Bevill State to receive 10K grant


Bevill State Community College (BSCC) will receive a $10,000 state grant for use on the Jasper campus, thanks to the support of Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed. 

As part of the college’s strategic plan, many steps are being taken on all of the campuses to improve the student experience. This includes developing “Student Success Centers” on each campus. Students will find support services, such as tutoring and computer labs, in these new centers. 

The centers are being done in an effort to help students successfully reach their educational goal of program completion. Libraries on all of the campuses are being converted to house not only library services but also academic support services. 

As classes began on the BSCC Jasper campus for the spring term, students received notification that TRiO Student Support Services and Tutoring are now located on the second floor of the Irma Dilg Nicholson Library Building. This will be the location of the Student Success Center on the Jasper campus.  Library services are still available on the first floor.  The much-needed funds from the state grant will go towards helping with the completion of this project. 

“Bevill State is central to the success of west Alabama. Its classes and programs give students an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge that will enrich their lives,” Sen. Reed said. “It is a privilege to advocate on behalf of Bevill State at the legislature, and I am confident that this state grant will be used to improve the learning experience for students and connect them with the tools they need to be successful.”  

“Sen. Reed continually shows his support to the entire Bevill State system. As we look to create efficiencies while continuing to move the college forward, projects such as this on the Jasper campus are vital to progress," BSCC President Dr. Kim Ennis said. "We are thankful to Sen. Reed for securing these funds to assist in improving the services we offer our students. We appreciate his awareness of Bevill State’s importance to the future growth of the region."