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Shawnee Community College Announces the “Haunted Trails at SCC”

ULLIN, IL. – Shawnee Community College has announced its upcoming Haunted Trail event on Saturday, October 30th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. The event will take place on SCC’s Main Campus in Ullin, IL. Activities will include games, Trunk-or-Treat beginning at 5:00 pm, and a hayride beginning at 5:00 pm. The cost to attend is $5.00 for kids ages 6 and over and $30.00 for groups of 6 or more. The trail includes an escorted walk throughout the wooded area on campus, where creepy, lingering creatures will be hiding in the darkness. The Haunted Trail will be dialed down for younger thrill-seekers as necessary.  All proceeds for this event will help support the Shawnee College Phi Theta Kappa & SCC Music Club. For more information, contact Lee VanAlstine at leev@shawneecc.edu or call 618.634.3200.

The SCC Criminal Justice Program speaker series welcomes Special Agent Eric Ruhe October 13th 2021

Ullin, IL. –  The Shawnee Community College Criminal Justice Department speaker series continues with the upcoming speaker, Special Agent Eric Ruhe from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Marion field office. Agent Ruhe will be on campus in the Ed Center on Wednesday, October 13th, at 10:30 am. and will share information and stories about federal law enforcement with SCC Criminal Justice students and the general public in this informative session.  SCC Criminal Justice Program Instructor Eric Howard said, “We are excited to welcome Agent Ruhe back to campus to speak with our students. The work he does as a Federal law enforcement officer offers a unique perspective for our students. Agent Ruhe is a great resource for our program, and anyone who hears his presentation will benefit from his many years of law enforcement experience.” Officer Howard says the live event is open to students, faculty, and staff at SCC […]

Shawnee Community College announces upcoming Covid-19 protocol forums

The President of Shawnee Community College, Dr. Timothy Taylor, announced today the College would be hosting a series of forums beginning today, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. The forums are aimed at discussing changes to the College’s Covid-19 protocols. The recent Executive Order by Governor J.B. Pritzker requires all Illinois higher education institutions to implement mandatory vaccination and testing by September 5th.

SCC Adopts New Strategic Plan to Guide the Institution Into the Future

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 6, Dr. Taylor presented the new data driven plan and the Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees approved the plan that is set to guide the institution through 2025. The new plan will assist the college with fulfilling the mission of SCC to provide quality higher education, community education, training, and services that are accessible, affordable, and promote life-long learning.

Shawnee Community College says upcoming changes to the FMCSA guidelines for obtaining a CDL will increase safety on Nation’s roadways

It’s summer, which means increased road work in many areas of the country, and the heartland is no exception.  Each year as road construction increases, unfortunately, so do traffic accidents. Recently The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking.

As the economy recovers, SCC encourages local job seekers to set themselves apart by obtaining workforce training this fall

The job market holds increased opportunities as more and more individuals begin to look for post-Covid-19 employment. Local businesses are offering increased positions and competitive wages to bring employees back into the workforce. The increased demand as things are returning to normal includes a need for additional in-person education and training opportunities.

Spring President & Vice President Honors Students Announced

Shawnee Community College would like to commend all of our Spring 2021 semester honors students for their hard work and dedication. Full time students whose grade point average is 3.5 or better and who are enrolled in an Associate degree or certificate program are considered honor students. The President’s List consists of students achieving a 4.0 GPA for the semester.