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East Central College Academic Advisor Honored with Statewide Award

Nearly two years ago, Steffani McCrary joined East Central College as an academic advisor. When she got there, she brought something from her secondary education background with her. “I thought adding DECA would be a great addition to campus,” she said. “It benefits students in so many ways.” Missouri DECA provides services to students enrolled in Marketing and Cooperative Education programs throughout the state. DECA’s comprehensive learning program integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition. It prepares emerging ... Read more

SCC joins state-wide network to take on top issue facing Missouri businesses

St. Charles County leaders joined St. Charles Community College March 14 at RK Stratman, Inc., to sign a proclamation affirming the college’s role in the new Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network and its ongoing commitment to its workforce partners. This proclamation comes less than a week after a joint announcement was made by all 12 of Missouri’s community colleges at the state capitol, establishing the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network to address a longstanding challenge facing Missouri businesses – the ... Read more

SCC purchased One Academy Place allowing for new and expanded programming

St. Charles Community College made history when the college closed on One Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie last week. This property will serve as the college’s first satellite location, and its initial intent will be to expand Nursing and Allied Health offerings and develop additional workforce and industry programs. The 69,000-square-foot building was the former site of Barat Academy. It was purchased by Lindenwood in September 2012, and SCC leased approximately 26,000 square feet of the building’s space for its Nursing and ... Read more

East Central President Presents Award to Missouri Senator Roy Blunt

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer, representing the Missouri Community Colleges Association, honored Missouri Senator Roy Blunt with the National Education Service Award this week. It was presented at The National Legislative Summit in the nation’s capital – an advocacy event that brings together more than 1,000 community college leaders to shine a spotlight on the importance of community colleges. Presented annually during the summit, the award honors a national leader who makes extraordinary contributions to national public policies that support ... Read more

SCC to begin search for Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

SCC is looking for an innovative, student-centered leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs (VPASA). This position serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer for the college, providing vision and innovative leadership needed to advance the college's academic enterprise while creating a positive learning environment for students. This key leadership position will be responsible for working with associate vice presidents and deans to expand and enhance all credit and non-credit educational programs, student affairs ... Read more

Advocacy Brief – January 27, 2017

This week in the Capitol, MCCA Presidents and Chancellors Council Chair Dr. Jon Bauer testified on our budget priorities before both House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Both Three Rivers College and OTC had several college representatives meeting with legislators in the Capitol this week. Dr. Bauer began his testimony by expressing concern and understanding over the current budget situation. “I want to acknowledge the difficult budget situation we are facing as a state and the difficult decisions you have ahead of you,” Dr. ... Read more

SCC college STEM efforts recognized

In coordination with Hour of Code Week 2016 in early December, the St. Charles County Government recognized St. Charles Community College for offering free, introductory workshops on computer programming every month at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. “The ability to understand and engage in coding, or computer programming, is becoming an increasingly important aspect of successfully competing in the global economy of the 21st century,” St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said in a proclamation issued at the Nov. ... Read more

SCC and OPO Startups form partnership

St. Charles Community College has joined forces with OPO Startups as a sponsor to bring its students and alumni access to the co-working center from noon-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. There will be a table with SCC signage for students and alumni to provide a work space for startup companies of their own. “Membership is typically $75 per person per month, but our students and alumni will have free access,” said Rex McKanry, SCC assistant professor of computer science. A space dedication ceremony will ... Read more

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
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