The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 3, 2014

Celebration concludes Community College Month

April was Community College Month and Clinton Community College enjoyed another great celebration with the community in 2014. Our theme was “I’m Connected” and the committee offered a variety of ways to connect with CCC during April.

The month kicked off with the CCC Alumni Association Trivia Night which raised funds for student scholarships. Organized in 1981, the CCC Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year such as the Student Leader luncheon recognizing leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the community.

CCC Transition Advisor Anthony Bielski shared his views on Leadership with 30 students in April. The Outstanding Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the college throughout the year. Fundraisers for the group include trivia night and our annual Oktoberfest, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 24. The Alumni Association Board works diligently to foster a spirit of loyalty to Clinton Community College.

ENCORE — Enrichment Courses for Retirees — in partnership with RSVP, was enjoyed by many as the group was informed about spring gardening by the Bickelhaupt Arboretum’s Margo Hansen, learned about changes to insurance with Gloria Ruggeberg, explored the Vietnam Conflict with Terry Dingmon, and enjoyed some toe-tapping songs with the Front Porch Players.

Student artwork was exhibited in April beginning with the art opening on April 17. Prints, collages, drawings, paintings and other mediums of art were displayed with student Ryan Costello serenading the group on the guitar and banjo. High School Fine Arts Day brought nearly 100 area art students to CCC to present their own art pieces and to attend art workshops.

New for 2014 was Pay It Forward Week with daily activities to benefit the college and the community. Student Senate members cleaned up campus and a stretch of Iowa 67, thank you’s were made to scholarship donors, and items were collected and delivered to the local food pantry and Operation Healing Angel benefitting wounded warriors.

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