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There’s always something exciting to announce at Southern State—cool upcoming events, new academic programs, celebrations of student success. Check out our press releases to local media and keep your thumb on Southern State’s pulse!

To view press releases before June 2012 or if you have any questions, please contact the Director of Public Relations at pr@sscc.edu.

July 2014

  • 2014 SSCC Respiratory Care Graduates SSCC Respiratory Care celebrates graduation
  • Southern State Community College’s eighth graduating class in the respiratory care program was honored during a recent ceremony on the college’s Central Campus in Hillsboro.

June 2014

  • Board Meeting SSCC Board of Trustees to hold special meeting June 30
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, in Room 149 of Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, for the purpose of holding an executive session to consider the acquisition and sale of property.
  • Macbeth SSCC Theatre presents 'Macbeth' July 25-27
  • SSCC Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on the Central Campus.

May 2014

  • OACC names Jack Hershey next President and CEO
  • COLUMBUS – State finance expert and veteran public higher education advocate Jack Hershey has been named the new President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).
  • Electromechanical Students Info session set May 29 for SSCC’s electromechanical degree
  • Through a partnership between Southern State Community College and the DP&L Generation Center, students can earn an associate degree in Electromechanical Engineering or take general education courses that will fit into most academic pathways, all at the site in Manchester.
  • Nurse, Computer Technician Info session for SSCC, Scioto Tech partnership set for May 28
  • Through a partnership between Southern State Community College and Scioto County Career Technical Center, students can now earn an associate degree in Computer Information Technology, Law Enforcement, or LPN-RN, all on the Scioto Tech site in Lucasville.
  • SSCC Aviation Maintenance Students Info session planned May 20 for SSCC’s aviation degree
  • An associate’s degree in Engineering: Aviation Maintenance is now offered through a partnership between Southern State Community College and Great Oaks Career Campuses. Those interested in learning more about the program are invited to a May 20 orientation and informational session; classes begin Aug. 25.
  • Dr. William T. Henry and Dr. Terry Flum SSCC to host free Biotech 2014 workshop on May 16
  • Southern State Community College will offer Biotech 2014 Edvotek Workshop: Biotechnology Applications for Agriculture and Education from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, on the college’s Fayette Campus.
  • John Bush, Paula Campagna, Shannon Cornett SSCC students named to All-Ohio Academic Team
  • Sixty of the highest achieving community-college students from around Ohio were honored Wednesday, April 30, as part of the All-Ohio Academic Team Awards. Seven students from Southern State Community College were included in the honors.

April 2014

  • SSCC PTK Inductees 2014 Southern State students inducted into PTK honor society
  • The membership of one of higher education’s most recognized honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was enhanced by the induction of several new members at an April 19 ceremony on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College.
  • Macbeth Auditions SSCC Theatre sets ‘Macbeth’ auditions this weekend
  • SSCC Theatre is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for the summer production of William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth." Open to community members and students, auditions will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.
  • Board Meeting SSCC Board of Trustees to meet April 9
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, for a tour of the Mt. Orab Campus, followed by a 5:30 regular meeting at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab.
  • Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey Chancellor meets with Southern State students
  • John Carey, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor, visited the Fayette Campus of Southern State Community College Monday to meet with students and discuss the new community college funding formula that is currently in the Ohio legislature.

March 2014

  • Almost Maine SSCC Theatre presents "Almost, Maine" April 4-6
  • SSCC Theatre proudly presents John Cariani’s "Almost, Maine," playing April 4-6 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.

February 2014

  • College Graduates Education fares well in Governor’s annual address
  • In his fourth State of the State address, Gov. John Kasich placed high importance on learning initiatives in Ohio, specifically citing the move to performance-based funding and the community colleges’s role in workforce development, college credit in high school, and GED attainment.

January 2014

December 2013

  • SSCC Basic Peace Officers SSCC Basic Peace Officers complete training
  • The cadets of Southern State Community College’s Basic Peace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held Dec. 17 at the college’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House.
  • Paul Harlow, Thomas Kent, Prater, George Martin, and Dr. Nicole Roades SSCC Student Government awards first scholarship
  • The Southern State Community College Foundation is pleased to award the first Student Government Association (SGA) scholarship to BG Prater of Hillsboro, a second-year student at Southern State.

November 2013

  • Holiday Southern State hosts community holiday events
  • The Southern State Community Band and the Southern State Singers will present a combined Holiday Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on the college’s Central Campus.
  • SSCC Pottery Students SSCC pottery students hosting Nov. 19 show and sale
  • Students enrolled in ceramics classes at Southern State Community College are hosting a Pottery Students Showcase & Sale from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Learning Resources Center on the college’s South Campus.

October 2013

  • Board Meeting SSCC Board of Trustees to meet Nov. 13
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the conference room of Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab.
  • Veteran's Day Concert SSCC band to perform Nov. 10 Veterans Day concert
  • The Southern State Community Band will honor our nation’s veterans with a Veterans Day concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.
  • Garden SSCC hosts Paranormal Investigators for Oct. 29 event
  • An Ohio group known as Paranormal Scientific Investigators (PSI) will present a free special event 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Learning Resources Center on Southern State Community College’s Fayette Campus.

September 2013

  • Patri-Tots SSCC Patri-Tots earns state award for excellence
  • In recognition of excellence and an ongoing commitment to children, the Patri-Tots Learning Center on Central Campus (Hillsboro) of Southern State Community College has received a One-Star Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

August 2013

  • SSCC Music Southern State choir begins 15th season
  • The Southern State Singers will begin rehearsals for the 2013-14 season 6 p.m. Monday, August 26, in Room 107 of Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.

July 2013

  • Students who completed the Basic Peace Officers Training Program 2013 SSCC Basic Peace Officers complete training
  • The cadets of Southern State Community College’s Basic Peace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held July 11 at the college’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House.
  • Aviation Maintenance Students Info sessions planned for SSCC’s new aviation degree
  • Does a career in aviation sound like the perfect path for you? Through a new partnership agreement, Southern State Community College and Great Oaks Career Campuses collaboratively offer an FAA-certified associate’s degree in Engineering: Aviation Maintenance.

June 2013

May 2013

  • Appalachian Skills Camp Student SSCC plans Appalachian Skills Camp from June 17–21
  • There are lots of summer camps, but only one like the Appalachian Skills Camp. Designed for students entering grades 4 and up, the 2013 Appalachian Skills Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, June 17–21, at Southern State Community College’s South Campus.
  • Over the Tavern Auditions "Over the Tavern" auditions May 24 at Southern State
  • Auditions for SSCC Theatre’s upcoming production of Tom Dudzick’s "Over the Tavern" will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.

April 2013

  • 2013 PTK Inductees Southern State students inducted into PTK honor society
  • The membership of one of higher education’s most recognized honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was enhanced by the induction of several new members at an April 12 ceremony on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College.

March 2013

  • SSCC Cast of Lend Me A Tenor SSCC Theatre presents 'Lend Me a Tenor' April 5–7
  • SSCC Theatre proudly presents Ken Ludwig’s "Lend Me a Tenor," playing 7:30 p.m. on April 5 and 6, and 3:30 p.m. on April 7, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.
  • Tea Pot SSCC to host annual Women’s Tea on March 13
  • Southern State Community College will celebrate National Women’s History Month with its annual Women’s Tea planned for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Appalachian Gateway Center on the college’s South Campus.

February 2013

  • Light Bulbs SSCC marks Entrepreneurship Week with info sessions
  • Entrepreneurship is not about "taking a job," it’s all about creating your own dream career. In recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week, Southern State Community College is hosting "Let’s Talk Entrepreneurship" informational sessions Feb. 19 and 20 on all four campus locations.

January 2013

  • Board Meeting SSCC Board of Trustees to meet Jan. 27–28
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, through 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Murphin Ridge Inn, 750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio.
  • Lend Me A Tenor Auditions "Lend Me a Tenor" auditions Jan. 18 at Southern State
  • Auditions for SSCC Theatre’s upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s "Lend Me a Tenor" will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.

December 2012

  • Southern State Community College + Franklin University SSCC partners with Franklin University to offer bachelor’s degree
  • Franklin University and Southern State Community College (SSCC) hosted an event Dec. 6 to officially mark the signing of the co-location agreement between the two institutions which will allow the offering of Franklin classes at SSCC’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House.
  • Moon SSCC hosts free "Astronomy is for All" event on Dec. 6
  • Want to look at the December sky from an amateur astronomer’s perspective? Join your guide to the skies LaRue Turner 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Learning Resources Center on Southern State Community College’s South Campus.

November 2012

  • Patri-Tot SSCC Patri-Tots in Hillsboro earns perfect rating
  • The Patri-Tots Learning Center at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus in Hillsboro has earned a 100-percent licensing compliance inspection rating with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
  • Montpelier: Archaeological Survey Site SSCC welcomes Montpelier archaeologist for Nov. 13 event
  • Specializing in American slave sites, archaeologist Matt Reeves, Ph.D., will present "Archaeology at James Madison’s Montpelier: Rediscovering and Restoring the Madison Plantation Landscape" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.

October 2012

  • Students Working on Airplane Info session planned Nov. 9 for new aviation degree
  • Does a career in aviation sound like the perfect path for you? Through a new partnership agreement, Southern State Community College and Great Oaks Career Campuses will collaboratively offer an FAA-certified associate’s degree in Engineering: Aviation Maintenance.
  • Veteran's Day Concert SSCC band to perform Nov. 11 Veterans Day concert
  • The Southern State Community Band will honor our nation’s veterans with a Veterans Day concert 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.
  • Student Juggling Work and Family SSCC provides outreach for students juggling work, families
  • Are you a college student trying to juggle the demands of work and family? You’re in good company. Approximately 84 percent of the total number of students enrolled in college classes nationwide are adult learners, with families and jobs.

September 2012

  • Nicole Elliott, Breanne Johnson and Kylena France AmeriCorps volunteers mentoring students at Southern State
  • Three recent graduates have returned to Southern State Community College this fall to serve as College Completion Coaches dedicated to supporting first-time students who are enrolled in developmental education courses to earn a certificate or degree.
  • Judge Alan Foster swears in Mike Pell and Paul Hall Pell, Hall sworn in as Southern State trustees
  • At the Sept. 12 meeting of the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees, Adams County Judge Alan Foster presided over the swearing in of new trustee Mike Pell of Adams County and reappointed trustee Paul Hall of Brown County.

August 2012

  • U.S. Bank's Donation to SSCC U.S. Bank makes donation to SSCC Foundation
  • U.S. Bank has been a significant contributor to Southern State, totaling more than $15,000 in donation over the years resulting in numerous scholarships to Southern State students.
  • 2012 SSCC Men's Soccer Team SSCC soccer begins 2012 season with a win
  • On Aug. 24, the Southern State Patriots men’s soccer team made the five-hour trip to Lansing, Mich., where they defeated Great Lakes Christian College (2011 NCCAA II regional semifinalists) by a score of 4–1.
  • SSCC Basic Peace Officers Complete Training SSCC Basic Peace Officers complete training
  • The cadets of Southern State Community College’s Basic Peace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held August 16 at the college’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House.
  • Dental, Veterinary Training Programs SSCC launches new dental, veterinary training programs
  • Through a partnership with Boston Reed College, a national education provider, Southern State Community College is now able to provide healthcare training programs that prepare students for job opportunities in the growing allied health industry.

July 2012

  • New Board Trustee Michael Pell Adams County man appointed as SSCC trustee
  • Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich’s office has filled an open seat on the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees with the appointment of Michael P. Pell of West Union in Adams County.
  • Matt Wells, New SSCC Women's Basketball Head Coach Wells introduced as new SSCC women’s basketball coach
  • Matt Wells will take the helm as the new head coach of women’s basketball at Southern State Community College. Wells is a veteran on the court, with coaching credentials at Mt. Orab Junior High, Western Brown High School, Williamsburg High School, Amelia High School and, most recently, as the varsity coach of East Clinton High School.
  • SSCC Theatre Presents “Annie” August 3-5 SSCC Theatre presents "Annie" Aug. 3–5
  • SSCC Theatre will present the classic, family–friendly musical "Annie" Aug 3–5 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus.

June 2012

  • Area College Students Inducted into PTK Honor Society Area college students inducted into PTK honor society
  • The membership of one of higher education’s most recognized honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was enhanced by the induction of several new members at a June 15 ceremony on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College.
  • Board Meeting SSCC Board of Trustees to meet June 8
  • The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012, in Room 106 of the college’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The meeting is open to the public.