Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride

Daring Riders Braved the Weather in 2012

The 4th fun/fundraiser ride in memory of the late SCC Science instructor Dan Ring attracted lots of hardy riders at its the morning of Saturday, September 22 thanks to the tireless organizers of SCC employees Kim Tracy, Pam Peterson and Brian McAtee, and Gary Szymula of Bike Burlington! photoThree rides were available: the ice cream ride, the 15 mile city perimeter ride and the 50 mile country ride. More than $2,500 was raised for the SCC Foundation Dan Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing scholarship fund! The 2013 ride is set for Saturday, September 21. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013. Click here for the registration form used in 2012 - 2013’s will be “up” soon.

Dan Ring Memorial benfits Nursing Scholarships

DAN RING MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE SET TO ROLL ON SEPTEMBER 26

Dan RingThe Inaugural Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride will take place on September 26, 2009, at Southeastern Community College’s West Burlington campus. Funds raised from the event will support the Daniel Anders Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship. The ride will follow the Burlington area bike route (approximately 15 miles). There will also be a 4-mile kids’ ride. The ride begins at 9:00 am with registration beginning at 7:30 am. Registration is $20. Pre-registrants will receive a free t-shirt.

Dan Ring was an instructor at SCC, teaching Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology for 16 years. Dan drew inspiration for mind and body through the wonders of nature. He was an avid bicyclist. He rode his bike out of concern for the environment and for personal fitness. He rode his bike every single day logging 5000, 6000, even 7000 miles every year. Dan was instrumental in creating the bicycle route through the Burlington area.

Dan passed away on November 24, 2008 at the age of 65 of a heart arrhythmia while riding his bike home from SCC.

The Daniel Anders Ring Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship is for first-year Nursing students enrolled in the second semester of the Summer Start or Evening & Weekend Nursing Programs. It is not intended for academic achievers with a history of success. It is for students who initially struggled and later “caught fire” some time during their first semester.

The ride will be preceded by a dedication of a new covered bicycle storage facility located on the North side of the West Burlington campus.

The event is sponsored by Southeastern Community College, SCC Student Board, Great River Medical Center, Bike Burlington, Bickel’s Cycle & Fitness, Standard of Beaverdale, the Hawk Eye, Burlington Pepsi, and Maid-Rite Restaurant.

Registration forms are available at all participating sponsors and on the SCC website. Completed registrations are due by September 7 to guarantee a t-shirt.

For more information about the Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride, contact Kim Tracy at 319-208-5089 or ktracy@scciowa.edu.

SNA car wash for flood victims

SNA held a car wash at Arby’s July 19th to raise money for flood victims. $250 was raised through car washes and donations. For more details see the story “Soak, suds for flood victims” in The Hawk Eye.

Vickie White describes her mission trip to Haiti

January 22, 2008

KEOKUK — “We’re always taking care of everybody else, but who’s taking care of us?” Diane Aliprandi’s rhetorical question was posed in a recent interview in which she discussed the Nursing Chapter of the SCC Alumni Assn.

The Burlington Hawk Eye Newspaper was present and created a video featured on The Hawk Eye’s website.
Here is a link to the video.

Aliprandi is the chairperson of the chapter, which is the first of its kind for Southeastern Community College. The SCC nursing alumni group was established nearly a year ago.

According to Aliprandi, the chapter’s formation started out as an idea spurred by her involvement in the student nursing group while a nursing student at SCC and from discussion among fellow students and SCC nursing faculty.

The chapter will celebrate its first year next month on SCC’s West Burlington campus. “The whole point [is] to be there for nursing students, to be there for each other as nurses,” explained Aliprandi during an interview last November.

Last week on SCC’s south campus here, Aliprandi and about 15 other nurses gathered to hear the experiences of Vickie White, a nurse and SCC alumna who, last fall, traveled to Haiti on a medical mission trip.

During the chapter’s November meeting, the SCC nursing alumni heard from Carolyn Miller, a nurse who spent years working in Liberia.

For more information about the Nursing Chapter of the SCC Alumni Assn., visit www.sccnursingalumni.org.

SCCAA Nursing Chapter Meeting/Potluck

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Carolyn Miller

SCCAA Nursing Chapter held their meeting at the Fort Madison SCC Campus.
Carolyn Miller shared her experiences with mission nursing in Liberia.
The Burlington Hawk Eye Newspaper was present and created a video featured on The Hawk Eye’s website. Here is a link to the video.

Carlolyn mentioned that she started “potlucks” in Liberia while she was there, so to honor her, a potluck followed her presentation.

Vickie White was present at the meeting and will present her mission story from Haiti in the January 2008 meeting in Keokuk. (Date & time to be announced.)
Vickie did have some of her photos with her to share and we are all looking forward to hear more.
The SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter collected 192 pounds of over-the-counter medications for her trip to Haiti.
From what Vickie shared with us already, the medications went to good use. Thank you to all who helped.

If you would like more information about the Nursing Alumni Chapter, please contact SCCAA Nursing Chapter Chair Diane Aliprandi by email at or by phone at 319-750-2372.

Kick-Off meeting

January 18, 2007

Newly-Formed SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter to Hold Kick-Off Meeting in February

West Burlington –Alumni, faculty and friends of SCC’s nursing program have formed a new Nursing Chapter of the SCC Alumni Association (SCCAA). The Chapter will hold its first social and meeting on Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alpha’s East banquet facility in Fort Madison. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served during the social from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The chapter organizational meeting will follow starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Southeastern Community College Alumni Association invites nursing graduates, co-workers and retired nursing friends to be Charter members of the SCCAA Nurse Alumni Chapter. Participation will help support theNursing profession and encourage new nurses coming into the profession.

Diane Aliprandi, 2006 graduate of the SCC Nursing Program and nurse at Great River Medical Center, brought the idea of a Nursing Alumni Chapter to the SCC Alumni Association Board annual meeting in October. The Board unanimously supported her and moved to form the first program-specific chapter of the SCCAA. Since then, Aliprandi has received help with developing the Chapter concept from current and retired SCC Nursing Program faculty as well as from nurses employed by local health care providers.

The SCCAA Nursing Alumni Chapter will offer assistance to SCC nursing students through scholarships, mentoring, tutoring and career reality awareness. Structured events will allow nurses from different fields to share their experiences and knowledge to help future nurses make important career choices. Practicing nurses can also serve as mentors for new nurses by helping them adjust to real work experiences following graduation.

The kick-off meeting will serve to officially organize the Chapter and will include nomination of leadership positions as well as the formation of a group to plan the inaugural Nursing Alumni Homecoming in May 2007 to coincide with annual Vespers events. It will also allow attending nurses to socialize and get to know each other.

SCCAA Executive Secretary Becky Rump said this new Chapter sets a precedent for the Association. “The Nursing Program at SCC has been one of the strongest programs here at the college for a long, long time. There are countless nurses who received their education here and others who have taken CEU’s through SCC. I know that a large number of them work right here in the Great River Region practicing in nearly every hospital, clinic and care facility. There is much camaraderie among them. I think it’s great that our alumni want to keep in touch with each other and help those wanting to enter the profession.”

Rump continued that the Nursing Alumni Chapter will help keep practicing nurses up to date by identifying needs for and offering contact hours. Joining the SCCAA Nursing Alumni Chapter will also provide an opportunity for working nurses to network by staying in touch with former classmates and making new friends in the field.

Another objective of the new chapter is to provide scholarship support for nurses enrolling in graduate programs to become qualified SCC nurse educators.

To join the Nursing Alumni chapter requires membership with the SCC Alumni Association (no extra fee for Chapter participation). Non-alumni are also encouraged to join. Membership information is available at https://www.scciowa.edu/information/alumni/alumapp.asp.

Persons interested in attending the kick-off meeting for the new SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter or learning more about the Chapter are asked to contact Chapter Coordinator Diane Aliprandi at , SCC Nursing Instructor Leeanne Humiston at or by phone at 319.313.1981, or Becky Rump, SCCAA Executive Secretary at or by phone at 319.208.5065 by February 16.

Kick-Off Meeting

December, 13, 2006

Newly-Formed SCC Nursing Alumni Chapter to Hold Kick-Off Meeting in February

West Burlington –Alumni of SCC’s nursing program have formed a new Nursing Chapter of the SCC Alumni Association (SCCAA). The Chapter will hold its first social and meeting on Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alpha’s East banquet facility in Fort Madison.

The Southeastern Community College Alumni Association invites nursing graduates, co-workers, and retired nursing friends to be Charter members of the SCCAA Nurse Alumni Chapter. Participation will help support the Nursing profession and encourage new nurses coming into the profession.

Diane Aliprandi, 2006 graduate of the SCC Nursing Program and nurse at Great River Medical Center, brought the idea of a Nursing Alumni Chapter to the SCC Alumni Association Board annual meeting in October. The Board unanimously supported her and moved to form the first program-specific chapter of the SCCAA. Aliprandi received help from a number of SCC Nursing Program faculty and staff as well as nurses from area employes, including Great River medical Center.

The SCCAA Nursing Alumni Chapter will offer assistance to SCC nursing students through scholarships, mentoring, tutoring, and career reality awareness. Structured events will allow nurses from different fields to share their experiences and knowledge to help future nurses make important career choices. Practicing nurses can also serve as mentors for new nurses by helping them adjust to real work experiences following graduation.

The kick-off meeting will serve to officially organize the Chapter and will include nomination and election of officers as well as the formation of a group to plan the inaugural Nurse Alumni Homecoming in May 2007 to coincide with annual Vespers events. It will also allow attending alumni a chance to socialize and get to know each other.

SCCAA Executive Secretary Becky Rump said this new Chapter sets a precedent for the Association. “The Nursing Program at SCC has been one of the strongest programs here at the college for a long, long time. There are countless nurses who received their education here and others who have taken CEU’s through SCC. I know that a large number of them work right here in the Great River Region practicing in nearly every hospital, clinic and care facility. There is much camaraderie among them. I think it’s great that our alumni want to keep in touch with each other and help those wanting to enter the profession.”

Rump continued that the Nursing Alumni Chapter will help keep practicing nurses up to date by identifying needs for and offering CEU’s. Joining the SCCAA Nurse Alumni Chapter will also provide an opportunity for working nurses to network by staying in touch with former classmates and making new friends in the field.

Another objective of the new chapter is to provide scholarship support for nurses enrolling in graduate programs to become qualified SCC nurse educators.

To join the Nursing Alumni chapter requires membership with the SCC Alumni Association (no extra fee for Chapter participation). Non-alumni are also encouraged to join. Membership for an individual alumnus is $10 annually or $100 lifetime. For students still enrolled or joining within 90 days of graduation, Lifetime membership is discounted to $50. Associate non-alumnus membership is $15 per year or $150 for Lifetime. Alumni couples may join at $16 total per year or $160 for Lifetime couple membership. Businesses may also join the SCCAA at a rate of $200 per year or $2,000 for Lifetime membership

Charter chapter members are planning a Nurse Alumni Chapter kick-off event on February 20, 2007 and a first-ever Nurse Alumni homecoming event to coincide with Vespers around graduation time in May 2007. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Nurse Alumni Chapter Coordinator Diane Aliprandi at , SCC Nursing Instructor Leeanne Humiston at or by phone at 319.313.1981, or Becky Rump, SCCAA Executive Secretary at or by phone at 319.208.5065.