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NW-SCC to host drive-through Patriot Day Aug. 8 

Northwest-Shoals Community College will host the first fall semester drive-through Patriot Day on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at noon. 

Drive-through Patriot Day will offer new, current and potential NW-SCC students the opportunity to tour the campus in their vehicles, meet faculty and staff outside their departmental buildings, ask questions and register for the fall semester.

As an added draw, students who attend will receive a welcome bag and an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship from the NW-SCC Foundation. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome our students back to campus after almost five months,” said NW-SCC assistant dean of student services Dr. Crystal Reed. Reed said students have not had the opportunity to visit campus this summer because of ongoing pandemic safety measures and restrictions. “We want to get them excited, answer any questions they might have and show them how much they mean to us.” 

Reed said even if students have not completed the registration process for the fall semester, the College encourages them to take advantage of virtual registration at or attend the drive-through Patriot Day. 

“We know some of our students might have internet issues or other circumstances that prevent them from registering online,” Reed added. “We want to help them through this difficult time in any way we can.” 

To register for the event and ensure a chance to win the $500 scholarship, students can visit 

Visitors will need to enter through the entrance by gym and security gate on the Shoals campus and the main entrance on the Phil Campbell campus. There, they will receive guidance on how to proceed through each campus. 

NW-SCC fall semester classes begin Aug. 17.

For more information, contact Reed at or visit