SCC Nursing Alumni Newsletter-October 2009

SCC Nursing Alumni Newsletter - October 2009

Dan Ring Memorial Bike Ride (9/26/09)

The Dan Ring Memorial Scholarship Bike Ride was help September 26, 2009 starting at the SCC West Burlington campus. Prior to the bike ride, a new bicycle parking area was dedicated. Dan’s wife spoke to the crowd of nearly 100 about Dan’s life, and how happy he would have been to see so many people cycling. Registrations and donations totaled approximated $2900 to be applied toward the Dan Ring Nursing Scholarship that is awarded to a second semester nursing student who “caught fire” in the first semester. This ride was the first of the anticipated annual scholarship bike rides.

Dan Ring taught physiology classes at SCC West Burlington for 16 years and was very supportive of the Nursing Program. Dan was always seen at the nursing Vesper’s ceremonies and at SCC graduations. He was asked to speak at the West Burlington campus Vesper’s ceremony in December 2009 but passed away in November while riding his bike home from SCC.

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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

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Nursing Scholarships available at SCC

The SCC Foundation has 25 scholarship accounts, some with multiple awards, available through the Southeastern Community College Foundation. Thirty-three actual awards were made in for 2010-2011 totaling $30,587.86. Another scholarship, the Dorothy Blind Endowment, will generate additional scholarship dollars for 20010-2011 awards. The deadline to apply for these and other SCC Foundation scholarships is October , 2012. To apply, go to Please direct questions to Julie Glasgow at 319.208.5062 or send email to Thanks!