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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

SCC Young People’s Theatre takes home Arts for Life Awards for ‘Shrek’

St. Charles Community College’s Young People’s Theatre (YPT) won Best Youth Production 2014 for Shrek at Arts for Life Best Performance Awards gala. In addition, two YPT performers also won awards; Jordan Marshall won Best Youth Supporting Actress for her portrayal as Dragon, and Luke Gottreu won Best Youth Lead Actor for his portrayal as Lord Farquaad. The AFL Best Performance Awards is an event to recognize the talent in St. Louis community theater and to honor the passion and dedication of ... Read more

Former STLCC Student Receives American Legion Award

Gregory "Greesha" Tucker, a former student at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, recently received the Venturing Gold Award, for his accomplishments in both Venturing and the American Legion from the Missouri 10th District. Robert Kaltmayer, 10th District commander, presented the award to Tucker before a packed hall at American Legion Post 400. Tucker completed all of the requirements and did a good portion of his service work through American Legion Post 400 in Fenton. He planned and implemented the activities as directed, resulting in a ... Read more

Gutzler, Walters Earn All-America Honors

After completing a banner baseball season for the St. Louis Community College Archers, and specifically, the middle of their batting order, the linchpins of that lineup were rewarded accordingly last week. Sophomore outfielder Brandon Gutzler and sophomore infielder Jacob Walters were each named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America second team. Gutzler, who was also named the Region XVI Player of the Year, batted .423 with 16 home runs and 72 RBI on the season. After recovering from an early-season injury, Walters was ... Read more

STLCC’s Chowdhury Presents Research on Arsenic Poisoning at University of Chicago

Syed Chowdhury, Ph.D., associate professor of science at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, presented a research project on the treatment of arsenic induced poisoning and its accumulation and toxicity in the human brain during a recent visit to the University of Chicago. Chowdhury also visited the Human Genetics Lab, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, and the Arsenic Project Laboratory. The research is conducted using an instrument called the PsyToolkit, which consists of a laptop and a response pad. The laptop ... Read more
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