GADSDEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: May 2019 Education Briefs from Gadsden State


Gadsden Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on April 30.

Gadsden, Ala.—The opening reception for the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 in the Meadows Gallery on the Wallace Drive Campus. The exhibit features artwork by Gadsden State students created during the 2018-2019 academic year, including digital photography, design, sculpture, paintings and traditional drawings. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mario Gallardo at or Alan Curtis at The exhibit will be available for viewing through July.


Veterans Upward Bound at Gadsden State

Gadsden/Anniston, Ala.—Gadsden State’s Veterans Upward Bound program will host Open House events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus and May 9 at the Ayers Campus Learning Resource Center. Military veterans residing in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair or Talladega counties are invited to take advantage of the free services offered through VUB. Tech Tuesday BYOD: Learn to use iPad/iPod Touch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Ayers Campus and Beck Field House. This workshop is customized to offer assistance in using the latest technology devices. Please RSVP to 256-549-8204 to attend the workshop.

VUB is a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory in order to participate. For more information or to see if you are eligible to receive free services to assist in continuing your education, contact the VUB Office at 256-549-8286/8328 or email


Cardinal Foundation to host Swoop Sprint 5kSprint 5k

Gadsden, Ala. - The Cardinal Foundation, a support organization of Gadsden State, is hosting Swoop Sprint, a 5k run, at 9 a.m. June 8 on the Wallace Drive Campus. The Gadsden Runners Club is directing the GRC Grand Prix Series race and all monies collected will be used for student scholarships. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 overall male and female participants. Medals will be awarded to Top 3 in each age group. Age groupings are 0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older. The preregistration fee $25 with members of the Gadsden Runners Club, Anniston Runners Club and Gadsden State students, faculty or staff receiving a $5 discount. An official race day t-shirt is guaranteed if registered by May 31. Race day registration is $30 and is available from 7:30 to 8 a.m.; the race begins at 9 a.m. To register, go to and find the Swoop Sprint 5k menu option. For more information or to register contact Brandy Hyatt at 256-549-8247 or email


EMS courses offered at Gadsden State

Gadsden, Ala.—Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Department is partnering with the Emergency Medical Services program to provide new training and refresher courses covering various health related topics including Heartsaver/AED CPR, first aid, ACLS, EKG recognition, EMT refresher, PALS and Paramedic refresher. The courses, which are available upon request, are open to individual community members, groups or organizations. For more information or to register contact Pam Clough at 256-549-8462 or For a full list of course offerings and registration costs visit and click on EMS offerings.

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