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STLCC Art Students Take Gallery Program to Manchester Courthouse

Two years ago, students in the Art Club at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood launched a special program to meet their desire to get their art into the public eye, and the desire of local businesses to have original works of art in their spaces. The Gallery Program was immediately successful and continues to expand farther and farther into west St. Louis County. The newest exhibit is on the second floor Courtroom Gallery at the Manchester Police Facility. The exhibit was facilitated by Manchester ... Read more

STLCC Science Club Hosts Successful Bone Marrow Registry Drive

The Science Club at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood hosted a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on March 9 and 10 in conjunction with “Be the Match,” an organization that manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. With encouragement from club members, 35 new people joined the registry. These students provided a sample of their DNA through a cheek swab, which is tested for a minimum of six basic human leukocyte antigens (HLAs). HLA is a protein found on most ... Read more

United Way of Greater St. Louis President and CEO Orv Kimbrough to speak at SCC’s 2015 commencement

United Way of Greater St. Louis President and CEO Orvin Kimbrough will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual St. Charles Community College commencement exercises Saturday, May 16. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of the College Center on the SCC campus. Orvin Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo., will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual St. Charles Community College commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16. ... Read more

STLCC Student Selected As Resolution Fellow at CGI U

Ten students in the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program at St. Louis Community College recently attended Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Students included Johnny Campos from Mexico, Chedeline Nemorin, Westenior Valmera and Cynthia Chery from Haiti, Anderson Lima and Byron Castillo from Guatemala, Hadson Jarquin from Nicaragua, Astrid Carmona from Honduras as well as Ninosca Mercedes and Marian Quezada from the Dominican Republic. Nearly 1,000 students attended the CGI U at the University of Miami. CGI U focuses on ... Read more

SCC collaborates with local organizations for Missouri STEM Week

STEM programs are on the rise as part of a national and regional effort to better prepare the workforce of tomorrow by encouraging students to engage in studies, events and careers involving science, technology, engineering and math. St. Charles Community College (SCC), General Motors (GM), Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles (PfP), St. Charles Economic Development Center (EDC), Masterclock,Great Plains Math League and area schools participated in Missouri STEM Week, March 6-7, to provide resources to students interested in the field. Events ... Read more

STLCC Board of Trustees Appoints Jeff Pittman as Chancellor

The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees today announced that Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, has accepted the position of chancellor, effective July 1. Craig Larson, the STLCC Board of Trustees chair, said, “The Chancellor Search Committee and the Board of Trustees were impressed with Dr. Pittman’s extensive background in community colleges, including previous service as a multi-campus chancellor in Indiana. Because of his experience, Dr. ... Read more

STLCC Introduces Truck Driving Training Program to Industry Employers

St. Louis Community College staff members recently conducted an open house for truck driving employers to introduce them to the college’s new truck driving training program. The college will be training individuals to become Class A commercial truck drivers (CDL-A) through a hands-on, five-week, non-credit program that includes classroom instruction, practice on a truck simulator and driving experience. This new program is part of STLCC’s no-fee, high-value technical job training programs that are grant-funded and offered for limited periods of time at ... Read more

SCC to celebrate Women’s History Month in March

St. Charles Community College will host a series of events to celebrate Women’s History Month this March. The events are free and open to the public. All activities will take place in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building unless otherwise noted. “Killing Us Softly 4” Film 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 A viewing of Jean Kilbourne’s groundbreaking Killing Us Softly 4 followed by an interactive discussion concerning media, advertising and gender stereotyping. Photo Booth and “Take it Off” Station 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, ... Read more

Educators Urged to Build Coalitions to Advance Community Colleges

President Barack Obama’s free community college plan was the main topic of discussion at this year’s Community College National Legislative Summit. Nearly 1,000 community college trustees, chancellors and presidents gathered in Washington D.C., Feb. 9-12, for their annual advocacy conference, sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees. “We heard constant conversation from both sides of the political spectrum around how to take the next step in this initiative,” said STLCC Board Chair Craig Larson, who attended the conference with fellow board ... Read more

ECC to Name Building in Honor of Founding President

The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook.  Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president. A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college.  Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college. Shook was ... Read more
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