BEATRICE – Southeast Community College is considering a new mascot for the school’s athletic teams. No announcement has been made about any possibilities under study.

When the school was based in Fairbury, SCC...then known as Fairbury Junior College... used the name, the Bombers. The school then made use of the name, the Blue Devils, but in more recent years as SCC established campuses in Beatrice, Milford and Lincoln, it has used the name, The Storm.

SCC is in the process of realigning the home base of various sports. Next fall, both men’s and women’s basketball will move from the Beatrice Campus, to the Lincoln Campus. But the school has pulled back on a move of one sport from Beatrice to Milford….volleyball.

"A couple things we had to change plans, on. We're going to keep the volleyball team here in Beatrice. We're out of housing space at the Milford Campus...and then we're also looking at holding off on tennis and track on the Lincoln Campus, because we just hadn't had time to get that together."  SCC President Dr. Paul Illich gave that update to the school’s board of governors, meeting on the Beatrice Campus Tuesday.

College Board Finance and Facilities Chairperson Kathy Boellstorff says some locker room upgrades will be made on the Lincoln Campus in association with the basketball programs coming there.  "This is going to be designed for the home and away teams and it will be really good. Boyd Jones (contractor) is going to be pricing that, so we'll hear more about that as it progresses."

SCC has been undertaking several facility upgrades on all of its campuses, financing them through the college’s capital improvements tax levy along with private support. Just recently, the school held a groundbreaking for a technical center on the Lincoln Campus. It is in the process of fundraising for a planned expansion of the agriculture program on the Beatrice Campus.