Southeastern Illinois College
The Class of 2017

Submitted by Angela Wilson, SIC


“Blue graduation caps and gowns accompanied by shining faces filled Joseph Deaton Gymnasium at Southeastern Illinois College as the class of 2017 proudly walked the aisles to accept their certificates and diplomas. It was a happy end to a stressful week of finals for many area college students. Keynote speakers for the evening were husband and wife duo, Dr. Stephen L. Raben and Nancy (Fillingim) Raben of Mascoutah, Illinois – formerly of Galatia and Ridgway, respectively. The pair accepted a plaque from SIC President Jonah Rice, Ph.D., at the ceremony naming them the 2017 SIC Distinguished Alumni. Approximately 130 students participated in the annual ceremony to recognize their accomplishments in front of family and friends. A total of more than 200 students will graduate this year. Many will enter the workforce to utilize their technical credentials gained at SIC, while many more will continue on to the university of their choice to further their education.”

Southeastern Illinois College Class of 2017


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