SCC service organization awards scholarships to four students

CCSO Scholarship Awards 2015
From left, Stacy Koerner, Craig Peters and Linda Melvin pose for a photo during the brunch. Not pictured: Aleta Burnos.

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.

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Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu