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April 2014  •  Issue 5
SCC Alumni Network - Connecting Supporters, Colleagues, Faculty & Alumni

Alumni Update: 

Best of the Best!
Congratulations Todd Huxford!

Todd Huxford
Todd Huxford, SCC Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) instructor and SCC Alumnus, was recently selected as the Minnesota SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Advisor of the Year. He was awarded this distinguished honor at the MN SkillsUSA State Competition awards ceremony event held on March 30th.

As a SkillsUSA advisor for SCC, Huxford serves students of this institution, but has also made significant contributions to the success of SkillsUSA at the state and national level. He has been an advisor for the past 24 years.

Huxford believes the SkillsUSA program is invaluable in helping position SCC students for future success. In addition to the guidance he provides these students as an advisor, his national involvement also helps him create valuable relationships with industry partners. “Through SkillsUSA I have had the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders from whom we have gained knowledge and resources, as well as key contacts for employing our students,” said Huxford.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, while helping each student excel. South Central College is one of 29 Minnesota community and technical colleges participating in SkillsUSA.

Graphic Communications Students Show Off Their Work!

Students in SCC’s Graphic Communications program will put their work on display for the program’s annual spring portfolio. Students, faculty, industry professionals, as well as friends and families are invited to attend the event. Led by instructors Gale Bigbee and Kevin McLaughlin, students display a variety of work from creative movie posters to label designs, brochures and more. Fifteen students have work for public review.
Graphic Arts Showcase
Thursday, April 17th
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the John Votca Conference Center
Refreshments will be served

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Department Updates

Architectural Drafting and Design:
Cutting Edge Program,
Real World Skills

Architectural Drafting
Students who have a passion for design, drawing and detailing commercial buildings will do well with an Architectural Drafting and Design degree from South Central College. This hands-on learning gives students the opportunity to apply real-world skills with the latest technology, putting them in high demand in today’s professional work force.

Architectural Drafting and Design prepares students for application of basic building engineering principles and technical skills in support of architects, engineers and planners engaged in designing and developing commercial buildings.

Instruction includes commercial design, 3D modeling and drafting in the following areas: architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural. Graduates will be prepped for nationally recognized "Green" certification(s) LEED Green Associate.

News & Events: 

Celebrating the Spirit of Achievement

A Benefit for South Central College Students and Programs

The Spirit of Achievement
Join us for The Installation Ceremony of Dr. Annette Parker, South Central College President.

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South Central College
Offering Great Programs for Area Students!

Summer Camps at SCC
Summer will be here eventually and South Central College is again offering great summer programs for area high school students.

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Keep an eye out for our next alumni postcard to be mailed soon! It will feature Bonnie Barrer (Sales and Marketing, 1981), Director of Sales and Marketing, Gillette Pepsi, Inc. 

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Bonnie Barrer

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Mankato Technical College Sign

Remember When?

Mankato Technical Institute became Mankato Technical College
On August 1, 1989 officially the name changed for all of the state’s post-secondary vocational schools from Minnesota’s technical institutes to technical colleges.
Mankato Technical College Sign Covered
The college unveiled its new sign at a ceremony recognizing the name change. “The name change is a positive step in student’s eyes,” said Monica Pinske, President of the Mankato Technical College Student Senate. “The name ‘institute’ always had negative overtones.” At the ceremony it was stated the main reason for the name change is to “enhance the competitiveness of our graduates,” said Joe Graba, Director of Vocational Education “Without this change, our graduates are at a disadvantage when going into the job market with an ‘institution’ diploma instead of a ‘college’ diploma.”

Those in front of the sign are Joe Graba, Director of Vocational Education; Monica Pinske, Student Senate President; Representative Sal Frederick and President John Votca.
SCC Alumni Network In Collaboration With: South Central College Foundation North Mankato
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