Northeast Alabama Community College

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Northeast Alabama Community College
Established 1963
Type Community college
President David Campbell
Academic staff 216
Students 3,370
Location Rainsville, Alabama, USA
34°32′44″N 85°54′43″W / 34.545493°N 85.912067°W / 34.545493; -85.912067
Campus Rural, 118 acres (.48 km²)
Colors Blue & White
Mascot Mustang
Website www.nacc.edu

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), located near Rainsville, Alabama, is a comprehensive community college which offers a variety of programs leading to the associate degree in the arts, sciences, and applied sciences. NACC has an enrollment of just over 3,000 students.[1] The college was founded in 1963, and built on the border between DeKalb and Jackson Counties.[2]

In 2012, 2013,[3] and 2014,[4] the Aspen Institute named NACC one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.

History[edit]

Northeast Alabama Community College is one of twelve community colleges established in 1963 by the Alabama Legislature during the administration of George Wallace. NACC opened on September 30, 1965 under President Ernest Rudder Knox with an inaugural class of 380 freshmen. Operating under the quarter system, the college followed a general education curriculum in the liberal arts. Charles M. Pendley became president in 1982, and the college switched to the semester system in 1998. The current president, David Campbell, took office in 2001. The college continues to offer general education courses leading to degrees in the arts, sciences, and applied sciences,[5] and NACC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[6]

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College". College Navigator. National Center for Education Statistics. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College Press Release". Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College Press Release". Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College". Catalog 2013-14. 
  7. ^ "Northeast Alabama Community College". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 

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