The hashtags #AtHomeinAL and #ALTogether have been perfect for following how Alabama’s community colleges are rallying around their communities while students are off campus. Although virtual services are a new concept to some, each college has been able to train and implement online strategies that are making online learning work. Of course, college services such as registration and financial aid assistance haven’t missed a beat. But there’s more to Alabama’s community colleges than academics and career training.

In the first installment of ACCSGranted, ACCS’ Media Producer Clinton Bourgeois and Communications Specialist Ebony Horton summarize what’s been happening at some of Alabama’s community colleges the last two weeks. In addition, here are some of the latest news clips that feature our colleges’ efforts:

Wallace State’s Student Services Division transitions to Virtual Student Services, Cullman Times

Students opting for local education amid COVID-19, WSFA

Wallace students, faculty working through online transition, Dothan Eagle

In your country’s hour of need, all we ask of you is to go home, (ACCS Sponsored Content)

Future Foundation raising funds to support students affected by Covid-19 pandemic, Cullman Times

Bishop State tries to keep up with demand for nurses, WPMI

Curtis, Sanders among Bryant-Jordan winners, Dothan Eagle

At home, but together: Calhoun Community College hosting movie nights, News Courier

Reid-State Technical College donates supplies to local hospitals, Brewton Standard

NW-SCC holds virtual summer, fall registration starting April 13, Franklin County Times

Calhoun Community College hosting virtual information sessionsWHNT

Technology Huge for HVAC Program, Courier Journal

Eighteen Wallace State students earn more than $200,000 in UA Transfer Scholarships, Cullman Times

Ennis provides Bevill State virtual learning update, Daily Mountain Eagle

Northeast nursing responds to coronavirus pandemic, Fort Payne Times-Journal

Enterprise State Community College increases scholarship dollars for the fall semesterWDHN

Northeast Alabama Community College ‘well-prepared’ for COVID-19 pandemic, Sand Mountain Reporter

GSCC summer classes delayed, commencement rescheduled, Gadsden Times

Wallace State Community College offering free counseling services to students, Cullman Times

Wallace Dothan to disburse $350 checks to all enrolled students, Dothan Eagle