Jane Beckler Bird
Creative Manager, Marketing
Jane has a unique ability to translate SCC success stories, our mission, our purpose, and the difference the college makes to so many through colors, photos, drawings, and messaging. She has created inspiring and meaningful bodies of work that help to motivate individuals to attend college and pursue their dreams. This is no more evident than through our beloved new mascot – Chaser the Border Collie – who came to life because of Jane’s creativity and her God-given talents. In Jane’s charge to create our new mascot, she spent hours reading and learning about the “real” Chaser; researching border collies, what makes them tick and their look from different perspectives, including their fur, eye colors and physique of this herding breed. She studied photo after photo of the real Chaser – all in an effort to create a beautiful visual representation of the new SCC mascot. To date, we’ve received nothing but rave reviews of Chaser and the SCC Chasers, both internally and externally. Chaser has become an icon of joy, success, and happiness to children and adults of all ages. Thank you, Jane, for your dedication to SCC and your creativity which brought us our beloved mascot, Chaser.
Department Chair, Nursing
Julie exudes passion and enthusiasm for the nursing program. She always makes herself available to students, advisees, and other faculty members. Her motivation and drive can be seen with her desire to ensure that the nursing program at SCC thrives. In addition to her role as the Nursing Department chair, during the course of this academic year, Julie has successfully led her department through a strenuous reaccreditation process, submitted a proposal for and began implementing a new program, and worked on other initiatives across the campus. Because of her efforts, SCC now has a new Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program to meet the needs of the community. Additionally, she is working to expand the nursing program. She is actively involved in college events, participates in professional development opportunities, and is committed to improving, growing, and enhancing the nursing program. Julie, thank you for your drive to make SCC thrive.