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Shawnee Community College Announces the “Haunted Trails at SCC”
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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...
SCC Softball Program receives donation from City National Bank of Metropolis
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SCC Softball Program receives donation from City National Bank of Metropolis

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. 
The SCC Criminal Justice Program speaker series welcomes Special Agent Eric Ruhe October 13th 2021
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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...
SCC and SIU leaders meet to sign the Saluki Step-Ahead agreement offering new opportunities for local students
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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
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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
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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.
Shawnee Community College announces upcoming Covid-19 protocol forums
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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 Releases 42nd episode of their Science in Seconds web series
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SCC Releases 42nd episode of their Science in Seconds web series

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. 
Criminal Justice Program Announces Upcoming Accident Reconstruction Expert Presentation
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Criminal Justice Program Announces Upcoming Accident Reconstruction Expert Presentation

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.
SCC Adopts New Strategic Plan to Guide the Institution Into the Future
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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.
SCC Baseball welcomes Jake Hyde of Woodlawn Illinois
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SCC Baseball welcomes Jake Hyde of Woodlawn Illinois

Shawnee Community College Baseball Coach Ken Reichert recently signed Jake Hyde to the Saints squad. Hyde, the son of Michael & Sonia Hyde of Woodlawn, joins the program with an impressive resume both academically and athletically. In 2021 he was named All-Conference "Player of the Year" in the Midland Trail Conference.
Continuing Education Center Launches ElderReach ‘Tech for Seniors’ Training Program
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Continuing Education Center Launches ElderReach ‘Tech for Seniors’ Training Program

The new program has been providing learning opportunities for only a few weeks, but already there has been significant interest. The college has partnered with the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging to offer a ‘Tech for Seniors’ computer/tablet navigation course for seniors at the West Vienna Senior Center, in West Vienna, Illinois, along with other senior centers throughout the region. The workshops teach basic computer skills, including conducting Zoom meetings for seniors who want to connect via video conferencing with...
SCC Lady Saints sign Chandler Moss of Crittenden County
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SCC Lady Saints sign Chandler Moss of Crittenden County

Shawnee Community College Saints Softball recently signed Chandler Moss to the Lady Saints. Chandler is a Crittenden County High School graduate where she played for Coach Stephen Smith. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Christy Moss of Marion, Kentucky. Moss was named MVP, All-District tournament team, All-Region during her high school career.
Two-day Job Fair in partnership with local cannabis grower aeriz announced
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Two-day Job Fair in partnership with local cannabis grower aeriz announced

Shawnee Community College announced today they will be hosting two job fairs in the coming weeks to help provide residents with an opportunity to connect with local cannabis grower. aerīz is a national medical/recreational cannabis brand that provides customers with aeroponically cultivated cannabis.
Upcoming extended registration hours for Fall Enrollment announced
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Upcoming extended registration hours for Fall Enrollment announced

Shawnee Community College is currently enrolling for the fall semester. With so many new traditional and non-traditional students registering this fall, the college is extending hours in order to accommodate the influx of students.
SCC faculty member Roberta Christie competes in equestrian events during summer break.
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SCC faculty member Roberta Christie competes in equestrian events during summer break.

When area residents hear Roberta Christie's name, most of them will say they know her as one of the excellent mathematics instructors at Shawnee College. Ms. Christie has served the Shawnee College community since 1996, impacting hundreds of students in our local area.
Shawnee Community College offers Summer intersession courses to help students get ahead before the Fall semester
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Shawnee Community College offers Summer intersession courses to help students get ahead before the Fall semester

Shawnee Community College is once again offering an opportunity to help students get ahead and stay ahead with intersession courses this summer! Previously Shawnee College offered intersession classes during the winter break, and students welcomed the chance to get their class schedules back on track after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shawnee Community College says upcoming changes to the FMCSA guidelines for obtaining a CDL will increase safety on Nation’s roadways
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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.
SCC Phi Beta Lambda Students Recognized for Business Achievement at National Leadership Conference
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SCC Phi Beta Lambda Students Recognized for Business Achievement at National Leadership Conference

Among those recognized for their achievements during the competition this year were two Shawnee Community College students. Kaitlyn May of Metropolis competed in The Business Communication category and brought home first place for the event. The Business Communication competitive event measures the appropriateness of business messages, including format and style based on proper Business English.  May placed fifth place in the Job Interview competitive event, which entails preparing a Cover Letter and participating in a role-play interview.
The Computer Systems and Security Specialist Program offers students an excellent career path and offers employers peace of mind
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The Computer Systems and Security Specialist Program offers students an excellent career path and offers employers peace of mind

Ransomware -A term used to identify a type of cybercriminal activity poses potentially crippling effects to businesses and even national economies. For example, the recent attack by using ransomware on the Colonial Pipeline led to gasoline shortages and caused significant nationwide concern. It also caused quite a stir amongst many businesses about their ability to combat this new hacking mechanism.
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