SEMO announces fall 2020 president's list

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Several area students have been named to the fall 2020 president's list at Southeast Missouri State University.

They are: Kaylee Fraser and Melody Holt, both of Metropolis; Tabatha Dummitt of Joppa; and Adam Ragsdale of Karnak.

Students named to the list earned a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit, achieved no grade below an A and received no failing grades in enrolled, credit/no credit or pass/fail courses.

SCC accepting nursing applications for upcoming semester

ULLIN — In today’s changing world, with significant medical concerns on the rise across the globe, the field of nursing continues to see an increased demand for qualified individuals to fill vacancies.

Shawnee Community College is accepting applications for its LPN program until March 1 and its ADN program until April 1.

Shawnee College Nursing has a few spots still available for PN and ADN nursing programs.

“This offers students excellent training from qualified instructors with many years of direct patient care experience,” said Connie Drury, SCC director of nursing. “The training our students receive ensures that our students leave our program prepared with the necessary skills needed to succeed in this rewarding career. We truly allow our students to make a significant impact on our community.”

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) is designed to provide career mobility for persons who have successfully completed a practical nursing program. The Practical Nursing program (PN) is designed to prepare students for entry into the vocation of practical nursing.

Prospective students can find applications for each program by visiting Interested students may also pick up program applications at any of the SCC campuses. For additional information and questions, contact Michelle Williams at 618-634-3282 or email

Scholarships, grants available for youth

High school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture are invited to apply for a $2000 Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarship. Thirty scholarships will be given in 2021 with two recipients designated as Diversity in Agriculture Scholars.

Online applications for the scholarship and grant programs are available at and must be submitted by March 12. Questions or requests for additional information may be sent to

Recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career. Applicants must be high school seniors enrolling in a college or university during the 2021 fall semester to pursue an agriculture-related academic major and career. Applicants must reside in, or immediate family must farm in, one of 60 central and southern counties in Illinois served by FCI. Recipients will receive $1000 for the fall 2021 semester and $1000 for fall 2023 semester.

Farm Credit Illinois also invites 4-H clubs and FFA chapters organizing projects to apply for a $500 Community Improvement Grant.

Fifty $500 grants will be awarded to assist youth members in bringing positive change to their local community. Clubs should choose a project that delivers tangible value where the outcome is visible. Farm Credit encourages collaboration with other local organizations to develop and complete the improvement project.

“Supporting today’s youth is an investment in tomorrow’s agriculture community,” said Aaron Johnson, FCI president and CEO. “Farm Credit delivers the Agriculture Scholarship and Community Improvement Grant programs to prepare future leaders to contribute to the health of rural communities and agriculture today and tomorrow.”

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