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Dear Reid State Students:

I am reaching out to you as someone who cares deeply about your personal safety, health, and well-being. We are facing a public health crisis worldwide, and here in Alabama.

In accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s directive and guidance by the Alabama Community College System, Reid State Technical College is discontinuing on-campus instruction as well as non-essential on-campus services, and transitioning to remote delivery of services through the end of the semester, to protect the health, safety and well-being of our students, employees and the communities we serve.

College faculty and staff will remain accessible to students throughout this crisis.  Students should please make note of the following information:

Student Services: Through the myrstc portal, students may register for classes, view their schedule, access personal and financial aid information, and make payments.

The Student Services Department will be working remotely and may be reached as follows: 

• Dean of Students –

• Admissions –

• Financial Aid –

• Registrar –

• Cashier –

• Counseling Services/ADA –

• IT Director –

• Security/Decal Information –

Thanks to each of you for your cooperation, help and understanding. We know for many of our students, this is causing an unexpected disruption and yet it is one step you can take to help keep yourself and your family safe. No matter where you reside, our staff is available to help; please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In my 27 years of working in post-secondary education, I have faced many crises, yet none like this. This global pandemic is unlike anything previously seen by any of us. We know that the Reid State Technical College family come together to achieve great things, and it is vital we unite during this crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing each of us to make sacrifices and changes.   Finally, please continue to check our RSTC website, which is being constantly updated with new information. 


Tangela Purifoy, Ed.D. Dean of Students

It is the policy of Reid State Technical College not to discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

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