April 2022 - Southwestern Illinois College

SWIC Police Academy Session 146 Graduates

Police Academy Graduates — The Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy recently celebrated the graduation of Session 146. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. It is one of only seven police academies in Illinois.

Graduates in alphabetical order include:

  • Nolan R. Beggs of the Centralia Police Department
  • Gianna B. Bivona of the Quincy Police Department
  • Daniel E. Boles of the Metamora Police Department
  • Joshua G. Brandenburg of the Greenup Police Department
  • Tory J. Bridgeforth of the Dixmoor Police Department
  • Emily R. Briley of the Collinsville Police Department
  • Bryce C. Bumphrey of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Louis M. Butz of the Moline Police Department
  • Levi J. Cox of the SIU Edwardsville Police Department
  • Brian A. Cunningham of the Franklin Police Department
  • Seth A. Davis of the Petersburg Police Department
  • Colin L. Dearing of the Creve Coeur Police Department
  • Michael A. Dodson of the Centralia Police Department
  • Cassidy A. Dunavan of the Mcleansboro Police Department
  • Jacob D. Fenton of the Montgomery Police Department
  • Darren M. Finley of the Silvis Police Department
  • Jordan S. Frerker of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Justin D. Gaither of the Brooklyn Police Department
  • David C. Geesey of the Savanna Police Department, winner of the Most Improved over all in Physical Fitness Award
  • Tyler J. Gholson of the Minooka Police Department
  • Mitchell D. Gray of the Marquette Heights Police Department
  • Raymond M. Groves of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jennifer L. Guerrero of the Moline Police Department
  • Cody R. Hand of the Anna Police Department
  • James A. Harp of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrick W. Hayes of the Knoxville Police Department
  • Jason M. Herren of the Pike County Police Department
  • Luke J. Hildebrand of the Sherman Police Department
  • Trevor D. Hodge of the Morris Police Department
  • Tyler R. Hughes of the Leland Grove Police Department
  • Devin S. Jackson of the Mt. Vernon Police Department
  • Paulina K. Jalowiec of the Glendale Heights Police Department
  • Christopher Jansen of the Centralia Police Department
  • Dakota W. Jenkins of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Darius R Johnson of the Dixmoor Police Department
  • Kailey L. Johnson of the Silvis Police Department
  • Patrick S. Jolly of the New Baden Police Department
  • Olivia R. Jones of the Fairview Heights Police Department
  • Dakota A. Josten of the West Frankfort Police Department
  • Brian P. Joy of the Collinsville Police Department
  • Colton G. Juelfs of the Valmeyer Police Department
  • Robert S. Kemper of the Paris Police Department
  • Jared T. King of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, winner of the Best Overall in Fitness Award and Southern Illinois Police Chiefs Association Most Outstanding Office Award.
  • Rachel A. King of the Zeigler Police Department
  • Robert A. Ladove of the Carbondale Police Department
  • Guadalupe Lopez of the Minooka Police Department
  • Mitchell M. Malone of the Carmi Police Department
  • Aaron M. Matyas of the Venice Police Department
  • Noah R. Mayes of the Williamsville Police Department
  • Ryne M. McCoy of the Carbondale Police Department
  • Carter J. Meister of the Fairbury Police Department, winner of the Academic Award
  • Heath X. Milan of the Knoxville Police Department
  • Shiquita D. Morales of the Shiloh Police Department
  • Garrett E. Morhardt of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brian T. Morris of the Caseyville Police Department
  • Sergio Perez Lamas, Jr. of the SWIC Police Department
  • Brendan S. Peterson of the Maryville Police Department
  • Jace S. Poskevich of the SIU Carbondale Police Department, winner of the Southern Illinios Police Chiefs Association Most Outstanding Officer Award.
  • Casie L. Price of the Morris Police Department
  • Jacob M. Quillen of the El Dorado Police Department
  • Bryan J. Ramirez of the South Beloit Police Department
  • Caleb J. Reed of the Mt. Vernon Police Department
  • Logan A. Rhodes of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jailon C. Rush of the Mt. Vernon Police Department
  • Justin L. Sailliez of the West Frankfort Police Department
  • Javier Sanchez of the Morris Police Department
  • Kenyon A. Sanders of the Venice Police Department
  • Shannon M. Sayers of the Shiloh Police Department
  • Anna M. Schneidewend of the Morris Police Department
  • Christopher J. Seders of the Steeleville Police Department
  • Tanner D. Selph of the Mount Olive Police Department
  • Gino D. Serra of the Leland Grove Police Department
  • Michael D. Shewmaker of the O’Fallon Police Department
  • Devin R. Sims of the Brooklyn Police Department
  • Tyler E. Smith of the Douglas County Police Department, winner of the Defense Tactics Award
  • Brandon F. Smythe of the Grayville Police Department
  • Austin R. Stroud of the Henry County Police Department
  • Paige A. Swisher of the SIU Edwardsville Police Department
  • Kaylan N. Talley of the Leland Grove Police Department
  • Trenton L. Taylor of the Richland County Police Department
  • Tyler A. Tharp of the Woodriver Police Department
  • Jasmine M. Toliver of the Carbondale Police Department
  • Trey S. Wade of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
  • Dallas C. Wakeland of the Aledo Police Department
  • Thomas J. Walker of the Streator Police Department
  • Travis E. Walker of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jesse S. Williams of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Corbin B. Winans of the Bethany Police Department
  • Brett L. Winegarner of the Centralia Police Department
  • Trevor A. Wuebbles of the Pinckneyville Police Department
  • Michael J. Wulf of the Fairview Heights Police Department
  • Sean K. Yates of the Bunker Hill Police Department
  • Samuel M. Zaerr of the Pittsfield Police Department, class president
  • Evan J. Zeller of the Alton Police Department
  • Kyle A. Zurek of the Itasca Police Department

SWIC student wins Head of the Class award for HVAR skills

Hard work and dedication have paid off for a Southwestern Illinois College Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration student.

Isaac Sinn of Coulterville was chosen by the college’s HVAR program for the Head of Class award. Presented by tool supplier, Malco, the award recognizes perfect attendance, class participation and a willingness to learn. Sinn was recommended for the award by instructors.

“This is a great program with great instructors,” Sinn said. “I’m gaining a lot of knowledge in the program and earning a degree will be beneficial in starting my career.”

Sinn is pursuing his Associate in Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

“He’s a really dedicated student,” said HVAR Program Coordinator Keith Otten. “We’re very proud of the work he’s doing in the program and he’s a great example for other students.”

SWIC offers a two-year, 72-semester-credit Associate in Applied Science degree and a one-year, 45-semester-credit certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

 For more information on the SWIC HVAR program, call Otten at 618-931-0600, ext. 5175 or visit swic.edu/havr.

SWIC to feature local professors at a chamber music recital 

If you’d like to hear the voices of past and present Southwestern Illinois College Concert Choir members performing together, now’s your chance.

The Choir and alumni will perform Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m., at the Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., in Belleville. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor of Music Andy Jensen, DMA, will conduct the performance, with piano accompaniment by Gail Long.

“After a decade teaching at SWIC (and a world-altering pandemic) I’m feeling very nostalgic and reflective,” Jensen said. “This concert is filled with songs our choirs have performed over the past ten years and has brought together over 50 students and alumni for a weekend of friendship and music.”

The concert will include music by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Kim André Arnesen, John Leavitt and Emma Lou Diemer, to name a few.

For more information about the SWIC Music department, visit swic.edu/music.

Save lives, donate blood at SWIC Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses

Save the lives of up to three people by donating blood during the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave; and April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, History Room, 4950 Maryville Road.  

“We need every donation we can get in order to maintain the supply in our region,” said College Activities and Student Life Director Amy Brockman. “Your donation truly will make a difference. We hope to see you!”

All types of blood are needed, especially O Positive. If you do not know your blood type, you can find out when you donate.

To donate you must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. If you are 16 years old and wish to donate in Illinois, you need a permission form signed by your parent or guardian. New donors should bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license or a state ID.

Individuals are encouraged to set an appointment time, but walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated as quickly as possible.

All presenting donors will receive light refreshments and a place to rest briefly following their donation.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5561, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5561. 

Home Brite Ace Hardware

Company: Hardware Store

Wait time:

4 M

Price range:

$$$

Time spent:

20 M

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Belleville (618) 233-4466 400 N. Illinois St, Belleville  

Hours:

Monday 7:30 am7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am7:00 pm
Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa / Debt

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

High level

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only / Pet friendly

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided / Family restrooms

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

No

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Up to you

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

No

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Susie’s Restaurant

Cuisine : Comfort food

Wait time:

20 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

2 Hr

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
 Red Bud, IL 62278 (618) 282-3800 133 E Market St, Red Bud, IL 62278

Hours:

Monday  
Tuesday  
Wednesday  
Thursday  
Friday – Saturday  
Sunday  

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash, Card, Visa ,Debt / Check / Cash only

Parking

Private lot / Bike parking lot

Noise Level

High level / Normal / Low

Wi-Fi

Yes / no

Accessible

Wheelchair, blind, deaf / no

Pets

Service Animals Only / Pet friendly / pet friendly outdoors

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided / not provided / Employee’s only / Family restrooms

Student Discounts

No / yes / NA

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes / no / adult only

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes /No/ Up to you

Outdoor Seating

Open / Closed

Curbside pickup

No/ Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft / No

Temperature checks

Yes/ No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open / Closed

Sanitizer

Bring your own / Provided

Staff wears masks

Yes / No

La Bella Rosa Boutique

Cuisine : Women’s clothing store

Wait time:

5 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

20 M

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Columbia, IL 62236 1(314) 440-0039 109 N Main St, Columbia, IL 62236

Hours:

Sunday – Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM
Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday  11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash, Card, Visa ,Debt / Check / Cash only

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

no

Accessible

Wheelchair, blind, deaf

Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Bright Diamond home health

Company: Health

Wait time:

30 M

Price range:

$$$

Time spent:

2 HR

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
St. Louis, MO 63108
Academy
314-499-7550
5261 Delmar Blvd
Ste 216

Hours:

Monday N/A
Tuesday N/A
Wednesday N/A
Thursday N/A
Friday N/A
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa / Debt

Parking

No Private lot

Noise Level

High level / Normal / Low

Wi-Fi

no

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf / Home assistance

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

not provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

no

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

no

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

No outdoor

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

No

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

No sit-down

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Chester Walmart Pharmacy

Company: Superstore

Wait time:

5 – 10 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

10 – 15 M

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Chester, IL 62233 (618) 826-5041 2206 State St, Chester, IL 62233

Hours:

Monday 9 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday 9 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa / Debt / Insurance

Parking

Private lot / Drive thru

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

No outdoor

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

Yes

Cleaning

Very clean

Kruta Bakery

Cuisine : Bakery

Wait time:

5 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

10 M

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Collinsville, IL 62234 (618) 334-1115 300 St Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234

Hours:

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 6 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 6 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 6 AM – 5 PM
Friday 6 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 6 AM – 3 PM
Sunday CLOSED

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

No

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

not provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

No

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes