Scott Community College

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Scott Community College
TypePublic
EstablishedJuly, 1966 (July, 1966)
ChancellorDonald S. Doucette July, 2011 to present [1]
PresidentDr. Teresa Paper
Acting President
June, 2011 to March, 2012
President
March, 2012 to June, 2017 [2]
Students5,026 [3]
Location, ,
United States
ColorsBlue and White         
NicknameEagles
Websitewww.eicc.edu/scc

Scott Community College is a community college in Riverdale, Iowa, near Bettendorf,[4][5] and is part of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges that also includes Clinton Community College and Muscatine Community College.

The patio area behind Scott Community College's main building.

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, that 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 urban campus in downtown Davenport

The main 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 liberal arts/college transfer 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 colleges West Davenport Center was opened in 2012 delivering adult and continuing education classes. The estate of V.O. and Elizabeth Figge donated the Kahl Building in Davenport to the college in 1994. After renovations, it became the school's urban campus. In January 2018 the urban campus moved into the former First Federal Savings and Loan Association and First Midwest Bank buildings.[6]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 Colleges unveiled plans to turn the grounds of the former Wacky Waters Adventure Park, located near Interstate 80 in Davenport, into the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training to "serve as a unique training ground for firefighters".[7]

In 1967, SCC's enrollment was just over 300 students. By 1989, the number ballooned to nearly 3,300. SCC's Fall 2014 enrollment was 4,634.[citation needed]

The college offers intercollegiate sports in men's and women's soccer and cross country. 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[8]
Dr. Thomas Coley June 1, 2005October 1, 2012[9]
Dr. David Claeys February 18, 2002June 1, 2005[10]
Dr. Lenny Stone 1986February 4, 2002[11][12]
Dr. John T. Blong 19821986[13]

Chancellor[edit]

Name Tenure - Acting Chancellor Tenure - Chancellor
Dr. Donald S. Doucette July 1, 2011 – present[14]
Dr. Pat Keir 20042011
Dr. John T. Blong 19862004[15][16]

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. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  3. ^ "Scott Community College". Higher Education Data Center. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Scott Community College." Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Retrieved on July 14, 2018. "500 Belmont Road Bettendorf, IA 52722"
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Riverdale city, IA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Alma Gaul (January 16, 2018). "New SCC Urban Campus opens for classes". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  7. ^ Alan Campbell (5 February 2007). "EICCD unveils plans for Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training". Quad-Cities Online. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  8. ^ "New Scott Community College President Announced". EICCD web site. 10/4/12. Retrieved 12 September 2013. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  9. ^ "Coley leaving Scott Community College". Quad City Times. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Lenny E. Stone (obituary)". Weerts Funeral Home. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Dr. John T. Blong (obituary)". Quad City Times. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Chancellor Don Doucette". Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Dr. John T. Blong (obituary)". Quad City Times. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Senate Resolution 138". The Iowa Legislature. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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