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Southern Union State Community College Celebrating a Century of Community

Story by: Katie Jackson

From its very beginnings in 1922, Southern Union State Community College has been rooted in community, and it is that sense of community that SUSCC will celebrate over the coming months as it commemorates 100 years of service to the citizens of East Alabama and beyond.

Chartered on June 2, 1922, by the Southern Convention of Christian Churches (which later became the Congregational Christian Church), SUSCC began in Wadley, Ala., as Bethlehem College, a private bible school established to provide two years of coeducational college training to local residents at a minimum of expense.