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Jefferson College Named Healthiest Community College Campus in America

Jefferson College is a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award and recognized as one of the healthiest college campuses in the nation. The prestigious award celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students. It is the only national recognition of its kind that celebrates leadership, innovation, collaboration, and excellence in campus health. Jefferson College was the only higher education institution in Missouri and the only community college in the ... Read more

Police Officers Assigned to East Central College

East Central College will begin the 2016 fall semester with a Union police officer permanently assigned to the Union campus. Union police officer Tommie Lowe is assigned to work primarily on campus during the daytime. Union police officer Todd Schlitt will be scheduled during the evening once his replacement completes his training as a traffic officer later this year. The college agreed to a contract earlier this year with the Union police department to have the 2 school resource officers permanently assigned to ... Read more

East Central College Receives Historic Donation

A gift of $250,000 has been presented to East Central College from Ace Manufacturing and Parts Co., Sullivan, Mo. The gift was made to the East Central College Foundation’s Building for Success campaign — An Initiative for Tomorrow’s Workforce — which is raising funds to help the college renovate a building adjacent to the main campus in Union into a Business and Industry Center. The donation is believed to be the largest in the college’s history. The new 28,388 square foot center ... Read more

$1 Million Rural Economic Development Loan Awarded to East Central

East Central College has been awarded a $1 million zero-interest loan through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. The funds will be used to offset costs associated with renovations to a property ECC purchased in 2015 that will house a Business and Industry Center. The Center will bring under one roof East Central’s advanced manufacturing programs which include Industrial Engineering Technology and Industrial Maintenance, Precision Machining, and Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration.  ECC’s Center for Workforce Development ... Read more

Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., named fourth president of St. Charles Community College

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D., district president of Narvarro College in Corsicana, Tex., as the next president of St. Charles Community College.  She will take the helm of Missouri’s fourth largest community college district Aug. 10, following the service of Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., who accepted the presidency at Cazenovia College in New York state earlier this year. Todd Galbierz, vice president for administrative services, will continue his service as interim president through ... Read more

SCC kicked off three-part Title IX training series

Joining forces with St. Louis region colleges and universities, including St. Louis University (SLU), Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and others, St. Charles Community College’s Title IX coordinator, Sylvia Edgar, participates in a quarterly roundtable that serves as a resource for local and regional Title IX administrators. The group discusses ideas on policy development, availability of affordable and relevant training opportunities, and recent developments on national level topics. To address the need for affordable and relevant training opportunities, Edgar contacted the Department ... Read more

SCC Board of Trustees announces four finalists in presidential search

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named four finalists in the search for the institution’s next president. Four candidates will visit the campus between June 10-13.  Groups meeting with the candidates include students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and local community and business leaders. “At a special closed session meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 1, the Board narrowed the list of candidates to four,” said Pamela Cilek, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and secretary of ... Read more

SCC alumna to attend 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference

Stephanie Whitlock, St. Charles Community College alumna and member of Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) Lambda Chapter of the National Human Service Honor Society, has been awarded a scholarship from TUA to attend the 2016 National Council on Standards for Human Service Education Conference Oct. 19-22, in Tampa Bay, Fla. This year’s conference is dedicated to examining “The News ‘Realities’ in America: Preparing for the Challenges Ahead.” The conference will examine the dynamics and impact of issues from diminishing funding sources to new ... Read more

SCC Career Services awards recent grad with job search survival kit

During the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, St. Charles Community College’s career services department held a contest, Jump Start Your Career, for SCC students. The goal of the contest was to get students prepared for life after college by attending career-related events. “Any student who came into the office for career or job search assistance appointment could be entered into the contest,” said Martha Toebben, career services manger. “Also, if a student attended a career services event, such as workshops, the ... Read more

Campus Resources Officers Start This Fall at ECC

East Central College trustees approved a five-year agreement with the City of Union to provide Union Police Department officers on the main campus. Action came at the May 9 board meeting. “I am very pleased with the agreement we’ve worked out with the city to establish a campus resource officer program on the Union campus,” stated Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC president.  “We will share the cost on a 50-50 basis for the first two years.  That will allow the college to use ... Read more
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