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Trae Bernardo Gracia

Congratulations Trae Bernardo Gracia! SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE Scholarship and Character, 2019-2020 Nominated By: George Vicari Trae Bernardo Gracia STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS 2020 – Scholarship and Character SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), 2019-2020 Nominated By: Sue McClure Trae Bernardo Gracia STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS 2020 – Success Center- College Reading & Learning Association …

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SWIC Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Equity Grant for 2022

A $1.2 million Workforce Equity Initiative Grant from the Illinois Community College Board will enable Southwestern Illinois College to continue offering its one-year career training programs in East St. Louis. “We are excited to have another year to work with this population of students and help them change their lives” said Leonard “Gary” Cruise, East …

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SWIC Aviation programs win Spirit of Flight award

Southwestern Illinois College recently won the 2020/2021 Spirit of Flight Award from the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame, the first two-year college to receive the award. Pictured from left, Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Development Bradley Sparks, Aviation Pilot Training Coordinator Keith Mueller and Aviation Maintenance Technology Coordinator Matthew Harter in the AVMT Hangar. …

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SWIC announces apprenticeship initiative designed to pair classroom learning with on-the-job training

Just in time for National Apprenticeship Week 2021, Nov. 15-19, Southwestern Illinois College has earned its certificate of registration in the U. S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Program. As a registered apprenticeship sponsor, SWIC will be able to help employers in the region develop apprenticeship programs to serve their hiring needs with a minimum …

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Conqueror’s Christian Center honored as major donor to the SWIC Soup Program

The Southwestern Illinois College Foundation recently recognized the Conqueror’s Christian Center as a major donor to the SWIC Soup Program that helps feed students in need. From left, SWIC Foundation Executive Director Rena Thoele, Conqueror’s Christian Center Financial Secretary Alice Jackson and SWIC English Professor Tami Hughes. Conqueror’s Christian Center has been a major donor …

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SWIC to stage The Laramie Project Nov. 5-7

Experience the captivating play, “The Laramie Project,” presented by Southwestern Illinois College Division of Arts and Sciences, as it reveals the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Co-directed by SWIC Communication Arts Professors Emily Kelly-Padden and Julie Willis, the 2000 play by Moisés Kaufman and the members …

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Banker Jeanne Dalman of O’Fallon named to the SWIC Foundation Board

Jeanne M. Dalman, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Operations for the First National Bank of Waterloo, has been named to the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation Board. As a board member, she will support the Foundation’s efforts to secure gifts for special educational and cultural activities that are not part of the college budget. …

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Senior Companion Program looking for seniors or caregivers

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely, or are you a caregiver to a senior and in need of a little break? Senior Companions can help! The Senior Companion Program pairs healthy, active people 55 and older with other seniors who otherwise would not be able to live independently. Southwestern Illinois College Programs and …

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SWIC 2021 SkillsUSA PMT National Winners

Southwestern Illinois College students earned bronze medals at the 2021 National SkillsUSA competition held in July. SWIC students, from left to right, include Bryce Griggs of Granite City, Alex MidKiff of Belleville, Billy Laycock of Marine, Philip Culiberk of Maryville, Steven Boss of O’Fallon and Will Andersen of St. Louis.  Laycock, MidKiff and Andersen won …

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