Worley, Till named to All-Alabama Team

Published 12:49 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019

LBW Community College students Maycee Worley and Zachary Till will soon receive statewide recognition for exceptional academic achievement, distinguished leadership, and community service.

The two sophomores are named as 2019 All-Alabama Academic Team members with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and will be recognized by ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker and the Board of Trustees at a ceremony in April.

“We are extremely proud of these students for all they have accomplished both in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Herb Riedel, LBWCC president. “They represent the highest achievers of our college and it is well deserved recognition for them both.”

Maycee Worley of Andalusia is majoring in English and will graduate LBWCC with an associate degree in May. She plans to transfer to the University of Alabama and ultimately complete law school.

“It’s a great honor to be considered for this recognition,” she said. “It opens the door for scholarship opportunities.”

Worley’s plan to pursue a law degree was first inspired by watching television series based on the legal system.

“I’ve always been interested in the law. I think I would enjoy it.”

To further investigate the career field, she met with Covington County Probate Judge Stacey Brooks, she said.

“I actually talked with Judge Brooks during the summer because I was trying to decide whether to change my major to pre-law. She explained the type of classes I would need to take because being a lawyer requires a lot of reading and dissecting the material, as well as a lot of writing.”

With this information, Worley plans to change her major to pre-law upon transfer.

“After talking with her, it helped make up my mind that it’s what I want to do.”

Most appealing to Worley of the various areas of the legal system is the prosecutorial side, she said.

“I would like to be a district attorney one day. I want to help people and make sure they get the best chance in life. Sometimes, it takes a person getting jail time in order to realize they need to change his or her life.”

Worley serves as vice president of scholarships with the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, is a member of the Student Government Association, and president of Campus Civitan.

“I really like LBW because it is so close to home. I didn’t think when I finished high school I was ready to go off to school, so this worked great for me. I also like the smaller class sizes.”

Zachary Till of Braggs in Lowndes County is an exercise science major with a goal of transferring to Auburn University and ultimately becoming a physical therapist.

“As a three-time cancer survivor, the medical field has always played a vital role in my life,” he said. “I also found a love of sports through my high school years and have decided to combine the two things that I know very well: health care and sports.”

Till will complete an associate degree in May, and said he chose LBWCC because he could work and go to school at the same time.

“I also loved the idea of getting so many classes out of the way at a lower cost.”

While at LBWCC in Greenville, Till served as a campus ambassador, president of PTK’s Beta Pi Nu Chapter, and participated in the Student Government Association.

“I have enjoyed being involved with these organizations during my time at LBW and they have helped me grow as an individual,” he said.

“Being selected to represent LBW on the All-Alabama Academic Team is an honor and I am blessed to be able to have received this recognition.”

The All-Alabama Academic Team recognition program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA National Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

LBWCC is a comprehensive community college within Alabama Community College System, with locations in Andalusia, Greenville, Luverne, and Opp. For more information about academic or technical programs of study, visit www.lbwcc.edu, or call (334) 881-2282.