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Student Trustee Collin Sexton Reflects on SIC

July 27, 2020

HARRISBURG, Ill. (July 27, 2020) – White County native and Southeastern Illinois College student Collin Sexton is fond of his community college and excited to represent SIC as newly appointed student trustee. Approved by the SIC Board of Trustees in April 2020, Sexton looks forward to the return to campus in August.

“I look forward to being around people in general again,” says Sexton. “Since March I have only seen the same three or four people.”

When fall semester begins Aug. 17, Sexton will begin his sophomore year at SIC. He explains why he chose Southeastern.

“I had always heard great things about SIC,” he says. “SIC offered me a great scholarship to be on the speech team while being close to home. I did not feel ready to move to a 4-year university and community college has given me confidence and has been a great starting spot for me.”

Aside from speech, Sexton also works in the financial aid office at Southeastern. Following his graduation from SIC in spring 2021, he plans to attend University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana to continue his education in communication sciences and disorders. Sexton plans to become an audiologist. Although his sights are set north of Saline County, Sexton will not forget the value of SIC.

“The instructors are very accommodating to the students and even know their students by name. Another benefit is the tight-knit feel that comes with attending a small community college like SIC,” Sexton expresses. “Community college offers small class sizes, is close to home, and most importantly is affordable.”

Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg with an extension center in Carmi was founded in 1960 and offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs. At $106 per credit hour, SIC boasts one of the lowest tuition rates in the region, saving transfer students more than $20,000 during their first two years of college. Additionally, more than 70% of students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships.

SIC has provided online classes since 2001 and offers dual credit for area high schools, accelerated courses, night classes and community education opportunities. With approximately 4,000 full or part-time students per year and more than 200 employees, SIC is a top employer in Southern Illinois. For more information, visit www.sic.edu. Registration for fall is going on now. Email advising@sic.edu to register.

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