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The resources SCC receives enhance the SCC experience for students and teachers alike. With the help of our community and supporters, we are committed to providing an extraordinary learning environment.

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Academic and program enhancements are made possible by proceeds raised at events and by individuals and corporations who are passionate about education.

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Division of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Democracy Days Speaker – English
The speaker will be a part of SCC’s Democracy Days forum, which explores the health, history and functioning of democracy in America and abroad.
Equipment for the SCC Audio Production Classes – Music
New recording and editing equipment for SCC audio production classes will replace failing equipment, and also allow for the recording of lectures, recitals and special events.
Film showing of “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” – Psychology
The showing of this film will help aid awareness and prevention of suicide among veterans.
Naturalization Ceremony – Political Science
SCC students will organize and host a naturalization ceremony as part of a service-learning project in a government course. They will practice management and leadership skills, and learn the intimate details of the passage to citizenship.
SCC Visual Artist Guest Series – Art
The Art Department will be able to bring in a professional artist to conduct workshops with students and provide a lecture/visual presentation.
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training – Psychology
The training program will better equip faculty and staff to provide support services to students dealing with depression or other mental health issues.

Division of Business, Science, Education, Math & Computer Science

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Conference – Developmental Math
Math faculty member Joyce Lindstrom will present the results of her flipped classroom at an annual conference for math faculty members. She will also attend presentations on teaching developmental math, which will be shared with colleagues in the Developmental Math Department.
Area High School Math Tournament – Transfer Mathematics
The cost for students to attend the math tournament was kept to a minimum, allowing more students to compete at SCC’s campus.
Document Camera for Developmental Math Classroom – Math
The document camera will allow better use of an existing classroom, and also empower instructors to create high-tech presentations that allow students to engage with the lecture and discussion.
Giant-Size Molecular Model Kit – Chemistry
A molecular model kit will provide a three-dimensional structure to help students understand concepts in chemistry.
Introduction to Chemistry Lab Balances – Science
The additional balances will decrease the wait-time during chemistry lab experiments and will result in students getting more accurate and precise data.
Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conferences & Competitions – PBL Club
Members of Phi Beta Lambda, the business student organization, will attend and compete at state and national conferences.
Vernier LabQuest System – Science
The purchase of additional LabQuest technology will allow the college to offer more science labs. Students use these to collect and analyze data for a variety of science experiments.
Visible Spectrophotometer for the Chemistry Lab – Chemistry
New spectrophotometers will replace aging measurement equipment, allowing chemistry students more access.

Division of Corporate & Community Development

Basic Welding Program Helmets – Workforce Development
The purchase of helmets will provide safety for students enrolled in SCC’s new American Welding Society Basic Welding program.
Lego Robotic Engineering Kits – Continuing Education
The EV3 Lego Robotics Engineering Kits will equip students in the College for All Kids program with the newest technology, introducing them science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.
Young People's Theater Microphones – Continuing Education
New microphones for Young People’s Theater (YPT) will allow the cast the ability to produce a high-quality performance. YPT directors will instruct SCC students on how to handle, test and use microphones and sound equipment.

Division of Learning Resources & Academic Support

Anatomical Models to Support Learning for Anatomy and Physiology – ACE Tutoring Center
Additional anatomical models in the ACE Tutoring Center will allow more students to access the tools they need for success.

Enrollment Services

iPads in Recruitment – Enrollment Services
Recruiting efforts will be enhanced with the ability to display images of campus life as well as offering virtual campus tours to create positive first impressions. Recruiters will also have access to the SCC course schedule, prospective student database and SCC email.

Student Success

Assistive Technology – Accessibility Services
Additional software and hardware devices such as LiveScribe pens and screen readers will allow SCC to better accommodate students with disabilities.
Panache That Pays Etiquette Luncheon 2015 – Career Services and Student Activities
Ticket prices will remain affordable for this luncheon, where students learn soft skills necessary to set them apart when entering the workforce, including introductions, meal etiquette, proper attire and professional behavior in a meal setting.
Resilience Training Component/COL 101 – Academic Counseling and Student Success
SCC’s Introduction to College course, College 101, will be able to incorporate a program to prepare college students to cope with the personal, social and academic challenges of college life.

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