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Student wins St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary scholarship

Amanda Burgess, a graduate of O’Fallon Township High School, receives a scholarship from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary, to attend SWIC. Read the story in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Running Start lets high school students get a jump on college

Running Start student Emily Larner will graduate from Collinsville High School and earn an associate degree from SWIC at the same time. Read the Belleville New-Democrat article. Illinois Public Radio shines a spotlight on virtues of SWIC high school Running Start program. Listen to this story on The 21st Show.

Steelworkers boosting tech skills to get back to work

Marketplace reporter Kimberly Adams interviewed SWIC Industrial Technology Coordinator Mark Bosworth about the college’s role in training these workers. Read or listen to this story on Marketplace.

Local college students create firearms-practice targets for sheriff’s department

A recent project by SWIC Technical Education students benefits the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Read the story in The Belleville News-Democrat.

They were on their way to watch a Blues game. Then they saw the burning house and stopped to help.

SWIC student Collin Fenton and his friend Jared Grzywacz saved a woman from certain death. Read the story in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Art, entrepreneurship and education programs help veterans transition to civilian life in St. Louis

SWIC is proud to be a military friendly school and a Best Bet for Vets college. Read or listen to this interview on St. Louis Public Radio.

Group aiming to prevent veteran suicide meets in Belleville

SWIC was host to a state-appointed task force whose goal is to prevent suicides among veterans. Read the story in The Washington Times.

How one of the largest schools in the Metro East got started

KSDK recently featured SWIC as part of its “Show Me St. Louis” segment. The piece features several students and a couple of unique SWIC program features, including the iSTAN patient simulator and the Media Arts Lab.