This Week, May 29th Dr. Mark Heinrich, Shelton State

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Dr. Mark Heinrich, Shelton State President, Rotary Club of TuscaloosaIn an economy struggling to redefine itself, and with millions of unemployed looking to learn new skills for a new economy, the nation’s state and community colleges suddenly find themselves on the forefront of national discussions about education and economic development.



This week Tuscaloosa Rotarians will learn more about those developments from one of their own, and how they are taking shape right here at home. Rotarian Mark Heinrich, President of Shelton State Community College, will speak to the club.


Dr. Heinrich, a native of Oconomowoc Wisconsin, earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Tennessee Tech University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. While completing his graduate training, Mark served on Coach Bryant’s staff as an academic counselor and women’s tennis coach. In addition to positions in academe, Mark has worked as a private practitioner in psychology.


Shelton State, with a student population of just over 6,000, has served the area since 1979. Dr. Heinrich has said that he is “honored to serve at an institution committed to quality technical and academic education, student success and achievement, and community service and engagement.”


Mark, his wife Elaine and their toy poodle Abbie make their home in Tuscaloosa. 



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