Southwest Iowa STEM Region
The Southwest Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center. The Southwest Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in Southwest Iowa.
Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center
The Regional Manager, Deb Frazee, Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center and Southwest Iowa’s Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the Southwest STEM region.
Southwest Iowa’s Advisory Board Members:
- Ms. Kimberly Carter, Council Bluffs
- Dr. Jane Chaillie, Leon
- Ms. Misty Gray, Atlantic
- Mr. Jim Holwegner, Redfield
- Ms. Lisa Hilder, Red Oak
- Mr. Larry Johnson, Lamoni
- Dr. Alan Ladd, Atlantic
- Ms. LuAnn Langel, Manning
- Ms. Janell Leinen, Panama
- Mr. Thomas Lesan, Creston
- Mrs. Heidi Lowthorp, Sidney
- Dr. Lane Plugge, Council Bluffs
- Ms. Katherine Somers, Atlantic
- Mr. Gilbert Thomas, Clarinda
About Deb Frazee, M.S.Ed., CRC
Deb Frazee serves as the Southwest Regional STEM Manager for the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and located at Southwestern Community College. She has varied career experiences including education and economic development for more than 20 years, as well as time in private industry working as the senior vocational coordinator for a large insurance carrier. She holds a B.A. degree from Iowa State University and an M.S. degree in education from Drake University. She is a licensed Master Educator in Iowa with multiple certifications, but her favorite endorsement is multi-occupations (MOC). She also is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). She has a passion for service and excellence and is excited for the career connections that STEM offers to all ages in all counties of Iowa.