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STLCC-Florissant Valley’s Homeplate Prepares for Spring

Spring training is just around the bend and as MLB players prepare for baseball season in Arizona and Florida, dedicated volunteers are preparing to report for duty at Homeplate. Homeplate is the eco-garden at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. It also is a learning-centered initiative that grows healthy, sustainable organic food for the campus and community while providing learning, service, training and leadership opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the broader community. The sustainable, organic garden is a living laboratory where lessons are ... Read more

Carter Shares Unique Perspective on St. Louis Racial Divide with STLCC Students

Local artist and former police officer Terrell Carter recently shared his life story and experiences as a St. Louis police officer with students at St. Louis Community College during a recent lecture to commemorate African-American History Month. Carter’s experiences are the subject of his latest book, “Walking the Blue Line: A Police Officer Turned Community Activist Provides Solutions to the Racial Divide.” It is available for purchase on Kindle and through Barnes and Noble. When Carter and his twin brother were born, his ... Read more

STLCC Officials Visit Capitol Hill

St. Louis Community College officials today met with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), second from left, in Washington, D.C., during the 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit. STLCC representatives joining McCaskill are, from left, Doris Graham, vice chair of the STLCC Board of Trustees; Dennis Michaelis, STLCC’s interim chancellor; and Craig Larson, chair of the STLCC Board of Trustees. The summit annually attracts more than 1,000 community college trustees, administrators, students and others who advocate on education, workforce training and economic ... Read more

STLCC’s Holcomb Eclipses 1,000-Point Plateau in Win over Three Rivers

In what has become almost an annual tradition for the St. Louis Community College women’s basketball team under head coach Shelly Ethridge, the Archers collected their 20th victory of the year Wednesday in an 87-67 rout of Three Rivers Community College. The victory was highlighted by sophomore guard Deborah Holcomb, who entered the game just 15 points shy of 1,000 for her Archers career. The Denton, Tex., native reached the milestone on a free throw just 11 minutes into the game. Holcomb ... Read more

STLCC Students Learn about the Reality of Homelessness among Rockwood Students, Vow to Help

In the “Equity in Education” class at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, students were shown two pictures side by side. One is of a man sitting on the street in front of a grocery cart. The other is of two young children holding hands, with backpacks. “We ask our students to point out which of these pictures shows a person who is homeless,” said Maureen Smith, a first grade teacher at Rockwood School District’s Fairway Elementary School who recently visited the class. “Most ... Read more

Local Elementary Students Tour STLCC-Florissant Valley Campus

Students from Duchesne Elementary School visited St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley on Feb. 6 to tour the campus and explore possible career pathways. Approximately 32 students were divided into four groups and rotated through hands-on activities on campus. The students attended an aviation session and toured KCFV-FM, the student radio station. “We had the students on air and they recorded a piece,” said Paul Huddleston, KCFV supervisor. “They took all of these recordings back to school on a CD.” They participated in biotechnology activities, using ... Read more

STLCC-Forest Park to Host Town Hall Meeting on College Access and Success

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park will serve as host for a town hall meeting focusing on the Obama Administration’s dedication to college access and success on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1-2 p.m. in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts, 5600 Oakland Ave. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a presentation by James T. Minor, Ph.D., deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs in the Office of Postsecondary Education. Minor’s presentation will be followed ... Read more

STLCC-Wildwood Unveils New Weather Station

On the anniversary of the establishment of the National Weather Bureau in 1870, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood on Feb. 9 unveiled a new weather station that was installed on the green roof through a contribution by Commerce Bank. The weather station is one of two in the Wildwood area that collects data about rain, temperature, humidity and wind speed. Data is transmitted wirelessly every 2.5 seconds and posted directly to the internet. The other weather station is located at Hidden Valley Ski ... Read more

STLCC’s Roffle Receives Educators for Social Justice Award

Humility is an admirable trait, but it can be taken too far. When informed that she was going to be presented with the Courageous Educator Award by Educators for Social Justice, Angela Roffle first wanted to deflect all the credit to her students and colleagues. Even after conceding her contributions, Roffle, assistant professor in human services at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, was unsure it was really award-worthy. “It is really rewarding work that I do, but I don’t know that there is ... Read more

Wildwood Campus, Ward Honored by West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce

The Wildwood campus of St. Louis Community College was named 2014 Business of the Year by the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce at its recent installation and awards gala held Jan. 23 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin. The chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization of businesses and professional people working together to promote the growth and expansion of commerce in the west St. Louis County area. The chamber represents nearly 450 businesses and the community in eight cities, including ... Read more
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