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STLCC Students Clean Creek in Service Learning Project

Fourteen St. Louis Community College students from Zoe Geist’s introductory biology class collaborated with Missouri Stream Team to clean up a creek behind the South County Education and University Center on April 10.  Students picked up trash, including metal pipes, a bicycle buried in the stream bed, bottles, Styrofoam, basketballs and television monitor frames. Most of the trash was concentrated in the creek behind the east parking lot of SCEUC all the way to Lemay Ferry Road.  One of the main goals of ... Read more

STLCC’s Adult Learning Academy Helps Students Pass the Test

Enthusiastic cheers and applause resounded in the Adult Learning Academy (ALA) when Nicole Johnson passed a 16-week developmental math course in only a month’s time.  Working toward a certificate in health information technology, Johnson took part in a new self-paced math class that is designed specifically for St. Louis Community College students in the MoHealthWINS grant program.  “I had some really good instructors,” she said. “They gave me extra help.”  Johnson, a full-time student, also attends STLCC-Florissant Valley. She has 20 years’ experience as ... Read more

SCC and MSSU sign articulation agreement for environmental health and safety program

Officials from Missouri Southern State University and St. Charles Community College signed an articulation agreement on Wednesday, April 9, designed to promote the Environmental Health and Safety program. The degree program requires 45 core hours of courses. The general education and science classes will be completed at St. Charles Community College (SCC), with the environmental health courses from Missouri Southern offered online. Exams from those courses will be proctored by faculty at SCC. Students who complete the program and pass their senior assessment ... Read more

STLCC Students Attend Amnesty International Human Rights Conference

Student members and the sponsor of the local chapter of Amnesty International at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood recently attended the annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference in Chicago.  Students April Layton and Erin Ace and Syed Chowdhury, professor of anatomy and physiology who serves as the chapter sponsor, attended many sessions to learn about human rights issues and how to lobby for change. Topics included gun violence in Chicago, hyper-criminalization and racial profiling of minorities, the U.S. government’s use of mass ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec’s Student Newspaper Receives Sweepstakes Award from MCMA

The Montage, St. Louis Community College-Meramec's student newspaper, earned numerous individual awards and the Sweepstakes Award for the most awards in the two-year college division at the recent Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) annual convention and awards ceremony in Kirksville, Mo. The Montage received first place in the Sweepstakes category and third place for the Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year college division, first place for its Back to School Guide, first place for its website, and 24 additional staff and individual ... Read more

STLCC-Forest Park Student Newspaper Earns 23 Awards at MCMA Conference

The Scene student newspaper at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park won 23 awards at the recent Missouri College Media Association Conference in Kirksville, Mo.  The Scene won second place for Best Newspaper Overall and also second in the sweepstakes. The student publication competes in Division 4, which includes newspapers at community colleges across the state. "We've had a particularly strong staff in the past year, and this showing at MCMA is one of our best in recent memory. No doubt the two go ... Read more

STLCC-Florissant Valley Engineering Team Invents LED Lighted Display Unit

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. The Florissant Valley Engineering and Technology department needed a show-and-tell item for Engineers Week at the Science Center, and a new invention was born. Steve Ehlen, supervisor in the Engineering Technology Center at Florissant Valley, came up with the idea for the Emerson Center LED lighted display unit. “It was designed to showcase applications of our equipment in the additive manufacturing lab and the advanced manufacturing lab,” he said. The Emerson Center logo was laser ... Read more

STLCC Reps Participate in National Student Advocacy Conference

Students from St. Louis Community College recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the American Student Association of Community Colleges’ (ASACC) 30th annual National Student Advocacy Conference.  The focus of the conference was to educate and involve students in supporting critical grant and loan programs that open the doors of higher education to millions of Americans.   “The highlight of the conference was getting to work closely with the driving forces behind what we know of today as the Pell Grant,” said Stephanie ... Read more

STLCC’s “March Muster” Event Helps Local Veterans

Former servicemen and servicewomen can avail themselves of many resources and benefits, but many are unsure how to access services and information once they are back from deployment.  St. Louis Community College’s Wildwood campus recently hosted a special event for local veterans to help veterans acclimate back into civilian life and provide crucial next steps toward achieving their goals. The “March Muster” brought resources from around the metro St. Louis area together, and provided an opportunity for veterans to get information, enroll in ... Read more

STLCC Student Named All-USA Community College Scholar

St. Louis Community College student Jenna Freund was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team today at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention in Washington, D.C.   Freund was one of 20 students on the All-USA Academic team, comprised of community college students from across the country who have displayed an outstanding combination of academic achievement and community service. The winners were selected from more than 1,700 students nominated by 800-plus community colleges.  The program is widely recognized as the most prestigious ... Read more
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