Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker recognized eight ACCS employees during the annual employee Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, Nov. 22, for a combined 100 years of service to Alabama’s community colleges.

Trish Jones, System Office Instructional Program Officer, was recognized for 30 years of service. Ginger Smith, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, was recognized for 20 years of service. Susan Price, Vice Chancellor of System Development and ACCS Chief of Staff, and Dorothy Davis, Receptionist and GED/Private School Licensure Secretary, were each recognized for 15 years of service. The following were each recognized for five years of service (pictured below from left to right): Dr. Vicky Ohlson, Executive Director of Research, Grants and Development; Nikita Payne, Director of Human Resources; David Walters, Director of Special Projects and System Initiatives; and Amanda Wilkins, Litigation Legal Assistant.


With 24 community colleges in more than 130 locations, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is Alabama’s gateway to first-class, affordable education and technical training to compete in a constantly evolving workforce. More than 168,000 Alabamians benefit from the various certification, credential, dual enrollment and degree programs ACCS offers alongside leading industry partners. The system includes the Alabama Technology Network, which provides extensive training and service offerings directly to business and industry. ACCS is governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.