From Blue Storm to Red Sox

Head Baseball Coach Neil Fiala, left, meets up with former Blue Storm baseball player Tom Layne before a recent St. Louis Cardinals game. Layne was in town pitching for the Boston Red Sox.

SWIC Alumni on LinkedIn

Stay up to date with the latest news for alumni on the SWIC Alumni LinkedIn page!

Join the Alumni Program!

The Southwestern Illinois College Alumni Program is the networking connection for all graduates. Whether it was named Belleville Junior College, Belleville Area College or, the current, Southwestern Illinois College, the alumni program wants to keep you connected.

Stay up-to-date with all the news about your community college and reconnect with former classmates. You never know who you might meet at one of the up-coming events.

For more information, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5647.

Join now with our online form.


Check out SWIC Alumni in the News!

  • Granite City policewoman Lizzie Varga is the only female on a SWAT team in the Metro East.
    See more of her story at
  • Impact Strategies President Mark Hinrichs' company is leading the way in technology in construction.
    Read more about Mark's project at
  • Artist Cbabi Bayoc has created a "365 Days of Dad" project. View his artwork at
  • Mother of seven and Roger A. Giannini Memorial Scholarship recipient Belinda Carroll graduated from SWIC this spring. Check out her story in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Got a story to share? We'd love to hear from you! Email

Alumni Scholarship Fund

 Help support a student by giving to our new Alumni Scholarship Fund!

One of our key goals at the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation is to raise scholarship dollars. Donors enjoy getting letters twice a year from the student they sponsor. They know what a wonderful difference their gifts make in the educational life of a student from our region.

Gifts of every size are important! Whether you make a $5, $25, $100 gift or more, you are still making a difference in the future of a student! Your gifts will support the Alumni Scholarship that will be awarded annually to a SWIC student.

Donate online. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call the Foundation Office
at 618-235-2700, ext. 5215.