By Ann Anderson Ann_Anderson

SCC RADIO JINGLE
Our new radio jingle is complete and the master disks should be delivered soon. Thanks to Jeannie Ender, Elizabeth Prange, Jody Bloemke and Ramiro Alvarez for their input regarding the college jingle and Roberta Moorhouse for focus groups presented to her marketing students. For the first time, SCC will also have a Spanish version of our jingle available for use on several area Spanish radio stations. We will also be using our jingle to update our message on hold. For those of you who have called the college and have been put “on hold” ---you have listened to the welcoming voice of retired Business Office Manager, Doug Midthun….for years! Thanks Doug for serving as our “voice” even after retirement!

MAJOR DAY ON CAMPUS
The Marketing and Recruitment Committee has been making final changes in preparation for our upcoming Major Day events:

North Mankato – Tuesday, February 12, 2013
(Academic Fair 9:45-11:00 AM)
Faribault – Thursday, February 14, 2012
(Academic Fair 10:15-11:00 AM)

We need faculty involvement for the Academic Fair portion of the day. Please make every effort to have an interactive display that engages our prospective students.

MARKETING RFP FUNDING
Over $25,700 in program-specific marketing money has been approved to date! Programs can apply for $1500 ($2000 for programs offered on both campuses) of marketing funding to support their program’s recruitment efforts. Deadline for application is December 19th.
The following department was approved since our last Connection:
• Child Development Careers
Funds are available on a first-come basis and application must be made prior to the end of fall semester. See Ann Anderson for any questions regarding the RFP process.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING
Stamats Market Research Group presented their findings on our Social Media Strategic Plan on November 19. Now the REAL work begins in refining our social media policies and procedures. Copies of the entire report are available on the SCC Website, along with all of our current marketing materials, by clicking on Faculty/Staff on the home page, then under Operational Resources click on “Marketing Materials. The report is entitled “SCC Social Strategy”.

Our Social Media Users group will meet on Tuesday, December 4, from 11-Noon in the IT conference room behind the Copy Shop. Please join us if you have an interest in shaping the policies and strategies to help shape our Social Media presence.

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT MEETINGS
Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following Dates for Fall Semester:

Wednesday, December 12 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132).

We are a very active group and we’d love your input. Please make plans to join us for one or all of our Marketing & Recruitment Meetings. See David Miller or Ann Anderson for more details.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Please encourage your prospective and returning students to apply for scholarships online beginning December 10, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2013. We’ve simplified the scholarship process and eliminated the recommendation forms in favor of a request for contact information on references. This will hopefully save our faculty time and effort in completing numerous recommendation forms for their students. Please help spread the word. Our Foundations provided over $300,000 in scholarships during the past fiscal year.

CONNECTION NEWSLETTER
The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. No January edition. Our February Newsletter deadline is January 29th, for publication February 7th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.

IT’S OFFICIAL – RETIREMENT JULY 31
My letter of intent to retire July 31, 2013 was presented to President Stover last week. I have had the pleasure to serve three wonderful Presidents during my 23 years at the college; I’ve survived four name changes; two mission changes; and three mergers (Albert Lea, Faribault and MnSCU). I feel truly blessed to have worked for this fine institution, supported by my Graphics team (Wally Werling, Scott Rahe, Jane Geiger, and our talented workstudy student Cassandra Guyer) who continue to make me look good. I knew it was time to retire during the recent creation of our new SCC jingle ----my age missed the targeted demographic by nearly 40 years! It is definitely time for someone younger to assume the duties! The next months are certain to go by far too fast and I assure you…I’m not retired yet!

 

 

 

Ann_AndersonBy Ann Anderson

SCC RADIO JINGLE
Our new radio jingle is about to be unveiled. I sincerely want to thank Jeannie Ender, Elizabeth Prange and Jody Bloemke who served on the taskforce to update our college jingle. For the first time, SCC will also have a Spanish version of our jingle available for use on several area Spanish radio stations.

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – TOUR OF MANUFACTURING SCC
participated in the Tour of Manufacturing through Greater Mankato Growth and the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 25th. SCC’s Faribault Campus hosted a luncheon and panel discussion followed by a tour of our Computer Integrated Machining Department and local manufacturing facilities. This event was extremely successful and helped to expose high school students and community members to the great jobs available in manufacturing and the education available at SCC. I wish to thank our engaged faculty members who provided such amazing displays and our enthusiastic student affairs staff that acted as our tour guides.

MARKETING RFP FUNDING
Over $24,000 in program-specific marketing money has been approved to date! Programs can apply for $1500 ($2000 for programs offered on both campuses) of marketing funding to support their program’s recruitment efforts.

Congratulations to these departments for already submitting their request for funding:
• Biology
• Construction Field Supervision
• Graphic Communications
• Psychology
• Building Design & Energy Technology
• Medical Assistant
• Farm Business Management
• Office Technology & Administration
• Carpentry
• Agribusiness
• Medical Laboratory Technical
• Community Social Service
• Dental Assisting

Funds are available on a first-come basis and application must be made prior to the end of fall semester. See Ann Anderson for any questions regarding the RFP process.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING
Representatives from the Stamats Market Research Group will report their findings on our Social Media Strategic Plan with a condensed report at our November 19th Staff and Faculty Meeting (12 Noon). Anyone desiring a more in depth report can join our Facebook Users Group for a meeting from 11:00-Noon in the IT Conference Room (behind the copy shop) on Monday, November 19th. Copies of the written report will be available upon from Ann in Marketing.

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT MEETINGS
Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following Dates for Fall Semester: November 14 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132), December 12 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132). We are a very active group and we’d love your input. Please make plans to join us for one or all of our Marketing & Recruitment Meetings. See David Miller or Ann Anderson for more details.

MAJOR DAY ON CAMPUS
Please make plans for participation in our annual Major Day on Campus Events North Mankato Campus – Tuesday, February 12th Faribault Campus – Thursday, February 14th The schedule for these recruitment events will be available following our November Marketing and Recruitment Committee Meeting.

CONNECTION NEWSLETTER
The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. Our December Newsletter deadline is November 27th, for publication December 6th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.

Ann_AndersonBy Ann Anderson

MARKETING MATERIALS ON THE WEB
I'm so proud of the work that our Marketing & Recruitment Committee continues to accomplish! One of the ideas from our September Meeting was to give access to staff and faculty to all our current marketing publications. Steve Pottenger, our Helpdesk staff and Wally Werling for making it possible in record time. To access our viewbooks, new program flyers, Liberal Arts & Sciences information, and Center for Business & Industry printed information in pdf format: Go to our website: www.southcentral.edu
Click on 'Faculty and Staff'

Under Operational Resources click on 'Marketing Materials'

Graphics will update these files when new versions become available. Staff will be able to access the files on or off campus! What a great idea team!

MARKETING RFP FUNDING Over $18,000 in program-specific marketing money has been approved todate! Programs can apply for $1500 ($2000 for programs offered on both campuses) of marketing funding to support their program's recruitment efforts.

Congratulations to these departments for already submitting their request for funding:
• Biology
• Construction Field Supervision
• Graphic Communications
• Psychology
• Building Design & Energy Technology
• Medical Assistant
• Farm Business Management
• Office Technology & Administration
• Carpentry
• Agribusiness
Funds are available on a first-come basis and application must be made prior to the end of fall semester. See Ann Anderson for any questions regarding the RFP process.

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT MEETINGS
Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following Dates for Fall Semester: October 10 (FBO-ARC and N MKTO E132), November 14 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132), December 12 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132). We are a very active group and we'd love your input. Please make plans to join us for one or all of our Marketing & Recruitment Meetings. See David Miller or Ann Anderson for more details.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING Representatives from the Stamats group will be on the North Mankato Campus on Thursday, October 4th to meet with a variety of individuals to begin the work on a strategic plan for our social media efforts. The schedule of meetings is as follows: 9:30 – 10:45 Facebook Users Group – IT Conference Room behind the Copy Shop
10:45-11:45 Marketing Management Student Focus Group – Shayne Narjes, Instructor
11:45-12:30 Lunch with Ann Anderson (Marketing) and Steve Pottenger (Webmaster) E-128A
12:30-1:15 Admissions Department with Director of Admissions, David Miller and Admissions staff Elizabeth Prange, etc. E-128A
1:15-2:00 Alumni/Foundation with Foundation Exec. Directors, Tami Reuter and Shelly Rockman E-128A
2:00-2:45 Student Organization Leaders and Heidi Beske C106
2:45-3:45 Center for Business and Industry with Dean of Economic Development, Marsha Danielson/CBI Members – CBI Conference Room
3:45-4:00 Quick wrap up and next steps with Ann Anderson

PUBLIC RELATIONS – Parades and Marathons
Thanks to all those who participated in the Waseca Marching Band Classic Parade held on Saturday, September 22nd. Thanks to David Miller, Jayne Dinse, Kayla Sandersfeld and her son Logan, Sara Plath and Kathy Drummer and her husband.

We will also be a Mankato Marathon Water Stop sponsor on Sunday, October 21. Interested volunteers should contact David Miller. Very cool Black Squirrel t-shirts provided for our volunteers!

We sincerely appreciate your participation in these public relations efforts!

CONNECT ION NEWSLETTER
The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. Our November Newsletter deadline is October 30 for publication November 8th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.

Ann_Anderson
By Ann Anderson

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – TOUR OF MANUFACTURING SCC is proud to be participating in the Tour of Manufacturing through Greater Mankato Growth on Thursday, October 25th from Noon- 7:00 PM. We will be highlighting our Mechatronics, Computer Integrated Machining and Engineering Foundations areas with tours of those departments every half hour. We are hopeful to also be involved in the Faribault Chamber 'Tour of Manufacturing' that same week.

MARKETING RFP FUNDING The Marketing & Recruitment Committee has approved $35,000 of the Marketing Budget for program-specific marketing expenditures. Programs can apply for $1500 ($2000 for programs offered on both campuses) of marketing funding to support their program's recruitment efforts. Congratulations to these departments for already submitting their request for funding: • Biology • Construction Field Supervision • Graphic Communications

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIC PLANNING The Marketing & Recruitment Committee approved the expenditure of $11,000 for consultative services from the Stamats group for a strategic plan for our social media efforts. Stamats will make an on-campus visit on Thursday, October 4th. If you would like to become involved in this project, please contact Ann Anderson in Marketing. Our Facebook Users Group has meeting scheduled for Thursdays, September 13 and 27th, from 11-Noon, in the IT Conference Room (behind the Copy Shop). Please join us!

MARKETING & RECRUITMENT MEETINGS Our Marketing & Recruitment Committee will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the following dates for Fall Semester: Wednesdays: September 12 (FBO-ARC and N MKTO E132), October 10 (FBO-ARC and N MKTO E132), November 14 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132), December 12 (FBO-B114 and N MKTO E132). We are a very active group and we'd love your input. Please make plans to join us for one or all of our Marketing & Recruitment Meetings. See David Miller or Ann Anderson for more details.

PARADES! Everyone loves them! Thanks to all those who participated in our parades this summer (Morristown, Faribault, Belle Plaine, and North Mankato). We still have the Waseca Parade scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd, beginning at Noon. If you would like to volunteer, please see Ann Anderson or David Miller. We will also be a Mankato Marathon Water Stop sponsor on Sunday, October 21. We sincerely appreciate your participation in these public relations efforts!

CONNECTION NEWSLETTER The Connection Newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit your articles to Ann Anderson or Wallace Werling. Our October Newsletter deadline is September 25th. Thanks for your assistance in providing news of the great things happening at SCC.

Ann_AndersonBy Ann Anderson

Parades
We’ve added yet another parade to our summer schedule to show off our new Chevy Cruze car!

  • Morristown on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM
  • Faribault Heritage Days Parade – Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 PM
  • St. Peter July 4th Parade – 10 AM
  • North Mankato Fun Days Parade – Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 AM

If you would like to join us for one or more of our parades, please contact David Miller in Student Affairs. We’ve ordered temporary tattoos and other fun give-away items to delight the crowds.

Carpentry Cabin for Sale
Congratulations to Marc Pilcher and our Carpentry students on the completion of the 336 ft. cabin they constructed this year. Sealed bid opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 17th at 10 AM in Faribault. The minimum bid is $22,500. Please help promote the sale our cabin to anyone that may be interested.

MnSCU State Marketing Conference
Brian Wollum, David Miller, Jody Bloemke, Jeannie Ender, Steve Pottenger and I will be attending the 2-Year MnSCU Marketing Conference on May 23-25 in Lanesboro. We look forward to sharing lots of new ideas with you in the coming months.

Marketing & Recruitment Meeting
Thanks to all those SCC members that have served on our Marketing & Recruitment Committee during the past year. We are making plans for our monthly meetings to be held on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 PM for next fiscal year. Dates and rooms will be published in the September Connection newsletter. We are always looking for more members, so please consider joining our committee.

Parades

We’ve added yet another parade to our summer schedule to show off our new Chevy Cruze car!

Morristown on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM

Faribault Heritage Days Parade – Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 PM

St. Peter July 4th Parade – 10 AM

North Mankato Fun Days Parade – Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 AM

If you would like to join us for one or more of our parades, please contact David Miller in Student Affairs.

We’ve ordered temporary tattoos and other fun give-away items to delight the crowds.