Employee Spotlight

Maggie Calcaterra | Academic Advisor, Psychology Instructor, Title IX Coordinator| Serving SIC since 2012

 Employee Spotlight

Maggie and Shawna Calcaterra with daughter, Kamry.



AA Education from Rend Lake
BS History Education from SIUC
MSEd Educational Psychology from SIUC
working on MS Psychology from University of Phoenix




What other positions have you held prior to SIC?
Intercollegiate softball/volleyball coach, high school teacher/coach, car salesman (worst job in the world), retail, and postal worker

What does SIC mean to you?
Opportunity, Family, and Gratitude – As a transfer student, I understand the purpose of a community college, creating a caring and cohesive environment to provide for our students, which I believe that we do on a daily basis. Providing this opportunity for them, we create a family. Sometimes at odds with each other, but overall we care and challenge each other, as most families do. I love my job and the people, which makes the 45-50 minute drive bearable. J

How do you help fulfill Southeastern's Mission Statement?
I feel as if I go above and beyond to assist our students in whatever they may need. Additionally, I want to open the eyes of my Psychology students to how we influence each other and how we may have an impact on others, not only in Southern Illinois, but globally.

What is your favorite memory at SIC? 
Organizing the benefit for Brent Maguire’s family. I enjoyed working with Mark Thomas and witnessing the generosity and commodiarity of the SIC family.   

What do you do in your spare time?
What spare time? LOL. Manage and remodel property, officiate volleyball, softball, and basketball, spend time with family and Kamry, and travel. 

Where is your favorite vacation spot? 
Any place warm. Just bought a place in Panama City Beach, which we will hopefully be frequenting often.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Maya Angelou. I had the opportunity to hear her speak before her passing and her words were so inspirational and motivating. Would love to have had the opportunity to delve down further into her wisdom and experiences.

In a movie based on your life, who plays you?
HMM, good question. I am a fan of Julia Roberts, but we look nothing alike. Maybe Jane Lynch as we both have a dry sense of humor (At least that is what I have been told, Chad!!) What is the best piece of advice you've ever heard and can give to others?

What is the best piece of advice you have ever heard?
“Everything happens for a reason.” I truly believe that we have to take initiative to make things happen, but overall, the Lord above has a plan and we must learn to follow and trust Him.