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ECC Offers Dual Credit Students a Scholarship for Summer Classes

The new East Central College Summer Scholars program offers high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to earn college credit this summer. ECC is providing an institutional scholarship for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend at a cost of $60 per credit hour for selected 2014 summer semester courses. Students are taught by ECC faculty at ECC locations or online alongside enrolled ECC students. “We’re excited to provide a new opportunity to our area high school students who’ve shown an ... Read more

STLCC-Forest Park Group Needles One Another for Charity

Nearly 150 colorful knit baby caps line a conference room wall in the Business, Math and Technology Division office at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. The handiwork will be donated to the nursery at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center and the neonatal nursery at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center next week.  For the second straight year, the weekly Stitch-n-Chat Lunch Bunch has been knitting and crocheting the small hats for newborns and premature infants as part of the group’s Spring Fling ... Read more

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
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