Employee Spotlight-Hearn

Donna Hearn | Retired Community Outreach Supervisor | Served SIC from 2001-2016

Spotlight Candidate
Donna Hearn


  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


  • National level-Black Powder Shooting

Organizations or Committees:

  • Awards Banquets
  • Assessment Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee

Have you held other positions at SIC?
I started out working in the Displaced Homemakers Program.  It was a very good program for women who were widowed, divorced or separated and needed help getting in school and getting jobs.  Unfortunately, it was one of those grant programs that was cut, but it was a good experience.  I still see successful women in the work force we helped get schooling and jobs.

What position(s) did you hold prior to SIC?
I worked in interior decorating at Distinctive Interiors for 6 years. ( It’s my favorite thing to do) Taught high school and junior high Home Economics and worked as a nurse (LPN).

What does SIC means to you?
It is home.  It’s special.  It’s full of good people who want students to succeed. It’s a great place to begin a career.  My husband, our daughter and I have all graduated from SIC.  Our daughter was on the speech team and in the wild life management/shooting complex management program, and my husband has been on the SIC board for 26+ years.  It’s been part of our life for a long time.  I really feel good when a GED student tests with us, passes his test and then I see them the next semester as one of our regular students.  It makes the late hours testing worth it.

What do you do in your spare time?
Craft, decorate, garden, and take care of my family.

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?

How would you spend $1 million? 
Put it toward a cure for cancer or Alzheimer's.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
My Grandmother, she had a great influence on my life and the lives of my children.  She raised 2 children, ages 4 & 5 by herself after her husband died as a result of a mine accident.  She was a strong woman..

What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard, or the best piece you can give to others?
God first, family second and me last.