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Chesbrough takes on leadership role with MCCA

Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., president of St. Charles Community College, began his service as chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents/Chancellors Council starting July 1. MCCA is an individual membership organization dedicated to professional development and advocacy for community college students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees. “MCCA is a vital vehicle for promoting the importance of community colleges and higher education in Missouri,” said Chesbrough. “I’m pleased to serve MCCA and community college students throughout Missouri.” The chair provides leadership for the Association and ... Read more

SCC recognized with top honors at PBL National Leadership Conference

More than 1,600 college students traveled to the Chicago to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events. St. Charles Community College students Maria Pizzo ... Read more

ECC Offering IT Certification Courses Through MoSTEM WINs

To meet the growing needs of employers in the information technology field, East Central College is offering free courses for industry recognized CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco certification. The IT training focuses on a wide range of fundamentals and product-specific technology that enhance an individual’s ability to achieve industry-recognized certifications. “A U.S. Department of Labor grant funds MoSTEM WINs, a statewide initiative that allows Missourians to obtain technical training in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics,” stated Jeremy Goss, project coordinator of MoSTEM WINs at ... Read more

SCC supports STEM movement with Girl Power: LEGO® Robotics Engineering camp

In an ongoing effort to combat the shortage of women in careers related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), St. Charles Community College held a Girl Power: LEGO® Robotic Engineering Camp in June for girls ages 11-14. This innovative camp inspired girls to discover challenges that make robotics technology accessible using problem-solving techniques and new EV3 Lego Robotic Engineering Kits. The kits are the latest in technology and programming education. Camp-goers created robots using computer programming, simple and complex machine principles, gearing ... Read more

St. Charles Community College named as a 2015 Top Workplace by St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Officials as St. Charles Community College are pleased to announce that the college has been selected as one of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the third year in a row. “This award is a notable affirmation of the work environment at SCC,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president. “SCC continues to have dedicated and experienced faculty and staff who provide a quality education for our students and meet the needs of all those they serve.” The Top Workplaces are determined based ... Read more

SCC now offering 24-week programming certificate option

Starting this August, students will have the opportunity to earn a tuition free Certificate of Specialization in Programming in just six months thanks to St. Charles Community College’s new accelerated program and MoSTEMWINs. “Unlike our yearlong, full-time traditional certificate programs, this program can be completed in half the time while maintaining our high academic standards,” said Rex McKanry, SCC assistant professor of computer science. “Few computer science programs allow students to earn industry certification*, a college certificate and college credit from an ... Read more

Community supports SCC’s sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, raising $41,500

More than 1,150 friends and neighbors packed the St. Charles Community College campus for the sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 4. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $41,500. Proceeds will support scholarships and academic program enhancements at SCC. “Each year our campus and our community members pull together to make this event a success,” said Betsy Schneider, director of development at SCC. “We appreciate the support and generosity to help provide scholarships and academic program enhancements for ... Read more

Langrehr Named STLCC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Andrew Langrehr, vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs, beginning July 1. Langrehr joined STLCC as a full-time chemistry instructor more than 13 years ago.  He served as both the chair for Physical and Engineering Sciences department and the academic dean for the Science and Technology division prior to his appointment as vice president. Langrehr was a full-time chemistry instructor at Jefferson College (Hillsboro, Mo.) before coming to St. Louis Community College. ... Read more

Jackson Elected Chair of STLCC Board of Trustees

The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees elected Hattie Jackson to serve as chair for a one-year term. Jackson, who represents Subdistrict 2, previously served as board vice chair. Jackson was elected to the board in 2011. Trustee Joan McGivney, who represents Subdistrict 3, was elected board vice chair. McGivney was elected to the board in 2013. Craig Larson, outgoing chair of the board, received an award in recognition of leadership during his two terms. He also was elected to serve as the ... Read more

SCC sets example for Missouri Campus Compact; Chesbrough named chair

St. Charles Community College President Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., was elected as Missouri Campus Compact (MOCC) Executive Committee chair at the Council of Presidents meeting in June. He has been a member of the committee since February 2014. MOCC seeks to create and expand engagement through academic and co-curricular programs, to advocate for public policies that encourage and support community engagement, and to enhance the commitment to higher education’s civic mission. “Each year we are inspired by the students’ willingness to give their time ... Read more
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