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Southeastern Community College (SCC) is selling its Fort Madison Center to Harmony Bible Church for $230,000. The Board of Trustees, this week, approved the sale of the one-story brick building at 1602 Ave. F.

SCC's Board of Trustees has now voted to terminate the contracts of four faculty members in the last week, the latest of which occurred Monday night. President Michael Ash said all four have requested private hearings with the board.

SCC Accepts Bid for Keokuk Building

Feb 19, 2016
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Southeastern Community College is moving ahead with plans for a big addition to its Keokuk campus. The Board of Trustees accepted the nearly $4.9 million bid from Myers Construction (Sperry, IA) to build the new Industrial Maintenance Technology building.


Southeastern Community College (SCC) is in the midst of a multi-million dollar makeover, adding several new educational buildings to its campuses in West Burlington and Keokuk. Now, a four-story residence hall on the West Burlington campus has been added to the so-called "Building the Dream" campaign.

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A longtime member of the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees passed away Wednesday following a lengthy illness. Brian Roth first joined the board in 1999, representing District 1, which encompassed Henry County and the surrounding area.

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Southeastern Community College certainly lived up to the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" when it comes to the new Industrial Technologies Training Center on the Keokuk campus.  The college's dedication paid off in the form of a roughly $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

A second threatening incident in as many weeks prompted Southeastern Community College to increase security on its West Burlington campus. SCC Spokesman Jeff Ebbing said the college received an anonymous tip Monday afternoon about two students with "guns in their backpacks" on campus.

The West Burlington Police Department responded.

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An online threat prompted Southeastern Community College to tell faculty, staff, and students to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Southeastern Community College received some very good news when it opened the latest round of construction bids for its new Health Professions Center on the West Burlington campus.

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Southeastern Community College is getting into the habit of breaking ground on multi-million dollar buildings.

Some of the services available to Keokuk-area residents interested in landing a job or finding a new career will be on display this week.

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Southeastern Community College President Michael Ash said the groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new Health Professions Center on the West Burlington campus was about more than just "moving some dirt."  He said it was about establishing a new vision for SCC.

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Southeastern Community College is going back to the drawing board when it comes to the construction of its new health services building on the West Burlington campus.

Southeastern Community College is altering an agreement it has with a regional health care provider.

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No coach means no season for one Southeastern Community College sports team.

Southeastern Community College appears to be getting a good deal as it borrows money for some upcoming improvements.

The Board of Trustees for Southeastern Community College has adopted new district boundaries.

The faculty at Southeastern Community College is seeking a pay increase and several language changes in its next contract.

The initial offer from the SCC Higher Education Association for the 2013/2014 school year calls for a 6.85% increase in salaries and benefits.

The increase would be calculated after state money set aside for improving teacher salaries is added to current salaries and benefits.

The HEA also wants education levels to be considered during lay-off recalls and the option to carry over unused leave time or be reimbursed for it.

SCC Students Sign Pledge

Nov 26, 2012

Students at Southeastern Community College (SCC) are pledging to finish what they started.

SCC’s outgoing president says what she will remember most about her time in southeast Iowa will be the “little things.”

Dr. Beverly Simone has been involved in community college education for more than 40 years, the last seven of which as SCC’s president.

She says the time has come to step away and spend more time with her friends and family.

Southeastern Community College’s new President is excited for the new opportunities awaiting himself and the college.

Dr. Michael Ash comes to SCC via State Fair Community College, where he most recently served as Executive Assistant to the President for Resource Development and External Affairs at the school in Sedalia, MO.

He was selected from a field of more than two dozen candidates to replace Dr. Beverly Simone, who is retiring after 40-years in the community college system, the last seven of which were as SCC’s president.

Southeastern Community College has narrowed the field in its search for a new president.

Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Roth says the college received 30 applications from individuals interested in replacing current President Beverly Simone.

Simone is retiring after 6 ½ years with SCC.

Roth says a search committee, consisting of college and community leaders, has identified three finalists. 

He says they were selected based on a review of the candidates and a series of SKYPE interviews conducted Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Southeastern Community College will soon have to fill another vacancy in a key position.

Dr. Phil Thomas has informed the college that he is resigning effective August 15.  He has served as Vice President for Teaching and Learning for the last two years.

Thomas has not identified his new employer as its Board has not yet voted on his appointment.  He expects a public announcement to be made after May 25.

Thomas sent an email to faculty and staff on Wednesday that said he would stay with SCC through a visit by the Higher Learning Commission August 13-14.

Southeastern Community College President Beverly Simone used last night’s Board of Trustees meeting to announce her retirement after 6 1/2 years with the college.

She emailed a copy of her statement from the meeting to college employees Monday night.

In it, Simone, who turns 66 this summer, says with many of her close friends retired and her family out of the area,she will retire this summer.  She says she will work with the Board of Trustees to determine a mutually agreeable date.

Simone will serve as President until her retirement takes effect.