Archive for November, 2010

Kick off the Holiday Season by attending the 17th Annual Dickens of a Christmas on Main Street in Downtown Spartanburg from 6 to 9pm — Rain or Moonlight!

Wear your rain hat & boots – and enjoy entertainment indoors and outdoors! 

Enjoy strolling carolers, musicians, theatre, band and choral groups from many of our schools

Visit Santa in Daniel Morgan Square or inside The Sandwich Factory if rain.

Have your family photo done in Victorian attire at The Sandwich Factory

Watch the 50 foot tree light up in Denny’s Plaza at the tree lighting ceremony at 7:30 pm hosted by Bill Drake

Free Carriage Rides around Richardson Park and Morgan Square.

Food tents in Lewis Miller Park and along Main Street will provide a huge array of choices!  Pizza, chili, hot dogs, crab cakes, grilled cheese, soups, chicken kabobs, egg rolls, Reuben sliders!

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Cheri Anderson-Hucks
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
(864) 592-4931 or (864) 494-6679 (cell)
For Immediate Release
November 24, 2010        

Spartanburg Community College
Welcomes Samuel S. Hook as
Executive Director of Advancement and the SCC Foundation

Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College recently welcomed Samuel S. Hook as the Executive Director of Advancement and the SCC Foundation. In this role, Hook is responsible for oversight of the College’s Foundation, managing fundraising and daily operations of the advancement staff, which includes the SCC Alumni Association, grants development and marketing and public relations.
“At a time when the College is dealing with severe budget cuts, it is critical that we develop new relationships, while growing existing relationships, with key community leaders and benefactors that can assist with our continued mission to provide accessible and innovative education to our community,” said Dr. Para M. Jones, SCC’s president. “Sam will be instrumental in this effort. With his impressive and extensive background with nonprofit organizations, we look forward to utilizing the expertise he brings to the College.”
Hook’s experience in fundraising for nonprofit organizations is extensive and includes tenure at the College of the Desert (COD), where he served as executive director of the Foundation. In that position, Hook oversaw a 300-member auxiliary, managed more than 200 scholarship funds and a $16 million endowment. In addition, he raised more than $10 million for the COD’s endowment and served as treasurer of a successful $364.5 million bond issue for campus renovation and construction.
“I am thrilled to return to my home state of South Carolina and to the community college arena,” says Hook. “The impact and contributions that community colleges make in the lives of our students, to business and industry, and to livelihood and well-being of our local, state and national economy is tremendous, and SCC is no exception. Joining the SCC faculty, staff and the dedicated volunteers that serve on our Commission, our Foundation board and advisory committees to meet our College-wide mission, is an honor and a privilege. I look forward to sharing many success stories of our SCC students and alumni with the Upstate community.”
Before accepting the position at SCC, Mr. Hook was the president and chief executive officer of FIND Food Bank (Food in Need of Distribution) in Cathedral City, California. Hook’s diverse background and experience as a fundraiser spans over 30 years across the U.S. and also includes positions as the executive director of the EAR Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee; deputy director for development for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee; executive director at St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundations in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida; and the vice president of development for the Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Hook is a South Carolina native and Wofford College graduate. He earned a master of divinity degree at Duke University, is a certified financial planner as well as a certified financial development and planned giving professional. He served as a chaplain in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, and is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

A photo of Mr. Hook is available for download at the following link:
About Spartanburg Community College.
SCC offers more than 80 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including online classes through SCCOnline, FlexStart classes, evening classes and more. The College also offers non-credit classes through the SCC Corporate & Community Education Division.  For more information visit www.sccsc.edu.
About the Spartanburg Community College Foundation.
The SCC Foundation exists to provide assistance to Spartanburg Community College through the provisions of scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities and grants that help students, faculty and the community achieve educational excellence thereby contributing to a vibrant, local economy. For more information visit www.sccfoundation.org

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Amatrol Teaches Skills for Workplace Success!

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Amatrol is a hybrid training program that consists of online learning and hands-on assessments specifically selected for mechanical and electrical technicians who want to increase their skills.  Many companies are using Amatrol to cross-train their mechanical and electrical technicians.  Amatrol is a superior, skills-based e-learning tool that uses a simulated, interactive environment which results in less time in a lab.

There are many benefits to using Amatrol.

  • The majority of training takes place online at your facility or from the comfort of the technicians home.
  • The online learning component is extremely intuitive.  Pointing and clicking are the only computer skills needed.
  • Amatrol is affordable and volume discounts are available.
  • Various levels of training are available for beginner, intermediate and expert technicians.
  • A demonstration is available online and will take only a few minutes to review.  Click to View the Amatrol Online Training Demonstration.

For more information or to request an assessment of your needs, contact Terrill Brown at brownt@sccsc.edu, 864-206-2805 or Ty Wright at wrightt@sccsc.edu, 864-206-2803.

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Spartanburg, S.C. –Spartanburg Community College will host a free computer repair clinic at the SCC Tyger River Campus on Saturday, November 20 in the Tyger River Building, room 108A. The repair clinic will serve the first 30 clients that arrive between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Current SCC students, faculty members and program graduates from the SCC computer technology department will be on hand to solve computer problems. “We’ll fix your computer for free while we work on our degree” is the clinic’s slogan coined by computer technology students.
The clinic is sponsored by the SCC Technology Club and will focus on repairing PC’s and laptops with minor problems.  Student technicians can install new software owners have purchased, make sure computers are free of viruses, diagnose and troubleshoot operating systems problems and/or hardware component problems and improve the speed of operations.
The clinics provide SCC students the opportunity to gain practical experience in dealing with the public and in diagnosing and completing repairs.  Clients receive free service, a chance to ask questions and the opportunity learn more about their computers while the work is being done.
Clients attending the clinics will be greeted by computer technology students that will work with them to complete a repair services information sheet.  Once a course of action has been determined, students will diagnose and repair problems.  
SCC faculty members and program graduates who are lead technicians with A+ certification, specific to the computer industry will give final approval for all work completed by students.  No work will be performed without the client’s prior approval.
For additional information about SCC’s computer technology programs contact June West, SCC computer technology instructor, at (864) 592-4864, via email at westj@sccsc.edu

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Come one, Come All . . . .

Spartanburg Community College Surgical Technology Students are holding a:

Sealed Bid Auction

  • Thursday, November 4th
  • 10 am to 4 pm
  • Health Sciences Building Community Room

Shop for Christmas presents.  Auction items include:

  • A variety of gift certificates (massages, golf packages, tennis lessons, haircuts, hotel accomodations, dining, etc)
  • Georgia Aquarium tickets
  • Sports baskets
  • Oral-B Braun Electric Toothbruch (valued at $150.00)
  • Much, Much More

Funds raised will help defray the cost of the student’s national certification exam.  Thank you for supporting our students. 

You do not have to be present to win.  Winners will be notified starting Friday, November 5th by phone.

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