LBW encouraging college completion with ReignitED Initiative

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College has announced the launch of a new initiative, “ReignitED,” aimed at assisting new or former students in returning to college to complete a certificate or degree.

ReignitED encompasses a series of strategic programs and partnerships designed to foster student success and expand access to higher education. Personalized support tailored to students’ specific needs is offered across areas including financial aid, enrollment, academics, social services, and more. Additionally, students participating in the program receive a scholarship covering one, three-credit-hour course free of charge.

LBW President, Dr. Brock Kelley, said, “We believe our non-traditional students are instrumental in increasing the state’s labor participation rate. We want to remove barriers to help people in our community receive the training and skills needed to gain employment. We are excited about the doors this initiative will open for students to succeed.”

Over the past two decades, more than 31 million students have enrolled in college but did not complete their degree or receive a certificate. This initiative is aimed at assisting those students complete college.

Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must plan to enroll or be enrolling at LBW Community College.
  • Must be pursuing first certificate or degree.
  • Must have completed high school prior to 2022.
  • Must not have been enrolled in college or university in previous two or more years.

For more information about “ReignitED”, please visit or contact Student Services Counselor, Latrece Hall, at or 334-881-2271.