SCC Instructor, Carlene Woodside, Receives IBEA Award at State Convention


West Burlington, IA- Southeastern Community College (SCC) Graphic Communications Program Coordinator and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Carlene Woodside, received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Business Educator Award at the Iowa Business Education Association’s (IBEA) state convention in October.

Woodside was nominated for the award by fellow colleagues and community members who recognized her leadership in the community and dedication to her students.

“Whether Carlene is attending a meeting, volunteering at SCC events, or leading a tour of her department, she brings a positive, no-trouble-at-all attitude along,” says Danville High School Business Education instructor, Lois Roth.

In her 14 years at SCC, Woodside created the Associate of Arts Graphic Communication program. The program helps students transition to any U.S. college in a graphic design or journalism program at a junior-level status.

Woodside also initiated the M Power U youth leadership academy.  The academy offers monthly hands-on classes to local high school juniors, exposing them to business leaders, community organizations, and common issues affecting the Southeast Iowa region.

Most recently, Woodside spearheaded the Interactive and Social Media Marketing program at SCC, making it only one of two community college’s in the state to offer the Associate in Applied Science degree.

SCC President, Dr. Michael Ash, says Woodside is an invaluable asset to the college.

“Carlene is a very caring, involved, and intelligent individual who gives her time and energy to her students.  She sees the good in everyone and strives to help each obtain their individual potential.”

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