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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

STLCC Student Receives UMB Endowed Scholarship

St. Louis Community College student Darryl Downing is the 2014 recipient of the UMB Bank Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration.  Downing is studying business administration at STLCC-Florissant Valley. Due to a life changing accident six years ago, Downing adopted the philosophy that though his body may be broken, his mind is still whole.  That attitude spurred him to enroll at STLCC-Florissant Valley. “I'm very grateful to the STLCC Foundation and UMB Bank for this Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration,” he said. “This scholarship ... Read more

STLCC-Wildwood Honors Students Team Up with Middle Schools to Bust Bullying

Middle school can be a rough time for students. It’s a time when children are trying to define themselves, and find out where they fit in. Unfortunately, “fitting in” sometimes means magnifying differences and pushing other people out. Many of the members of St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, were just about to start middle school when Megan Meier, a 13-year-old from St. Charles, Mo., took her own life as a result of cyber-bullying. The tragedy was covered by ... Read more

SCC Foundation Presidents Classic Golf Scramble raises more than $41,000

The St. Charles Community College Foundation raised more than $41,000 at its 18th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble Monday, Sept. 29, at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Proceeds will fund scholarships and academic enhancements. “Donations to events such as the golf scramble have allowed the SCC Foundation to award $1.9 million in student scholarships and academic enhancements at SCC,” said Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development. “These donations ensure a high quality education remains within reach for those in our ... Read more

Downing’s Is a Story of Perseverance

Darryl Downing has enjoyed a successful and satisfying career as a professional culinary manager and co-owner of a corporate dining business. But his career and life changed dramatically in a matter of seconds six years ago. Downing was hit head-on by another driver on I-70. The entire left side of his body from the shoulder to the knee was crushed. It took 43 screws and three rods to repair the damage. He was told that he would never walk again. Physical therapy and ... Read more

Ferguson, Social Justice and the Role of Community Colleges

When unrest in Ferguson was at its peak following the Michael Brown shooting, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley kept its doors open to provide the students with the normalcy that was needed at the time. David J. Smith, an educational consultant, blogger and peacebuilding trainer, in August was invited to visit St. Louis Community College to talk to students, faculty and staff to listen to their concerns, and facilitate a discussion of how the college might respond to the situation. Following this conversation, ... Read more
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