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SCC joins state-wide network to take on top issue facing Missouri businesses

St. Charles County leaders joined St. Charles Community College March 14 at RK Stratman, Inc., to sign a proclamation affirming the college’s role in the new Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network and its ongoing commitment to its workforce partners. This proclamation comes less than a week after a joint announcement was made by all 12 of Missouri’s community colleges at the state capitol, establishing the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network to address a longstanding challenge facing Missouri businesses – the ... Read more

SCC purchased One Academy Place allowing for new and expanded programming

St. Charles Community College made history when the college closed on One Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie last week. This property will serve as the college’s first satellite location, and its initial intent will be to expand Nursing and Allied Health offerings and develop additional workforce and industry programs. The 69,000-square-foot building was the former site of Barat Academy. It was purchased by Lindenwood in September 2012, and SCC leased approximately 26,000 square feet of the building’s space for its Nursing and ... Read more

SCC to begin search for Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

SCC is looking for an innovative, student-centered leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs (VPASA). This position serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer for the college, providing vision and innovative leadership needed to advance the college's academic enterprise while creating a positive learning environment for students. This key leadership position will be responsible for working with associate vice presidents and deans to expand and enhance all credit and non-credit educational programs, student affairs ... Read more

SCC college STEM efforts recognized

In coordination with Hour of Code Week 2016 in early December, the St. Charles County Government recognized St. Charles Community College for offering free, introductory workshops on computer programming every month at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. “The ability to understand and engage in coding, or computer programming, is becoming an increasingly important aspect of successfully competing in the global economy of the 21st century,” St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said in a proclamation issued at the Nov. ... Read more

SCC and OPO Startups form partnership

St. Charles Community College has joined forces with OPO Startups as a sponsor to bring its students and alumni access to the co-working center from noon-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. There will be a table with SCC signage for students and alumni to provide a work space for startup companies of their own. “Membership is typically $75 per person per month, but our students and alumni will have free access,” said Rex McKanry, SCC assistant professor of computer science. A space dedication ceremony will ... Read more

Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., named fourth president of St. Charles Community College

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., district president of Narvarro College in Corsicana, Tex., as the next president of St. Charles Community College.  She will take the helm of Missouri’s fourth largest community college district Aug. 10, following the service of Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., who accepted the presidency at Cazenovia College in New York state earlier this year. Todd Galbierz, vice president for administrative services, will continue his service as interim president through ... Read more

SCC kicked off three-part Title IX training series

Joining forces with St. Louis region colleges and universities, including St. Louis University (SLU), Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and others, St. Charles Community College’s Title IX coordinator, Sylvia Edgar, participates in a quarterly roundtable that serves as a resource for local and regional Title IX administrators. The group discusses ideas on policy development, availability of affordable and relevant training opportunities, and recent developments on national level topics. To address the need for affordable and relevant training opportunities, Edgar contacted the Department ... Read more

SCC Board of Trustees announces four finalists in presidential search

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named four finalists in the search for the institution’s next president. Four candidates will visit the campus between June 10-13.  Groups meeting with the candidates include students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and local community and business leaders. “At a special closed session meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 1, the Board narrowed the list of candidates to four,” said Pamela Cilek, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and secretary of ... Read more

SCC alumna to attend 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference

Stephanie Whitlock, St. Charles Community College alumna and member of Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) Lambda Chapter of the National Human Service Honor Society, has been awarded a scholarship from TUA to attend the 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference Oct. 19-22, in Tampa Bay, Fla. This year’s conference is dedicated to examining “The News ‘Realities’ in America: Preparing for the Challenges Ahead.” The conference will examine the dynamics and impact of issues from diminishing funding sources to new ... Read more

SCC Career Services awards recent grad with job search survival kit

During the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, St. Charles Community College’s career services department held a contest, Jump Start Your Career, for SCC students. The goal of the contest was to get students prepared for life after college by attending career-related events. “Any student who came into the office for career or job search assistance appointment could be entered into the contest,” said Martha Toebben, career services manger. “Also, if a student attended a career services event, such as workshops, the ... Read more
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