SCC Alumni Association

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It's people...

who have made SCC a great institution. Since 1920 (North Campus) and 1953 (South Campus), Southeastern Community College has been touched by its faculty, staff, students and alumni. With the support of these people and others, SCC continues to serve and educate the people of the region.

It's SCC...

which has contributed to the success of many individuals. Nearly 100,000 alumni are successful, productive members of society as a result of their SCC education. SCC alumni can be found in every profession, in every corner of the world. Many have stayed here in southeast Iowa to live and work. For a summary slideshow of the College's history, click HERE. You can also read a detailed published SCC history.

It's you...

who can assist SCC in meeting the challenges of tomorrow by joining the SCCAA. We, the 25-member SCCAA Board, plus the Nursing Alumni Chapter, invite you to let old times meet new times. Becoming a member of the SCC Alumni Association gives you the opportunity to share memories of days gone by and to celebrate what's to come.

Become a member of the SCC Alumni Association today.

Honor our own...

Distinguished Alumni are honored annually for their outstanding contributions to their communities and professions.

Support our students...

Every year, the SCCAA awards Distinguished Alumni scholarships to recent SCC graduates who intend to continue their education after SCC.

Additionally, the SCCAA funds mini-grants for instructors and staff to improve student learning and opportunities to succeed.

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Annual Golf Outing

The SCCAA hosts an annual golf outing fundraiser at the lovely 18-hole Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course on the third Friday each July.

Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for graduating and transferring SCC students, mini-grants for college programming improvements, and plaques and receptions to honor our Distinguished Alumni.

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Questions? Just ask.

Val Giannettino
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
(319) 208-5065

Reta Krieger
Administrative Assistant
(319) 208-5066


Transfer Scholarships for GRADUATING SCC Students!

The SCC Alumni Association and the SCC Foundation offer several scholarships to graduating SCC students who are planning to continue their education after receiving a degree from SCC. All of these scholarships are selected from a single application which has an April 1 annual deadline. (See Apply Now button below.)

SCC Alumni Association Transfer Scholarships: Two $1,000 (non-renewable) scholarships are presented annually at graduation, one per campus graduation. Graduating SCC students can be either transferring to a 4-year institution or continuing at SCC to pursue another degree. They must have applied using the Transfer Scholarship application below. GPA and financial need are considered.

Dr. Edward C. Stone STEM Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Dr. Edward C. Stone because he had received a continuation scholarship upon graduating from BJC in 1956. Dr. Stone served from 1991-2001 as Director of the Jet Propulsion Lab and continues to serve as the Morrisroe Professor of Physics at CalTech. Since 1972 he has led the Voyageur mission teams to the outer limits of the solar system and he has been project lead for all the Pathfinder missions to Mars. He is currently developing the world's largest optical telescope. He was named the first SCC Distinguished Alumnus in 1997.

To be considered for this non-renewable scholarship, graduating SCC students must be transferring to a 4-year institution in pursuit of a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math). The individual who is selected will have applied using the Transfer Scholarship application below and will have the highest grade point in his/her STEM program. In a tie breaker situation, students who have completed all college course work at SCC will receive preference. This non-renewable award varies in amount, but is usually significant. Note: Following the NSF (National Science Foundation) definition, a program in the health occupations/medical sciences is not generally considered as a STEM career.

Clint & Betty Dodds Continuation Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Patt Dodds in honor of her parents. Dr. Dodds received a similar award upon her 1966 graduation from Burlington Community College, a predecessor of SCC. She went on to write the curriculum for Physical Education Teacher Education that remains the standard in the world today. She was named SCC Distinguished Alumnus West Burlington Campus in 2007.

This non-renewable $500 award goes to the graduating SCC student who applies using the Transfer Scholarship application below who has the highest GPA of all applicants. In a tie-breaker situation, the person who qualifies as a minority (broad definition - a person of color or a person with a disability) will receive first preference, while an applicant pursuing an Education degree will receive second preference. One or more awards are made each year with the number varying based on funding.

  • Mason Roberts’ Memorial Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Erin and Cole Roberts in memory of their son Mason Roberts to assist students who are continuing their education after graduating from the ADN program at Southeastern Community College. Students from either campus can apply. To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed their associate degree in nursing at SCC, be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree program in nursing, have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be any age. The funds received by the SCC payroll deduction and other donors will be held by the SCC Foundation in a restricted scholarship account. The award can be used for tuition, fees, and required books, equipment and supplies.

  • Darrius Baker Transfer Scholarship

 Darrius Baker is a proud alumnus of Southeastern Community College. Although he went on to graduate with a degree in finance from the University of Iowa, SCC was an important part of his educational journey. Southeastern Community College set the foundation for an education which allowed Darrius to pursue a very successful career with Swiss Re America.

The Darrius Baker Transfer Scholarship was established in January 2022 to assist students who transfer from SCC after graduation to a 4-year university.  This $1,000 award will be presented at the West Burlington graduation ceremony.  Preference is given to a student who is majoring in Business or Arts & Sciences and who has a career goal of Business, Finance or Insurance.

Don Krekel Advanced Math or Science Scholarship

Don Krekel began teaching Math at Southeastern Community College in 1974. He has been a long-time dedicated donor to the SCC Foundation and a proponent of merit based scholarships. Following the death of his wife, Cynthia, Don raised two daughters, Andrea and Elizabeth, who also value education.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed one year of SCC coursework with courses in at least two of the following three disciplines:Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics, and held a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses. Additionally, the student needs to have taken at least two advanced courses at or above level of CHM-165 General Chemistry I, MAT-210 Calculus I, PHY-160 General Physics I, and/or PHY-212 Classical Physics.

General overall minimum college GPA of 3.0 required.

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