Thursday, September 20, 2012

ATTENTION: Students!

Students, the mySnead system will be offline from Sept. 26-30. The system will be online again by Monday, Oct. 1. This will not affect your online classes or your access to Blackboard.

HOWEVER, during that period between Sept. 26-30, you will be unable to register or withdraw from classes using the mySnead system. Since the last day to withdraw from a Mini I class is Tuesday, Oct. 2, you will need to follow the procedure below to withdraw from a class between Sept. 26-30:

·        Go to the McCain Student Success and Career Center and manually complete a request to withdraw from a class with the Student Services Office; or

·        Submit a written request to withdraw from a class using your Snead State student e-mail account only to

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Student Services office at

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gerhart Chamber Music Festival Begins Sept. 20

Snead State Community College is hosting the 2012 Gerhart Chamber Music Festival with performances on Sept. 20, 22, and 23 in the newly renovated Fielder Auditorium.

The festival welcomes back Gerhart musicians, violinist Michael Davis, pianist Jeffrey Cohen, cellist Bion Tsang, and violist Wayne Roden. The festival will also showcase former members of the Gerhart Children’s Chorus as they perform an arrangement of Amazing Grace accompanied by the Gerhart musicians.

The festival will open on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. with the Homecoming Concert, during which the Alumni Choir will perform. The Gerhart quartet will perform selections from renowned composers such as Wolfgang Mozart and Johannes Brahms. The concert will take place in Fielder Auditorium in the Administration Building on the Boaz campus.  A reception will follow the concert in the new banquet room in the Administration Building.

As part of the festival, the musicians will lead a Chamber Music Master Class on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m. at the Maze Music Building followed by a special Master Class Concert at 2 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium. A new addition to the Gerhart Chamber Music Festival is the availability of an Alexander Technique Seminar, led by SSCC’s own music instructor Dr. Barbara Hudson, on Sept. 22 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Maze Music Building. The Alexander Technique is a method used by performers or public speakers to ease muscle tension, neck and back pain and breathing difficulties associated with everyday activities. For more information on the Master Class or the Alexander Technique Seminar, contact Dr. Hudson at (256) 840-4147 or 

Closing the Gerhart Chamber Music Festival is the annual Gerhart Children’s Concert featuring the 2011-2012 Boaz Intermediate School Honor Choir, under the direction of Miriam Richey. The choir will perform folk and traditional song selections including familiar pieces such as “Oh! Susanna” and “Hallelujah!” from Handel’s “Messiah.” The Children’s Concert will begin at 2 p.m.

All of the events will be held in Fielder Auditorium located in the Administration Building at 220 North Walnut Street, Boaz, Ala. Admission is free to all events. The community is invited.

First Professor Emeriti Honored at Rededication

Snead State Community College will honor the first Professor Emeriti in the College’s history during a special rededication service for the newly-renovated Administration Building.

Dr. Bobbie Glassco of Horton served Snead State for 42 years in a multitude of roles, including a teacher of home economics, a teacher of sociology and Dean of Instruction. Mr. James Lambert of Boaz served Snead College for 28 years as an Instructor of Political Science and History and Division Director for Social Sciences.
The Rededication Service will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium in the Administration Building on the Boaz campus. Music will be provided by former Snead State President Dr. Johnny McAlpine, his wife, Helen, and his daughter, Carla McAlpine-Franklin.

Following the Rededication Service, those in attendance will have an opportunity to tour the facility. A reception in the new banquet room honoring the newly named Professor Emeriti will follow the building tours.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the community is also invited to attend a special Open House and Ribbon Cutting for the Administration Building. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the front lawn with tours of the building to follow. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. in the gazebo at the quad behind the Administration Building.
Snead State Community College’s own musical ensemble are busily preparing for their concert season.

Under the direction of Sara Markham, the College Street Singers have started rehearsing with both the returning singers and the new members of the group.

Comprising the 2012 College Street Singers are:

  • Albertville – Ashley College, Katelyn Miller, Sally Kauffmann, Hannah Droze, Justin Bentley, Josh Waldrop and Brock Bearden (sound technician).
  • Arab – Deanna Kampmeyer.
  • Asbury – Blaike Patterson.
  • Boaz - Eric Claburn and Kahilil Oliver.
  • Cleveland – Leah Wiginton.
  • Florence – Daniel Dean.
  • Grant – Jessica Birdsong.
  • Guntersville – Blake Brock.
  • Oneonta – Bethany Hollis.
The College Street Singers are currently scheduling performance dates for the 2012-2013 season. To book the Singers, please contact the Snead State Fine Arts Department at (256) 840-4188.