UPDATE: 1.6 Million Dollar Grant for WCC

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Wallace College created their Center for Academic Success last year.

Currently, the center is home to the college's math lab with a focus on technology based teaching. The lab is faciliated by instructors, student tutors and lab assistants but allows students to use it at their own pace.

The new $1.6 million grant will be spread out over five-years from the Strengthening institutions program will go to adding a writing lab to the facility.

Wallace College faculty hope the new lab will improve success rates.

"It is a way that we hope we will be able to better serve the needs of all students in the language arts arena. Not just developmental students, but all students to enhance and develop and make their writing and communication skills stronger," said David Cobb, Transitional Studies Director.

The writing lab is expect to be open by January.

Wallace Community College students will soon have a new tool to improve their writing. The Federal Strengthening Institutions Program, Title 3, awarded the college a 1.6 million dollar grant. The money will be dispersed over five years. The college will start a center for writing on the Eufaula and Dothan campuses. Their goal is to help students who are under-prepared for college-level writing. Wallace was the only college in Alabama to receive the grant.

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