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July 2015  •  Issue 12
SCC Alumni Network - Connecting Supporters, Colleagues, Faculty & Alumni

Show Your SCC Pride at Upcoming Parades for Special Prizes and Giveaways!

SCC T-ShirtIt’s parade season again and SCC will have a floats in the North Mankato Funs Days parade this Saturday, July 11, and the Bavarian Blast Parade in New Ulm on Sunday, July 19.  The Alumni Network wants all SCC alumni, friends and supporters attending the parades to show their SCC support and pride this year!
South Central College staff will be scouting parade routes for alumni, family and friends.  Your job is to make a sign, wear your SCC hat, or wave your South Central College sweatshirt, and we’ll have special prizes for attendees that show their SCC spirit!!
Show us your SCC spirit this parade season!
The North Mankato Fun Days Parade:
Saturday, July 11th 11:00 am

The Bavarian Blast Parade New Ulm:
Sunday, July 19th at 12:30 pm

Carpentry Program Returning to South Central College Faribault Campus this Fall

Beginning in Fall Semester 2015, college students in South Central Minnesota will again have the opportunity to study Carpentry at South Central College Faribault Campus. The return of the program will help to meet workforce demands of area businesses and provide outstanding employment opportunities for students and graduates.
The SCC Carpentry program’s return is a direct response to the region’s building industry needs.  SCC officials met with approximately 30 leaders from area building and design businesses to discuss how the program could best prepare students with the skills today’s employees need.  Information on this program is available at     
“South Central College is committed to continually evolving our programs and effectively utilizing our resources to best meet the needs of our students and communities,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.  “This focus is core to the mission of every community and technical college, and we take that responsibility very seriously.”
SCC New Program Carpentry

SCC Alumni create Lincoln Community Center Mural

SCC alumni and students recently created and installed a new mural at the Lincoln Community Center in Mankato.  The collaborative community project was initiated about a year and a half ago and the results are fantastic!  Click here for more!

SCC Students return National Champions

Several SCC students participated in the SkillsUSA and brought back some hardware!  Click here.
SkillUSA 2015 National Champions

Life Changing Trip to Africa

South Central College students share their emotional, unforgettable journey through South Africa.  Read about their experiences here.
Life Changing Trip to Africa
Alumni Profile

Culinary Artist!

Lacey Lueth Serves Up Eclectic Eats as Owner of Lola - An American Bistro

Lacey Lueth Alumni ProfileLola - An American Bistro is a 120-seat restaurant in downtown New Ulm, opened in 2009 by SCC graduate Lacey Lueth.  Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with handmade scones, muffins, bakery and an ever-changing menu, the restaurant is the culmination of Lueth’s drive and dedication to her craft.

SCC From the Start
"Cooking was something I was interested in since high school.  The Culinary Arts program at SCC touched on many things.  It allowed me to see the different aspects of the industry and the different opportunities that were available.  That really got my imagination going on what I could be.

When I graduated and actually got into the industry, I knew the terminology, I knew the procedures.  When they’d say, make a stock or prepare a basil chiffonade, I knew what that meant and how to do it.  It helped me start my career."

SCC Day-to-Day
"As a hands-on chef and sole owner, my role can change daily; sometimes I take on many roles.  Some days prepping, many days cooking on the line, booking events, office work, etc.  Thinking back, many of those tasks were things we covered in class, things beyond just culinary.  Things like costing and inventory management.  I recall one of my instructors telling me, when your delivery truck comes, check it in, because there are bound to be times when they short you something and you’re not going to know until it’s too late.  Good advice!

Throughout my career, having the connections to SCC has always helped.  I’ve always been able to get in touch with someone if I have questions.  It has been a great bridge builder for me. "

SCC Memories
"I remember we had a course section on coffee.  At the time, I thought, I am never, ever going to use this.  I didn’t even drink coffee at the time.  And now, coffee is a large part of my business.  So students, pay attention in class because you never know what you’ll need to know!"


News & Events: 

Students + Recognition = Scholarships

South Central College’s North Mankato Campus Foundation will celebrate the success of 272 students on Friday, August 28th. These students will be recognized for their academic achievements, community involvement and dedication to their programs of study. More than $250,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship funding is provided through generous contributions by individuals and businesses that support the Annual Fund Drive held each year by the North Mankato Campus Foundation.

Watch the Alumni Blog for a link to photos from this year’s event! 

Control your Destiny

Do you have a few credits to complete before you obtain your degree?  Did you always intend to take an extra class and just didn't find the time?

Now is your chance!

The registration windows for Fall Semester 2015 is open for all students.

Please click on this link for step by step instructions:
or call SCC to schedule a time to visit campus!

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