Alumni & Foundation
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Two individuals were named 2013 Distinguished Alumni by the SCC Alumni Association and SCC Board of Trustees: Greg Smith, a 1987 SCC West Burlington graduate and principal of Fort Madison High School, and Kathy Gabel, a 1981 & 1984 graduate of the SCC Keokuk Campus and owner of Advanced Home Health Care. Both individuals presented keynote addresses at their respective graduation locations following 5 p.m. hors d'oeuvres receptions.
Randy Winegard (SCC BurlingtonCampus 1967 AA) and Cathy Richardson (SCC Keokuk Campus 1988 A.A., 1992 A.D.N.) were recognized at separate graduation events as the 2012 Southeastern Community College Distinguished Alumni. Winegard is the President and CEO of Winegard Company in Burlington, Iowa and he is the majority stock holder in Great River Entertainment, Huckleberry Entertainment and Catfish Bend Casino. Richardson, a registered nurse, went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University in 1995. She is a certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and recently retired from Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems, Iowa Division, in Keokuk as a First Aid Supervisor, Workers’ Compensation Administrator, and Wellness Coordinator. She lives in Montrose, Iowa.
Nominations for Distinguished Alumnis Awards are due annually on August 1 and considered by the SCCAA Board at the October meeting. Recommendations are taken to the SCC Board of Trustees' November meeting for confirmation. See a list of SCC's Distinguished Alumni awardees since the award's inception in 1997.
Online nominations can be submitted at any time before the next annual deadline of 4:30 p.m. on August 1. Questions? Contact the SCCAA Executive Director at 319.208.5065 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't get left out in the rough in 2013! Click here, call 319-208-5062 or send an email to email@example.com NOW to reserve a team spot for the 18th annual event scheduled for July 19, 2013 (always the 3rd Friday in July)! This 4-person, best shot event includes beverages, hole games, raffle prizes, and a great dinner by Aggies on the Green. Sponsorships make the biggest difference, so please sign up to sponsor our beverage carts, golf carts, teams, holes and flags!
At the 2012 event, thirty seven teams and several hundred generous donors helped net $10,231 for alumni scholarships, college mini-grants and Distinguished Alumni Awards at the 17th Annual SCC Alumni Association Golf Outing on Friday, July 20, 2012. Congratulations to the winners in all three flights! As in most years, the weather cooperated by maxing out in the high 80's, making the event's 148 golfers very happy We can also happily report a record number of flag and team sponsors and a team waiting list for the fourth year in a row!
On Wednesday, May 1 at Pzazz Event Center, attorney and planned giving expert, Johni Hays, JD, VP of Thompson & Associates, presented essential estate planning and ethics information to nearly 100 individuals, including professionals (attorneys, insurance agents, bankers, accountants, CPAs and financial advisors - who could elect to earn credits!), area residents, and SCC and Notre Dame employees at Financial Fitness II. The 8 - 11:30 AM for Professionals: Planned Giving & Ethics Seminar was followed by a 1 - 4 PM for the Public: Seven Secrets to Enhancing & Protecting Your Wealth seminar for the public. This session repeated from 5-7 PM at no charge for SCC and Notre Dame school employees.
The biggest lesson learned: To avoid unnecessary income or inheritance taxes, engage an attorney now to create or update your will and KEEP it updated!
Thank you to our generous sponsors: GOLD: Two Rivers Bank & Trust; SILVER: US Bank & Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust; and BRONZE: SCC/Dr. Michael Ash, Ben Heckart-IEA Wealth, and Farmers Savings Bank.
For more information about Financial Fitness II, contact the SCC Foundation Office at 319-208-5065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCC Alumni Association (SCCAA) and alumni Michael and Joanne Pratt came to a mutually wonderful agreement recently: the Pratts needed a home for their former Old Towne Touring Trolley that formerly rolled through the historic streets of Fort Madison and the SCCAA needed a trolley!
This substantial partial donation could not have come at a better time! For several years, the SCCAA Board had been contemplating plans to build a trolley that could be used to ferry alumni and other patrons attending fairs and festivals at SCC's campuses and centers and in communities throughout southeast Iowa, west central Illinois and northeast Missouri. The Pratts' December 2012 move to Florida presented an interesting opportunity - SCC and the CCFSA Board would provide a loving, covered home for their beloved trolley (once part of the Mark Twain historic tours in Hannibal, MO) and SCCAA could start putting their marketing message on wheels. It was a match made in heaven!
The SCCAA will partner with area festival and parade organizers to transport patrons around event venues while promoting higher education programming at Southeastern Community College. After a new set of decals and tires, the trolley will be ready for business later this spring.
Individuals with a driver's license to haul a 16-passenger+ vehicle are eligible to apply to drive the SCC trolley. (Alum Gary McPherson is the first to sign up! Thanks, Gary!) Festivals and fairs at which the trolley will be available to participate will be posted on this site in the coming months. Interested persons may contact Becky Rump at 319-208-5065 or at email@example.com.
View the current edition of the Vision Online, the magazine for Friends and Alumni of Southeastern Community College. Click here.
Download the Vision print version.
See previous issues of Vision: http://www.scciowa.edu/about/alumni_found/vision_archive.html
The first issue of SCC Foundation Update is available here.
The next SCC Foundation donor/scholarship reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013. While all recipients are required to attend or send a delegat, it is a wonderful opportunity for recipients and donors to meet and to share sentiments over great food.
The event held on September 27, 2012 drew over 230 scholarship recipients and their donors to t the SCC Loren Walker Arena in West Burlington. It was the first such recognition event since 2001. With a glittering ceiling tent comprised of red and black mylar streamers and festive black and red table decorations, the "gym" was transformed into a thing of beauty...in as much as that is possible. Location aside, the event proved to be a wonderful opportunity for students to express their gratitude in person and for SCC staff to put faces with names.
SCC Foundation chair, Terri Dowell, gave a special presentation to 2012 donors, Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson. Their early 2012 gift of 12 renewable scholarships of up to $2,000 each to career & technical students started the year off with a bang. Matteson recipients and their families filled five tables at the reception.
Particular mention was made of the donors who had traveled the farthest, Seattle residents Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dimond, who had established two scholarships for his parents, Andrew and Vera Dimond. One of the longest running funds was established in 1989 by long-term Burlington residents, Irvin and Ruth Stein; their full-tuition scholarships for nursing students fill an important need. Mildred Tenglin, now in her 90's, was in attendance to honor her late husband andn welding professional, Gunnar Tenglin. She established a Welding scholarship in his memory, and also a GED testing fee assistance fund in memory of her brother, Ray Johnson. The donors of the newest endowed scholarship, Moudy and Sharon Scholl Nabulsi, were also in attendance. Moudy serves as both a college trustee and member of the SCC Foundation. All donors and recipients in attendance were honored. Click here for a current donor list.
Here's a "tweet" for ya! A Birdies for Charity pledge provides a painless way to support the SCCAA. All it takes is a pledge of 1¢ or more per birdie to be made by the pros at the 2014 John Deere Classic in Moline, IL. If you guess the number of birdies the pros make in 2014, you might win a car or one of 500 other great prizes! If you choose to complete the form and return it to SCCAA (1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655), JDC's Birdies for Charity staff will invoice you next July 2013! And, 100% of the paid pledge dollars come back to the SCCAA! It's a real win-win for all!
During the month of February 2013, the SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter will celebrate its 6th anniversary. To continue the celebration, we are asking you to share a memory, story or a special thought about your nursing program experience. Had a favorite instructor or clinical instructor? Had a funny experience? Share with us. We want to hear about it! You can either post it on the SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter facebook page or send an email to Diane Aliprandi, Chair of the SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org who will post it for you! Help us celebrate YOU!!!
"Bringing nurses of all ages together to benefit each other, the nursing profession and the community"
The 4th fun/fundraiser ride in memory of the late SCC Science instructor Dan Ring attracted lots of hardy riders at its the morning of Saturday, September 22 thanks to the tireless organizers of SCC employees Kim Tracy, Pam Peterson and Brian McAtee, and Gary Szymula of Bike Burlington! Three rides were available: the ice cream ride, the 15 mile city perimeter ride and the 50 mile country ride. More than $2,500 was raised for the SCC Foundation Dan Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing scholarship fund! The 2013 ride is set for Saturday, September 21. Click here for the registration form used in 2012 - 2013's will be "up" soon.
For the second year in a row, patrons of the arts watched artists in action at SCC's art studios during the 2012 Southeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2012. Students, alumni and faculty in the three Art studios at both SCC campuses hosted visitors. Participants viewed the beautifully renovated West Burlington Art Gallery, and took self-guided or guided tours of the 123 works in the permanent art collection at SCC's West Burlington Campus. Click here to see some of the works in the collection. SCC continues to seek art donations from Iowa artists or artists with an Iowa connection. Click here to donate art works to SCC. Click here to join the SCC Art Collectors Club. For more information, contact Becky Rump at 319.208.5065 or email@example.com.
Ever notice the MILES of unadorned wall space at SCC's many sites?? Here's your chance to help us create a lovely, inspiring and educational permanent art collection at SCC. Join the SCC Art Collectors Club now until June 30, 2011 and you'll be considered a CHARTER member! Of your $100 fee ($200 for couples; students are free), 75% will go toward art acquisitions and 25% will be used for arts programming.
Iowa artists or artists with a connection to Iowa are encouraged to contribute work. Click here to preview the walking art tour map. Recognition and acknowledgement include a charitable contribution, a listing on the SCC flickr webpage and a name plate next to the displayed work. Please direct questions to Becky Rump at 319.208.5065, firstname.lastname@example.org or John Bybee at 319.759.9606 or email@example.com.
SCC alumni artists are encouraged to join the new SCC Alumni Fine Arts Chapter! Alums Julian Menke, Tim Van Ginkel and Serena Stevens have launched a facebook page and initiated the first annual alumni show in the SCC WB Art Gallery in February 2012. A show of UNCLAIMED, UNFRAMED & UNTITLED works by previous Keokuk Campus art students is currently on display on the new "art wall gallery" in the Keokuk Campus cafe. To find out what's happening with the Chapter and to enter artwork into next year's shows, go to the group's facebook page. To join the SCC Alumni Fine Arts Chapter, check out the brochure. Watch here, too, for more details. Interested? Call 319.208.5065 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The talents of The Free Tenors, Dr. Tim Ahern, Roger Hatteberg & Terry Strother and accompanist Leigh Pirtle, were enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd on Friday, November 19, 2010 at The Grand Theater in Keokuk. The event raised money for SCC Foundation scholarships. This was their third concert performance benefitting the SCC Foundation, but their first concert in Keokuk. Check out their concert on YouTube.
Lovely packets of 10 note cards and envelopes unveiled at the 2011 Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale feature original art work by five SCC students and one SCC art faculty member. They sell for $10 per packet and all proceeds go to the SCC Foundation! Participating students include Kim Boomershine, Katie Cole, Abby Darbyshire, Jennifer Stutzman and Julie Foster. Art Faculty member Cathleen Gordon oversaw the students' work and contributed art work as well. To buy cards, complete the purchase form and submit to email@example.com or mail to Becky Rump, SCC Foundation, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655.
The Southeastern Community College Foundation was established in 1982 to attract, manage and disburse contributions for the support of Southeastern Community College. Areas in which assistance will be rendered include, but are not limited to:
The SCC Foundation provides an opportunity to invest in the development of our regional workforce and gives the gift of a quality education to many who otherwise could not afford this important advantage. Telling us about you Planned Gift makes you a member of our Legacy Society. Gifts of all kinds are listed in the Foundation's annual report in the SCC VISION newsletter.
For students who have additional financial or job placement needs, or who need help with preparing their taxes, go to http://www.strengthenruraliowa.org/iportal/index.html.
The Southeastern Community College Alumni Association (SCCAA) was formed in 1991. Membership is open to anyone who has completed a 3 credit hour course at SCC or one if its predecessor institutions. The SCCAA Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement:
"...to encourage lifelong interest in Southeastern Community College by its alumni and friends by creating an atmosphere which promotes positive feelings and interactions between the college and its alumni through a variety of actions, events, services, and communication."
Help yourself AND SCC by joining the SCCAA! See HOW on the left side of this page! Or, call 319.208.5065 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're waiting to hear from YOU!
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