News

10/9/14

SCC Highlights Asian Culture and Global Connections Event | KEYC-TV

Hmong Culture featured at South Central College Global Conference | KTOE/Radio Mankato

10/7/14

South Central College to hosts Global Connections Conference | The Free Press

10/2/14

South Central College celebrates expansion; 50 years in Faribault | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Connect workers skills with jobs | Mankato Free Press

Minnesota lawmakers announce $17 million | Congressman Collin Peterson Media Center

10/1/14

South Central College: 50 years of edcuatoin in the Faribault area | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

 9/30/14

White House awards $17 million to Minnesota community colleges for job training programs | Star Tribune

Minnesota receives fed training grant | Bloomberg BusinessWeek

SCC grant foretells economic growth for Rice County | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Get to know your candidates, Faribault | Faribaul Daily News/southernminn.com

Greater Mankato Growth highights cities' success | KEYC-TV

9/29/14

Minnesota tech college gets $15 million to retrain workers | Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota receives fed training grant | Star Tribune

SCC Awarded $15 million job-training grant | Mankato Free Press

South Central College receives substantial grant | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

SCC receives nearly $15 million grant to fill skilled-labor gap | KEYC-TV

South Central College Grand Opening | Kenyon Leader

Minnesota lawmakers announce $17 million | HometownSource.com

Minnesota lawmakers announce more than $17 million | Noodles

9/28/14

Debates! | Minnesota Public Radio News

9/27/14

Lights On Program | KEYC-TV

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Waive Application Fees Oct. 27 - 31 | Noodles

9/26/14

South Central College hosting ribbon cutting and grand opening | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Shine the light on safety event Saturday | KEYC-TV

9/22/14

Candidate forums Announced | KEYC-TV

Crops lagging slightly | Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch

9/19/14

Veterans continue to serve with scholarships | Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch

9/18/14

Faribault's community vision event | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

9/17/14

Community vision event Thursday | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Good Managers Believe Learning Never Stops/Minnesota Twins Launch Swine Career | September National Hog Farmer Magazine

Iny Asian Dance Theater to Headline Event

The South Central College Global Connections Conference will be held October 9 and 10 on the college’s North Mankato campus located at 1920 Lee Boulevard.

In addition to ongoing concurrent sessions on a wide variety of global topics, conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this year’s culture of focus – Hmong. The Hmong culture will be featured through keynote presentations, special sessions and vendors, as well as a Hmong wearable folk arts exhibit created by the Pan Asian Arts Alliance provided by Asian Media Access.   The group will also present a Hmong Costume show at 3 p.m. on October 9 in the South Central College Garden Court. Admission to these daytime conference events is free and open to the public.

The conference highlight will be an evening performance by the celebrated Iny Asian Dance Theater on October 9 from 7:30 –9 p.m. The Iny Asian Dance Theater, based out of the Twin Cities and led by the internationally renowned Hmong artist Iny Mai Vang, specializes in Asian dance and storytelling using Hmong, Chinese, Mongolian, Thai and Bollywood dance styles. Tickets for this performance are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for non-students, and may be purchased in advance at the South Central College Bookstore. This evening event often sells out, so individuals are encouraged to get their tickets early.      

South Central College started the Global Connections Conference in 2007. The two-day event is held bi-annually. Experts from the college’s liberal arts and sciences and career and technical programs lead many of the sessions, with individuals from throughout the community providing their expertise as well. The event is paid for in part by a grant from the Prairie Lakes Arts Council.

For more information on the 2014 Global Connections Conference, visit www.southcentral.edu/globalconnections.

3,000+ students and numerous manufacturers will benefit

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the recipients of its Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, with South Central College receiving $15 million for advanced manufacturing education. South Central College applied for the grant in July on behalf of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (MNAMP), a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) consortium of 12 colleges and a Center of Excellence:

  • South Central College (lead college)
  • Century College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • Northland Community & Technical College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Saint Paul College
  • 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence (Bemidji State University)

“A TAACCCT grant once again being awarded to our state community and technical colleges affirms the critical role our campuses play in preparing graduates to meet Minnesota’s workforce needs,” said MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. “This is what we do for communities and employers across the state. We’re able to leverage the power of a network of 31 colleges and universities to provide more education to more Minnesotans.”

The MNAMP consortium was created to help close the “skills gap” in the state by implementing a structure for advanced manufacturing education that emphasizes a standardized core curriculum, along with employer-driven apprenticeships and cooperative education opportunities. The grant project focuses on the fields of mechatronics, machining and welding. Participants will be able to earn stackable, portable industry-recognized credentials (certificates, diplomas, degrees), while simultaneously working in the industry. They will also be able to enter academic programs at multiple points based on assessment results that match individual skills.

The grant targets unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers; incumbent workers; and other adult learners and underrepresented groups. Traditional students are also eligible. The program is expected to benefit more than 3,000 students and hundreds of manufacturing companies throughout Minnesota. Many Minnesota manufacturers, industry and workforce organizations and the Minnesota Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence have stepped up to partner with these colleges.

“Our South Central College staff and faculty, along with our MnSCU partner institutions, have worked diligently to create momentum in capitalizing on this national movement toward workforce education opportunities for our students and employers in Minnesota,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.

MnAMP directly builds on South Central College President Dr. Annette Parker’s work on President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 Steering Committee, a cross-sector national effort to secure U.S. leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness.

Expansion made possible by $13.3 million state bond funding in 2012

On Thursday, October 2, South Central College will celebrate the expansion of its Faribault campus at 1225 Third Street SW in Faribault. The event will include a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by a Grand Opening from 4:15 – 7 p.m. All are invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, prizes and tour the impressive new campus areas.      

“This is a celebration for the entire community and region, as we mark our institution’s 50th year in Faribault,” said South Central College President Dr. Annette Parker.  

South Central College received $13.3 from the 2012 Minnesota State Bonding Bill for the expansion, and broke ground on the project in April 2013. Improvements include new student spaces, labs and classrooms.

“This incredible expansion was already underway when I joined South Central in July 2013,” said Dr. Parker. “The anticipation of this new modern campus was just one of the reasons I was so excited to come here. Now that the vision has come to fruition, it is rewarding to see our students, faculty, staff and community members coming together to learn and grow in this wonderful new environment.”

For more information on the Expansion Grand Opening and photos of the new campus, visit www.southcentral.edu/open.

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South Central College’s North Mankato Campus Foundation presented ore than $228,000 in scholarships to 267 students today at the college’s annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Four of the 2014 recipients were honored with full tuition two-year Presidential Scholarships, funded by the Glen A. Taylor Foundation. To qualify, students must have maintained a 3.75 or greater GPA and exhibit strong leadership skills and community involvement. This year’s Presidential Scholars include Kassandra Juarez, a 2014 graduate of Blue Earth Area High School and Josseline Lopez, a 2014 graduate of Madelia High School. Receiving the second year of their two-year Presidential Scholarship are Rueshauna Reynolds, a 2013 graduate of Mankato East High School and Matthew Schroepfer, a 2013 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School.

Four students received Dean’s Scholarship Awards. To be considered for these prestigious awards, students must have maintained a 3.75 or greater GPA in high school. This year’s Dean’s Scholars include Carly Jensen, a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School, Adam Petterson, a 2014 graduate of Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School; Collin Thompson, a 2014 graduate of Saint Peter High School; and Kao Neng Vang, a 2014 graduate of Tracy Area High School.

Scholarships are funded by businesses and individuals throughout the region.

“We’re excited to be recognizing SCC students for their academic achievements and we are grateful for the generous community support of our college,” says Tami Reuter, Executive Director of the South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.


South Central College provides an additional application opportunity to meet market demand

Individuals wishing to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) have a new opportunity to apply to South Central College’s Practical Nursing program. To meet market demand, South Central College is providing an additional application period from September 15 – October 15. Qualified applicants from this application period will start in the core practical nursing program in the upcoming Spring Semester beginning in January 2015.

South Central College’s Practical Nursing program is a two semester diploma program. Graduates from the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). South Central College has had a nursing program in Faribault since 1958 and North Mankato since 1968.

For more information on applying, visit www.southcentral.edu/nursing.

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Mallorie and MariaSouth Central College Graphic Communications students brought home two awards from the national SkillsUSA competition, held June 23–27 in Kansas City. SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs.

Mallorie Malenke placed 5th in the nation for Pin Design and Maria Vargas placed 6th in the nation for T-shirt Design. Malenke and Vargas earned their way to the national competition by placing 2nd and 3rd in their respective categories at the Minnesota state competition in March. At the national competition they competed against approximately 50 other post-secondary students in their categories.

Malenke and Vargas both graduated from South Central College this past May with their Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Graphic Communications. Malenke is continuing on at South Central College to earn her Business Management AAS degree. Vargas recently began working at Lifetouch.
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of certificate and Associate degree options. The college alos offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

Adam Tyler Devin AMT Silver

The Automated Manufacturing Technology team from South Central College (SCC) brought home the Silver Medal from the national SkillsUSA competition, held June 23 – 27 in Kansas City. SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs.

SCC team members Adam Jutz, Tyler Schmit and Devin Wetzel, earned their way to the national SkillsUSA competition after finishing in 1st Place in the Minnesota state competition. At the national competition, they competed against 12 other post-secondary teams from throughout the nation.

Jutz, Schmit and Wetzel are all students in SCC’s Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) program. CIM is a high tech field that utilizes analytics and automation in the advanced manufacturing process, to take a production idea from design to development to finished product. South Central College offers CIM on both its North Mankato and Faribault campuses.

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CIM Team Competing Devin Tyler Adam and Dan Newby Judge who is the head of CNC Software Educational Division for Mastercam Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin, Tyler and Adam being judged during competition

 

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of certificate and Associate degree options. The college alos offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 






Start college with the confidence you have what it takes to succeed and get on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in Healthcare or Manufacturing.

 

FastTRAC: “Pathways to HEALTHCARE Careers”


FREE college preparation course to get you on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in one of Southern Minnesota's fastest growing fields! 

FastTRAC is a free program that can prepare you for college success in just 8 weeks! Brush up your reading, math or computer skills - while exploring exciting healthcare careers available in the region. You'll make connections in the healthcare industry and with area Workforce Centers as you develop a plan for your future. At the successful completion of your FastTRAC course, you will be prepared to begin South Central College's Basic Nursing program and may qualify for resources to attend Basic Nursing 101 and/or Medical Terminology in the Spring 2015 Semester. 

DATES & REGISTRATION
Blue Earth Area
October 21 - December 16, 2014
Tuesday/Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
Information and Registration: (507) 526-3172
LeSuer Area
October 20 - December 17, 2014
Monday/Wednesday 4 - 7 pm
Information & Registration: Call (507) 665-4626
Mankato Area
October 21 - December 16, 2014
Tuesday/Thursday 1 - 4 pm
Information and Registration: Call (507) 345-5222

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You may qualify if you:
- are 17 or older and not enrolled in high school
- are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
- are unemployed or underemployed (part-time or low-wage incomes)
- are not academically prepared for college (based on Test of Adult Basic Education)

REQUIREMENTS
To participate, you must:
- call to register (application, basic skills test and interview required)
- complete a background study ($20)
- be physically and emotionally prepared to perform healthcare work (most healthcare careers require lifting, standing for 8 hour shifts, night, weekend & holiday hours, and close contact with others)
- commit to attending class periods and at least 6 hours of homework per week

 

FastTRAC: “Pathways to MANUFACTURING Careers”
Welding, Machining or Mechatronics (Maintenance)


FREE college preparation course to get you on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in this high-demand field! 

FastTRAC is a free program that can prepare you for college success in just 6 weeks! Brush up your reading, math or computer skills - while exploring exciting manufacturing careers available in the region. You'll make connections with area manufacturers and Workforce Centers as you develop a plan for your future. At the successful completion of your FastTRAC course, you will be prepared to begin South Central College's welding, computer integrated machining or mechatronics (maintenance) program and may qualify for resources and academic assistance as you enroll in the Spring 2015 Semester.

DATES & REGISTRATION
November 10 - December 17, 2014
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Noon - 3 pm
South Central College, North Mankato Campus
Information and Registration: Call Mankato Area Adult Basic Education at (507) 345-5222

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You may qualify if you:
- will be at least 18 years old by December 15, 2014
- are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
- are unemployed or underemployed,
- are not academically prepared for college (based on Test of Adult Basic Education)
- have a HS Diploma or GED complete by July 1, 2014

REQUIREMENTS
To participate, you must:
- call to complete TABE testing and an intake interview
- be physically able to perform manufacturing work (requires heavy lifting and standing for 8 – 12 hour shifts)
- commit to attending every class and about 10 hours of homework per week

 


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South Central College’s Practical Nursing program has moved from accepting applications just once a year to twice a year. For the first time, individuals may now apply in June, as well as the traditional January application period. Applications will be accepted through June 27. Students interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Program in June also need to take the HESI Admission Exam, which will be offered June 10, 17, and 19. The cost is $35.00. For more information, visit southcentral.edu/nursing/entrance-exam.html.

South Central College’s Practical Nursing program has diploma and AAS degree options. Graduates from the program are prepared to serve as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). South Central College has had a nursing program in Faribault since 1958 and North Mankato since 1968.


South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 



 

South Central College today released its President's List of students with exceptional performance during Spring Semester 2014, which ran January 13 - May 14, 2014. The recognition is given to students in good academic standing who maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better, while earning 12 credits or more during the semester period.

"I know our South Central College administrators, faculty and staff join me in recognizing and applauding the efforts of our students who achieved this honor for Spring Semester 2014," said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.

A total of 377 students from South Central College's Faribault and North Mankato campuses were named to the Spring 2014 President's List (listed by hometown):

Adams - Benjamin Wolterman
Albert Lea - Zachary Schnaith
Alden - Blaine Bias
Amboy - Cory Schiefelbein
Arlington - Aaron Rose
Austin - Claudia Gutierrez Gonzalez
Belle Plaine - Zachery Juaire, Timothy Valentin
Blooming Prairie - Ryan Weber
Bloomington - Martina Akem
Blue Earth - Anna Haase, Anthony Harding, Kayla Ollila, Lindsey Rippentrop
Byron - Paul Daley
Cannon Falls - Justin Miest
Ceylon - Tyson Cooley
Cokato - Ariana Hasti
Courtland - Shari Johnson
Delavan - Pawel Buda
Dundas - Melanie Becker, Rebecca Schoephoerster
Eagan - Tyler Jackson
Eagle Lake - Tyler Bruender, John Haroldson, Kyle Heinze, Kimberly Neilsen, Michael Rykhus
Ellendale - Nicole Nelson
Elmore - Vivian Rosillo
Elysian - Brittany Connell, Justin Johnson, Jonathan Roemhildt
Fairfax - Trent Pfeffer
Fairmont - Jason Duffey
Faribault - Ayan Aden, Kimberly Barron, Miranda Boudreau, Cole Brody, Elizabeth Cap, Stephanie Cole, Brooke Graham, Laura Gruchow, Taylor Hanson, Abdifatah Ibrahim, Judith Isaacson, Theresa Kerrigan, Tiffany Kubinski, Jeremiah Kuehne, Zachary Liverseed, Amy Lohrmann-Stoeckel, Emily Luecke, Kasi Maki, Tonya Malz, Connor Marthaler, Alexander Miller,
Abdihakim Muhumed, Sara Needham, James O'Connor, Ashley Sagdalen, Beth Sutter, Brett Underdahl, Kelsey Wobschall, Shukri Yusuf
Farmington - Conrad Thompson, Jeremiah Vail
Fulda - Lexy Fenske, Anthony Holinka
Galesburg IL - Michelle Fretham
Gaylord - Jessica Wendland
Gibbon - Meghan Gleisner, Rachel Holmquist
Glencoe - Julie Rose
Good Thunder - Nicholas Guentzel, Estee Kopischke
Grand Rapids - Kaitlyn Kubat
Green Isle - Rosemary Dieball
Hanska - Brok Miller
Hastings - Steven Beissel, Cayla Tousignant
Henderson - Katelin Plekkenpol, Allyson Tousley
Janesville - Garrett Burgess, Matthew Engelby, Jacob Hall, Karissa Huxford, Sarah Manthey,
Cory Schroeder, Karalyn Southwick, Devin Wetzel, Mason Zellmer
Jeffers - Mariah Determan, Clay Peterson
Jordan - Christopher Pauly
Kasota - Tanner Biehn, Jessica Evelo
Kenyon - Julie Sellers
Lafayette - Bradly Hagberg
Lake Crystal - David Gilman, Alice Ploghoft, Kelsey Hood,
Le Center - Wilkister Omondi, Bryce Skistad
Le Sueur - Richard Blaha, Scott Lange, Benjamin Rohloff, Scott Schmieg, Kohen Stark, Cole Wersal, Nicholas Wolcott
Lonsdale - Brian Ceplecha, Ashley LeBrun, Kari Sartori, Terri White
Madelia - Tyler Ardolf, Courtney Curtis
Madison Lake - Lacey Hagen, Tyler Heinze, Lance Kimble, Katrina Voda
Mankato - Adnane Afoda, Jenna Aguillon, Ameera Al Hamidi, Trevor Baloun, Brandon Bergemann, Stephanie Berndt, Jeanna Birr, Nicole Blace, Luke Blakesley, Ruth Boettcher, Alex Bohman, Joshua Bohnen-Fischer, Cole Bohnert, Kassandra Bond, Jordan Bristol, Tiffany Brooks,
Randal Burger, Holly Carlson, Carissa Carpenter, Mariam Dahir, Michael Daly, Michael Date, Nicole Davis, Christine Dobosenski, Stephanie Douglas, Mathew Duck, Nichole Engesser,
Chris Evenson, Joneesha Fischer, Vicki Franco, Angela Gonzalez, Todd Goodrich, Nicole Hansen,
Kaitlyn Heminover, Laura Hermanson, Thomas Hills, Steven Horner, Jay Hupp, Tre'Nisha Jackson,
Kuresh Jama, Zachary Janssen, Benjamin Johnson, Colten Keimig, Danielle Kennedy, Logan Korte,
Brian Kottke, Katie Krautkremer, Elizabeth Kruger-Peterson, Vanessa Lange, Adam Larson, Alex LeDuc, Jaime Mathwig, Broderic Melby, Matthew Miller, Michelle Mooney, Rachel Nelson, Nellie Petersen, Lyndsey Peterson, Brian Phiri, Tatjana Radinkovic, Megan Redlin, Matthew Rockers, David Rodriquez, Thomas Rolph, Ryan Schock, Ryan Schulz, Jacob Seedenburg, Zuzan Selman,
Megan Smith, Ashley Sprague, Thomas Stanton, Linda Steinback, Jacob Sukalski, Collin Tasler, Darren Tenold, Justin Treml, Nicholas Turbitt, Mitchell Vetter, Jonathan Walstrom, Gavin Wollschlager, Theresa Zuhlsdorf
Mapleton - Chad Haroldson, Sherry Hoffman, Lorenzo Kopari, Carl Nienow, Alex Schubbe, Kyle Ziegler
Medford - Christine Delaney, Alisha Litsheim
Mentor - Melissa Fallon
Minnesota Lake - Chantel Goebel, Jay Longeneker, Hannah Murphy
Montgomery - Justina David, David Simon, Chad Vlasak
Morgan - Nathan Mettler
Morristown - Amy Larson, Lori Niedosmialek, Anna Schwichtenberg
Nerstrand - Catherine Medin, Andrew Storlie
New Auburn - Justin Nissen
New Prague - Adam Bixler, Thomas Gleason, Sydney Kiihn, Michael Rossi, Steven Simon, Austin Weinandt
New Richland - Mallorie Malenke, Riley Schue
New Ulm - Stevenlee Anderson, Brett Beilke, Eric Beranek, Nicholas Braam, Joseph Bradley, Jonathon Burris, Brittany DeZeeuw, Nicole Emerson, Timothy Hoppe, Adam Jutz, Robert Krause,
Samantha Lodes, Jason Melzer, Christopher Prodoehl, Waylon Rose, Alex Turbes, Douglas Verschelde, Leah Wilfahrt
Nicollet - Stephanie Campbell, Allyson Dahl, Lucas Gens, Matthew Hohenstein, Joshua Koehler,
Timothy Sargeant,
North Mankato - Gina Abbas, Naimo Adan, Breanna Allore, Hunter Brinkman, Jordan Campbell, Christopher Delaney, Aaron Fischenich, Micah Flanagan, Sahar Fody, Brian Fortney, Travis Friedrichs, Macaulay Guhlke, Bradley Hanson, Tim Hill, Tyler Holmgren, Nyquaise Kameni, Jonathan Kells, Kristi Krautkremer, Jessica Laird, Nathan Malakowsky, Gregory McDonald, Carrie Meier, Tara Mejia, Hannah Miltimore, Jesse Moody, Julie Nibbe, Brianna Pooley-Haack, Scott Rathman, Kiel Rosenthal, Jacklyn Salazar, Timothy Schultz, Dakota Shepherd, Daniel Smith, Hannah Snyder, Rafael Snyder, Lounnee Soutthivong, Trenton VanderWert, Maria Vargas, Trevor Wynkoop
Northfield - Jennifer Halverson, Conner Jensen, Ashlynn Malecha, Lisa Ross
Oronoco - David Hanenberger
Owatonna - Michael Gerhartz, Dustin Miller, Karissa Mouser, Jeffrey Musolf, Kimberly Wilder
Redwood Falls - Katelyn Prouty
Renville - Bradley Ridl
Rochester - Toni Scofield, Adam Valen
Rock Rapids IA - Kendra Schleusne
Rollingstone - Tyler Schmit
Saint Bonifacius - Eric Stachovich
Saint Clair - Taylor Goettl, Shawn Guckeen
Saint James - Shae Cowell, Seth Firchau, Courtney Nelson, Justin Rayl, Greg Swanson
Saint Peter - Cassandra Efta, Brandon Haugdahl, Christopher Isaac, Christopher Johnson, Karin Kopischke, Christina Love, Julia Miller, Brittany Passon, Jonathon Pribyl, Katie Resch, Zachary Rewald, Ashley Robertson, Cassidy Sanford, Thomas Sykes, Ashley Weeres, Michael Winter,
Josiah Wood
Sanborn - Sadie Kelly
Savage - Susan Howard
Shakopee - Richard Breeggemann, Jennifer Chepkemboi
Sleepy Eye - Tyler Bode, John Hauser, Alexander Jarvis, Matthew Schroepfer, Cordell Windschitl
Springfield - Samantha Shoen
Truman - Monica Cassone, Cade Ekstrom
Vernon Center - Travis Roelofs
Walnut Grove - Jonathon Carter, Katie Xiong
Waseca - Nicole Conway, Kaitlyn Felsheim, Shane Goodlander, Beth Hoffman, Sarah Karsten,
Geralyn Kassel, Rachelle Ohnstad, Susan Pagel, Jonathan Rugger, Christopher Thissen, Brian Thomas, Darrell Ulman
Waterville - Logan Ayers, James Laing, Kevin Lamont, Jordan Lorenz, Kayleigh Qualley
Webster - Tyler Christian
Wells - Jeremy Groskreutz, Lacey Hassing
West Concord - Tracy Clammer
Windom - Rachel Herrig, Gerrica Manteufel
Winnebago - Matt Drown
Winthrop - Weston Anderson, Colton Janicke, Lucas Woods

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 




 

 

South Central College (SCC) is again holding Summer Camps on its North Mankato Campus this June for 8th – 12th graders. The Summer Camps run by SCC instructors are first and foremost fun, but could also be called “Career Camps,” because they expose participants to fields that could someday become careers.

ROBOTICS CHALLENGE CAMP will be held June 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The camp is open to 8th – 12th graders. Participants will work in small groups to design, build and program a robot in one day. This is a great introduction for those who are or want to be on competitive robotics teams. With robotics playing essential role in today’s high-tech manufacturing, the career possibilities in this field are ever increasing. This camp is run by South Central College’s Mechatronics program.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CAMP will be held June 19 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. This camp is open to 10th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will create a real building model from the sketching and design phase, through planning and then building. As a result of this experience, attendees may develop a life-long love of architecture. This camp is run by South Central College Architectural Drafting and Design program.

BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC GUITAR CAMP will be held June 23 - 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The camp is open to 9th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will construct their own solid body electric guitar utilizing electronics, soldering, intonation, woodworking, sanding and finishing techniques. At the end, participants will have their own custom guitar to take home and play. This camp is run by South Central College’s Engineering program.      

South Central College has hosted summer camps since 2008, with subjects updated annually. For more details on this year’s camps, visit southcentral.edu/events/summer-camps-at-south-central-college.html. Registration is through Mankato Community Education and Recreation via their website at mankatocer.com or by calling (507) 387-5501.

The camps are co-sponsored by the South Central Perkins Consortium and Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence and are funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

SCC President and Dean to speak at International Conference and visit German Education Institutions

Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College (SCC) and Marsha Danielson, SCC Dean of Global Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, will present at the International Congress on Vocational Education and Training, which will be held in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spainfrom May 28 – 30. The Spanish government is covering Parker and Danielson’s round trip airfare, as well as all expenses while the two are in Spain.

At the International Congress, Parker and Danielson, along with other industry and education leaders from the U.S., will speak about the Workforce goals and initiatives of the national Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). Parker is co-chair of AMP’s Workforce Workgroup and Danielson serves on the AMP Operations Committee. “We are honored to have been asked to present on the important work of AMP,” said Parker. “During our three days at the International Congress, we also look forward to learning more about other global workforce education practices and exploring international partnerships,” said Parker.

Parker and Danielson are making the most of their European visit by also traveling to Germany from May 21 - 26 to further educational partnerships there, as guests of two German higher education institutions.

They will first visit the Carl-Severing Vocational College for Metal and Electrical Engineering in Bielefeld, Germany to meet with college leadership and sign a Renewed Memorandum of Understanding for the colleges' existing Exchange Program. The Exchange Program enables students, faculty and staff from SCC and Carl-Severing to travel to one another's institutions to build educational, cultural and global awareness.

Parker and Danielson will also visit DEKRA University in Berlin, Germany to meet with officials about a potential partnership between South Central College and the university. SCC’s programs in graphic communications and multimedia technology align particularly well with DEKRA’s programs. Faculty at both SCC and DEKRA have previously reviewed each other’s curriculum, so the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss next steps.

“We are excited by the opportunities these international educational and industry partnerships can bring to our students by broadening their understanding in their field of study, as well as their appreciation for different cultural perspectives and interest in global issues,” said Danielson.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

U.S. Department of Education Official Delivering Commencement Address

South Central College (SCC) will hold its commencement on Thursday, May 15 at the Taylor Center on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus at 1651 Warren Street, Mankato. The commencement includes graduates from South Central College’s campuses in both Faribault and North Mankato, with a celebratory reception from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. in the Lobby near Myers Field House and the Graduation Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in Bresnan Arena.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, Office of Vocational and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. “We are honored to have someone of Mr. Mitsui caliber presenting at our commencement, and our outstanding graduates deserve no less,” said South Central College President, Dr. Annette Parker.

Also present to congratulate the graduates will be Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Trustee David Paskach.

Having the commencement on the campus of SCC’s neighboring MnSCU institution, Minnesota State University, Mankato, will make it possible for an unlimited number of family members, friends and community members to enjoy the event. “We want everyone who wants to congratulate our graduates to be able to do so,” said Parker.    

For complete commencement information including maps, visit http://southcentral.edu/career-a-counseling-center/graduation-2011.html

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 

South Central College (SCC) held its Spring Pinning Ceremony on May 9 for new graduates of the college’s two nursing programs. The formal “Nursing Pinning” ceremony is a welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. As part of this ceremony, the nursing students each hold a lighted lamp as they recite the Nursing (Nightingale) Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles held high in the nursing profession. South Central College has had a Practical Nursing program since 1958 in Faribault and since 1968 in North Mankato. The two year RN program started in 2002. These nursing graduates also have the option to participate in SCC’s college-wide graduation which will be held this year on May 15 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

SCC’s Practical Nursing graduates, whose education has prepared them to serve as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), include:  
Hinda Alin, St. Paul
Jenna Aguillon, Mankato
Jenna Cliff, Waseca
Jessica Eastman, Winnebago
Martha Gesongori, Rochester
Fardos Hassan, Apple Valley
Jessica Heinz, Shakopee
Alyssa Larson, Mankato
Deqa Mohamed, Burnsville
Fadumo Mohamed, Bloomington
Stacy Nelson, Faribault
Beatrice Njiju, Crystal
Naom Okweba, Richfield
Fowzia Omar, Minneapolis
Rael Onkundi, Bloomington
Maureen Onyango, New Hope
Sara Peterson, North Mankato
Katie Piehl, Sleepy Eye
Nicole Raabe, Montgomery
Arron Reuvers, Northfield
Safiya Saida, Saint Paul
Maisie Sarles, Mankato
Sara Swinford, New Ulm
Hanna Yussuf, Bloomington

SCC’s Professional Nursing graduates, whose education has prepared them to serve a Registered Nurse (RN), include:
Katie Adams, Faribault
Benjamin Bachtle, Owatonna
Katherine Bauernfeind, Faribault
Emily Braun, Sleepy Eye
Miranda Carlsten, Mankato
Lucy Esenabhalu, Faribault
Bethany Gangelhoff, North Mankato
Mary Gruber, Owatonna
Amy Hillesheim, Hanska
William Hoekstra, Northfield
Terra Hyytinen, Saint Peter
Sarah Kerich, North Mankato
Amy Leonard, Saint Peter
Traci Little, Dundas
Candus Lunderberg, Saint Peter
Derik Peterson, Saint Louis Park
Candis Rangel, Mankato
Cy Reding, Fairfax
Samantha Riser, New Ulm
David Savord, Northfield
Makayla Schmitz, Mankato
Melissa Shoge, New Ulm
Joe Weller, North Mankato
Holly Wilke, Le Sueur
Nathan Winterhalter, North Mankato
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.