John Blomenkamp sworn in as new SWIC trustee

5/9/2017 10:29:58 AM

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The Southwestern Illinois College Board of Trustees welcomed one new board member and bid a fond farewell to another. Newly elected Trustee John Blomenkamp was sworn in at the May 1 Board of Trustees meeting to replace Kenneth R. Joseph, who retired from the board after 22 years of service to the college.

Blomenkamp, 50, will serve on the Board of Trustees’ Planning and Policy committee.

He owns and operates a farm where he raises hay and has a 60-head cow/calf herd. He also owns a horse boarding service and a small construction company.

Blomenkamp served on the Freeburg Grade School District 70 Board of Education for 12 years including four years as president. He also served on the Freeburg Grade School Education Foundation.

He is a graduate of Freeburg High School and a 1986 graduate of then Belleville Area College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice. He graduated from the BAC Police Academy Session in 1991.

Blomenkamp and his wife, Deanna, live in Freeburg. He has two daughters, Kathryn and Emilie Blomenkamp, and a stepson, Brock Schoenbeck (Whitney); plus two grandchildren, Kaden and Oliver Schoenbeck.

For more information, contact SWIC Secretary to the Board of Trustees Beverly Fiss at 618-235-2700, ext. 5247.