HMC Sponsors SIC Learning Commons

October 23, 2019

Harrisburg Medical Center’s President and CEO Donald Hutson and Jennifer Vinyard, Director of Marketing and Foundation, stopped by Southeastern Illinois College Friday, Oct. 11, to view their sponsorship area in new Learning Commons. HMC is a major sponsor of the newly renovated student space at SIC – particularly the fireplace lounge area.

The SIC Learning Commons houses the Melba Patton Learning Resource Center and the Dana Keating Student Success Center. The space, which is still under renovation, provides students with a modern area to use for reading and relaxing, use of various electronic devices, homework, meeting space, collaborative workspace, media support, tutoring, testing, games and puzzles, and much more.

“We are so happy to partner with HMC for this project.  Our intent is for the Learning Commons to become the heart of student activity here at SIC, and Harrisburg Medical is helping us to realize that vision,” said Karla Lewis, Associate Dean of Learning Commons at SIC.

A grand opening celebration will be on slate for January once all renovations and furniture additions are complete. To become a sponsor, contact Lewis at (618) 252-5400, ext. 2326 or email