Del Scheider honored by HCC Foundation Board of Directors
Del Scheider of Red Oak was honored Thursday, October 16 at the annual meeting of the Highland Community College Foundation for his 40 years of service as a member of the Highland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
R. Todd Weegens, president of the Highland Foundation, thanked Scheider for his many years on the Foundation board and announced that the Foundation had established the Del Scheider Agriculture Scholarship.
Applications for the $1,000 scholarship will be accepted beginning January 2015, from full-time students who have been accepted to attend Highland Community College, or who are currently enrolled. Applicants must be a resident of Northwestern Illinois and be pursuing a degree in agriculture.
Weegens noted that Scheider also was one of the original seven members of Highland College’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, which was established in 1966.
Scheider served as a trustee from December 1966 to April 1978. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1974 to 1978, and also was Vice-Chair from 1973 to 1974.
Scheider was honored in May of last year with an Honorary Associates Degree from Highland for his many years of dedication and service to the College.
Business Round Table
CEANCI, Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois, will host a Business Round Table on Thursday, October 23, from 9am-Noon at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford.
The purpose of a Business Round Table is to create the curriculum framework and content of high school career and technical programs (CTE), and develop a workforce with a specific skill set that aligns to local industry needs. The October 23 event will focus on accounting, entrepreneurship, clerical/administrative assistant, web development, graphic arts, business law and consumer education.
Businesses are asked to participate in discussions with career and technical high school teachers about specific occupation skill sets (essential, foundation, and soft skills), emerging industry trends, occupations in high demand, industry-recognized credentials, and career ladder information.
CEANCI supports career and technical education programs that serve high school students in 15 high schools. CEANCI also supports CTE instructors and collaborates with business and higher learning to provide services to the ongoing improvement of student achievement.
United Way of Ogle County Recruiting Volunteer Readers and Mentors
Help Oregon Elementary School kindergarten students learn to read, so they can eventually “read to learn” by 4th grade. Too often children fall behind in reading during their early years and never seem to catch up.
Become a volunteer reading mentor through United Way’s I READ program. Volunteer reading mentors don’t need a background in education, just a passion to share a love of reading and as little as 20 minutes per week when school is in session. Your gift of time can drastically change and improve a child’s life.
Investing in our children is a true investment in the future of our community.
Ablesoft Solutions, Inc. Launches PenelleBelle Website
Ablesoft Solutions, Inc. (ASI), of Oregon, IL, is pleased to present a new website for PennelliBelle, a Wedding Wire Couple Choice award winner, creating custom bridal jewelry in Cortland, IL. ASI worked closely with PenelliBelle to collaborate and develop a website integrated with social media and included shopping cart capabilities. Customers can now view and purchase custom pieces from PenelliBelle at http://www.penellibelle.com.
Ablesoft Solutions, Inc. is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, serving business clients throughout Northern Illinois. Using Microsoft development tools, ASI designs and implements custom database programming for networks and the Internet, as well as providing search engine optimization services, website design, and hosting.
Contact Michelle Greene, Marketing Manager, for information. 815.732.7240
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