NWSCC helps Valles receive over $30,000 in transfer scholarships May 29, 2019

Valles receives over $30,000 in transfer scholarships

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) helped alumnus, Fabien Valles, receive over $30,000 in transfer scholarships on his way to earning the College’s most prestigious honor, the President’s Award, at the Spring 2019 Honor’s night ceremony. 

Valles, of Rogersville, Alabama, graduated from NWSCC in the spring of 2019 and was awarded more than $30,000 in transfer scholarships to attend the University of Alabama. He is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering. 

“With this scholarship and other financial support, I won’t have to stress so much over how to make this happen,” said Valles. “I don’t have a lot of family in Alabama, just my parents and siblings, and my Northwest-Shoals family has been just that to me — my family. I’m grateful to be fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer.”

As a student at NWSCC, Valles served as the president of the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international two-year college honor society. As president, he presented Phi Theta Kappa projects to the Alabama Education Policy Committee in Montgomery. He has also served on a student committee with Alabama Possible in Washington, D.C., to discuss how Congress can improve post-secondary access and completion. Valles also served with the Alabama Possible Cash for College program. The Cash for College program encourages high school students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

He has been consistently named to the President’s and Dean’s List for his academic achievements and has recently been named to represent the College as a member of the 2019 All Alabama Academic Team.

According to NWSCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, Valles is a great example of what a community college student can accomplish. “He truly is a model community college student,” said Colagross.


About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to more than 3,500 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.