Scott Community College

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Scott Community College
Established July, 1966 (July, 1966)
Type Public
Chancellor

Donald S. Doucette

July, 2011 to present [1]
President

Dr. Teresa Paper

Acting President
July, 2011 to October, 2012
President
October, 2012 to present [2]
Students 5,026 [3]
Location Bettendorf, Iowa, USA
Colours Blue and White         
Nickname Eagles
Website www.eicc.edu/scc
Photo of the patio area behind Scott Community College's main building.

Scott Community College is a community college in Bettendorf, Iowa and is part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District which also includes Clinton Community College and Muscatine Community College.

Scott Community College (or SCC, as it is known by students and faculty) became an entity in July 1966, the same year legislation in the Iowa General Assembly created the state's 15 community college districts, one of those being the Eastern Iowa Community College District. Offices were in downtown Bettendorf.[citation needed]

SCC traces its ancestry to the former Davenport Area Technical School, a technical and vocational school administered by the Davenport School District; and Palmer Junior College, which offered two-year liberal arts programs.[citation needed]

SCC's first term was Fall 1966, with tuition $150 per semester, or $10 per class for part-time students. More courses of study were added to the old Davenport Area Trade School's list of offerings, including auto body and repair, secretarial and clerical, and drafting.[citation needed]

The current campus on Belmont Road in Riverdale opened in 1969. (The college has a Bettendorf mailing address but is, technically, located in the small town of Riverdale.) The campus was erected on land once owned by Alcoa. At first, the campus housed technology programs, but soon expanded to offer trades and liberal arts programs. The SCC campus was expanded in 1987 and again in the mid-1990s.[citation needed]

The college now includes a number of locations in addition to its main campus. The Blong Technology Center is located near Interstate 80 in Davenport. The Kahl Educational Center and Career Assistance Center are both located in downtown Davenport. In addition the college offers a wide variety of online courses in cooperation with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium.[citation needed]

On February 5, 2007 the Eastern Iowa Community College District unveiled plans to turn the grounds of the former Wacky Waters Adventure Park, located near Interstate 80 in Davenport, into the Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training to "serve as a unique training ground for firefighters".[4]

In 1967, SCC's enrollment was just over 300 students. By 1989, the number ballooned to nearly 3,300. SCC's Fall 2007 enrollment was 4,560.[citation needed]

The college offers intercollegiate sports in men's and women's soccer and golf. The teams are known as the Eagles.[citation needed]

Scott Community College Administrators[edit]

President[edit]

Name Tenure - Acting President Tenure - President
Dr. Theresa Paper July 1, 2011October 4, 2012 October 4, 2012 – present[5]
Dr. Thomas Coley June 1, 2005October 1, 2012[6]
Dr. David Claeys February 18, 2002June 1, 2005[7]
Dr. Lenny Stone 1986February 4, 2002[8][9]
Dr. John T. Blong 19821986[10]

Chancellor[edit]

Name Tenure - Acting Chancellor Tenure - Chancellor
Dr. Donald S. Doucette July 1, 2011 – present[11]
Dr. John T. Blong 1986June 2004[12][13]

Vice-Chancellor of Administration[edit]

Name Tenure - Acting Chancellor Tenure - Chancellor
Dr. John T. Blong 19781986[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chancellor Don Doucette". Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Scott Community College President Announced". EICCD web site. 10/4/12. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scott Community College". Higher Education Data Center. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Alan Campbell (5 February 2007). "EICCD unveils plans for Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training". Quad-Cities Online. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Scott Community College President Announced". EICCD web site. 10/4/12. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coley leaving Scott Community College". Quad City Times. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "David A. Claeys". McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home. Retrieved 24 September 2013.  "Claeys named president of Scott Community College (Presidents)". The Free Library. Retrieved 24 September 2013.  "Claeys named president of Scott Community College (Presidents)(Dr. David Claeys)(Brief Article)". Access My Library. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Lenny Stone, president of Scott Community College in Davenport, Iowa, is retiring after 36 years at the school.". Access My Library. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lenny E. Stone (obituary)". Weerts Funeral Home. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dr. John T. Blong (obituary)". Quad City Times. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chancellor Don Doucette". Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dr. John T. Blong (obituary)". Quad City Times. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Senate Resolution 138". The Iowa Legislature. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dr. John T. Blong (obituary)". Quad City Times. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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