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Mark Miller named new communications director at OTC

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mark Miller, former veteran Springfield TV news anchor, has been named the new College Director of Communications for Ozarks Technical Community College. Miller replaces Joel Doepker, who became vice president for external relations at East Central Community College in Union, Mo., late last year. “In today’s knowledge-based economy, everyone can benefit from the breadth of classes that OTC has to offer,” Miller said. “I have witnessed OTC’s growth for years and I jumped at the chance to work for this first-rate ... Read more

STLCC-Meramec Chamber Singers Perform in “Holiday Festival of Choirs”

The Meramec Chamber Singers recently performed at the 20th Anniversary of the “Holiday Festival of Choirs,” held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, Ill. The concert, led by James Stegall, professor of music at Western Illinois University, included 10 choirs and more than 250 singers.  In addition to the WIU choirs, choral ensembles of successful alumni from WIU School of Music were invited.  “To receive an invitation from my mentor to be a part of the festival was an honor that left me ... Read more

Banahan Elected to Special Olympics Missouri Board of Directors

Richard Banahan once raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics by sitting on a billboard at I-170 and Page Avenue for four days in 1993. The St. Louis Community College-Forest Park police chief continues to raise considerable sums of money for a cause he holds dear, having spent 30 years as a runner, volunteer and fundraiser for the organization.  “I still consider it the greatest privilege. No matter how many times I’ve been involved with the athletes and recognized for my achievements, I always ... Read more

STLCC Named Finalist for St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Arcus Award

St. Louis Community College was recognized at the inaugural Arcus Awards on Nov. 26 by the St. Louis Regional Chamber as one of the leaders propelling the St. Louis region forward.  STLCC was selected by a panel of distinguished business scholars and business executives as one of 12 finalists for the Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment. The college was recognized for its exceptional commitment to championing a greater St. Louis region by providing leadership in the area of workforce education ... Read more

McIntyre Named President at STLCC-Meramec

The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Pam McIntyre as president of the college’s Meramec campus at the Dec. 5 board meeting.  McIntrye has served as the interim campus president since April, and served more than five years as the first president of the Wildwood campus.  “Pam is one of our most experienced administrators, and she understands not only the needs of the campus, but also the diverse population the campus serves,” said Dennis Michaelis, Ph.D., STLCC’s interim ... Read more

U.S. senator visits Missouri Innovation Campus

On the heels of a national summit in Kansas City last week that focused on the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) and similar programs at MCC and other area institutions, the MIC has again caught the attention of a national leader. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R, Mo.) on Tuesday stopped by the MIC, located at Summit Technology Academy in Lee's Summit, Mo., for a tour and to talk with students and MIC administrators about the program. Sen. Blunt's visit comes less than a week ... Read more

STLCC Student Receives First UMB Bank Endowed Scholarship

St. Louis Community College student Naquittia Noah is the first recipient of the UMB Bank Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration.  Noah, the mother of a 14-year-old son who also is working two part-time jobs, is studying business administration at STLCC-Florissant Valley.  “This scholarship means that the persistence and dedication that I have put into obtaining and completing my educational goals hasn’t gone unnoticed and is truly appreciated,” Noah said.  UMB established the endowed scholarship at the STLCC Foundation’s 2012 Falling in Love in Five ... Read more

STLCC Students Create Wheelchair-Accessible Garden for Local Man

Students from the St. Louis Community College-Meramec Horticulture Club and Physical Therapy Assistants Club, as well as students and faculty from Saint Louis University Physical Therapy program, collaborated on a project to create a wheelchair-accessible garden for a St. Louis man.  After working his way through more than five years of school to become a physical therapist in his 30s, Jerry Weisbrod was stricken with a brain tumor that left him unable to work and unable to walk without assistance. STLCC horticulture ... Read more

STLCC-Florissant Valley Students Receive Follett Book Scholarship Awards

Five Florissant Valley students recently received Follett Book Scholarship Awards. Yehuda Feigenbaum, Linda Henning, Michelle Byrd, Elizabeth Cash and Presley Culp each received $250.   The scholarship was a one-time benefit from Follett Books as a reward to the campus for Antonio Parker’s outstanding placement in the All-USA Academic competition and Coca-Cola Scholars team. The students receiving the award are all Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members. Three of the recipients serve as officers for PTK.  Feigenbaum, PTK chapter president, serves as primary editor for PTK’s ... Read more

New Support Program Offered Students and Employees at North Central

November 22, 2013 North Central Missouri College in Trenton has announced the launching of a lactation support program for breastfeeding women who wish to continue providing their milk for their infants after they return to school or work. This program is part of the College’s health benefit services and will continue to be enhanced through suggestions made by students and employees. Funds to support the lactation room were also provided by a grant through the Livingston County Health Department.  The program includes a ... Read more
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