Southeastern Community College

State to Cover ½ the Cost
10:30 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

SCC Must Use Own Money for Building

SCC's Emergency Response Training Center

Southeastern Community College will need to spend some of its own money to add on to one of its facilities.

The college wants to add some classroom and lab space at the site of its Emergency Response Training Center in Fort Madison.  It is located along Ortho Road roughly one mile from Fort Madison Community Hospital.

SCC planned to pay for the construction of a new building with state money.  The college is eligible for roughly $700,000 over two fiscal years.

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School Searching For New President
11:09 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

SCC Vice President Resigning

Southeastern Community College will soon have to fill another vacancy in a key position.

Dr. Phil Thomas has informed the college that he is resigning effective August 15.  He has served as Vice President for Teaching and Learning for the last two years.

Thomas has not identified his new employer as its Board has not yet voted on his appointment.  He expects a public announcement to be made after May 25.

Thomas sent an email to faculty and staff on Wednesday that said he would stay with SCC through a visit by the Higher Learning Commission August 13-14.

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Combines Education & Job Training
9:39 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Keokuk Re-Engagement Center to Open Soon

Janet Fife-LaFrenz

The Keokuk Re-Engagement Center could be up and running within a few weeks.  It will be located on Southeastern Community College’s local campus.

The goal of the center is to combine education and job training.

The Region 16 Workforce Investment Board has been directly involved in the development of the center. 

Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says it will allow individuals who are seeking a GED to also gain certification in one of 15 specialized fields.  They include carpentry and auto repair.

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Simone At College For 6 1/2 Years
12:13 am
Tue April 10, 2012

SCC President To Retire

Southeastern Community College President Beverly Simone used last night’s Board of Trustees meeting to announce her retirement after 6 1/2 years with the college.

She emailed a copy of her statement from the meeting to college employees Monday night.

In it, Simone, who turns 66 this summer, says with many of her close friends retired and her family out of the area,she will retire this summer.  She says she will work with the Board of Trustees to determine a mutually agreeable date.

Simone will serve as President until her retirement takes effect.

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Also Seeking New Students
11:13 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

SEIA Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics conducted national adult literacy assessments in both 1992 and 2003. 

They were designed to judge literacy proficiency for the nation and for large sub-groups.

The results showed that 14 percent of the adults did not have more than the most simple of literacy skills.

Paula Faulkner says she is seeing examples of this in her role as volunteer literacy coordinator for Southeastern Community College.

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