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University Business magazine honors SFCC as ‘Model of Excellence’

SEDALIA—State Fair Community College is one of 17 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Winter 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program. Sponsored by Higher One, a leading provider of financial services to college and university campuses across the United States, the Models of Excellence program recognizes innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success on campus. SFCC was recognized for its campuswide Student Success Navigator Advising program, which pairs each student with a navigator as soon as ... Read more

SCC reduces need for remedial math courses, saving students time and money and aiding in degree competition

The Achieving Success in Math Program at St. Charles Community College has made strides in combatting the one of the most prevalent barriers to student success in college – completing college-level math. High school students who reach their math requirements by junior year are opting out of math their senior year, not realizing the impact it can have on their college education – placing into a lower class than expected or not passing their first college-level math class. More than two thirds of ... Read more

SCC’s Schneider selected for Beyond the Best Award

St. Charles Community College’s Betsy Schneider, director of development, was selected for Streetscape Magazine’s 2015 Beyond the Best Award.    The Beyond the Best Award recognizes executives, employees and board members in St. Charles, St. Louis and surrounding areas. “The creativity, energy and expertise Betsy brings to the SCC Foundation is invaluable,” said Kasey McKee, SCC vice president for college advancement. “We are proud, but not surprised, by her receiving this honor. It is well-deserved.” Schneider has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the ... Read more

SCC wins Region XVI championship, moves one game away from 2nd national championship run

St. Charles Community College defeated cross-town rival St. Louis Community College (SLCC) on Oct. 31 to capture the second-straight Region XVI Championship title. “We are the only two community colleges in the St. Louis area, so there is a natural rivalry there,” said Josh Tyler, SCC women’s soccer head coach. The first half was a scoreless battle with very few shots on goal. Seven minutes into the second half, SCC freshman Kayla Collie scored the game-winning goal with an assist from freshman Miranda ... Read more

SCC takes home 12 regional marketing awards

SCC’s Marketing and Communications Department was the recipient of 12 regional awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 5 fall conference in Lincoln, Neb. Some 200 entries were submitted from 21 member colleges across 41 categories in the annual competition. SCC won the following awards: Gold – Feature Writing (Zsantee Tapley alumni feature), Original Photography-Manipulated (Corey Porter, faculty photo), Folder (Returning Learners), Brochure-Single (Emergence), Newsletter (Chuck student newsletter) and Viewbook (2014-16). Silver – Social Media/Online Marketing Campaign (Instagram promotion), Original ... Read more

SCC serves community with first-ever SCC Day of Service

“Heal the world. Make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race.” Michael Jackson’s lyrics came to fruition as SCC students gave back to the community during its first-ever Day of Service. The SCC Day of Service took place Friday, Oct. 2, at various locations in the St. Charles community, including Calvary Church, North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), The Salvation Army, Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service and St. Charles Community College. SCC Day of Service is ... Read more

SCC Foundation Presidents Classic Golf Scramble raises more than $48,000

The St. Charles Community College Foundation raised more than $48,000 at its 19th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble Monday, Sept. 28, at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Proceeds will fund scholarships and academic enhancements. “We are so thankful to our generous community members who came out to support the college at this event,” said Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development. “They are helping to ensure that our hard-working students will receive a high-quality education.” Richard Jensen, CEO of RX Systems, Inc. ... Read more

Thompson Charitable Trust underwrites faculty, staff positions

SEDALIA—When Amy Pangburn decided she wanted to become a nurse, she knew it wouldn’t be easy. As a single mom, she had to work fulltime; she couldn’t imagine juggling work, nursing school, homework, and family time. Then she found State Fair Community College’s new 13-month night/weekend Practical Nursing (PN) program. “We started in January 2014 and went to class Thursday and Friday evenings—generally from 2-9 p.m.—and all day Saturday,” said Pangburn. “The schedule worked great for me. I worked 12-hour shifts Sunday, ... Read more

STLCC-Florissant Valley Professors Pen New STEM Book

Two professors at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley recently saw the publication of their book, “The Everything STEM Handbook.” The book, coauthored by Rihab Sawah and Anthony Clark, features dozens of experiments and learning activities parents can use to engage their children. Published by Adams Media, the book is available on bookstore shelves across North America, as well through online retailers such as Amazon. “STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is more than a buzzword in education,” said Clark, associate professor and acting ... Read more

ECC Awarded $1.2 Million Grant from Dept. of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Friday (September 11) that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to East Central College.  The funds will be used to create the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Training adjacent to ECC’s main campus in Union. “We are thrilled to receive this federal grant to assist with the renovation of our facility,” noted ECC President Jon Bauer.  “These grant funds, combined with institutional resources and money we plan to raise ... Read more
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