Message from the President, Curt Oldfield

I am thrilled to be able to welcome you to our third issue of CareerFocus magazine.  This magazine is designed to provide you information about the educational opportunities at Spoon River College. As an alumnus of Spoon

SRC’s Healthcare Careers Keep You Working

So many careers have felt the brunt of the recession, but one field that remains strong is healthcare. One of these healthcare career paths may be a perfect fit for you and one that will keep you

Home of the Snappers

Spoon River College’s mascot was chosen as the Snapper in April 2013, and in March 2014, our mascot was named Sheldon – all through Facebook voting. It is now time to meet Sheldon in the flesh! Or,

Find Your Passion

Discover What’s Right for You through Career Exploration It’s important to take the time to find the career that’s right for you – a career that will fulfill your passions and lead to rewarding experiences. As you

Denny Dalmasso

The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented posthumously to Denny Dalmasso, founding member of the CCC/SRC Alumni Association and its president when he passed away August 4. His son, Erik Dalmasso, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.

After Serving Our Country, What’s Next?

Though it may be difficult to distinguish them from others on campus without their uniforms, more and more students taking classes at Spoon River College these days have served in the armed forces. Many factors can be

Student Spotlight: Jacob Prisby

Jacob Prisby is a 26-year old full-time student, an active member of the Army National Guard, and a single parent to 2-year old twin daughters, Allison Hope and Madison Faith. “We’re the Three Amigos. Unless I’m at

Alumni Profile: Fred Mims

Fred Mims had other options upon graduating high school – including playing professional baseball after being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round – but he wanted an education, and even the agent told him

FREE Job Skills Workshops

Since February of 2014, Goodwill and Spoon River College’s Office of Community Outreach have been partnering to offer FREE job skills workshops. The program began with offerings in McDonough and Fulton counties and has since expanded to

Career RX: Trained Pharmacy Technicians in Demand

Pharmacy technician Opportunities are on the increase for trained pharmacy technicians to work in retail or hospital pharmacies. Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, technicians assist customers, fill prescriptions, maintain records and prepare medications. This career

Employee Profiles

Rick Duvendack When Rick Duvendack was five years old, he wanted to be a rock star. That didn’t happen. Instead, he took what he considered to be “the biggest risk ever” and joined the military, serving for

8 Myths about the Spoon River College Foundation

MYTH: The Foundation and the College are the same thing. FACT: The Foundation is a separate 501 (c) (3) that was specifically set up to provide resources to Spoon River College.  Though we often work together on

Good Jobs Start Here

When you invest in education you want to see your time and money pay off with a good job when you’re done. SRC offers a whole range of certificate and associate degree programs that you can complete

2 + 2 = Big $avings for Students

Interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but nervous about cost? After all, a college or university education with room and board can cost over $50,000 a year or more. Imagine starting your education at Spoon