Chattahoochee Valley Community College, 2602 College Dr, Phenix City
Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a community college in Phenix City, Alabama, United States. It serves residents of Russell County and parts of Bullock, Lee, Macon, and Barbour Counties, as well as the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area. Since 1975 it has shared its campus with Troy University's Phenix City Campus.
Show more... />The college was established in 1973 as the Chattahoochee Valley State Junior College by an act of the Alabama State Legislature. It opened in January 1974 in a temporary location with 280 students, and in April 1974 had 1,239 students. Local residents donated 103 acres of land for the College's permanent buildings. By 1976, the College had five new permanent buildings and 15 temporary buildings. The college now has eight permanent buildings, with a ninth under construction.
In the 1980s, the "junior" in the college's name was changed to "community". In 1996, the "state" was dropped, resulting in the current name, Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
The first president was Dr. Ralph M. Savage, appointed in October 1973. Subsequent presidents were Dr. James Owen, Dr. Richard Federinko, and current president Dr. Laurel Blackwell.
Manda Cole There are a handful of teachers here that I actively enjoyed working with. Unfortunately, there were twice as many teachers and office representatives here that made continuing my education a pretty nightmarish experience. While I understand that difficult people are a part of life; I should be able to take a history class without worrying about if my gender or personal life outside of the classroom is going to negatively impact my grade point average. I should also be able to take a math class without 30 minutes of every other class being devoted to a rant about the importance of knowing cursive or a verbal tirade about people who take advantage of financial assistance programs. Even the teachers I truly enjoyed, much like the multitudes I did not care for, managed to find some way to work what I began to refer to as the school motto into their classes: "college isn't for everyone." All of this negativity on top of the stress of maintaining a 4.0 as well as straining to meet Pell Grant qualifications had already worn me fairly thin. Throw on top of that being constantly reminded that some people are statistically doomed for failure no matter what and a complete lack of access to any form of councilors other than my obviously overwhelmed advisor and I eventually felt as though I had no choice other than to leave.