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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
Year in Review
Amajor change can now be seen on the third floor at SVCC as the
40-
year-old
biology labs
underwent renovation prior to the start
of the fall semester. The new, spacious labs have updated
equipment, modernized learning areas and also house bio
and chemistry instructor offices.
Former
FBI Agent Candice DeLong
presented to
a packed room this spring. She gave audience members an
inside look at life as a woman in the FBI with cases such as
tracking the Uni-bomber, posing as a madam for a call girl
ring and going undercover as a gangster’s moll.
Over 100 SVCC students found out that they could be
leaders as long as they had the right mind set and dedication
during two
Emerging Leaders Conferences
.
Last fall,
Del Suggs spoke on how to manage time and develop
interpersonal skills to reach for any dream. A second
opportunity came in the spring when Ryan
Penneau made each student realize he or she
could be a leader with hands-on workshops
and interactive team exercises.
Forty SVCC employees participated in the
College’s
Get Active program
.
Employees
entered in activity time throughout the year
to earn points toward prizes. The group
worked hard and met goals as they logged a
combined total of 1,500 hours of activity.
CongressmanAdamKinzinger and Congresswoman
Cheri Bustos
visited SVCC to tour the campus along with
the new technology wing and bio labs and also discuss
how to improve and promote higher education.
Woodlawn Arts Academy of Sterling and SVCC
collaborated to debut
Shakespeare in the Park
during the summer of 2012 with “A Midsummer
Night’s Dream.” The production, directed by SVCC
director Anna K. Kurtz, showcased the talents of many
local adult actors with six free performances for the
community to view on the back lawn of Woodlawn. The
show saw over 350 people in attendance.