As the demand for safe truck drivers grows around the country, so is the truck driving program at Shawnee Community College. On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 9 a.m., officials from the College and the community will hold a ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremony to expand the program, including CDL training, a new state-of-the-art simulator, classroom, and training range at the Metropolis Extension Center (5385 Industrial Park Dr, Metropolis, IL).
Commencement is right around the corner at Shawnee Community College, and one graduate will have something extra to celebrate this year. Jessica Cates will receive an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree on May 13. Jessica received quite a surprise on Monday, May 2.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Dr. Loren E. Klaus, 93, loving husband and father of three children, peacefully passed away at the home of his daughter, Marla Klaus Daniels, in Spring, Texas. Dr. Klaus was living at the time of his passing in The Woodlands, Texas, having recently moved with his wife, Norma, from Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Shawnee Community College commends all of our Fall 2021 Semester honors students for their hard work and dedication.
The SCC Anna Extension Center will be hosting a free vaccination/booster clinic in partnership with IEMA/IDPH on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 8:00 am - 2:00pm...
SCC Science Department Introduces State of the Art 3D Anatomy Table to Enhance the Student Learning Experience
Shawnee Community College continues to provide new and innovative learning opportunities for students. The SCC Science Department announced today that the college has recently purchased a new tool for increased learning outcomes known as The Anatomage Table.
The holiday season is upon us, and you can put a little holiday cheer in your festivities by attending the SCC Music Department’s Breakfast with Santa on December 18th at Shawnee Community College’s main campus! Beginning at 9:00 a.m., attendees will have an opportunity to eat with Santa as they mingle with friends and family and other special guests, including Mrs. Claus and The Grinch. You can enjoy family-friendly activities, including a candy cane hunt, photo ops, and a spectacular...
The Saints Foundation of Shawnee Community College announces Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour as Next Executive Director
The Saints Foundation has selected Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour as its next executive director. Dr. Dufour will succeed Gene Honn, who retired at the end of August.
A local diesel mechanic and business owner, Mr. Larry Cheek, was recently recognized for his dedication to SCC student success. The Shawnee Community College Truck Driving Program Coordinator Kelly Jennings presented a plaque to Mr. Larry Cheek of Ullin, Illinois, for 35 years of dedicated service to the SCC Truck Driving Program students. Mr. Cheek is the owner of Cheeko's Truck Repair in Ullin and has provided for the service and maintenance of the program vehicles for over 35 years.
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...
The Shawnee Community College Softball Program was delighted to receive a generous donation of $5,000 today on the main campus of Shawnee Community College.
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...
SCC and SIU leaders meet to sign the Saluki Step-Ahead agreement offering new opportunities for local students
The agreement, called Saluki Step Ahead, offers SCC students who have entered into the agreement with SIU to receive automatic admission to SIU’s online accounting, business and administration, criminology and criminal justice, psychology, health care management and radiologic sciences programs.
Recent announcement by Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointing members to Illinois Authorities, Boards, Councils and Commissions includes longtime SCC Instructor Craig Bradley
Building on a solid team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker recently announced several appointments in his administration, including Mr. Craig Bradley, longtime Shawnee Community College instructor to the Community College Board. Mr. Craig Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty for nearly 30 years, teaching computers, astronomy, and electronics. Bradley is also the advisor of the Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Shawnee Community College.
The Saints Foundation of Shawnee Community College announces the retirement of Gene Honn, and searches for its new Executive Director
Today, the Saints Foundation announced that the nonprofit organization’s Executive Director, Gene Honn, retired August 31, 2021, starting a leadership transition process over the next month. "Shawnee Community College has benefitted from Gene’s expertise and collegial generosity. The Saints Foundation board, faculty and students of the College, and our many partners and donors feel privileged to have worked with Gene and are enormously grateful to him for his many contributions," says Sherrie Crabb, Saints Foundation Board Chair.
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.
The series features short videos starring long-time SCC Biology Instructor Tony Gerard and provides viewers with interesting facts about flora and fauna in the southern Illinois region. SCC Communications Director Rob Betts, who co-produces and edits the series, said, "When Tony & I came up with the idea to begin the series, it was just as Covid-19 was shutting things down in our region including in-person classes at SCC.
Officer Eric Howard of the Shawnee Community College Criminal Justice Program recently announced the college is hosting Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Specialist Sgt. Ronnie Stanton. The presentation is scheduled for September 22 at 10:00 am and will take place in the SCC Education Center located on the college’s main campus.
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.