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Watoto Children’s Choir Spreads Universal Message through Concert at STLCC-Wildwood

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of musically talented orphan children from Uganda, gave a live concert for students, faculty, staff and community members on April 17 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood. The concert was one of the activities held during the week to recognize the importance of global education. Sue Bierbaum, instructor for teacher education and organizer of the event, welcomed the audience. “Our purpose is to bring the world to Wildwood,” she said. The children’s messages were woven together through lively and poignant ... Read more

Higdon Receives Underwood Award

Paul Higdon, Ph.D., professor of music and chair of communications at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, has been named the 40th recipient of the David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award. David L. Underwood was known for his love of education. He was deeply concerned with the welfare of students and staff alike. His dedication went beyond office hours and he tirelessly gave of his time and talents to further the educational mission at Florissant Valley. Recipients of the Underwood Award demonstrate that same ... Read more

SCC Phi Beta Lambda Lauded for Achievements

Eighteen members of the St. Charles Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda student business organization participated in the 56th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference and competitions on April 11 in Springfield, Mo. This year’s conference theme was Step Up to the Challenge! The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training and election of state officers for the upcoming year. The students were accompanied by advisors Andrea Compton and Nancy Graviett, faculty in the Business Technology ... Read more

Bone Room Named STLCC-Forest Park Innovation of the Year

It started like so many good ideas do, by connecting the dots. June Williams, senior manager, library and instructional resources at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, noticed students searching for anatomy and physiology resources in one spot, then checking out other resources from another area, then returning to examine models or multi-media materials. Williams saw all this and wondered, “How can we help these students connect the dots?” One solution seemed to be to put all the dots in one place. Williams ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Student Receives $20,000 Art Scholarship

The academic future of St. Louis Community College-Meramec student Matthew Johnson is much brighter as he is the recent recipient of a $20,000 scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. The transfer student scholarship can be extended a second year, if grade-point average requirements are met, bringing the total to $40,000. Johnson only recently applied for the scholarship. “In January, I applied with all my materials and they (Kansas City Art Institute) decided where in their programs I would fit, and it happens ... Read more

STLCC-Forest Park Student Newspaper Receives 22 Awards at MCMA Convention

The Scene, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park’s student newspaper, received 22 awards—including second place for Best Overall Newspaper—in the two-year college division at the recent Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony at Northwest Missouri State University. Overall, The Scene received four first-place awards, nine second-place awards, four third-place awards and five honorable mentions. The Scene competed against several other two-year school newspapers from across the state, including newspapers from the Meramec and Florissant Valley campuses. Entries in the competition ... Read more

Meramec’s Brown Bag Cafe is STLCC Innovation of the Year

A project designed to provide free meals and groceries to students in need at the Meramec campus has been named St. Louis Community College’s District Innovation of the Year. The Brown Bag Café (BBC) serves as a food pantry for students who need assistance. The BBC team includes Pam Garvey, professor of English; Sanela Mesic, TRIO Student Services coordinator; Doris Durgins-Johnson, project associate for the Student Assistance program (SAP); Debora Jane Bronson, SAP specialist; Debbie Corson, service learning coordinator; and Jeff Schneider, ... Read more

Tolentino Named STLCC-Forest Park Staff Member of the Year

The periodic table of elements is a model of organization; everything in its proper place. Chemistry in the classroom, however, can be a messy thing. Which is to say nothing of the chemicals themselves. Organization does not just happen, as Sue Tolentino can tell you. Tolentino, an engineering technician in the Chemistry department, has been named the 2015 St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Staff Member of the Year. The employee recognition program celebrates the important work performed by staff to support the core ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Student Newspaper Receives MCMA Sweepstakes Award

The Montage, St. Louis Community College-Meramec's student newspaper, recently earned 24 individual awards and the Sweepstakes Award in the two-year college division at the Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony, held April 11 at Northwest Missouri State University. The Montage received first place in the Sweepstakes category for the most awards earned, third place for the Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year college division, first place for its Back to School Guide, first place for its website, and 24 ... Read more

ECC to Purchase Facility Near Union Campus

East Central College trustees gave authorization Monday, April 13, to purchase a building near campus to house several of its career and technical programs. The board approved purchasing the former Gala Center, located southeast of the main campus in Union. The Precision Machining and Industrial Engineering Technology programs currently housed at Four Rivers Career Center in Washington will be relocated to the new facility, as well as the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program now located on the main campus. College President Dr. Jon ... Read more
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