Shawnee Community College

The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
An annual job fair is planned March 15 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The job fair is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Edward M. Smith Center on the college’s main campus. The event, which is open to the public, is being hosted by the Shawnee Community College Career Services...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
Shawnee Community College’s Future Teacher Organization, FTO, sponsored a Saints Read Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, to honor elementary school students who participated in the literacy program for the current school year. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College’s Future Teacher Organization, FTO, sponsored a Saints Read Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, to honor elementary school students who participated in the literacy program for the current school year. Nearly 60 elementary students, ages kindergarten through 6th grade,...
Area residents who are eligible to give blood are asked to be donors during March, which is Red Cross Month. Upcoming blood donation opportunities are scheduled in the area at the following locations and times: Fellowship Baptist Church, 890 Senior Ave., Vienna, March 20, from noon to 6 p.m....
The blues tribute band Small Chance performed at the Mounds Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25. Band members are George Moss, drums; Gerald Long, keyboard; Larry Baldwin, vocals; and Owen Terry, guitar. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Black History Month was celebrated during February at the Mounds Public Library in Mounds. An exhibit showcased African Americans who have made significant contributions to American culture. On exhibit were 36 African Americans who are on U.S. postage stamps.   The displays featured a colored...
Two former area high school athletes are members of the Shawnee Community College softball team this season. Dongola’s Kylie Flores is a sophomore outfielder. Cobden’s Keileigh Britt is a freshman catcher. The Lady Saints are set to open their season at Morthland College in West Frankfort next...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
The Shawnee Community College licensed practical nursing, LPN, program has been ranked third in the State of Illinois, according to PracticalNursing.org.  The program scored an overall 99.19 out of 100, and placed third out of 36 total programs offered throughout the state.  Overall program scores...
Shawnee Community College is joining with community colleges throughout the State of Illinois to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month during February.   Career and Technical Education, CTE, prepares individuals for high-skill, in-demand jobs that further Illinois’ global competitiveness...

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