Calhoun Community College at Cummings Research Park

John C. Calhoun Community College
Established 1949
Type Community college
President Dr. Marilyn C. Beck
Students 11,300
Location

Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama
34°38′53″N 86°56′53″W / 34.648°N 86.948°W / 34.648; -86.948Coordinates: 34°38′53″N 86°56′53″W / 34.648°N 86.948°W / 34.648; -86.948

Mascot Warhawks
Website http://www.calhoun.edu/

Calhoun Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning, located in Decatur, Alabama, United States.

The largest of the 27 two-year institutions comprising the Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing education to individuals in its four-county service area.

History

The college was founded in 1949 and named after John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice-President of the United States. He was a War Hawk of 1812, hence the Calhoun athletic teams names.

Campus

In addition to its main 110-acre (45 ha) campus in Decatur, the college has a site at Huntsville/Cummings Research Park, and at the Limestone County Correctional Facility.

Organization and administration

The college president is Dr. Marilyn C. Beck.

Academic profile

Calhoun serves just over 11,300 students. It offers 49 associate degree programs and 52 career/certificate programs. Of Calhoun's 302 full-time employees, 133 serve on the college faculty. Over 80 percent of the full-time faculty possess at least a master's degree, and approximately 15 percent hold a doctorate.

Student life

Sport

The Decatur campus serves as home for the Warhawks athletic teams. Both baseball fields, and the Carlton Kelly Gymnasium, are housed on the campus.[1] Calhoun participates in baseball and softball in the Alabama Community College Conference.

Due to the small size of both Decatur and Austin High School's gymnasiums, the rivalry basketball game is held, each year, at the 3,000-seat Carlton Kelly Gymnasium, to accommodate the large crowds. However, this gym is still not the correct size for the event as crowds up to 4,000 in size attempt to attend the event and upwards of 1,000 can be turned away at each rivalry game.

Famous alumni

See also

References

External links

  • Official website
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