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September 2013  •  Issue 2
SCC Alumni Network - Connecting Supporters, Colleagues, Faculty & Alumni

Alumni Update:
Recent SCC Alum Awarded Gold Medallion at SkillsUSA Competition!

Cassandra Dlugiewicz
The winners of the SkillsUSA National Championships were announced at the National Skills and Leadership Conference Awards Ceremony. Cassandra Dlugiewicz (Madelia) was awarded a Gold Medallion for Pin Design. For this category, students present their state-winning pin and artwork, describe its unique qualities, and explain how their design represents their state and why another SkillsUSA member would want to wear it.
 
Dlugiewicz graduated this spring from SCC with an A.A.S. in Graphic Communications. When asked about her first place finish, Dlugiewicz said, “Since this was my first year in SkillsUSA, the whole week was different from anything I'd experienced before. I was nervous going in, but I came out proud of what I accomplished. Winning a gold medallion in a national competition completely validated my career and education choices. I had the best instructors at SCC. My success is just as much theirs as it is mine.”

Department Updates!

New Multimedia Technology Program Generating Excitement!

The Multimedia Technology program at South Central College is a fast-paced technology and culture-driven major. The mission of the Multimedia Technology program is to provide students with design and software foundations that will enable them to develop fundamental skills using animation, graphics, illustration, videography, photography and user interactivity. Using a project-oriented approach, the Multimedia Technology program aims to develop and nurture the required creativity, passion and industry knowledge.
 
Students enrolled in this program benefit from:
  • Receiving personalized attention
  • Working in current computer labs
  • Creating and designing original works using graphics, video, photography, sound and animation
  • Developing communication, management, and analytical skills
  • Being involved with real-world community projects
  • Learning design theory and interacting with the latest multimedia authoring software
  • Designing and launching their own multimedia project individually, as part of a team, and/or complete an internship within the media field
  • Producing a portfolio
South Central College’s AS degree in Multimedia Technology provides a seamless transfer of credits in a partnership with Bethany Lutheran College to work toward a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts.
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News & Events: 

North Mankato Campus Foundation Awards over $200,000 in Scholarships to South Central College Students!

SCC Scholarship Recipients

North Mankato, MN - South Central College’s North Mankato Campus Foundation celebrated the success of 262 students on Friday, September 6th. These students were recognized for their academic achievements, community involvement and dedication to their programs of study. More than 500 individuals joined in the celebration of the scholarship achievement as over $200,000 in scholarships were 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.
 
“We are fortunate to live in a region where education has always been important, but the commitment to the scholarship program is another great example of the support that exists for our region’s dynamic future,” said Tami Reuter, Executive Director of the SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation. 
 
“The donor’s belief in our student’s unlimited potential and the student’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for learning coupled with relevant, engaged faculty and the committed leadership of the Foundation board makes this program possible,” said Reuter.

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Summer of Sixty-Two

Remember When?

December 6, 1990

On December 6, 1990, Chief Ernest Wabasha participated in a dedication ceremony in Heritage Hall, which commemorated a painting by SCC's first Commercial Art instructor, Rod Furan. “Summer of Sixty-Two” depicts a Dakota Indian hunting party on the banks of the Minnesota River during the summer of 1862.

About the Artist
Rod Furan was the first Commercial Art instructor for South Central College. He was hired in the spring of 1968, with the charge of writing the curriculum for a completely new approach to teaching Commercial Art. He began the new program that fall, and continued teaching until there was a need for his family to move to a warmer climate in April of 1979. Rod Furan is an accomplished commercial and fine artist with more than fifty years of professional experience. Today, he specializes in oil and acrylic paintings depicting the traditions of the American West. Rod’s work has been presented in shows and galleries throughout the U.S. 
 
A limited supply of signed and numbered prints are available at the Blue Earth County Historical Society and South Central College Bookstore. 
The full-color reproduction measures 18” x 24”.
SCC Alumni Network In Collaboration With: South Central College Foundation North Mankato
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