Target Audience Codes:

  • GS – Grade Schools
  • HS – High Schools
  • AG – Adult Groups

MON/RAND – Speaker will travel to Monroe/Randolph Counties

GENERAL QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION ON SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE

Curious about what awaits you at college? This session will have answers. A student development professional with 31 years of experience at SWIC will answer questions about programs and career options and help you answer a question: “Why do I want to go to college?”

Ray Moddrell, Retired Counselor
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG
MON/RAND

HISTORY AND PROGRESS OF SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE

Walk through SWIC’s first 60 years in one session. The presentation will include information such as enrollment data and important dates in the school’s history.

Valerie Thaxton, Retired VP
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Health Information Technology, Nursing Education, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care Technology are Health Sciences programs offered by SWIC. An explanation of each program and the application and selection process of each health field will be offered.

Ray Moddrell, Retired Counselor
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG
MON/RAND

SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM

SWIC’s Dual Credit program allows high school students 16 years of age and older to earn high school and college credit simultaneously while attending the identified course in their high school classroom. The high school instructor meets the college’s minimum instructor requirements and the course is taught as a college level course. There is NO COST to the student and the high school for this program—a true win/win program.

Amanda Guinn, Dual Credit Coordinator
Target Audiences: HS, AG
MON/RAND

SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE FOUNDATION

This presentation will explore the role and impact of community colleges in the state of Illinois as well as the mission, work, and importance of Southwestern Illinois College to the region. The role of the Foundation as a service organization to SWIC and the students enrolled at the three campuses will also be discussed.

Haley Thompson, SWIC Foundation Director
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE: YOUR COMMUNITY’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

A comprehensive review of college-sponsored programs and services available in a community, the number of community residents attending SWIC, special scholarship opportunities restricted to the area and both credit and non-credit offerings will be tailored to requests from specific towns.

Valerie Thaxton, Retired VP
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

TOPICS AND ISSUES AT SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE

This is a presentation of Southwestern Illinois College programs and activities. A question and answer discussion will follow regarding issues at the college.

Georgia Costello Ph.D., President
Target Audiences: AG

WHAT CAN TECHNICAL EDUCATION DO FOR YOU?

Learn how SWIC Technical Education can help students earn careers and teachers can give their students pathways to success even as state and federal education funding becomes less and less. The presenter will talk about the affordable programs offered at SWIC that can help students work toward an exciting future. The presentation will also offer ideas on how include technical education in math, science, English and other courses. Additionally, attendees get a new chance to build bridges with SWIC educators that can help both offer more opportunities to their students.

Bradley Sparks, Dean of Technical Education
Keith Otten, Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Coordinator/Instructor

Target Audiences: HS, Educators