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STLCC Students Clean Up Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club Outdoor Activity Fields

Fifteen St. Louis Community College students in the Human Services program at the William J. Harrison Education Center joined the St. Louis Rams in the NFL-United Way Hometown HuddleTuesday, Oct. 28, to paint, repair and clean up the outdoor activity fields at the Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club. Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness. The group collectively chose the United Way/NFL Day of Service as one of ... Read more

Emerging Scholars Program Celebrates Student Success Who Face Academic Challenges

The third annual Emerging Scholars Banquet was held Oct. 22 at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, celebrating 26 students’ success in overcoming academic challenges. Emerging Scholars is a districtwide program to recognize students for completing at least two or more developmental courses and continuing on to successfully complete 12 or more college-level credit hours while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or above in their course work. The STLCC-Forest Park program awarded one $500 scholarship to Donald Dixon. Dixon is pursuing an Associate ... Read more

Stanford University Recognizes STLCC’s Hapner with Teacher Tribute Initiative

Inspired by the enthusiasm, energy and excellence that incoming students bring to Stanford University, the university sponsors the Teacher Tribute Initiative. This past summer, all members of Stanford’s incoming class were given the opportunity to acknowledge one former teacher or mentor who played a significant role in their intellectual, academic, social and personal development. Elise Kostial studied for three semesters at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood before transferring to Stanford University as a member of the Class of 2018. She selected Barry Hapner, ... Read more

42 immigrants become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremony at SCC

St. Charles Community College students hosted a naturalization ceremony on Oct. 25, where 42 immigrants became U.S. citizens, as part of a service-learning project in a government course. In a naturalization ceremony, immigrants take the Oath of Allegiance to complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The idea to host the ceremony originated when Virginia Guneyli, SCC associate professor of English, mentioned to a colleague that her husband, who is from Turkey, was about to be naturalized and wished it could happen ... Read more

Nunn Discusses STLCC’s Role in Creating Economic Opportunities at For Sake of All Event

Taking steps to improve the health and well-being of families with low to moderate incomes in St. Louis, as well as create economic opportunities for them, was the focus of the first in a series of forums presented recently by a multidisciplinary project called For the Sake of All. Roderick Nunn, interim president of St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, was among the panelists for the Oct. 23 forum, titled “The Creating Economic Opportunity Community Action Forum.” “There seemed to be a lot of positive ... Read more

STLCC’s Peterson Lecture Series Features Snappin’ Sistas

The trio of Angela Gellner, Nancy Lister and Judy Coday, who also are known as the Snappin’ Sistas, recently talked about their travels and passion for photography as part of the Peterson Lecture Series at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. These fun-loving friends discussed their book, “Secret Spots for Photo Ops in Missouri and Illinois.” The book is a zany non-tourist travel guide to unusual places that are within 150 miles of downtown St. Louis. They also talked about their light-hearted approach to ... Read more

STLCC Students Clean Creek behind South County Education and University Center

Twenty St. Louis Community College students in Zoe Geist’s introductory biology class participated in a cleanup of a creek behind the South County Education and University Center (SCEUC) on Oct. 22. The service learning project was completed through a partnership with Missouri Stream Team. One of the primary objectives of the cleanup was the removal of a tire embedded in the creek bank. Three students, armed with shovels, worked to dig the tire out. The other students cleaned litter and other dumped items ... Read more

Nixon Announces Creation of Ferguson Commission to Gathering at STLCC-Florissant Valley

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the creation of an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to address and resolve issues raised during the unrest in Ferguson. During a news conference at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, Nixon said that the Ferguson Commission, through an executive order, will be charged with Conducting a thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. Tapping into ... Read more

STLCC Alums Hutter, O’Mara Inducted into St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame

Though his impressive local resume would suggest otherwise, Carl Hutter Jr. seemed to have difficulty allowing the notion of his induction into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame to sink in. Hutter, who was a member of the 1976 St. Louis Community College-Meramec national championship team, was one of two STLCC alums to be inducted on Saturday, joining Florissant Valley’s Mike O’Mara. Hutter and O’Mara were two of the 11 former players, coaches and officials who received their Hall of Fame green ... Read more

Worth to Receive Award from North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice

Joe Worth, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, has been selected to receive an award from North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice for his efforts to promote social justice and racial harmony. The award ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Paul F. Detrick Building Atrium at Christian Northeast Hospital. Worth was born and raised in North County. His family moved from Berkeley, Mo., to Spanish Lake in 1975. ... Read more
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