Message from the President Curt Oldfield

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

The legend begins

The Farm Machine Technology program began in 1965 to train service personnel for the farm equipment industry.  Instruction included tractors, harvesters, planters, tillage, and hay machines. That was almost 50 years, more than 800 students, and three

Make Friends With FAFSA: You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to fill out a FAFSA application as part of applying to

Alumni Profile: Emily Valencia

When Emily Valencia of Lewistown graduated from Spoon River College in 2010, she was honored with the Student Achievement Recognition Award, given for “individual initiative, personal development, and progression toward achievement of one’s goals, along with participation

On the Fast Track: High school students get ahead earning college credit

Whoever said “good things come to those who wait” has probably never met the driven high school students who enroll in Spoon River College credit courses to get a jump on their college education. During the 2014-2015

What’s the difference

A glossary of financial aid terms: •  GRANTS are gifts that do not need to be paid back. Grant decisions are based on family income, household size, reported assets, and the number of children in college. The

Top Ten Reasons to Support the Spoon River College Foundation

10. YOUR MONEY STAYS IN YOUR “OWN BACKYARD” Every dollar you give to the SRC Foundation supports Spoon River College students, facilities, technology, and programs. 9. FOR THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING THEM “MATURE” We promise. It WILL

Michael Bigger

Michael Bigger graduated from Canton High School in 1973 and then enrolled at Spoon River College. He began the fall semester at the downtown buildings but was at the new campus by the second semester, and according

Computer Information Systems

You wouldn’t believe the cool things our students are learning. Exciting things are happening in Spoon River College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program. Students are learning how to build a computer from scratch, search hard drives for criminal

The Return of the SRC Drama Program

Douglas Okey, SRC English and Drama instructor, revitalized the SRC Drama Program in Fall 2014 after a nearly-two-year hiatus!  As before, the Drama Program will have an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented

Employee spotlights

Stephanie Howerter Fourteen years ago, after receiving a BA in English from Eastern Illinois University in 2000, Howerter came to work for SRC as an assistant in the Havana Center, did a brief stint as the Community

What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t put it off another day… start your college education by calling Spoon River College at 1-800-degrees or by visiting Choose a course of study and enroll this spring — within two years, you could be

Begin YOUR Career in Food Service at SRC

A career in the Food Service Industry requires many to obtain the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC).  The FSSMC course is available at SRC and is taught by Wanda Adkins of I Food Manager (IFM). Wanda

New Multipurpose Facility

A multipurpose facility was in the original plans when the new SRC campus was constructed in 1972, and with the release of $4 million from Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding, a 42-year old dream