Wallace State Community College has named its business education building for Jerry Galin, a longtime educator and administrator.
The opportunity to name the building was granted to Cullman Savings Bank Foundation for its commitment of $500,000 over the next 10 years to support student scholarships through the Wallace State Future Foundation.
The Cullman Savings Bank Foundation is the largest sponsor of the scholarships for WSCC students, with more than 50 provided this year alone. The additional funds have the potential to impact thousands of students over the next 20 to 30 years.
Galin started teaching at Wallace State in 1974 and retired in 1996. During his tenure, he served as the chairperson of management and training, dean of faculty development and academic dean.
“What better way to use these funds than do what Jerry dedicated his life to here at Wallace State,” said John Riley, president and CEO of Cullman Savings Bank and Cullman Savings Bank Foundation.
In response to the naming, Galin said, “When I came to Wallace State there were 15 employees and 350 students. Wallace State has grown in its service to the community. I’m honored to be recognized for there have been many great leaders over the years.”