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Chancellor Visits Drake State


     On Thursday, Jan. 17, Dr. Mark Heinrich, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), made his first official visit to the campus of J.F. Drake State Technical College. 
     Dr. Heinrich has been chancellor of the Alabama Community College System since September 2012 and manages a system consisting of 21 comprehensive community colleges and four technical colleges; Marion Military Institute, one of five junior military colleges in the nation; and extensive workforce development initiatives.
     Dr. Heinrich began the day at Drake State with a meeting with current Drake students. His visit continued with a luncheon on campus that included area legislators and members of the college’s Advisory and Foundation boards.

Photo caption: Pictured left to right are Rep. Jim Patterson of Alabama’s 21st District; Dr. Helen McAlpine, president of Drake State; Rep. Laura Hall of Alabama’s 19th District; Rep. Howard Sanderford of Alabama’s 20th District; and Dr. Mark Heinrich, chancellor of ACCS.

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