Four Southeast Community College students were awarded
scholarships from the College and Community Service Organization
during a ceremony April 18 at the Lincoln Campus.
Aleta Burnos, a Practical Nursing student from White Cloud;
Linda Melvin, a Pharmacy Technician student from Lincoln; Stacy
Koerner, a Medical Laboratory Technician student from Lincoln; and
Craig Peters, a Manufacturing Engineering Technology student from
Pleasant Dale, each received $400 scholarships. Burnos was unable
to attend the ceremony.
The morning began with a brunch buffet for students, their
guests and SCC faculty, staff and members of the Board of
Governors. Scholarships were presented to each student, and the
event wrapped up with a short talk by Bev Harvey, vice president
for student services/Lincoln Campus director.
CCSO has been a College team since 2011. It evolved from the
American Association for Women in Community Colleges, which was
formed in 1993. Besides awarding scholarships to students, the
organization conducts numerous community service projects and holds
fundraising activities. Sandy Miles, assistant bookstore manager on
the Lincoln Campus, is president. Judy Zieg, an instructor on SCC's
Milford Campus, and Patty Haddow, who works in SCC's Registration
and Records Office on the Lincoln Campus, are serving as
co-president-elect. Sarah Aguirre, administrative assistant in the
Financial Aid Office on the Lincoln Campus, is secretary, and
Haddow is treasurer.
Students are nominated by faculty and staff and selected based
on a set of criteria.