Student with a Perfect ACT enrolls at SWIC

Emilie Hoepker has always made academics a priority in her life, but it was still quite a shock when she received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. Now, she’s headed to Southwestern Illinois College to start her college education. “I was …

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SWIC New Student Orientation set for August

Find out all you need to know to begin your Fall 2019 semester at Southwestern Illinois College! Learn about strategies for success, instructor expectations, student resources and more. All sessions will be held at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. Fall 2019 Semester classes begin Aug. 17. There will be three sessions to choose …

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SWIC to offer in-district tuition rate to out-of-state residents

Good news for St. Louis residents who want to take classes at Southwestern Illinois College: They can pay the same tuition rate as SWIC district residents starting in the Fall 2019 Semester. Residents of Missouri and other states can attend SWIC for only $113 per semester credit…the same rate that residents of Community College District …

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The Schmidt summer art exhibition explores our bodies, the human experience and reminiscent landscapes

Whether looking at oil paintings that examine our complex relationship with our bodies, photographs that explore the human experience or acrylic landscape paintings on found papers, the artists exhibiting work at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center June 13 through July 18, each have a unique vision to showcase. A public reception featuring artist …

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SWIC students elect Dajanae Thomas-Jackson as 2019-20 student trustee

Southwestern Illinois College students have elected Dajanae Thomas-Jackson to serve as their newest representative on the college Board of Trustees. Thomas-Jackson, 20, of East St. Louis, is a full-time student at the Belleville Campus pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree with an emphasis in Speech Communications. She was sworn in at the April 17 SWIC …

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SWIC Technical Education Coordinator honored with local business award

His on-going efforts to bridge the gap between education and careers earned Southwestern Illinois College Industrial Technology Coordinator Mark Bosworth the 2019 Madison County CTE Business Supporter of the Year award. The fifth annual Madison County CTE “Techie” awards were presented at a ceremony May 14 at the Career & Technical Education System office in …

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SWIC students sweep categories at Illinois SkillsUSA competition

Southwestern Illinois College Technical Education students dominated four precision machining categories at the Illinois SkillsUSA challenge in Springfield in April. SWIC won a total of 16 medals in seven categories. The gold medalists are now eligible to compete at the national level. This marks the ninth year in a row that SWIC students have succeeded …

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