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e Adult Education Department and Project VITAL teamed with the
Sterling Public Library, Girl Scouts of America, e Wallace School
Family Literacy Program and F.U.S.E. to host the first
Children’s Day
at Sterling Public Library. Children’s Day is a holiday celebrated
worldwide to honor children and their welfare. Over 100 children
attended the event to learn about literacy and culture. Each went
away with a bundle of donated books.
SVCC first-year student
Kala Karrow
received a summer
internship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services’ National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to
focus on her studies in medicine. Kala was chosen out of 7,000
applications to be part of the 1,100 summer intern class. She will work
with some of the world’s leading scientists researching neuroimaging,
physical therapy or genetic traits.
Following graduation this year, computer science major
Josh Halstead
headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, for his
summer internship at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak
Ridge National Laboratory. Josh will work in the Center for
Nanophase Materials Science where he will investigate the
mechanisms of alloyed-nanoparticles.
Ten student members of SVCC’s
Association of Latin
American Students
(ALAS) attended the 30th National
USHLI Conference held in Chicago. e purpose of their trip
was to increase their leadership skills to help recruit
minority students to continue education at Sauk
and expand knowledge about the Latino
culture. Students heard nationally
prominent speakers, attended advanced
leadership skills development workshops
and had the opportunity to participate
in an exhibit show which included
employers with internship and
employment opportunities.
2011 graduates of SVCC’s nursing
program achieved an
88 percent pass
rate
in the associate degree nursing (ADN)
program and a
100 percent pass rate
in the LPN
program on the national nursing licensure exam
(NCLEX) on the first try. e state and national pass rate for the ADN
program is 88 percent while the LPN program’s state pass rate is 87 percent and
85 percent at the national level. e 2011 graduates of the radiology program
achieved a
100 percent pass rate
on the JRCERT national exam on the first try
with the national level pass rate at 92 percent.
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