S A U K V A L L E Y C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E
This spring the SVCC retention office launched the
SVCC Employee/
Student Mentor Program
.
The programmatched SVCC employees with
students wanting support and direction. In its debut semester, the program
had 33 employee volunteers comprised of faculty, staff and administration
and matched 28 of them with students. The pairs met at least twice during
the semester on campus (many several times more) and logged over
40
mentoring hours.
This year the College had the privilege of displaying sections of the
AIDS
memorial quilt
during early winter. Three sections of the 54-ton
handmade tapestry hung over the balcony in the east mall for
students and community members to view.
The Business & Community Education Office hosted
an
OSHA Safety Conference
in early March with over
230
in attendance. Participants selected five sessions
from tracks including constructions, safety, health and
grain with presentations including preventing falls to
accident investigation.
SVCC launched the new, online edition of the student
newspaper,
The Red Tail,”
in February with over 4,000
views in the first month. The newspaper is written and
designed by students and comes out each month in the fall and
spring semesters. To view“The Red Tail,” visit svredtail.com
SVCC students can now have information sent straight to their cellphones
with
text alerts
.
SVCC expanded its emergency text alert system to include
nonemergency alerts such as SVCC news, important dates and events. This is
a free service to anyone wanting more information about SVCC.
The
29
thAnnual Child Fair’s
40
+ community
exhibitors featured hands-on activities and games
for over 1,700 attendees. Children and their
families also watched “Alice inWonderland”
performed by the Emerald City Theater
Group as part of the experience. The
purpose of the Child Fair is to increase
awareness of education and overall
family well-being.
ABCAmeriCorps
of SVCC received
a federal grant from the Corporation for
National and Community Service for 2012-
2015.
Only 29 programs in the state of Illinois
were chosen for this grant. ABC AmeriCorps utilizes
the funding by partnering with education programs and
community based agencies to increase academic and life skills of children,
youth and families in the Sauk Valley.
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