Alabama Community College System
is celebrating 60 years of its establishment as a System. The ACCS Diamond Jubilee captures the best of Alabama’s 24 community and technical colleges. Beginning in April 2023 we will celebrate “community,” highlighting our impact on Alabama through students, faculty, staff and partnerships that make up one, unified System. We invite all of Alabama to enjoy events across our 24 colleges and to take the opportunity to invest in our forward path.
Four programs will highlight the ACCS Diamond Jubilee: the Campus Showcase, Diamond Jubilee Gala, Diamond Jubilee Golf Scramble and $600K for 60 Fundraising for Scholarships Goal.
ALABAMA’S FIRST PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGE OPENS
PRESIDENT CALLS FOR CREATION OF PUBLIC “COMMUNITY” COLLEGES
REGIONAL TRADE SCHOOLS CREATED
ALABAMA LEGISLATURE FORMS COLLEGE SYSTEM AND DEPARTMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
POSITION OF CHANCELLOR ESTABLISHED
MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE (MMI) MERGES WITH ACCS
RENAMING AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES ESTABLISHED
Diamond Jubilee Gala
Diamond Jubilee Golf Scramble
Each Alabama community college will participate in the Diamond Jubilee Golf Scramble in Spring 2024. The scramble will occur at various golf courses throughout the state on the same day, and be open to college personnel and stakeholders.
$600K for 60 Fundraising for Scholarships
Proceeds from both the Diamond Jubilee Golf Scramble and the Diamond Jubilee Gala go fully toward supporting students through the Paths for Success Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization designed to eliminate barriers that impact residents’ ability to attend college. This involves providing financial support for needs such as childcare and transportation while a student trains for skills, credentials or certifications at Alabama’s community colleges. More information is available at www.pathsforsuccess.com.
To donate: Visit www.pathsforsuccess.com and click Donate. Type “600 for 60” in the Comment section.
Fundraising for Scholarships
Your local community college is invested in making sure that every resident in Alabama has an opportunity to be involved with the ACCS Diamond Jubilee. If you are interested in joining the celebration, please visit accs.edu/jubilee and complete the form.
For More Information
David Walters, Vice Chancellor of Adult Education, Special Projects, & System Initiatives, 334-293-4561, [email protected]
Ebony Horton Bradley, Director of Communications and Marketing, 334-293-4655, [email protected]