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Ozark Proclaims Community College Month of April for Ozark


WHEREAS, Wallace Community College was founded in 1949, when thirteen World War Iveterans enrolled in aircraft sheet metal lasses held in a hangar at what is now Napier Field nearthe Dothan Municipal Airport; and

WHEREAS, Wallace Community College is celebrating the 75′” anniversary of its founding in 2024;

WHEREAS, since its inception, Wallace Community College Dothan has played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of the Wiregrass region by providing affordable, high-quality education that has empowered generations of students and driven economic development and growth in the local community and beyond; and

WHEREAS, the mission of Wallace Community College in serving the City of Ozark and surrounding areas is to inspire and facilitate learning to prepare its constituents for current and emerging opportunities and to promote economic and social development in the communities it serves; and

WHEREAS, Wallace Community College serves over 5,000 individuals each semester through education and academic transfer courses, career technical programs, dual enrollment courses for area high school students, adult education services, and non-credit workforee training that leads to industry-certified credentials and certifications; and

WHEREAS, Wallace Community College remains committed to public service and works daily to help individuals reach their personal goals, yielding a well-educated, productive citizenry and a prepared workforce, and in the process, helps build communities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that 1, Mark Blankenship, Mayor of the City of Ozark, do hereby proclaim the month of April as Community College Month in Ozark and congratulate Wallace Community College on 75 Years of Excellence in education.

IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Ozark, Alabama, to be affixed this 1″ day of April, 2024.