Readers' Theater

LBWCC students in Opp took a Readers' Theater production of "The Adventures of Mouse Deer" to Opp Middle School.

Get the most from your iPad

Learn more about your iPad with a continuing education course at LBWCC in Andalusia.

Medical Coding

Interested in becoming a medical coder? Register now for the next training session to begin May 24-July 31, 2012.

Students visit State House

Several students enjoyed meeting with their representative in Montgomery during the ACCS Leadership Day.

Ammons is New Century Scholar

B.J. Ammons of Red Level holds the state's single highest recognition as a New Century Scholar, one of only 50 in the nation.

Sanders is Gold Scholar

Brooke Sanders of Coffee Springs named one of 50 Coca-Cola Gold Scholars.

Learn to Drive!

The next Truck Driver Training course begins May 7. Limited number of scholarships available.

Author discusses Titanic

100 years later, we learn of the survival story of a family on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, presented by author Dr. Julie Hedgepeth Williams.

Virtual welder added

LBWCC's welding program adds green technology

Attention Alumni

LBWCC wants your current mailing address. A new issue of the Alumni & Friends Newsletter will be mailed within the next couple of months!

LBWCC's All-Alabama Students

B.J. Ammons and Brooke Sanders

Two LBWCC students recognized as All-Alabama Academic Team members, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.

Free Boating Safety Course

A two-night, FREE boating safety course will be held in Opp on April 23-24, 6-9:30 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. Advance registration requested. Call (334) 493-5347 for more information.

LBWCC impacts area economy

LBWCC contributes almost $54 million to local economy every year.

National TRIO Day

Faculty, staff and students recently celebrated two federally-funded TRIO programs at LBWCC, Upward Bound and Student Support Services. Both programs help students be successful in college.

Relaxation Thursdays

Relax on Thursdays and give students needed clinical hours by scheduling a therapeutic massage. Call 334-493-5318 to make an appointment.

Complete FAFSA now

In order to allow adequate processing time, students planning to register for Fall semester 2012 classes should complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Barnes adds to endowment

George Barnes of Andalusia increased the level of endowment for the Evans Barnes Memorial Scholarship.

Students win literary awards

Olivia Fleming and Jessica Williamson were named first and second place winners of ACETA's McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award.

PTK Alpha Beta Eta Chapter inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa ABE chapter on the Andalusia campus added 32 students to the membership list for spring semester.

Career Fair held at Luverne Center

LBWCC instructors and staff attended the career fair recently held at the Luverne Center.

77 seniors visit Greenville campus

There were 77 students from five area high schools attending College 101 on the Greenville Campus recently.

Mini-Grant sponsors Roads Scholar

An Alabama Humanities Roads Scholar makes presentation on Greenville campus.

Greenville CMS gets DVDs

The Greenville campus Christian Student Ministries purchases videos through Mini-Grant Program.

Get Heart Healthy

Andalusia campus Adult Re-Entry Club recently served heart healthy food items.

New technical physics equipment

Thanks to the Mini-Grant Program, funded by the LBWCC Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, new technical physics equipment is now available in the diagnostic medical sonography program.

PN students help at health fair

Several LBWCC practical nursing students assisted at a recent community health fair held on the MacArthur campus in Opp.

Fostering future science, engineering majors

The Science and Engineering Club on the Andalusia campus is sponsoring a science fair contest among middle school and high school students.

'Ready to Work' offered in Luverne

LBWCC Luverne Center offers a free program designed to provide entry-level skills required for employment with many Alabama businesses and industries.

Current email address required

All students should make sure their email address is current and check frequently for important college notifications

LBWCC to begin Vascular Technology program

LBWCC will begin a new vascular technology program for diagnostic medical sonography graduates and professional sonographers already in the field.

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.