Missouri Community College Association http://mccatoday.org Advocacy for Missouri's public two-year institutions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:05:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chesbrough takes on leadership role with MCCA http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/chesbrough-takes-on-leadership-role-with-mcca/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/chesbrough-takes-on-leadership-role-with-mcca/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:05:44 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10099 Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., president of St. Charles Community College, began his service as chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents/Chancellors Council starting July 1.

MCCA is an individual membership organization dedicated to professional development and advocacy for community college students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.

SCC President and MCCA Chair Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.

SCC President and MCCA Chair Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.

“MCCA is a vital vehicle for promoting the importance of community colleges and higher education in Missouri,” said Chesbrough. “I’m pleased to serve MCCA and community college students throughout Missouri.”

The chair provides leadership for the Association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch and other key groups.

Chesbrough will chair the Council for one year. He will be assisted by Chair-Elect Jon Bauer of East Central College and Past Chair Cliff Davis of Ozarks Technical Community College. Steve Kurtz of Mineral Area College, Neil Nuttall of North Central Missouri College, Jeff Pittman of St. Louis Community College, Mark James of Metropolitan Community College and Hal Higdon of OTC also serve on the Council’s Executive Committee.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

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SCC recognized with top honors at PBL National Leadership Conference http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-recognized-with-top-honors-at-pbl-national-leadership-conference-2/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-recognized-with-top-honors-at-pbl-national-leadership-conference-2/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:57:34 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10088 Nine members of the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda qualified to compete at the PBL National Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Maria Pizzo, center with award, was selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for Missouri.

Nine members of the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda qualified to compete at the PBL National Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Maria Pizzo, center with award, was selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for Missouri.

More than 1,600 college students traveled to the Chicago to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

St. Charles Community College students Maria Pizzo and Kevin Gajdos of St. Charles, Joey Gallagher of Weldon Spring, Muhammad Farhan Ullah Babar of St. Louis and Elena Huffman of Wentzville received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27.

Pizzo, Gajdos and Gallagher competed in Business Ethics and brought home sixth place. The Business Ethics event required members to research an ethical topic dealing with global business and sweatshops and/or child labor.

Babar and Huffman competed in Desktop Publishing and took fourth place. The Desktop Publishing event required members to design a poster, brochure, business card and quarter-page ad for a local band.

Maria Pizzo was also selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for the state of Missouri. This award honors PBL members who have made outstanding contributions to the association at the local, state and national levels. Earlier this spring, Pizzo was also elected the Missouri PBL President for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year.

From left – Kevin Gajdos, Maria Pizzo and Joey Gallagher competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference June 24-27 and home sixth place in Business Ethics.

From left – Kevin Gajdos, Maria Pizzo and Joey Gallagher competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference June 24-27 and home sixth place in Business Ethics.

In addition to member awards, the St. Charles Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit (The Hollis and Kitty Guy Award) for participating in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL. The Missouri State PBL Chair nominates chapters for this award, and only two chapters in each state can be nominated. The chapter also received recognition for a significant increase in membership, and chapter advisor, Andrea Compton, received the Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor award as well.

“This has been an incredible year for our chapter, and it has been a lot of fun and very rewarding to work with this group of students. Our chapter officers provided strong and motivating leadership, and our members were excited and eager to make the most of every opportunity for networking, leadership events, community service, fundraising and conferences all year long,” said Andrea Compton, SCC PBL Chapter Advisor.

The awards were part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.

In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

For more information about the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, contact chapter advisor Andrea Compton at acompton@stchas.edu or 636-922-8321.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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SCC recognized with top honors at PBL National Leadership Conference http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-recognized-with-top-honors-at-pbl-national-leadership-conference/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-recognized-with-top-honors-at-pbl-national-leadership-conference/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:54:30 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10084 Nine members of the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda qualified to compete at the PBL National Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Maria Pizzo, center with award, was selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for Missouri.

Nine members of the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda qualified to compete at the PBL National Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Maria Pizzo, center with award, was selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for Missouri.

More than 1,600 college students traveled to the Chicago to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago June 24-27. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

St. Charles Community College students Maria Pizzo and Kevin Gajdos of St. Charles, Joey Gallagher of Weldon Spring, Muhammad Farhan Ullah Babar of St. Louis and Elena Huffman of Wentzville received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27.

Pizzo, Gajdos and Gallagher competed in Business Ethics and brought home sixth place. The Business Ethics event required members to research an ethical topic dealing with global business and sweatshops and/or child labor.

Babar and Huffman competed in Desktop Publishing and took fourth place. The Desktop Publishing event required members to design a poster, brochure, business card and quarter-page ad for a local band.

Maria Pizzo was also selected as the Who’s Who in PBL recipient for the state of Missouri. This award honors PBL members who have made outstanding contributions to the association at the local, state and national levels. Earlier this spring, Pizzo was also elected the Missouri PBL President for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year.

From left – Kevin Gajdos, Maria Pizzo and Joey Gallagher competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference June 24-27 and home sixth place in Business Ethics.

From left – Kevin Gajdos, Maria Pizzo and Joey Gallagher competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference June 24-27 and home sixth place in Business Ethics.

In addition to member awards, the St. Charles Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit (The Hollis and Kitty Guy Award) for participating in projects and programs identified with the goals of FBLA-PBL. The Missouri State PBL Chair nominates chapters for this award, and only two chapters in each state can be nominated. The chapter also received recognition for a significant increase in membership, and chapter advisor, Andrea Compton, received the Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor award as well.

“This has been an incredible year for our chapter, and it has been a lot of fun and very rewarding to work with this group of students. Our chapter officers provided strong and motivating leadership, and our members were excited and eager to make the most of every opportunity for networking, leadership events, community service, fundraising and conferences all year long,” said Andrea Compton, SCC PBL Chapter Advisor.

The awards were part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.

In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

For more information about the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, contact chapter advisor Andrea Compton at acompton@stchas.edu or 636-922-8321.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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ECC Offering IT Certification Courses Through MoSTEM WINs http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/ecc-offering-it-certification-courses-through-mostem-wins/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/ecc-offering-it-certification-courses-through-mostem-wins/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 02:20:15 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10056

To meet the growing needs of employers in the information technology field, East Central College is offering free courses for industry recognized CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco certification.

The IT training focuses on a wide range of fundamentals and product-specific technology that enhance an individual’s ability to achieve industry-recognized certifications.

“A U.S. Department of Labor grant funds MoSTEM WINs, a statewide initiative that allows Missourians to obtain technical training in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics,” stated Jeremy Goss, project coordinator of MoSTEM WINs at ECC.  “At the college we have put together training opportunities for current workers with full-time obligations who want to improve their skills and credentials in IT.  The curriculum can also prepare individuals for initial employment in several areas of information technology.”

There is no cost to participants for the training, though students will have to pay for any certification exams they take.  Reduced testing fees will apply to all Comp TIA exams.

Goss stated that to meet the needs of all potential students, the program has been designed to enable participants to complete the courses entirely online.  “For those with limited computer access or people wanting more of a hands-on approach, evening and weekend lab hours will be offered at the ECC campus in Union.”

Certification will be offered in CompTIA A+; CompTIA Network+; Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching; Microsoft 70-680 & 70-687-Windows Client Pro 7 & 8; CompTIA Linux+; MS Server 2012 Install, Managed and Advanced Services; as well as CompTIA Security+ & SSCP.

Anna Schwein, instructor for the program, noted that students must complete one certification before enrolling in another course.  “Many people have years of IT experience that they picked up on the job or without much formal training,” Schwein said.  “This is a great way for people to get their industry recognized credentials that are vital to advancement.”

Schwein added that certifications earned through the program can be applied to either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems at ECC.

“To take advantage of the IT training potential students must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, complete the application for admission, take a placement test if they don’t have prior college credits, and submit a resume or letter of recommendation from an employer,” she said.

The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program that brings the state’s public two-year institutions together with the State Technical College of Missouri to improve the way they educate adult learners. MoSTEM WINs builds on Missouri’s two previous TAACCCT grant projects, MoHealth WINs and MoManufacturing WINs, awarded in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

East Central College plans to train over 80 participants during the next two years.

For more information about the IT certification training, contact Goss at 636-584-6661 or email: jeremy.goss@eastcentral.edu.  An interest form is available at http://www.eastcentral.edu/cwd/mostem/.

 

 


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SCC supports STEM movement with Girl Power: LEGO® Robotics Engineering camp http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-supports-stem-movement-with-girl-power-lego-robotics-engineering-camp/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/07/scc-supports-stem-movement-with-girl-power-lego-robotics-engineering-camp/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:02:41 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10052 In an ongoing effort to combat the shortage of women in careers related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), St. Charles Community College held a Girl Power: LEGO® Robotic Engineering Camp in June for girls ages 11-14.

This innovative camp inspired girls to discover challenges that make robotics technology accessible using problem-solving techniques and new EV3 Lego Robotic Engineering Kits. The kits are the latest in technology and programming education.

A student gets creative in the Girl Power: LEGO® Robotic Engineering Camp at St. Charles Community College in June 2015.

A student gets creative in the Girl Power: LEGO® Robotic Engineering Camp at St. Charles Community College in June 2015.

Camp-goers created robots using computer programming, simple and complex machine principles, gearing and creativity. The girls also learned about careers in science, robotics and engineering.

“With a lack of women currently working in STEM-related fields, this camp gave girls hands-on, real-world problem-solving experience,” said Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program specialist. “They became very excited to explore STEM careers in the future.”

This camp was made possible due to funding from Missouri Department of Education and Secondary Education.

In addition to summer camps, College for All Kids offers many STEM-related camps and programs for children ages 5-15 throughout the year.

For more information, call 636-922-8233 or visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

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St. Charles Community College named as a 2015 Top Workplace by St. Louis Post-Dispatch http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/st-charles-community-college-named-as-a-2015-top-workplace-by-st-louis-post-dispatch/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/st-charles-community-college-named-as-a-2015-top-workplace-by-st-louis-post-dispatch/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:19:09 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=10018 Officials as St. Charles Community College are pleased to announce that the college has been selected as one of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the third year in a row.

“This award is a notable affirmation of the work environment at SCC,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president. “SCC continues to have dedicated and experienced faculty and staff who provide a quality education for our students and meet the needs of all those they serve.”

PrintThe Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 45 major publishing partners across the United States.

SCC’s highest rated factor was in the execution category, with results from a survey showing employees believe the college does things efficiently and well, new ideas are encouraged, inter-departmental cooperation is good and senior managers understand what is really happening at SCC. SCC was one of only 100 companies of all types and sizes selected as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis metropolitan region.

The Post-Dispatch published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 28. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, visit topworkplaces.com and workplacedynamics.com.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

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SCC now offering 24-week programming certificate option http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/programming-certificate/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/programming-certificate/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:57:52 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9999 Starting this August, students will have the opportunity to earn a tuition free Certificate of Specialization in Programming in just six months thanks to St. Charles Community College’s new accelerated program and MoSTEMWINs.

“Unlike our yearlong, full-time traditional certificate programs, this program can be completed in half the time while maintaining our high academic standards,” said Rex McKanry, SCC assistant professor of computer science. “Few computer science programs allow students to earn industry certification*, a college certificate and college credit from an accredited college or university all at once, but this one does.”

McKanry began exploring what it would take to offer an accelerated certificate program after reading the article “How to Become a Computer Programmer in Less Than Six Months” by Susan Galer in Forbes.

“In less than six months, working 20 hours a week, a person who has no computer knowledge can get to a level of qualification for a job as a computer programmer,” according to Jim McKelvey, co-founder of LaunchCode and Square, who was quoted in the article.

“I thought, why can’t we offer something like that at SCC?” said McKanry. “So, we made it happen.”

Classes will be held at SCC on evenings and weekends to cater to working professionals interested in brushing up their skillset or switching career paths.

“This innovative certificate will offer students skills that are very much in demand, whether they are unemployed or underemployed and looking for a new job or whether they are already employed but looking to update their skills in order to increase their value to their employer,” said John Bookstaver, SCC dean of business, science, education, math and computer science.

MoSTEMWINs-LogoThe program will provide students with a foundation in software development and popular programming languages, Java and JavaScript. It will introduce them to project life-cycle concepts, database development and queries, logical thinking to resolve problems through software development and their role as a team member for major IT projects.

Qualified students may be selected for funding assistance through the MoSTEMWINs grant and given the opportunity to complete the program tuition free.

“Our goal is to develop a well-equipped workforce. We strive to help area businesses and job seekers succeed and excel,” said Amanda Sizemore, dean of Corporate & Community Development at SCC. “The collaboration between MoSTEMWINs and SCC’s new accelerated program falls right in line with that mission.”

Seats are expected to fill quickly due to the limited space availability. Individuals interested in learning more about this program should call 636-922-8474 or visit our website at stchas.edu/degrees-certificates/Programming-CS.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

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*Student must pass Oracle certification exams to earn certifications.

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Community supports SCC’s sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, raising $41,500 http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/community-supports-sccs-sixth-annual-rhythm-and-ribs-fundraiser-raising-41500/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/community-supports-sccs-sixth-annual-rhythm-and-ribs-fundraiser-raising-41500/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:42:02 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9988 More than 1,150 friends and neighbors packed the St. Charles Community College campus for the sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 4. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $41,500. Proceeds will support scholarships and academic program enhancements at SCC.

“Each year our campus and our community members pull together to make this event a success,” said Betsy Schneider, director of development at SCC. “We appreciate the support and generosity to help provide scholarships and academic program enhancements for SCC students.”

Dr. Zhivegas entertains the crowd during the sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 4 at St. Charles Community College.

Dr. Zhivegas entertains the crowd during the sixth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 4 at St. Charles Community College.

Dr. Zhivegas performed live on the main stage, preceded by the SCC Jazz Big Band and a rhythm revue hour featuring performances by Deja Edwards and Matt Wynn. Both Edwards and Wynn are SCC students and/or alumni. Wynn won the college’s “SCC Idol” competition in 2013, and Edwards won in 2014. Both singers received a scholarship from the SCC Foundation.

Rib vendors included Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que. Guests also enjoyed gourmet nachos, hot dogs and veggie burgers by Quintessential Catering. Drinks included Anheuser-Busch products by Krey Distributing, soda by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, lemonade by Red Robin, wine by Terra Firma USA and water by Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles.

“I am proud to support such a meaningful cause with the backing of the community,” said Scott Lewis, St. Charles County sheriff and SCC Foundation board member. “Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s event a success.”

A volunteer planning committee chaired by Lewis led the event. More than 150 volunteers from the community and campus helped out, including students from SCC organizations like Phi Beta Lambda, Student Veteran Organization and Phi Theta Kappa. Nearly 35 volunteers from UPS helped with set-up.

The three Main Stage sponsors were Ameren Missouri, Mercy and SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.

“Rock Star” sponsors included Acropolis Investment Management, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank and Trust, Fastlane Convenience Stores, Krey Distributing, NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation, UMB and UPS.

“Ribster” sponsors are American Eagle Credit Union, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Integrity Home Solutions, Renewal by Andersen and Siding Repair Systems.

For information or to learn more about the SCC Foundation’s impact on students, contact Schneider at 636-922-8473 or bschneider@stchas.edu. For information about Rhythm and Ribs, visit Rhythm-and-Ribs.com.

The St. Charles Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, raises funds to support student scholarships and educational programs for the college. For more information on the SCC Foundation and its vision to transform lives and strengthen communities, visit www.stchas.edu/foundation.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit stchas.edu.

 

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Langrehr Named STLCC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/langrehr-named-stlcc-vice-chancellor-for-academic-affairs/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/langrehr-named-stlcc-vice-chancellor-for-academic-affairs/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:31:27 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9973 Andrew Langrehr

Andrew Langrehr

Andrew Langrehr, vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs, beginning July 1.

Langrehr joined STLCC as a full-time chemistry instructor more than 13 years ago.  He served as both the chair for Physical and Engineering Sciences department and the academic dean for the Science and Technology division prior to his appointment as vice president.

Langrehr was a full-time chemistry instructor at Jefferson College (Hillsboro, Mo.) before coming to St. Louis Community College. He began his community college career as an adjunct chemistry instructor at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa.).

Langrehr earned his doctorate in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His dissertation investigated the persistence of adult students at two-year colleges. Langrehr earned his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Central College (Pella, Iowa.).

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Jackson Elected Chair of STLCC Board of Trustees http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/jackson-elected-chair-of-stlcc-board-of-trustees/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/06/jackson-elected-chair-of-stlcc-board-of-trustees/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:29:07 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9970 Hattie Jackson, right, presents Craig Larson an award recognizing Larson’s service as chair of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees. Jackson was elected board chair at the June 18 meeting.

Hattie Jackson, right, presents Craig Larson an award recognizing Larson’s service as chair of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees. Jackson was elected board chair at the June 18 meeting.

The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees elected Hattie Jackson to serve as chair for a one-year term.

Jackson, who represents Subdistrict 2, previously served as board vice chair. Jackson was elected to the board in 2011.

Trustee Joan McGivney, who represents Subdistrict 3, was elected board vice chair. McGivney was elected to the board in 2013.

Craig Larson, outgoing chair of the board, received an award in recognition of leadership during his two terms. He also was elected to serve as the board liaison to the STLCC Foundation Board of Directors. Larson, who represents Subdistrict 4, was elected to the board in 2010.

Doris Graham, who represents Subdistrict 1, will serve as an alternate on the foundation board. She was elected to the STLCC board in 2012.

In addition to Jackson, McGivney, Larson and Graham, other trustees are Theodis Brown Sr. (Subdistrict 1) and Libby Fitzgerald (Subdistrict 4).

The STLCC Board of Trustees is a six-member board that represents the four subdistricts of the college service area. Subdistricts 1 and 4 are the two large subdistricts, each represented by two trustees. Subdistricts 2 and 3 are smaller, each represented by one trustee. The board makes all final decisions concerning employment, termination of services, expenditure of funds, contracts, establishment of new programs, student fees, tax levies and facilities construction. Regular board meetings are scheduled each month and are open to the public.

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