COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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TRIO Programs

Bevill State Community College currently has eleven TRIO projects grant funded by the US Department of Education housed on its four main campuses. The mission of TRIO is to help low-income and potential first-generation college students enter and graduate college. Congress created the TRIO programs (originally there were just three) because it was determined that students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities, were less likely to achieve a college degree.

Student Support Services

Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, and Sumiton Campuses

The mission of Student Support Services (SSS) is to provide services to low-income, first-generation college students or students with disabilities aimed at improving college persistence and graduation rates, as well as increasing transfer rates from 2-year to 4-year institutions. The Fayette Campus project serves 160 participants and Sumiton and Jasper Campuses serve 140 participants. The Hamilton Campus serves 140 students who are focused on careers in the science, technology, engineering, math, and health science fields (STEM/HS). New participants are selected each academic year to replace out-going participants.  Applications can be obtained at the SSS office on each campus.

Services Provided

  • Academic Tutoring
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications
  • Advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection
  • Assistance in applying to a 4-year institution
  • Education and/or counseling services designed to improve
  • financial and economic literacy
  • Exposure to cultural events
  • Career exploration

For more information please call toll free 1-800-648-3271 or contact:

Misty Kimbrell
Fayette Director
800-648-3271  ext. 5182
misty.kimbrell@bscc.edu

Ginger Henegar
Fayette Academic Advisor
800-648-3271  ext. 5156
ginger.henegar@bscc.edu
Jaleesa Ivy
Jasper Director
800-648-3271  ext. 5352
jaleesa.ivy@bscc.edu
Shelia Sappington
Jasper Academic Advisor
800-648-3271  ext. 5322
shelia.sappington@bscc.edu
Judy Barnes
Hamilton Director-STEM/HS
800-648-3271  ext. 5357
judy.barnes@bscc.edu
Shannah Faucett
Hamilton Academic Advisor
800-648-3271  ext. 5113
shannah.faucett@bscc.edu
Tina Dorius
Sumiton Director
800-648-3271  ext. 5417
tina.dorius@bscc.edu
Crystal Hicks
Sumiton Academic Advisor
800-648-3271  ext. 5528
crystal.hicks@bscc.edu


Educational Talent Search

Fayette, Hamilton and Sumiton Campuses

The Talent Search Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to the postsecondary school of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school drop-outs by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education. 

Services Provided

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry/re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs.
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial Services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses and cultural activities
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Workshops for the families of participants

For more information please call toll free 1-800-648-3271 or contact:

Kristy Liverett
Sumiton Director
800-648-3271   ext. 5213
kristy.liverett@bscc.edu

Dianne Richards
Fayette Director
800-648-3271   ext. 5177
dianne.richards@bscc.edu


Upward Bound Program

Fayette, Hamilton and Sumiton Campuses

The mission of Bevill State Community College is to make education accessible and affordable for its constituents and to provide opportunities for educational growth. The chief goal of the Bevill State Community College Upward Bound Programs is providing services to its participants that will assist them in preparing for and achieving success in an institution of higher learning. Selection criteria for Upward Bound participants include: low-income, potential first-generation college student, and academic need. Two-thirds of the selected participants must be both low-income and potential first- generation college student with academic need.

Fayette Upward Bound

The Fayette program serves nine schools located within the five counties of the Bevill State Community College Service Area: Winfield High School in Marion County; Lamar County and South Lamar High School in Lamar County; Hubbertville, Berry, and Fayette County High School in Fayette County; Gordo, Pickens County and Aliceville High School in Pickens County.

Hamilton Upward Bound

The Hamilton program serves nine high schools in Lamar, Marion, and Winston County.

Sumiton Upward Bound

The Sumiton Campus serves nine high schools in Walker and Jefferson County. Those schools are Cordova, Corner, Curry, Dora, Minor, Oak Grove, Oakman, Parrish and Walker High Schools.

Services Provided

  • Instruction in math, foreign language, laboratory sciences, literature, and composition
  • Tutorials for academic subjects
  • Mentoring for careers and college life
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • Counseling for academic, personal, and career goals
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Exposure to academic and cultural events
  • Seminars to enhance awareness in the areas of academics, social skills, health and physical maintenance, lifestyles, and values clarification
  • Monthly stipends for attendance
  • Summer college credit classes at Bevill State with tuition and fees paid by the project for graduating seniors
  • Work-study positions to expose participants to careers requiring a postsecondary degree

For more information please call toll free 1-800-648-3271 or contact:

Donna Swinney
Hamilton Director
800-921-3177  ext. 5309
dswinney@bscc.edu

Katelin Bell
Hamilton Coordinator
800-648-3271  ext. 5318
katelin.ricebell@bscc.edu

Lana May
Fayette Director
800-648-3271  ext. 5150
lana.may@bscc.edu
Cody Hammack
Fayette Coordinator
800-648-3271  ext. 5151
cody.hammack@bscc.edu
Gina Thomason
Sumiton Director
800-648-3271  ext. 5281
gina.thomason@bscc.edu
Jeremy Harkness
Sumiton Coordinator
800-648-3271  ext. 5280
jeremy.harkness@bscc.edu
Stephanie Barry
Pickens County Coordinator
800-648-3271  ext. 5635
stephanie.barry@bscc.edu


Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Fayette Campus

The mission of Bevill State Community College is to make education accessible and affordable for its constituents and to provide opportunities for educational growth. The chief goal of the Bevill State Community College Upward Bound Math and Science Program is to provide services to its participants that will assist them in preparing for and achieving success in an institution of higher learning. Selection criteria for Upward Bound Math and Science participants include: low-income, potential first-generation college student, and academic need. 

Fayette Upward Bound Math and Science

The Fayette program serves eight schools located within the nine counties of the Bevill State Community College Service Area: Brilliant and Marion County High Schools in Marion County; Lamar County and Sulligent High Schools in Lamar County; Berry and Fayette County High Schools in Fayette County; Pickens County High School in Pickens County.

Services Provided

  • Instruction in math, laboratory sciences, foreign language, literature, and composition.
  • Tutorials for academic subjects
  • Mentoring for careers and college life
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • Counseling for academic, personal, and career goals
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Exposure to academic and cultural events
  • Seminars to enhance awareness in the areas of academics, social skills, health and physical maintenance, lifestyles, and values clarification
  • Monthly stipends
  • Summer college credit classes for graduating seniors at Bevill State with tuition and fees paid by the project
  • Summer component for the UBMS participants on the Bevill State - Fayette campus
  • mentor the UBMS participants to enter and complete a program of postsecondary education and embark upon careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics fields

Upward Bound Math & Science is a 100 % Federally Funded Project by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $257,500. It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, its Board of Trustees, and Bevill State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

For more information please call toll free 1-800-648-3271 or contact:

Anne Uhlman
Fayette Director
205-932-3221    ext. 5163
auhlman@bscc.edu

Rachel Chaffin
Fayette Coordinator
205-932-3221    ext. 5177
rchaffin@bscc.edu


Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enroll in college or return to college to complete their degree. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. an important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including financial planning skills, and to assist in the financial aid and scholarship application process.

Other activities include: academic advice, personal counseling, and career workshops; information on college education opportunities and degree plans; help in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions for transfer; tutoring; mentoring; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specifically designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students, who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system or other disconnected students.

Patrick Bolack
EOC Director
800-648-3271   ext. 5798
patrick.bolack@bscc.edu

Kayla Light
Education Specialist - Sumiton/Hamilton
800-648-3271   ext. 5162
kayla.light@bscc.edu

LaKeea Binion
Education Specialist - Fayette/PCEC
800-648-3271   ext. 5404
lakee.binion@bscc.edu