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A Y E A R I N R E V I E W
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Student Support Services
at SVCC had 60 students graduate
this year with many transferring to schools such as University
of Illinois and Northern Illinois University to major in areas
including engineering, education, psychology, criminal justice
and healthcare. Ninety-four percent of SSS students held good
academic standing as they utilized services including tutoring,
study skill workshops and study groups.
SVCC was named a “
Military-Friendly School
” by G.I. Jobs
Magazine based on criteria of academics, financial benefits,
flexibility, military student enrollment and support. e
College was ranked in the top 20% of all colleges and
universities nationwide for its services to veterans which
includes counseling assistance for veterans and the campus
club, Student Veterans Organization.
SVCC’s 2012
health pinning ceremony
recognized
75 individuals’ completion in the radiology and
nursing areas. e 2012
commencement
recognized
524 degree completions including student commencement
speaker, Karen Newman. Tom Demmer, Republican
candidate for the 90th State House District, gave a
compelling commencement address as he motivated
graduates to not just work hard but to get involved outside
of the classroom. e ceremony also awarded this year’s
Outstanding Alumni Award to Kristina Nystrom for her success
in the radiology field.
Graphic Design USA magazine honored SVCC’s Graphic Designer
Jenny Bumba with three
2012 American Inhouse Design Awards
in
the categories of viewbook, invitation and posters.
SVCC was chosen to host the ground breaking ceremony for the
new 900 mile network that will affect more than 500 community
institution as well as 280,000 households and 16,000 businesses
within nine counties. e
iFiber network
, funded by a $68.5
million NTIA BTOP grant, will increase speed and accessibility
to technology services within not-for-profit institutions such as
community colleges, K-12 schools, universities, healthcare facilities,
libraries and government facilities.
e
Student Leadership Academy
at SVCC held in February, March and April put its high
school participants in the seat of a leader. e fieen high school participants from across the
district organized a leadership day for over 60 fih grade students as their final project. Each
high school student went away with a better understanding of careers, higher education and
the importance of leadership skills.
e SVCC Business Office worked with the
Whiteside and Lee/Ogle County Public
Transportation
to provide bus passes to students, paid through financial assistance, to ensure
that transportation is available for everyone.