SCC Success Stories

See what South Central Colelge students and alumni are up to, as well as find information on strategies that help students suceed.

Photo of is Ana Garcia Castellanos in chef's clothing

Hello! My name is Ana Garcia Castellanos, and I am a second-year culinary student. My favorite class is World Cuisine and Cultures because we learned so much about other cultures, their food, and how food is the center of many cultural activities around the world.

I am currently a cook ...

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Brian Mayo has always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. Today Mayo is SCC’s 2021 Outstanding Alumni North Mankato campus honoree. After graduating from St. Peter High School in 1995, he enrolled in the Machine Tool program at South Central College (then South Central ...

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Katrina DeYoung-Harper questioned her decision to go back to school. At the time she was facing many struggles, challenges and uncertainties about her future. Fast forward just over a decade later and she found she was SCC's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Faribaults campus honoree. DeYoung-Harper is a ...

Photo of Summer Engel in chef's clothing

Hi, my name is Summer Engel, and I am a second year Culinary Arts student at South Central College.

My favorite part about this program is how you can use your creativity. The instructors don’t always make you use a recipe they hand out; we are allowed to find are own or change them up ...

Photo of Maisey Auringer in chef's clothing

Hello! My name is Maisey Auringer, and I am a first-year Culinary Arts student. My favorite part of the program is learning about different foods that I have never seen or used before and learning how to cook them. I also really like being able ...

Photo of Linsey Lawton at her welding station

Linsey Lawton took her first welding class in 2016 at Mankato East High School and ever since that first spark, she saw it as a potential career. She became aware of South Central College’s welding program and enrolled to pursue her new goal!

Lindsay pursued the one-semester long ...

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South Central College’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) provides many benefits to students, whether measured in time, money, or both.  The program allows students to receive credit for their knowledge gained in past work, life, or military experiences.

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