Calhoun Community College

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John C. Calhoun Community College
Calhoun Community College seal.svg
TypeCommunity college
Established1946
PresidentDr. James Klauber
Students10,000
Location,
34°38′53″N 86°56′53″W / 34.648°N 86.948°W / 34.648; -86.948Coordinates: 34°38′53″N 86°56′53″W / 34.648°N 86.948°W / 34.648; -86.948
MascotWarhawks
Websitehttp://www.calhoun.edu/
Calhoun Community College logo.svg

Calhoun Community College is a public community college in Tanner, Alabama. It is the largest of the 27 two-year institutions that make up the Alabama Community College System.

History[edit]

The college was founded in 1946 and named after John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice-President of the United States. He was a War Hawk of 1812, hence the Calhoun athletic teams names.

Campus[edit]

In addition to its main 110-acre (45 ha) campus in Decatur, the college has sites at Huntsville/Cummings Research Park and at the Limestone County Correctional Facility. The campus sits adjacent to Pryor Field Regional Airport along Highway 31.

Organization and administration[edit]

The current college president is Dr. James Klauber, who replaced former president Dr. Marilyn C. Beck in February 2015.

Academic profile[edit]

Calhoun serves just over 10,300 students. It offers 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs. Of Calhoun's 302 full-time employees, 133 serve on the college faculty. Over 80 percent of the full-time faculty possess at least a master's degree, and approximately 15 percent hold a doctorate.

Student life[edit]

Sport[edit]

The Decatur campus serves as home for the Warhawks athletic teams. Both baseball fields, and the Carlton Kelly Gymnasium, are housed on the campus.[1] Calhoun participates in baseball and softball in the Alabama Community College Conference.

Due to the small size of both Decatur and Austin High School's gymnasiums, the rivalry basketball game is held, each year, at the 3,000-seat Carlton Kelly Gymnasium, to accommodate the large crowds. However, this gym is still not the correct size for the event as crowds up to 4,000 in size attempt to attend the event and upwards of 1,000 can be turned away at each rivalry game.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warhawk Athletics". Calhoun CC. 2009.
  2. ^ Alabama House of Representatives: Micky Hammon Archived 2013-02-21 at the Wayback Machine

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