Employee Spotlight-Rowlen

Curtis Rowlen | Retired Carpentry and Building Trades Instructor | Served SIC from 2004-2014

Spotlight Candidate
Curtis Rowlen


  • 30 years of experience working in the construction field
  • Certificates acquired from SIC in architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, drafting technology, certified firefighter II and III

Organizations or Committees:

  • Employment Search Committee
  • Curriculum Committee

What does SIC means to you?
It is an institution that recognizes the needs of the community by providing programs that directly impact southeastern Illinois.

What's your favorite memory at SIC?
Working with the SIC Foundation on projects.

What do you do in your spare time?
Firefighting, camping, spending time with my family, volunteering at church and NASCAR.

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
Washington D.C.

In the movie based on your life, who plays you? 
Chevy Chase

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Jimmie Johnson.

What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?
 A quote from my dad, “ It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”