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STLCC’s Schubert Named ACF Pastry Chef of the Year

Stephan Schubert, adjunct instructor in culinary arts at St. Louis Community College, has been named the American Culinary Federation’s Pastry Chef of the Year. Schubert, the executive pastry chef at River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, earned the title and $5,000 after winning a competition during the recent ACF National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. The ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Plugrá® European-Style Butter, was established in 2004 to recognize a pastry chef who displays a passion ... Read more

Memorial Service August 16 for Former ECC President Dale Gibson

Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College in the 1990s, died Saturday, August 9, following a brief illness.  He was 81.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.   “The East Central College community mourns the loss of Dr. Gibson, and we express our sympathy to his wife and family at this difficult time,” stated ECC President Jon Bauer. “Dr. Gibson was the first president for whom I worked, and over ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Professor Attends Summer Institute at Notre Dame University

Cindy Epperson, Ph.D., professor in sociology at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, participated in the sixth  annual Kroc Summer Institute for Faculty's "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century" at Notre Dame University in June. The institute brings together faculty teams that want to launch or expand peace studies programs at their respective colleges and universities. According to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, "Interdisciplinary peace studies programs enhance student learning, faculty teaching and research, and community and world engagement.” Epperson’s interest in peace and ... Read more

STLCC Biology Instructor Participates in Bioscience Industrial Fellowship Project

Scott Gevaert, Life Science Lab Assistant program coordinator at St. Louis Community College, was recently selected to participate in the Advanced Technological Education's Bioscience Industrial Fellowship Project (BIFP) in Winston-Salem, N.C. Gevaert was nominated by Stephen White, dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Technology, and Julie Fickas, chair of the Biology department at STLCC-Florissant Valley. The purpose of the fellowship is to give community college instructors hands-on lab experiences in biotechnology in order to help them understand and interact with the members of ... Read more

ECC Athletes Claim Academic Award for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the East Central College Athletic Department has won the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference Academic Award. Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, athletic director at ECC, said student athletes had an overall grade point average of 2.97.  That mark allows the Falcons to retain the Harold Oetting Award which is presented each year to the conference school with the highest overall GPA attained by student athletes. “This streak is a testament to the importance the entire college and athletic department places ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Alumnus Honored by Greater St. Louis Boy Scouts

St. Louis Community College alumnus Greesha Tucker received the Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing Bronze Award in a small ceremony July 2. The Venturing Bronze Award is for Venturers who have many interests outside the Venturing program and contain elements of experience, learning a skill and sharing experiences and skills with others. It is the first tier on the advancement track for the Venturing Silver Award. Tucker received the award for his work as president of STLCC-Meramec’s Focus on Ability Club. “A strong determination ... Read more

STLCC Students Attend Ambassador Leadership Conference

Each year, student ambassadors from all Missouri two-year community colleges are invited to attend the annual Student Ambassador Leadership Conference. Three students from St. Louis Community College attended the conference in late June: Kelly Ngongo and Kathryn Turek of St. Louis and Jacob Wingerter of Eureka. The students were accompanied by Laura Reilly and Meredith Rauscher, recruitment liaisons at the Wildwood and Meramec campuses, respectively. Ngongo and Turek serve as student ambassadors at STLCC’s Meramec campus, while Wingerter serves as an ambassador at ... Read more

Ndiaye Brothers Make Most of Educational Opportunities at STLCC

Two brothers from Senegal quickly established themselves as leaders at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park and will continue their education at Missouri universities this fall. El Hadji Malick Ndiaye and his younger brother, Mame Mor Ndiaye, were actively involved in campus activities for the past two years. Mame was elected president of the Student Government Association and Malick led the Xi Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. “I have had the pleasure to interact with both of the Ndiaye brothers ... Read more

Girl Scouts Attend STLCC Science and Engineering Day Camp

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri partnered with St. Louis Community College to host the eight annual Science and Engineering Day Camp June 23-27. The camp was held at the Florissant Valley campus, where students in grades 6-8 participated in several hands-on activities exposing them to a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The camp is designed to give the Girl Scouts a broader understanding of the world around them by meeting other girls and adults. They also experience activities they ... Read more

STLCC Professor Chosen to Participate in Exchange Program in China

A St. Louis Community College photography professor recently took part in a photography exchange trip to China. David Hanlon, who teaches at the college’s Meramec campus, was one of 10 St. Louis photographers invited by the Nanjing Photographic Association (NPA), in association with the Sister Cities exchange program, to participate in the trip, which took place May 21-31. The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF), located in St. Louis, sponsored the trip. Financial support came from the PNC Foundation and Emerson. “I was ... Read more
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