A group comprised of over 80 employees and students from Bevill State Community College traveled to Montgomery Apr. 5 to celebrate the second annual Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Day. The event was part of National Community College Month and helped celebrate the importance of the state’s two-year colleges to Alabama’s workforce and economic development efforts.
The Bevill State group was part of a larger one of more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff representing the Alabama Community College System’s colleges and agencies who travelled to the lawn of the Capitol to celebrate.
“This is an excellent opportunity to show our students what a wonderful System they are a part of,” said Dr. Larry Ferguson, president of Bevill State Community College. “This celebration highlights how their individual contributions add value to the work Bevill State and our System does to positively impact the state and the communities we serve."
The location also provided students the opportunity to meet with legislators from Bevill State’s service areas. Among the elected officials who met with students were Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, Rep. Kyle South, Rep. Connie Rowe, and Rep. Tim Wadsworth.
“I would like to personally thank each of our legislators who took time to meet with our students. From the reactions and comments we received from the students, meeting with the legislators was one of the highlights of the day for them. We are honored to have the support of so many of our legislators,” said Ferguson.
Bevill State’s participation in ACCS Day is just one of several activities the College will conduct to celebrate National Community College Month. For a list of all the activities the College has planned, visit www.bscc.edu.