- Diverse group of students finds success, careers at Scott

- Make your own EICC video online. It's really cool and hilarious.

The Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair just started and the Blong Technology Center is packed with companies looking for employees like YOU! The fair is going on until 6 tonight, so get down here and learn more about the opportunities available.

CCC Alumni Association Recognizes Student Leaders - http://www.eicc.edu/news/ccc-student-leaders.aspx

Congrats to all the faculty and staff that were recognized with awards at this year’s ICCOC state conference! - http://www.eicc.edu/news4/iccoc-award.aspx

Photos of Monique Coleman at today’s presentation, part of the “Girls on Fire” celebration - http://www.eicc.edu/news4/monique-coleman.aspx

2014 YP Community Impact Awards

The Network: Young Professionals of the Quad Cities has announced the recipients and finalists of the 2014 YP Community Impact Awards, and will present them on Thursday, May 1 as part of its 4th annual Symposium & YP Community Impact Awards at the Establishment Theatre, Rock Island.

The Network, a program of the Quad Cities Chamber that represents over 3,000 local young professionals, cultivates social and professional development, provides service leadership opportunities, facilitates the connection of young talent with the hiring needs of employees, and engages in advocacy of YP interests.

LaDrina Wilson, Assistant Director of Enrollment and Customer Service at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, has been named the 2014 Young Professional of the Year. Wilson works constantly to make the world better than what she found, according to her nomination letter. She serves her time and talent through a long list of initiatives, including a program called “The Next Big Thing, a Successful Transition” which serves nearly 3,000 high school seniors. Wilson was also behind “College Connections,” a program that introduces at risk kids to STEM programs, the “Men of Pink Fashion Show” to raise money and awareness of issues faced by breast cancer, and her newest event, “Hair Affair – A Benefit to Support Alopecia Awareness.”

"LaDrina is one of the brightest lights in the Quad Cities. She is a leader in the entire community. LaDrina thinks big. She ‘builds it,’ and each time ‘they come,’” Dr. Christopher Whitt, Ph.D wrote in nominating Wilson.

Doug Peacock appearing April 29 at SCC

Without question, Doug Peacock has led an immensely interesting life.

While a student at the University of Michigan he traveled with archeologists to search for non-marine vertebrate fossils in Alaska and ran a college lecture program that included such distinguished individuals as Martin Luther King, Norman Thomas and Tom Hayden.

He served two tours as a Special Forces medic in the Central Highlands of Vietnam earning the Soldier’s Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Bronze Star.

Doug Peacocks movie, Peacocks warReturning from Vietnam he found solitude in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and credits grizzly bears with restoring his soul. Over the past 40 years, he has been this country’s most consistent advocate for grizzly bears and was the subject of the movie, Peacock’s War which premiered on PBS’s Nature.

Quad Citians have the opportunity to hear and meet Peacock on April 29. He will be appearing at Scott Community College, Room 1501, 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, beginning at 4:10 p.m. His appearance is free of charge and open to the public.

Peacock will be speaking on “The Origins of the First Americans: Elephant Hunters in Iowa and what took them so long to get here?”

Peacock was named a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow and a Lannan Fellow in 2011 for his work about archeology, climate change and the peopling of North America, published in 2013 as In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene.

Peacock lectures regularly about wilderness and veterans issues. He has appeared on television shows including the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Evening News, Sesame Street, The American Sportsman and Democracy Now!. He has also appeared in numerous National Public Radio segments.

Peacock co-founded the Wildlife Damage Review, Vital Ground and Round River Conservation Studies.

He serves as chairman of the board of directors for Round River, which works with indigenous people and governments in Namibia, Botswana, North, South and Central America to develop region-wide conservation strategies protecting and enhancing intact ecosystems (simultaneously training indigenous people and college students in environmental sciences).  Round River has emerged as one of the most successful medium-sized conservation groups anywhere, having directly or indirectly contributed to the preservation of more than 20 million acres of wilderness.

Peacock lives in Emigrant, Montana, and spends considerable time in the Sonoran Desert, southeast Utah and with the grizzlies of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Married to Andrea Peacock, he has two children with whom he visits the wilderness and three cats who share his homes.

His presentation is made possible by Davenport SCENE with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Scott Community College, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Davenport SCENE (Sustainable City Empowered Network for Education) is a unique partnership of several local agencies including Eastern Iowa Community Colleges/Scott Community College Library and the college’s Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center, Figge Art Museum, Davenport Public Library, Nahant Marsh Educational Center, Quad Cities Food Hub, Junior Achievement, Living Lands and Waters, and River Music Experience.

The goal of the partnership is to advance the science and information literacy of Davenport residents of all ages regarding environmental sustainability and energy efficiency in order to move Davenport toward becoming a sustainable city.

For more information about his appearance here call 563-441-4150. More information about Peacock can be found on his website, www.dougpeacock.net.