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STLCC Foundation Presents Five Ferguson Challenge Grant Scholarships

The first recipients of the Ferguson Scholarship at St. Louis Community College Challenge Grant were recognized during a special ceremony Nov. 18 at the college’s Florissant Valley campus. The recipients included Monique Pennermon, who is pursuing a career in physical therapy; Miyel Putman McCoy and Derrick Furlow, who both are studying nursing; Faith Jordan, who recently was recognized as a Florissant Valley Emerging Scholar and hopes to become a teacher; and Jessica Williams, an art education major. McCoy was unable to attend the ... Read more

STLCC-Florissant Valley Art Department Receives Accreditation Renewal from NASAD

The National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) granted accreditation renewal for St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley’s art programs through the 2022/23 academic year. NASAD is the nationally recognized accrediting body for premiere schools of art and design in the United States. The Art department began working on the 10-year reaccreditation in the fall 2011. The collection of materials and work on the self-study took more than a year. “Three copies of a binder that was more than five inches tall were ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Students Excel in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Art Contest

Five St. Louis Community College-Meramec students have been recognized for their artistic talent in the 100 Neediest Cases art competition conducted by the United Way and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Meramec students captured the top two places. Of the hundreds of entries, the judges, comprising of instructors and local artists, chose 40 entries that stood out. April Troll won first place and Jelani Brown was second. Jason Kanzler (ninth) and Hoo Tack Lee (10th) were among the top 10. Kirk Kristofferson was 24th. The ... Read more

Potratz Named STLCC Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Mark S. Potratz, former campus police chief at Mineral Area College, has been named director of public safety and emergency management at St. Louis Community College. Potratz is responsible for the overall safety and security of all of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors at all of the campuses and centers. He directs all aspects of the operation and administration of campus police, security and emergency management areas, and ensures the enforcement of district regulations, state and local laws applicable to the ... Read more

STLCC-Florissant Valley Recognizes 13 Students as Emerging Scholars

Thirteen students were honored at the 19th Annual Emerging Scholars Banquet at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. The Emerging Scholars for 2014 were Shamika Black, Brandon Bowers, Paula Burt, Erica Connoyer, Marquis Crape, Nimah Hamdan, Eric Johnson Sr., Faith Jordan, Susie McGuire, Stephanie Morgan, Mary Ngumo, Abby Schaefer and Thomas Walker II. Black and Johnson were recognized as Emerging Scholar of the Year while Crape received the Merit Scholar Award. Emerging Scholars was established in 1996 as a way to recognize academic excellence, encourage ... Read more

Galbierz selected for Beyond the Best Award

St. Charles Community College’s Todd Galbierz, vice president for administrative services, was selected for Streetscape Magazine’s 2014 Beyond the Best Award. The Beyond the Best Award recognizes executives, employees and board members in St. Charles, St. Louis and surrounding areas. “Todd is a strong asset to the college and his desire to go above and beyond in all aspects of his work goes far in demonstrating the good stewardship of the college to the community,” said SCC President Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.. “He is ... Read more

District tournament win sends SCC women’s soccer to national tournament

St. Charles Community College defeated Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) 3-2 Saturday, Nov. 8, to capture the District D title and advance to the NJCAA national tournament. “I knew that if we could come out and play for all 90 minutes, we could win,” said Josh Tyler, SCC women’s soccer coach. “It was the first time all year we were able to accomplish that.” Just a week prior, the SCC Cougars won the Region XVI championship to advance to the district championship. SCC entered ... Read more

National PTK office recognizes SCC club advisors for decade of service

The national Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) office recognized St. Charles Community College’s Brenda Hollrah and Christy Gant for 10 years of service as volunteer advisors at the college’s new member induction ceremony in October. “This recognition by the national PTK office is fitting, given the decade of service to our PTK students by Brenda and Christy,” said Ron Chebrough, Ph.D., SCC president. “I can’t think of two more deserving recipients of recognition by the national PTK office.” Though Gant, SCC English and literature ... Read more

STLCC’s Brockhaus Nominated for All-America Team

The St. Louis Community College men’s soccer team took a significant step this fall, winning seven games for the first time since the program transitioned to a districtwide format in 2011. Coinciding with that progress, this fall also marked the first time the Archers have had an All-America nominee during that time period. Freshman goalie Blake Brockhaus concluded a stellar first collegiate season by claiming the nomination, in addition to first-team All-Region XVI honors. Brockhaus was credited with five of the Archers’ seven ... Read more

STLCC’s Verhoff Presents on West Lake Landfill

Gwendolyn Verhoff, Ph.D., professor of history at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, recently participated in a program to provide information to the community about the smoldering and radioactive West Lake Landfill. The event was sponsored by JustMomsSTL, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Mo. Rep. William Otto and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. Verhoff opened the program with remarks about the history of the site and the nature of public opinion on nuclear production at midcentury. Lois Gibbs, founder of the ... Read more
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