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 time of spreading Christmas cheer!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One word, excited, that’s how SCC Athletic Director John Sparks describes his feeling about Coach Kyle Smith joining the Shawnee College Softball staff. “Coach Smith is a solid coach with extensive experience,” says Sparks.
Shawnee Community College leaders continue meetings with employees from the cannabis cultivation company aerīz to work out details for the budding partnership. The discussions taking place at the SCC Anna Extension Center are part of the initial introduction and planning phase for the two organizations to develop training and employment strategies for aerīz.
The new Medical Assistant Program provides online and face-to-face instruction and internship opportunities for enrolled students.