Student Recruitment

Welcome to Lawson State Community College

We offer students an exceptional opportunity to obtain an education of high quality built on the basis of solid academic and career programs in an environment that is truly both supportive and challenging with our comprehensive selection of highly relevant instructional programs. Moreover, we offer a broad spectrum of majors in academic, professional-technical and community programs. The quality of our product—your education—is nationally recognized. Our first-class faculty and staff are lending their high-powered expertise to the social, economic, government, business and educational issues that matter most—they truly cherish the learning process. We do our best to help students succeed and grow in every way on the campuses—intellectually, socially, and physically. At the same time, we ask students to take responsibility for their own education and to take advantage of the opportunities that are here, both in and outside the classroom.

Our Mission

The Recruiting division strives to inform our community about the various educational opportunities that exist at Lawson State Community College  by fostering relationships with local schools, businesses, and industry.

Community College Rankings

Lawson State Community College has been named one of the top community colleges in the nation in the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Lawson State ranked fifth in the publication's Best Community Colleges category. More than 700 institutions were included in the rankings, and Lawson State was the only community college in Alabama to rank in the top 50. This is not the only significant recognition that Lawson State has received in recent years. In Sept. 2011, Lawson was recognized by the White House for being a "Champion of Change" in an effort to create an educated workforce for the community. The school was recognized for its training of low-income and minority students in 21st century jobs, including compressed natural gas and maintenance and inspections of alternative-powered vehicles. Lawson was also named one of the nation's Military Friendly Schools for 2013 in an annual guide published by

Why Choose Lawson State?

  • Affordable Cost
  • Campus Life
  • National Prestige
  • Outstanding Academics
  • Qualified and Experienced Instructors
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Personal Attention
  • Hands-On Learning and Real-World Experience
  • State of the Art Facilities and Equipment
  • Honors Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Advising and Tutoring to Help YOU succeed!

What We Do  

The Recruiters interact with the community through high school visits, college and career fairs, parent nights, business and community events, meetings, and coordinated campus visits. Some of our responsibilities are to:
•Meet regularly with high school students and counselors to ensure they have the resources and support needed to promote academic success and awareness.
•Provide schools and businesses with the latest information about the wealth of resources and programs offered by Lawson State.
•Conduct information sessions about special programs we offer like our Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Enrollment programs.
campus tours for prospective students wanting an inside look at some of Lawson State’s facilities.

We are available for speaking engagements or to provide expertise on a variety of career and educational related topics. School teachers, counselors or other interested persons who would like someone to speak to their class or group may request a speaker through the Recruitment Office.

We know how important the personal touch is so our recruiters are assigned High Schools. If your school is not listed, please contact one of the recruiters.  

Meet the Recruitment Team

Jose' U. Alvarado 
B. S., Business Administration
University of Montevallo

High School Assignments: 


Carver                    Pelham                  Talladega County Central  
 Fultondale    Pinson Valley Talladega
 Gardendale Shelby County Vigor
 Holy Family                          Shelby County School of Technology          Leflore
 Hoover Tarrant Montevallo
 Hueytown Thompson   
 Minor Wenonah  
 Oak Mountain Lincoln                                

Katrina Dudley
B. S., University of Alabama at Birmingham;
M.Ed., Alabama A & M University

 High School Assignments:

 Akron  Chelsea     Gadsden City  Linden Randolph County   Sylacauga
 Aliceville  Childersburg  Greene County  Marengo  Robert C. Hatch  Vincent
 Ameila L. Jackson     Choctaw County       Greensboro          McIntosh             Russsell County      Wilcox County
 Ashville          Demopolis  Hale County  Munford  Saks  Winterboro
 B.B. Corner  Etowah  Handley  Notasulga  Selma  Woodland
 Bullock County  Fairfiled  Jackson  Oxford  Sumter County  
 Calera  Fayetteville  John Essex  Pickens County  Sunshine  
 Central Coosa  Francis Marion  Keith  Pleasant Grove  Sweet Water  

Joseph Hollins
B. S., Tennessee State University


High School & Dual Enrollment Assignments:

 Bessemer Academy     Paul Bryant   Woodlawn          
 Bessemer City Ramsey  Dual Enrollment (all high schools)          
 Central Tuscaloosa Selma            
 Homewood Shades Valley            
 Jackson Olin Spain Park            
 McAdory Tuscaloosa County            
 Midfield  Vestavia Hills            
 Oak Grove  West Blocton            

Cyrondys Jackson

B.S., Miles College


High School Assignments:

Appalachian Fairview   JB Pennington          
Bibb County Flint Hill Christian       Locust Fork          
Bibb County Career Tech. Goodhope  Oneonta          
Center Point Hanceville  Parker          
Clay Chalkville Hartselle  St. Benard Prep          
Cleveland Hayden  Susan Moore          
Cold Springs Holly Pond       Vinemont          
Cullman Huffman  West Point          

Where Do You Go From Here?

Lawson State Community College is a great place to start your higher education journey. Whether you are interested in earning a degree for transfer, health science program, or career or technical program, there is a place for everyone here at Lawson State Community College! Find one of our degree programs and certificates that's right for you! Explore your options here. Review enrollment information for every kind of student. Click here to apply for admissions!