Calhoun Community College

Public community college in Tanner, Alabama.

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Limestone County, Alabama

County of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Historical marker on the northwest side of the courthouse
Historic buildings in Elkmont

Calhoun Community College - 2-year college located in the southern part of the county in Decatur

Jorge Posada

Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.

Posada with the New York Yankees in 2009
Posada (left) greets Mariano Rivera at the end of a game.
Posada receiving his championship ring from the 2009 World Series
Posada during an at-bat in 2011, his final season

Fred Frickie, the head coach of the college baseball team at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama, recruited Posada without scouting him in 1991.

Bo Bice

American singer and musician who was the runner-up against Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of American Idol.

Bo Bice in The American Idol Experience motorcade at Walt Disney World.
Bice in September 2008

Bice would have graduated in 1994, but in the fall of 1993, Bice dropped out of high school just before turning 18 to move back to Alabama, where he earned his GED and attended classes at Calhoun Community College from November 1996 to May 1997.

Alabama Community College System

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) consists of 24 community and technical colleges in Alabama, which offers 2-to-4-year transfer, dual enrollment, technical training, adult education, and community education.

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Calhoun Community College

Decatur High School (Alabama)

Public high school in Decatur, Alabama, United States.

Ogle Stadium

Decatur High offers technical, academic, and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, as well as dual enrollment with the John C. Calhoun Community College System.

Gary Redus

American former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers.

Redus with the Nashville Sounds in 1979

Redus, a star at Tanner High School in Alabama, was originally selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 17th round of the 1977 MLB Draft after playing at Calhoun Community College but he did not sign, opting to attend Athens State University.

Alabama Community College Conference

Collegiate athletic conference and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Region XXII.

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) logo

Calhoun Community College (Warhawks)

John Douglas (basketball)

Retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the San Diego Clippers.

Vince Carter (blue) tries to make a layup shot, while Pau Gasol (yellow) defends the basket

A 6'2" (1.88 m) guard from Leighton, Alabama, Douglas played basketball at Colbert County High School, two years behind his brother Leon Douglas, who would also play in the NBA. Douglas stayed local initially for his collegiate career, playing basketball at Calhoun Community College where his freshman season saw the Warhawks go 27–3, earning a #3 national ranking. After two excellent seasons at Calhoun, where he still holds numerous scoring records, Douglas transferred to John transferred to the University of Kansas, scoring 19.2 ppg in his first season in Lawrence. His senior year saw his scoring drop-off (12.7 ppg) on a deeper Kansas squad with two other future NBA players in Darnell Valentine and Paul Mokeski, as Kansas advanced to the 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, losing in the opening round 83-76 to UCLA.

Micky Hammon

Former American politician serving in the Republican Party who became the Majority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 4th district, Limestone and Morgan counties.

He received an electrical degree from Calhoun Community College.

North Alabama

Region of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Map of North Alabama counties shaded in, with metropolitan areas labeled. (counties not included in a metropolitan area are shaded in red)
Little River Canyon is a distinct feature of North Alabama’s Cumberland Plateau region.
Huntsville is the largest city in North Alabama
Wilson Dam is a part of the Tennessee Valley Authority's valuable impact on the North Alabama economy.
The University of North Alabama is Alabama’s oldest public university.

Two year colleges in the area include Calhoun Community College, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Northeast Alabama Community College, Northwest-Shoals Community College, Snead State Community College, and Wallace State Community College.