Steger Wins Adult Education Champion Award

Barbara Steger headshot

Barbara Steger, WCCD’s Director of Adult Education and The Next Step Youth Program

Wallace Community College-Dothan’s (WCCD) Director of Adult Education and The Next Step Youth Program Barbara Steger was recently awarded the Champion Award from the Alabama Adult Education Director’s Association (AEDA). The AEDA Champion Award recognizes the adult education director selected by his/her peers for speaking or acting on behalf of the Adult Education program.

“I am deeply humbled to be this year’s recipient of the Champion award,” said Steger. “The Adult Education mission field is so vast and it needs people to be diligent in sharing the message that we are here to serve and empower our communities through education and job opportunities. I am passionate about what we do and the people that we serve!”

Steger was recognized as both a defender and an advocate for adult education who works behind the scenes and in the forefront to enthusiastically support the Adult Education cause, other Adult Education directors, and Adult Education students.

“Ms. Steger is a dedicated and passionate leader and a strong advocate for adult education in the Wiregrass and in the state,” said Dr. Ashli Wilkins, WCCD Vice President and Dean, Institutional Services and Community Development. “The College is fortunate to have her directing our adult education department, and we are so pleased to see her honored in this way. She is truly deserving.”

The Adult Education Director’s Association is comprised of Adult Education Directors from the Alabama Community College System’s colleges. WCCD’s Adult Education program provides opportunities for adults who are interested in GED® preparation classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, college and career preparation, academic support, and basic literacy instruction for adults learning to read.

For more information about WCCD’s adult education program, please contact Barbara Steger at or 334-556-2347.