Community College Month

At the signing of the proclamation were (seated, from left) ESCC President Matt Rodgers, Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper, (standing) ESCC Dean of Students Olivier Charles, ESCC Software Systems and Grants Manager Chellye Stump and ESCC Dean of Instruction Danny Long. 

Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper recently proclaimed April as National Community College Month and recognized the achievements of Enterprise State Community College and its position as a staple in the city.

According to the proclamation, ESCC has offered many high school graduates an opportunity to expand and grow their education by “setting their foundation” for success.

The proclamation states that ESCC has created skilled workers in fields where they are in demand.

“Enterprise is home to aviation at Fort Rucker (and) ESCC trains the professionals who work on and maintain the aircraft used at Fort Rucker, thus providing exceptional employment opportunities in the community,” the proclamation reads.

ESCC also recently created a CDL-program, and there is a high demand for truck drivers in the area.

The college was established in September of 1965 as Enterprise State Junior College before a name change to ESCC in Nov. 2009.

In Aug. 2017, former Enterprise High School Principal Matt Rodgers became the college’s fifth president.

Rodgers said the entire ESCC community has been supportive in the goal he set for 100 percent student success.

“ESCC is humbled and honored to receive this proclamation of recognition,” Rodgers said. “Whether we work directly with students, community, or with education systems, all of us must commit our best resources so that students can grow their minds and then graduate toward lives of meaning and impact. When we work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, and we truly appreciate the partnership with the City of Enterprise.”

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