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Watson Hopeful Ferguson Commission Will Create “Blueprint of What to Do”

Byron Watson, a police officer at St. Louis Community College, hit the ground running after being appointed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Commission in late December. Within days he was taking part in late night conference calls, and on Jan. 10, was part of the Youth Speak Commission event held at STLCC’s Florissant Valley campus. It was there that his role on the commission became clear. “As the young people left the podium after speaking, one of the things I noticed was that ... Read more

Granger Selected to Serve on State Mathematics Taskforce Executive Committee

Kimberly Granger, Ed.D.,  associate professor of mathematics at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, is one of four individuals statewide selected to serve on the Missouri Department of Higher Education Math Pathways Taskforce Executive Committee. The full taskforce is comprised of one member from every two- year and four-year college or university in Missouri. The members will study how gateway math courses align with a student’s academic course of study. College algebra is the historical requirement for most colleges and universities and became the traditional ... Read more

SFCC founding trustee Dr. Donald C. Proctor dies

SEDALIA—Dr. Donald C. Proctor, a founding member of the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees, died Thursday at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Proctor, along with other Sedalia Jaycees, was instrumental in establishing the college. One of six original board members elected in 1966, he served 36 years until retiring from the board in April 2002. The college named the library in his honor at his retirement reception. Proctor, who turned 91 on Jan. 13, lived in Sedalia with his wife ... Read more

STLCC’s Holcomb Named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week

Deborah Holcomb has been on a torrid scoring pace throughout the 2014-15 season, but her recent contributions have garnered notice outside of St. Louis Community College. The sophomore shooting guard was named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week after averaging 35 points and 5.5 steals across a week that included wins over Cottey College and Weber International. Holcomb has been a steady offensive force for the Archers, as she entered this week ranked fifth nationally with 23.6 points per game. Her ... Read more

ECC Awards Certificates to MoManWINs MIG Welding Students

Participants in the Intro to MIG Welding program offered at the East Central College Washington site recently received certificates of completion.   Thirteen students completed the eight-week program which was held at the Four Rivers Career Center.  The training included OSHA10 certification, a National Career Readiness certificate and five weeks of welding instruction.   A Washington manufacturer, Canam Steel, enrolled a current employee in the program to speed up the company’s efforts.   "We are always looking for ways to enhance the skills of our employees," according ... Read more

SCC and SEMO sign articulation agreement for business program

Officials from Southeast Missouri State University and St. Charles Community College signed an articulation agreement on Wednesday, Dec. 10, to promote a seamless transfer for business students. The agreement provides students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree in business administration at SCC the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in business at Southeast Missouri State University. Any student who has earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree in business administration at SCC, ... Read more

ECC to Administer Adult Education Programs in South Central Missouri

Adult education classes that have been offered by the South Central Missouri Literacy Council will be administered by East Central College beginning January 2015.   Members of the Literacy Council and ECC officials announced the agreement in Rolla December 11.  The two groups have been working for several months on the transition of the Adult Education and Literacy Program to East Central.  AEL classes help people  prepare to take the high school equivalency exam or improve their basic skills.  ECC plans to continue offering the free ... Read more

ECC Receives Accreditation from National Association of Schools of Music

East Central College recently earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. According to ECC president Dr. Jon Bauer, NASM accreditation represents another huge step forward as the college continues to enhance the academic credibility of its programs. NASM is comprised of almost 650 colleges, universities, and conservatories from across the country that focus on optimum learning conditions for music students and developing the strength and quality of music in higher education. “No matter how general or specific, accreditations always benefit students,” ... Read more

Lessmann to Join Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Ric Lessmann, who ranks among the all-time winningest baseball coaches in National Junior College Athletic Association history, will be inducted with the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in enshrinement ceremonies Jan. 25 in Springfield. Lessmann joins an enshrinement class that includes former St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Nick Lowery and recent Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler. The ceremonies are scheduled Jan. 25, with an 11 a.m. reception at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ... Read more

Cuivre River and CoBank team up to share success at SCC

CoBank and Cuivre River Electric Cooperative teamed up to help St. Charles Community College students through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” grant program resulting in a donation of $10,000 to fund scholarships at SCC – $5,000 from each organization. “Through the support of the Sharing Success Program grant, the SCC Foundation will be able to award scholarships to make college a reality for many more students,” says Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development. In the grant program, CoBank matches contributions its cooperative customers, such as ... Read more
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