Baker leads Alabama Community College System into the future

November 15, 2017

By Steve Flowers
Inside the Statehouse

In March of this year, the Alabama Community College System took a giant leap forward when it brought on a giant in state government and one of Alabama’s preeminent leaders, Jimmy Baker, to be chancellor.

When you have a conversation with Chancellor Baker, he uses words that you do not normally hear in the same sentence, like, “exciting,” and, “community college.” He says it is an exciting time. For a myriad of reasons, across the state, community colleges and technical training have been viewed as second best when it comes to higher education options. Sit down with Chancellor Baker, and you will leave convinced that Alabama’s community colleges can do more to move the state forward than any other entity in the state.

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Three Alabama Community Colleges to offer new Apple app development curriculum

May 29, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s Community College system is one of six across the country selected for a new app-development curriculum launched today by Apple.

The new curriculum will be offered starting next fall as part of computer science programs in three Alabama community colleges: Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville, Bishop State Community College in Mobile and Wallace State Community College in Selma.

In launching the program, Apple noted that there are more than 4,400 open computing jobs in Alabama. However, the company also stressed that the college curriculum will allow students to develop coding skills that are valuable in a wide variety of careers.

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News Reports Say Love Dropped by Apple, Inc.

February 18, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—According to the Washington Blade, technology giant Apple, Inc., has terminated it lobbying contract with former State Representative Jay Love, over his history of disparaging same-sex marriage.

In the past, Love has spoken out decisively against same-sex marriage. He even sponsored a House Resolution in 2009, honoring then-Miss California, Carrie Prejean for expressing opposition to same-sex marriage: “I think marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody, but that’s how I was raised.”
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