Martha Wolf, Jerri Dean to Receive 2010 SCC Distinguished Alumnus Awards
The SCC Alumni Association recently announced Martha Wolf and Jerri Dean as the recipients of the 2010 SCC Distinguished Alumnus Awards. The awards are given annually to alumni of SCC or one of its predecessor institutions, including Burlington Junior College and Keokuk Community College, who have achieved substantial public recognition for their accomplishments or success.
SCC Names Dr. Phil Thomas VP of Teaching and Learning
The SCC Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Phil Thomas to the position of Vice President of Teaching and Learning at its regular meeting on Monday night.
SCC to Host Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander to Celebrate National Poetry Month
Southeastern Community College's Culture on Campus Committee will celebrate April as National Poetry Month by hosting a Visiting Writers Series event on Saturday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. Scheduled to read is Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander, a nationally acclaimed and award-winning author of memoir and poetry.
SCC Extends Scholarship Deadline for National Science Foundation Scholarships to April 19
Southeastern Community College has extended its deadline for the NSF STEM scholarship to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19. SCC was awarded a $558,000 S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in January 2010 to be used to fund student scholarships over the next five years. The scholarship will cover all college expenses for 10 eligible full-time students of any age who enter one of following target programs at Southeastern Community College this fall: Electronics Technology, Drafting Technology, Precision Machining, and Pre-Engineering.
SCC Business Students Take Honors at State Competition
Southeastern Community College's Business Professionals of America student club competed February 22-24 in Cedar Rapids. All six members of the SCC Business Club who competed at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Cedar Rapids achieved at least an honorable mention.
Free Help Available for College Financial Aid
Iowa students and families can get free assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday, which is actually held on Saturday, Feb. 20, at SCC's West Burlington campus.
Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale Fundraiser on March 6
The SCC Foundation's Annual Taste of Fine Wine, Ale & Arts will be held on March 6 at 6:00pm at the Pzazz! Event Center. The evening will showcase wines from 12 vendors, including local wineries like Heartland Harvest, Lindon Meadows, and Baxter Winery. Beers and ales from the Lost Duck Microbrewery, Fleck Sales, and Golden Eagle Distributing, and the Pzazz! chefs will feature an array of delicious appetizers.
Samuel Clemens Short Story Writing Contest Winners Announced
The winners of the 12th SCC Samuel Clemens Short Story Contest have been announced. SCC student Kim Boomershine of Wapello took first place honors (and a check for $150) with her tale "Nuisance/Noose-ance"; second place (and $75) went to Mary J. Davis of Montrose for her "Mighty Desperados"; and the story "Country Neighbors" by Duane Taylor of Warsaw, IL , won third place and a check for $40.
SCC Alum Heads to Haiti, Donations Needed
A graduate of the SCC nursing program and a current RN at the U of I will join other health care providers from the area for a relief mission to Haiti on February 1st to deliver medical care. Donations are needed.
SCC Nets Over $550K for Science & Technology Scholarships
Southeastern Community College was recently awarded a $558,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to be used to fund student scholarships over the next five years.
SCC Visiting Writers Series Kicks off November 21
Southeastern Community College's Culture on Campus Committee will host a Visiting Writers Series event Saturday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m. Scheduled to appear are poets Amanda Nadelberg and Jane Wong, two nationally acclaimed writers from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in Iowa City. SCC's Di Dante Literature & Writing Club will co-host.
Grants Available for Southern Iowa Nonprofit Organizations
Small southern Iowa nonprofit faith-based and community-based organizations located within 14 rural Iowa counties and who have interest in building and enhancing their capacity to serve Iowans most in need are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $20,000 from Strengthen Rural Iowa, a new project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 -- Strengthening Communities Fund - Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.
Samuel Clemens Short Story Contest Returns
After a year's hiatus, the 12th Samuel Clemens Short Story Writing Contest sponsored by Southeastern Community College is back. This contest for Midwestern authors is named after Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) who lived and worked in Keokuk early in his career. A panel of judges selected by the SCC English faculty will select the winning entries.
Bike Ride Nets $3K for Dan Ring SCC Nursing Scholarship
The Inaugural Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride took place last Saturday, September 26. The event raised over $3000 for the Daniel Anders Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship. Approximately 100 cyclists participated in the event.
SCC MARKETING DEPARTMENT BRINGS HOME THE HARDWARE FROM MARKETING AWARDS
The SCC Marketing Department was recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, NCMPR, for excellence in marketing at NCMPR's District 5 annual conference on September 27, 2009 in Sioux Falls, SD. SCC earned a total of seven Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medallions in six categories.
SCC Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine
Southeastern Community College has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2010. This honor places SCC in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. SCC will be included in the 2010 G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a publication distributed to active and former military personnel later this year.
SCC's I/T Director Chuck Chrisman Receives Outstanding Manager Award from Iowa Association of Community College Trustees
SCC Executive Director of Information Technology Services Chuck Chrisman was awarded the Outstanding Administrator/Manager Award at the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, IACCT, annual conference in Fort Dodge, IA, on July 30, 2009.
20 1/4-cent Physical Plant Levy on the September 8, 2009 Election Ballot
On the September 8, 2009 school election ballot, voters will be asked whether to continue the ten-year 20¼ cent physical plant levy passed in 2001 for Southeastern Community College. The
DAN RING MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE SET TO ROLL ON SEPTEMBER 26
The Inaugural Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride will take place on September 26, 2009, at Southeastern Community College's West Burlington campus. Funds raised from the event will support the Daniel Anders Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship.
NEW PROGRAM AT SCC HELPS STUDENTS ACHIEVE MATH PROFICIENCY
When it comes to making the commitment to go to college, people young and old have a certain amount of anxiety. One of the most common fears cited by students is taking math classes. While most advanced math concepts are not used in everyday life, math plays a vital role in developing quantitative thinking and problem solving skills.