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Walker College Foundation awards transfer scholarships

Walker College Foundation has awarded transfer scholarships to five scholars who have completed their associate in science or art degree from Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus. Jonathan Sargent, Diego Pascual, Kayla Key, Lynsie Taylor, and Josie Walker will continue their higher education goals at four-year universities this fall.

Spring 2017 Volume 4 Newsletter released

Our Spring 2017 Volume 4 newsletter is in the mail! Please take a moment to read about the great accomplishments of the WCF Scholars. If you would like to receive a copy of this or future newsletters, please contact us with your mailing information. You can also view a digital version under the newsletter button on the left side of the home page or find us on Facebook at walkercollegefoundation. We look forward to hearing from you!

2018 Overseas trip to Australia and New Zealand

Walker College Foundation has scheduled the 2018 trip to Australia and New Zealand for October 6-23, 2018. The 15-day trip begins in Melbourne and ends in Auckland, New Zealand.

UAB students develop campaign for Walker College Foundation

Students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have spent the past few months organizing a campaign for the Walker College Foundation (WCF) in Jasper.

2017 Walker College Campus Graduation

2015-17 Scholars graduate from Bevill State-Walker College Campus

WCF partners with Bevill State for 2017 Read Alabama season

As a proud partner of the Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues program, we are excited to share the schedule for the 2017 season with you. The program is free to the public and provides a rare opportunity for students and community members to meet and spend time with published Alabama authors. Sessions begin at 4 p.m. with an opening reception at 3:30 p.m. in Mathews Lecture Hall - Wade Math & Science Building - Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus.

WCF Scholars Pascual and Sargent represent Walker College Campus at All Alabama

WCF Scholars Diego Pascual and Jonathan Sargent were recently chosen by faculty and staff to represent the Walker College Campus at the 2017 All Alabama/All USA Academic Competition.

Dr. Jack L. Mott Endowed Scholarship fund established with WCF

The Walker College Foundation (WCF) recently announced the establishment of the Dr. Jack L. Mott Endowed Scholarship Fund. Jack passed away on May 29, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He will be missed.

$236,000 in scholarships awarded for 2016-17 year; students honored at reception

The Walker College Foundation (WCF) awarded $236,000 in scholarship funds for the 2016-17 school year and held a reception to honor new and returning scholars and their families.

I-22 bridge named in honor of Dr. David J. Rowland

Dr. David Jack Rowland, former Walker College president and an active member of the Jasper community for more than 60 years, was honored recently by having a bridge on Interstate 22 named in his honor.

WCF Scholars chosen to participate in National Student Leadership Society

WCF scholars Josie Walker, Jonathan Sargent, Trenton Burton, Lynsie Taylor, Brittany Cagle, Molli Clark, Diego Pascual, and Savannah Freeman were recently selected by Bevill State to join the National Student Leadership Society. The Society provides leadership training and scholarship opportunities, and membership is for life.

WCF releases Fall 2016 Newsletter Volume 3

We are excited to announce that our Fall 2016 Volume 3 newsletter is in the mail! If you would like to receive a copy of this or future newsletters, please contact us with your mailing information. You can also view a digital version under the newsletter button on the left side of the home page or find us on Facebook at walkercollegefoundation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fall 2017 Alumni and Friends trip to Peru and Machu Picchu

Join us in Fall 2017 for our Alumni and Friends trip to Peru and Machu Picchu - September 28-October 8, 2017. The trip also offers a three-day extension to the Amazon and is open to anyone who is interested in traveling. Visit www.hollytrawickperu.grouptoursite.com for a full itinerary and enrollment details.

Travel with us to Scotland in June 2017

Announcing our Summer 2017 Alumni and Friends overseas trip to Scotland on June 15-24, 2017. For fans of the Outlander series, single-malt Scotch, world-famous golf, or ancestry research, this trip is for you! Visit www.hollytrawick.grouptoursite.com for a full itinerary and enrollment details.

Dr. David Jack and Mary Ellen Rowland Family Scholarship Fund established with WCF

The Walker College Foundation proudly announces the establishment of the Dr. David Jack and Mary Ellen Rowland Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The new scholarship fund is comprised of gifts from the Rowland family, community members, and the Walker College Foundation trustees, and will benefit students attending the Walker College Campus of Bevill State Community College.

Read Alabama hosts Jerry Armour on March 1, 2016

Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues featured Alabama author Jerry Armour on Tuesday, March 1st. The audience was treated to a fascinating story as Armour presented the history behind the Home for Wayward Boys. Read Alabama is in its 23rd year and is a great partnership between Bevill State Community College and Walker College Foundation, Inc., Alabama Power Company, The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, NewSouth Books, Walker County Arts Alliance, and Jasper Main Street.

Read Alabama hosts Liz Huntley on March 15, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, March 15th as we partner with Bevill State to bring Liz Huntley to Jasper, Alabama. Liz is a prominent Birmingham attorney whose story is an inspiration. She is a tremendous speaker and we are excited to feature her as our last Read Alabama of 2016.

Kenny Munshaw featured in second Downtown Stages event

The Walker College Foundation and Jasper Main Street hosted Canadian singer/songwriter Kenny Munshaw at the end of January 2016 for our second Downtown Stages. The event was held in Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant and had a crowd of around 75 listeners. The night was also a celebration of Tallulah Bankhead's birthday and the audience sang "Happy Birthday to Tallulah" as the night came to a close. Stay tuned for the announcement of our next Downtown Stages in Downtown Jasper!

Read Alabama hosts Matt Doss on February 16, 2016

Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues hosted Alabama author Matt Doss in front of a great crowd of fans and reading enthusiasts on Tuesday, February 16th. Read Alabama is in its 23rd year and is a great partnership between Bevill State Community College and Walker College Foundation, Inc., Alabama Power Company, The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, NewSouth Books, Walker County Arts Alliance, and Jasper Main Street.

2016 Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues presents new season

The 2016 Read Alabama: The Tradition Continues program will present four new authors beginning February 2, 2016. The program, in its 23rd year, continues a partnership between Bevill State Community College, Walker College Foundation, The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, Alabama Power Company, Walker County Arts Alliance, Jasper Downtown, and New South Books. Each program begins at 4 p.m. with a reception at 3:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Holiday Open House with Sojourns, a Fair Trade Store

We were thrilled to host Birmingham-based Sojourns Fair Trade Store at a holiday open house in November. Sojourns sells fair trade gifts hand made by people who live in the poorest areas of the world. The fair trade industry helps those individuals support themselves by providing them with the means to sell their products. Sojourns donated 10% of their sales to the WCF Scholarship fund. It was great to be part of an event that supported people who need our help locally and across the world.

WCF and Jasper Downtown host Anne E. DeChant for Downtown Stages

The Walker College Foundation and Jasper Downtown hosted Nashville singer/songwriter Anne E. DeChant and acclaimed author Frye Gaillard in December for our first Downtown Stages. The event was held in Bare Bones Cargo to a great crowd of enthusiastic listeners. The singing event is hoped to be the first of more events held in locations around downtown Jasper to bring entertainment opportunities to the area and highlight our great downtown. Downtown Jasper is a new member of Main Street Alabama.

WCF releases Fall 2015 newsletter

We are excited to announce that our first newsletter - Fall 2015 Volume 1 - is in the mail! If you would like to receive a copy of this or future newsletters, please contact us with your mailing information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Foundation provides opportunity through scholarships

Over the years, the Walker College Foundation has provided a multitude of scholarships for students to attend Bevill State Community College, and the number of financial aid awarded continues to grow. This year, the foundation awarded $200,000 in scholarships for both incoming freshman and returning students.

Dr. David Rowland honored for his service to Walker County

Dr. David Rowland, the pioneer of Walker College, was recently honored for his contributions to downtown Jasper and Walker County. He was recognized by his peers, friends and family at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center on June 30, 2015.

Walker College Foundation introduces alumni and friends travel program

The Walker College Foundation is pleased to introduce our new Alumni and Friends Travel Program with two trips overseas in 2016. The trips are open to any community member who enjoys traveling and are organized by Education First’s Go Ahead Tours.

Walker College Foundation Holds Open House

The Walker College Foundation recently held an open house to highlight their newly renovated office and the beginning of a Walker College history collection..

Paris, Venice and Vienna with The Walker College Foundation

Join us on our first Alumni and Friends Walker College Foundation trip abroad! We have officially booked our spot for April 7, 2016 to Paris, Venice, Ljubljana and Vienna with an optional extension to Prague. We are looking forward to traveling with you!

Walker College Foundation Helping Present 22nd Annual READ Alabama! Program

The Walker College Foundation is partnering with Bevill State Community College to present READ Alabama! The Tradition Continues 2015! This author/scholar-led literary program features Alabama writers and their published works.

Trawick Joins Walker College Foundation

In an effort to grow and have more of an impact throughout the community, the foundation recently hired Holly Trawick as its executive director. Trawick worked at BSCC for approximately 13 years and has been heavily involved for a number of years in local charities and nonprofit organizations.

Commemorating History through WCF

The Walker College Foundation is collecting historical photos, news articles and memorabilia from the former Walker College to create a historical library and book. If you have items you would like to contribute, please contact us to be a part of this exciting commemoration.

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