WCC students return to the classroom after COVID-19 shutdown


Dothan, Ala. (WDHN) — Wallace Community College students resumed classes on Wednesday. We spoke with students and teachers about the adjustment.

“I’m actually really happy to be back face to face even though we have to take such precautions, I’m more than willing to just to be able to interact with the students,” said Emily Wood, a Wallace Community professor.

Students were welcomed back with open arms as classes began. Undergraduates admit they have some jitters but they’re adjusting.

“It’s good this is my first day so I’m kinda nervous but I think it’ll be a good year,” Molly Grace Hicks said.

“My first day on campus has been great, the staff has been helpful and everybody at Wallace seems like they’re they know what they’re doing,” Gregory Walker said.

If you walk on campus you will see everyone wearing mask from teachers, to all faculty and staff.

Staff members were also giving out masks in the courtyard for anyone who needed it.

In addition, the school has also listed their entire safety protocol on their website.

School officials say their plan is to always keep students safe, despite a pandemic.

“We are doing everything we can to make sure that our students are safe and they can continue to have a wonderful educational experience at Wallace Community College,” said Vice President Dr. Ashli Wilkins.

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