Category Archives: Press Releases

SCC Music Department Hosts a Breakfast with Santa

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!

SCC Truck Driving Program recognizes local business owner’s contribution

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.

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 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 […]

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.