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13
Jul
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Carpentry Program Returning to the Faribault Campus this Fall

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Beginning in Fall Semester 2015, college students in South Central Minnesota will again have the opportunity to study Carpentry at South Central College Faribault Campus. The return of the program will help to meet workforce demands of area businesses and provide outstanding employment opportunities for students and graduates.

The SCC Carpentry program is comes as a direct response to the region’s building industry needs.  SCC officials met with approximately 30 leaders from area building and design businesses to discuss how the program could best prepare students with the skills today’s employees need.  Information on this program is available at http://www.southcentral.edu/Majors-and-Programs/carpentry.html.     

“South Central College is committed to continually evolving our programs and effectively utilizing our resources to best meet the needs of our students and communities,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.  “This focus is core to the mission of every community and technical college, and we take that responsibility very seriously.”

01
Jul
0

Lincoln Community Center Mural

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Photo at Lincoln Community CenterSome SCC alumni and students came together the week of May 18 to install a mural at the Lincoln Community Center.

Alisa Boswell, Adult Enrichment and Marketing Coordinator for Lincoln Community Center, initiated the collaborative community project a year and a half ago. She graduated from SCC in 2008 from SCC's Administrative Assistant program (today called Office Administration & Technology) with an AAS degree.

The mural features photographs by SCC Multimedia Technology student Dan Smith and graphic design by Kendra Schleusner, who just graduated from SCC this spring with her degree in Graphic Communications. Another spring Graphic Communications graduate, Jennifer Jensen, also contributed photography to the project. SCC Graphic Communications instructor Kevin McLaughlin and Multimedia Technology instructor Wes Taylor oversaw the students' work.

Another SCC Alum, Andrew Nyberg, was an advisor for the mural’s production. He earned his Associate degree in Commercial & Technical Art from SCC in 2008. Printing and installation of the mural was done by The Visual Identity Vault with the help of SCC students and instructors.

"This project was a collaborative effort among community, industry, and the Graphic Communications and Multimedia Technology programs at SCC,” said McLaughlin. “The mural represents all the talent and hard work that went into the completion of this project. We’re all very proud of this accomplishment.”

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01
Jul
0

National Champions

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Photo Skills USA 2015 Podium Just making it to the National Competition was a tremendous feat for the 9 SkillsUSA participants from SCC who qualified to compete in Kansas City last week.
 
Three students excelled further by receiving medals at the National Competition.

The SCC Digital Cinema team of Caleb Curran and Dylan DeMarce (pictured) took the Gold, making them National Champs.

Eric Nosbisch (right) earned the Silver medal in the CNC Milling Specialist category.

Way to go SCC!

16
Jun
0

SCC Students Return from South Africa

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A group of South Central College students recently returned from their trip to South Africa. Share their journey in these photos and the following post-trip reflections from SCC English & humanities instructor Becky Davis....


The 2015 South Central College student trip to South Africa has come to an end. At least, the students and I have returned to Minnesota. An experience like we had doesn't really end. I think I can safely say that each and every one of us feels as if we made a journey though South Africa. This was far more than a sight-seeing trip, and certainly not just a vacation. We lived in Africa. We were immersed in the culture, we met people, and we experienced South African life. (And no, thank you for asking, none of us got mauled by lions).

We barely unloaded our luggage before we plunged right into Soweto (Southwest Townships of Johannesburg) with a bike tour, including bouncing through township dirt roads over ruts and rocks, and through standing water (and whatever else was in the streets). We stopped at Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s former house, and at the Hektor Pietersen Museum, the site of the Soweto Uprising and Massacre of school children who were protesting being taught in Afrikaans. We sipped home-brewed beer from a calabash gourd in a shebeen. I'd call that cultural immersion before sundown on our first day.

That set the tone for the entire trip. We saw heart-breaking beauty and heart-wrenching poverty. We met beautiful, open-hearted people. We fell in love with South Africa.

This was not an easy trip. The pace was fast, and our emotional roller coaster was intense. We went...from an impoverished township where all shops and beauty salons were housed in shipping containers, to a township preschool bubbling with hope and music, to a lion reserve, to a safari, to a self-sustaining artist colony in a township, to two vibrant backpacker hostels on the coast, to a drumming circle where we sat alongside South African college students who grew up in poverty and welcomed us as new and dear friends, to Mandela's home village, to Steve Biko's grave, to a penguin colony, to the southern point of Africa where we stood with one foot in each of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, to the spectacular view from Table Mountain above Cape Town, to the prison on Robben Island where Mandela was held for eighteen of his twenty-seven-year incarceration. This we did our last afternoon in South Africa, and it was truly a finale in every way. Suffice it to say that each of us is changed from living for two weeks immersed in South Africa.

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29
Apr
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Nursing Alum selected 2015 MHA Cargiver of the Year

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SCC Nursing Alumnus, Ed Wurtzberger, has been selected as the 2015 MHA Caregiver of the Year from New Ulm Medical Center. Ed graduated from SCC's PN program in 2008 and RN program in 2009.

Check out the Alumni Network Facebook page to see for yourself how amazing Ed is: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCentralCollegeFoundation?fref=ts

Congratulations Ed!

 

 

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