Alabama’s community colleges were hit hard by the tornadoes that devastated the South, reports Community College Times.
May 10 graduation ceremonies have been cancelled at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. One of the students scheduled to graduate, 21-year-old Loryn Brown, was killed in her off-campus apartment.
A tornado killed Jennifer Hallmark, who was due to graduate with a nursing degree this week from Snead State Community College.
Hallmark, 31, had maintained a perfect grade-point average while caring for 17-month-old twins and a 6-year-old daughter. One of the twins, her husband and her in-laws were also killed in the storm. The other twin is in intensive care.