Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SCC Running Club

Hey all! The Running Club currently meets twice a week.  If you like to stay fit and in shape, come on out and run with us.  There are all levels of runners.

We run Monday afternoons at 4:30 pm and Thursday afternoons at 4:30 pm. 

Our meeting location is in the College Center Rotunda.  This is in the entrance of the College Center Building. 

Hope to see you Monday and/or Thursday!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

What You Should Know About the SVO

We’ve all taken classes with Veterans. Some of them you probably recognized- like the guy who walks around campus with an American flag sticking out of his back pack, or the girl with a service dog, or maybe the guy you’ve seen in the parking lot with the Marine Corp bumper sticker. Chances are, you’ve taken classes with several Veterans without even knowing it. Veterans aren’t always recognizable on campus, but they’re all around us. SCC currently has around 280 registered Veterans.

This is why the SVO at SCC is so important. Started in 2012, the SVO has given Student Veterans a sense of camaraderie that most of them miss from their time of service. They have a community on our campus that understands their challenges, their goals, their past experiences, and their outlook on life. The SVO Lounge, located in the Admin building, gives Student Veterans a place to study, relax, get away, grab a snack, and hang out with other Veterans.

Veterans Week is an exciting time of the school year for SCC Student Vets. The SVO leads the school in honoring and remembering the selfless sacrifices of the countless Veterans who have served our country through on-campus marches, lectures, remembrance ceremonies, movies, and other activities. Your participation in these activities shows your support of our Student Vets and the many Veterans that have gone before us.

If you see a Veteran on campus, it’s ok to say, “Thank you” or even to just nod your head and smile. These warriors are transitioning from a life of war, uniformity, honor, and duty to a life of homework, studying, and sitting in a classroom. It’s quite an adjustment for most Vets and your patience, understanding, and encouragement are the best ways to say "thank you" for their service.

Monday, November 11, 2013

SVO: A Veteran's Wife

A uniform I do not wear
A gun I do not carry
But I serve my country proudly
Through the man I chose to marry

I may not wear a dog tag
But I have a mission just the same
My husband defended freedom
And I’ll defend his name

A purple heart I’ll never wear
No ribbons adorn my chest
But this ring upon my finger
Shows that I’m truly blessed

My husband is a warrior
Both in battle and at home
He loves and guards us fiercely
No greater love I’ve ever known

When the shadows of his darkest days
Come back to haunt his mind
His wife will faithfully stand beside
And love he’ll always find

A Veterans wife I’m proud to be
No greater honor could I know
Than to proudly love and honor
My husband, my hero

by Heather Tabers

SVO: SCC's Student Veterans Organization

HAPPY VETERANS DAY from the Student Veterans at SCC. My name is Heather Tabers and I am a student at SCC as well as Arizona State University (online). I’m also the proud wife of a wounded warrior and honored to be a charter member of SCC’s Student Veteran Organizaiton. Like many of our SVO members, I’m a “seasoned learner” returning to school after many years away and have had to learn how to juggle school with family and career. I’m looking forward to sharing tidbits of my life as a mom of 5, the Caregiver of a wounded warrior, and a student, as well as introducing some of the amazing men and women that are Student Vets here at SCC. There are heroes among us.
I also hope to offer some insight into the life of a veteran, what it's like to be a military spouse, and the many awesome things our SVO does in our school and in our community. Thanks for reading and please check back often.

Monday, October 21, 2013

PTK: Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Hi, my name is Lillian Nguyen and I am the VP of Communications and Public Relations for Phi Theta Kappa at SCC. As an enrolled student at SCC and a member of PTK, I have to say that I am glad that I started off here rather than going straight to a university like so many others from high school. Here at SCC, there are many opportunities the college can give you that some universities can’t; the teachers and faculty here are always glad to help students one on one, the campus isn’t a giant maze that you could get lost in on your first day, and the people here are just friendly all together. The A+ Program really helps many of the students here and doesn’t leave such an empty void in their pockets, which is always a nice thing in my opinion.

Classes being paid for, who doesn’t want that? It sure has saved me from spending thousands of dollars. But attending classes shouldn’t be the only thing students should be doing at colleges. There are multiple clubs are available on campus that can help benefit students, one being our very own Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Xi Chi.

And as of today, Alpha Xi Chi will now be even more involved at SCC with this new Blog! We are neither a sorority or fraternity, but an Honor Society at a Two-Year college, with over 1,200 chapters in the world. Our very own chapter is ranked in the top 100 of all chapters due to our strong leadership and student participation. From fundraising to just events that everyone enjoys, PKT is always working in the shadows to help run things smoothly.

What we plan to do here is just relay any upcoming events or anything SCC related. Keep checking up on our blog so you don’t miss any important, fun events that will be coming up soon! Members can follow us on our Facebook page to keep up with events as well.