SC4 Foundation awards $186,233 in scholarships

The SC4 Foundation has a long history of helping area students from all walks of life succeed. This spring the Foundation continues that tradition by awarding $186,233 in scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Recipients are pursuing a variety of majors, from health sciences to business to communications. “Education changes lives, and providing access is even more crucial in these uncertain economic times,” said SC4 … Continue reading SC4 Foundation awards $186,233 in scholarships

SC4 Creates Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

PORT HURON – A new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been created at St. Clair County Community College to advance the college’s efforts in providing educational access and support for all. As part of the enhanced focus, a national speaker series will be launched on campus to support diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and action this fall. The series will kick-off October 9 … Continue reading SC4 Creates Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Skippers Esports looks to continue its success in the fall

The St. Clair County Community College Esports team found tremendous success in its inaugural season, claiming three top-four finishes this past April in the National Junior College Athletic Association Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. tournaments. Skippers Jarod Graham and Mitchell Lumpford finished second in the country in the doubles for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Graham finished fourth in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate single … Continue reading Skippers Esports looks to continue its success in the fall

SC4 faculty, staff honored for years of service

St. Clair County Community College honors 31 faculty and staff members for their dedicated service to SC4. “SC4 faculty and staff are dedicated to doing everything possible to provide students with a great learning experience,” said SC4 President Dr. Deborah A. Snyder. “We are pleased to honor and recognize retirees and employees for their continued commitment and service.” Retiring employees Suzanne Bacheller of Clyde Township, … Continue reading SC4 faculty, staff honored for years of service

2019 Graduate Ceremony

SC4 honors the 96th annual class of graduates

Commencement is an opportunity to honor our graduates who have worked hard to achieve their goal of earning a college credential. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our May 8 Commencement event was cancelled. “We are very proud of our graduates and look forward to recognizing their hard work and determination. The College has begun planning a future event to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and accomplishments … Continue reading SC4 honors the 96th annual class of graduates

Literacy and Beyond partners with SC4 and Stebbins Family Fund to provide Scholarship Support to graduates of the 2GEN GED Program

Literacy and Beyond is proud to announce the formation of the 2GEN G.R.A.D.S. (Graduates Receiving Associate Degree Support) Scholarship in partnership with St. Clair County Community College (SC4) and the Stebbins Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). The competitive 2GEN G.R.A.D.S. Scholarship is available for graduates of the 2GEN GED program and is renewable for up to three years while recipients … Continue reading Literacy and Beyond partners with SC4 and Stebbins Family Fund to provide Scholarship Support to graduates of the 2GEN GED Program

SC4 honors more than 160 students for academic achievements

St. Clair County Community College is proud to honor more than 160 students for their outstanding accomplishments in and out of the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. “I’m extremely impressed by our students, who chose to attend SC4 from cities throughout Michigan and beyond. I commend them for their ongoing commitment and hard work throughout the year to achieve their goals,” said Vice President … Continue reading SC4 honors more than 160 students for academic achievements

$1 Million fund created to help SC4 Students

PORT HURON – SC4 is providing $1,000,000 in emergency aid funding to support SC4 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The money is available to currently enrolled SC4 students who are experiencing additional financial need caused by the public health emergency. Awards are available to help students who are working toward the completion of a certificate or degree. This one million dollars in funding to … Continue reading $1 Million fund created to help SC4 Students

Registration for SC4 fall classes is open — Start Here. Go Anywhere.

Registration for fall classes at St. Clair County Community College is open, meaning it’s time for you to schedule the classes you need to get your degree, transfer to a four-year college or start on your path to a new career. Fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 24. There is no deposit required to register for fall classes through May 15. So how do I … Continue reading Registration for SC4 fall classes is open — Start Here. Go Anywhere.

Former television news director prefers ‘paying it forward’

Simple beginnings don’t always make headline news, but one former television news director thinks it’s newsworthy that he got his start at St. Clair County Community College.

A 1966 graduate of SC4, Jim Collins interviewed people like former vice president Hubert Humphrey, reported on the great gasoline shortage of the 1970s and investigated deadly PCB’s in cattle feed. Continue reading Former television news director prefers ‘paying it forward’

Seeking certainty and support during uncertain times

Tips and Resources from the Behavioral Education Success Team at St. Clair County Community College As we all deal with the strangeness of the COVID-19 pandemic, all SC4 students, faculty and staff find themselves in uncharted waters. It is a time of uncertainty. However, there is one thing that is very certain: Our commitment to students. Together, we continue to work to maximize student success. … Continue reading Seeking certainty and support during uncertain times

Comments about SC4 during the COVID-19 situation

SC4 is an amazing place to learn and work. Even in the face of an event unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, there’s been so much positivity and support from students, faculty and staff. Here’s just a sample of positive comments that might bring a smile to your face today: “Thank you for being so dedicated to your students. During this time of uncharted waters for all … Continue reading Comments about SC4 during the COVID-19 situation

Boxes of donations for the St. Clair County Emergency Management Response Team

SC4 donates safety equipment to St. Clair County Emergency Management Response Team

In an effort to assist health care and emergency response workers in the community facing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), St. Clair County Community College faculty and staff reviewed supplies to determine items on hand that may be useful to the county’s health care and emergency response workers. They donated and delivered more than 125 gowns and Tyvek suits, 170 boxes of gloves, … Continue reading SC4 donates safety equipment to St. Clair County Emergency Management Response Team

Nelson Thorn

TRIO student keeps a focus on big goals

Nelson Thorn has big goals, but it hasn’t always been easy to keep moving toward them. Loss of close relatives and the financial burdens of being an independent student have meant that he’s had to keep focused on what he wants to accomplish in life. Fortunately, SC4’s TRIO program has been there to help, along with many other sources of support and encouragement on campus. … Continue reading TRIO student keeps a focus on big goals

Hall of Fame Inductees 2020

Three teams and 12 individuals are inducted in the Skippers Athletics Hall of Fame

Three teams and 12 individuals were inducted into the Skippers Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday, Feb. 22, at the SC4 Fieldhouse. It is the fourth class bringing the total of membership to forty-two individuals and 14 teams. The three teams entering the Hall of Fame are the 1994 men’s golf team, coached by Ross Green; the 1994 baseball team, coached by Rick Smith; and the … Continue reading Three teams and 12 individuals are inducted in the Skippers Athletics Hall of Fame

Registration open for summer 2020 classes at SC4

Registration for summer classes at St. Clair County Community College is now open, providing a great opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn valuable credits at a fraction of the cost of a four-year institution. SC4 students continuing their education, guest students from other institutions and community members looking to take courses for personal enrichment are encouraged to browse the full list of available … Continue reading Registration open for summer 2020 classes at SC4

SC4 alumnus living dreams thanks to good education

If there’s one thing St. Clair County Community College alumnus Jim Earley has learned as a lifelong educator and administrator, it’s the importance of a good education if you want to make dreams come true. “My educational and career path provided the opportunity to live my dream—a dream of service and making a difference to help ensure the communities in which I lived were in … Continue reading SC4 alumnus living dreams thanks to good education

Sandusky wins Sanilac academic games at SC4

Sandusky High School was the overall winner at the 34th annual Raymond T. Dunbar Jr. Sanilac County Academic Games Saturday, Feb. 8, on St. Clair County Community College’s Port Huron campus. First- and second-place winners in specific academic areas were: Language arts First: Croswell-Lexington High School Second: Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School Math First: Deckerville High School Second: Sandusky High School Science First: Marlette High School … Continue reading Sandusky wins Sanilac academic games at SC4

Creative director credits SC4 for helping develop his creative passion

Like many high school graduates, Jeffrey DeLange was not quite sure of his career path when he graduated from Algonac High School and enrolled at St. Clair County Community College in 1989. “I was interested in being creative but did not really have a career path,” he said. At SC4, DeLange took classes from a number of professors who helped him understand his interests and … Continue reading Creative director credits SC4 for helping develop his creative passion

SC4 seeking employers for annual Career Fair April 23

The 2020 St. Clair County Community College Career Fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The annual event will bring hundreds of students, alumni and community members to the SC4 Fieldhouse in search of career opportunities. The college is partnering with the Blue Water Chamber, Economic Development Alliance, Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works and the City of Port Huron/McMorran for this … Continue reading SC4 seeking employers for annual Career Fair April 23

TRIO program student well-positioned for career success

St. Clair County Community College’s accounting program, along with the college’s proximity to home and student-to-instructor ratio, attracted student Jessica Gottschalk to SC4’s campus. The Imlay City High School graduate first enrolled at SC4 in 2002, earning her Associate of Arts in 2006. She recently came back to the college to earn an Associate of Applied Arts & Sciences in General Business and is taking … Continue reading TRIO program student well-positioned for career success

Globetrotting professional women’s basketball player grateful for SC4 experience

When she joined the St. Clair County Community College Skippers women’s basketball team in 2012, Rachel Kehoe never imagined her basketball career would lead her to play with professional teams in France, Spain, Malta, Germany, Serbia, Finland, Ireland and now Denmark. “I chose SC4 because I liked how I fit with athletics and academics,” said the St. Clair High School graduate. “I also liked that … Continue reading Globetrotting professional women’s basketball player grateful for SC4 experience

SC4 nursing program recognized for excellence in two recent rankings

St. Clair County Community College’s nursing program continues to be recognized throughout Michigan and the nation for its excellence in preparing students for rewarding careers in health care. SC4 again was ranked one of the best in Michigan by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization that analyzes past and present first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®)-RN pass rates. Its 2020 ranking listed SC4 eighth of 59 … Continue reading SC4 nursing program recognized for excellence in two recent rankings

SC4 to host winter 2020 baseball and softball clinics

St. Clair County Community College will host baseball and softball clinics in the SC4 Fieldhouse this winter for area youth ages 8 to 18. Youth Baseball Clinic for ages 8 to 13 Sunday, Feb. 16 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Softball Clinic for grades 4 to 12 Sunday, Feb. 16 1 to 3:30 p.m. High School Baseball Clinic for ages 14 to 18 Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading SC4 to host winter 2020 baseball and softball clinics

More than 1,300 SC4 students earn honors

A total of 1,372 St. Clair County Community College students from 88 cities and towns in Michigan and beyond earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2019 fall semester, which ended Dec. 13. Students must take at least six credits and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to make the list. President’s Honor List for the 2019 fall semester, ordered … Continue reading More than 1,300 SC4 students earn honors

SC4 to present K-12 student art exhibition

St. Clair County Community College will present the 52nd annual Beatrice Thornton Student Art Exhibition in February and March in the college’s Fine Arts Building. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will feature art by students from across St. Clair County at schools in East China, Marysville, Memphis, Port Huron, Yale/Avoca and more. The exhibition will be split into two shows. … Continue reading SC4 to present K-12 student art exhibition

Qatar native finds friendship, encouragement and passion at SC4

Qatar native Nasser Al-Attiyah found friendship, influential professors and a new passion nearly halfway around the world at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich. Nasser Al-Attiyah graduated in 2007 from Qatar Academy, an international I.B. school in Doha, Qatar. Connected to the Port Huron area through family members who had previously attended SC4, Al-Attiyah enrolled at the college in fall 2010. “My … Continue reading Qatar native finds friendship, encouragement and passion at SC4

Lifelong learner and alumna Barbara Beck-Donovan (1928-2019) gifts $1.6 million to SC4, People’s Clinic

Upon her passing on May 6, 2019, SC4 and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County learned of a $1.6 million gift from Barbara Beck-Donovan, which will provide approximately $800,000 to SC4 for the creation of two scholarships and $800,000 to an endowment fund for the benefit of the People’s Clinic for Better Health at Lake Huron Medical Center. Beck-Donavan attended SC4 – then Port … Continue reading Lifelong learner and alumna Barbara Beck-Donovan (1928-2019) gifts $1.6 million to SC4, People’s Clinic

Longtime SC4 Professor James Jones honored with national AACC award

St. Clair County Community College Professor of Criminal Justice James Jones has been awarded the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 2020 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition for his work in making a difference in the classroom. As a Faculty Distinction recipient, Jones will be recognized on the AACC Faculty Wall of Distinction, on the AACC website and at AACC’s 100th Annual Convention in … Continue reading Longtime SC4 Professor James Jones honored with national AACC award

SC4 alumnus making mark on communities and youth in Arizona, Washington

St. Clair County Community College alumnus Sean Barton is committed to providing stability and growth for communities and youth through sports and education. Barton currently serves as director of curriculum and strategic initiatives at STEM Sports in Phoenix where he leads strategic planning efforts and manages and develops a curriculum that fuses STEM and sports for students in grades K through 8. Prior to that … Continue reading SC4 alumnus making mark on communities and youth in Arizona, Washington

Registration open for SC4 late-start winter classes

Registration is open for late-start winter semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. Seats are still available in 12-week classes starting the week of Feb. 10 and eight-week classes starting the week of March 16. Classes are available in Port Huron and online. Late-start classes allow students to earn credits at a faster pace. Class topics include biology, business, English, math, political science, psychology, sociology … Continue reading Registration open for SC4 late-start winter classes

SC4 names women’s soccer and Esports coaches

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce the addition of two coaches to lead Skippers Athletics teams in women’s soccer and Esports. Todd Stank will serve as the women’s soccer coach and James Jordan will be the Esports coach. Both women’s soccer and Esports were added to the college’s growing list of athletic offerings this fall. In doing so, SC4 became just the … Continue reading SC4 names women’s soccer and Esports coaches

SC4 a great place to start according to alumnus Dan Damman

Attorney Daniel A. Damman says there’s no debate about it: St. Clair County Community College is the best place for area students to start their higher education. A 1994 St. Clair High School graduate, Damman (pictured above with wife Therese) attended SC4 for two years, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1999 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Wayne … Continue reading SC4 a great place to start according to alumnus Dan Damman

SC4 joins statewide basic needs initiative to support students

PORT HURON – St. Clair County Community College announced today that it will join a statewide initiative to help students connect with resources to support basic needs. The Michigan Community College Association was awarded a $442,000 grant to launch the initiative focused on improving student completion and success by addressing economic instability among students including access to food, housing, transportation, childcare and other basic needs. … Continue reading SC4 joins statewide basic needs initiative to support students

SC4 Fieldhouse

SC4 to host winter 2020 volleyball camp

St. Clair County Community College will host a volleyball camp in the SC4 Fieldhouse this winter for girls and boys in grades 5-12. Camp dates are on Fridays, including Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The camp is designed for all skill levels – from those just being introduced to volleyball to those who have played on … Continue reading SC4 to host winter 2020 volleyball camp

SC4 to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 20

St. Clair County Community College and its Global Diversity Advisory Council will host the 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in its Fine Arts Theatre. The event will feature a celebration of King’s legacy with a diverse variety of speakers, musicians and other performances. The theme of this year’s event is “Extremists for the cause of justice.” … Continue reading SC4 to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 20

TRIO student finds a new path forward at SC4

Employed for more than 10 years installing commercial fences, Thomas Short learned he was without a job when his company went under. “I had to start over,” Short said. “I tried to find another steady job but a lot of the outdoor jobs I was qualified for are not steady and can end at any time.” Due to the loss of his financial stability, Short … Continue reading TRIO student finds a new path forward at SC4

SC4 Fieldhouse

SC4 to host 42 basketball teams from 14 counties at upcoming Fieldhouse events

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to host two upcoming basketball tournaments in its Fieldhouse. The Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament features 12 games played by boys freshmen, JV and varsity teams on Thursday, Dec. 19, through Saturday, Dec. 21. The tournament is named after Ed Peltz, a longtime special education teacher, administrator, coach and athletic director who passed away in 2009. Peltz coached … Continue reading SC4 to host 42 basketball teams from 14 counties at upcoming Fieldhouse events

SC4 announces Skippers Dance Team

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce a collegiate level Skippers Dance Team beginning in the winter 2020 semester. Through a SC4 Athletics partnership with the Huron Physical Arts Center (HPAC) in downtown Port Huron, the team will be coached by Laurie Charron, owner and head coach of the State, Regional and National Champion Starlites Competitive Dance Team organization. “We’re pleased to offer this … Continue reading SC4 announces Skippers Dance Team

WPHM’s Paul Miller on right wavelength thanks to SC4 start

Port Huron’s own Paul Miller has been getting up and starting the morning with thousands of area listeners each weekday for 17 years now. The St. Clair County Community College alumnus is the man behind the microphone as the host of the WPHM AM-1380 morning show. A 1986 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School, Miller went on to attend SC4 and earn his associate … Continue reading WPHM’s Paul Miller on right wavelength thanks to SC4 start

SC4 honors 45 practical nursing graduates

PORT HURON – St. Clair County Community College honored its practical nursing program graduates during a commencement ceremony Thursday, Dec. 12, on the Port Huron campus. The 45 graduating students who completed the nursing program received certificates and are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination. A full list of graduating students, including honors and hometowns, is listed below. Those interested in learning more … Continue reading SC4 honors 45 practical nursing graduates

TRIO program provides support, helps student match courses to interests

David Moldenhauer chose St. Clair County Community College due to his interest in both the arts and social sciences. It didn’t hurt, of course, that his father is Robert Moldenhauer, a longtime SC4 professor of anatomy. “I am grateful for the fact that I have a family member who is a college professor, and that SC4 is just a short drive away from my home, … Continue reading TRIO program provides support, helps student match courses to interests

SC4 alumna realizes career and service dreams

Thanks to St. Clair County Community College, alumna Patricia F. Tibble never had to give up her dreams of joining the military and becoming an educator. Tibble serves as the health/physical education and tech teacher at Fort Gratiot Middle School as well as a reservist with the U.S. Navy at Selfridge in Clinton Township. Tibble grew up in a small country town in Texas. Her … Continue reading SC4 alumna realizes career and service dreams

SC4’s Josephine Cassar wins MASFAA State Leadership Award

St. Clair County Community College’s Director of Financial Assistance and Services Josephine Cassar has received the State Leadership Award from the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). Additionally, the Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium Committee on which Cassar is a member received the Committee of the Year Award. According to the MASFAA website, the State Leadership Award is annually presented to recognize outstanding … Continue reading SC4’s Josephine Cassar wins MASFAA State Leadership Award

SC4 honors life of Dr. Mark Setter (1954-2019), names him Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Mark Setter, who passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, has been named the 2019 St. Clair County Community College Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Setter attended SC4 following graduation from Port Huron Northern High School in 1972. He completed his associate degree at SC4 in 1974, graduating summa cum laude, before earning a degree in dentistry from the University of Michigan with a post-graduate … Continue reading SC4 honors life of Dr. Mark Setter (1954-2019), names him Alumnus of the Year

SC4 launches new online store

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to launch its new online store at shopskippersgear.com, just in time for the holidays. From name-brand apparel, business accessories and drinkware to totes, jewelry and much more, SC4’s new online store provides more options and is sure to help Skippers and friends alike show their college pride. Those interested in buying merchandise in person can visit the SC4 College … Continue reading SC4 launches new online store

SC4 alumnus flourishes thanks to faculty connection, support

For St. Clair County Community College alumnus Jake Louks, SC4 offered the chance to connect with faculty in an invaluable way. “At another university I attended before SC4, I felt like one of thousands,” Louks said. “I felt like college wasn’t for me because I didn’t like the big lecture-style courses I had at the university. At SC4, I was able to connect with faculty. … Continue reading SC4 alumnus flourishes thanks to faculty connection, support

SC4 announces winter 2020 health sciences program information sessions schedule

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce its winter semester information sessions for its health sciences programs. Program information sessions are free and the first step for anyone interested in earning a health sciences degree from SC4. For those interested in nursing or radiologic technology programs, attending a session is mandatory. In addition to program information sessions, SC4’s paramedic/EMT, respiratory therapy and medical assisting … Continue reading SC4 announces winter 2020 health sciences program information sessions schedule

SC4 alumna writes future, drives change in region

St. Clair County Community College alumna Michelle Eberle is using her experience and expertise in marketing and communication to help drive change in her community. Eberle currently works for the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce where she is responsible for social media efforts, email campaigns, event support and website management. She also published her first book, the “31 Day Wedding Prayer Journal,” under The Rebel Bride … Continue reading SC4 alumna writes future, drives change in region

Gov. Whitmer’s Task Force on Women in Sports to meet at St. Clair County Community College Nov. 20

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) will serve as the host site for the Nov. 20 meeting of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Task Force on Women in Sports. The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the college’s Welcome Center at 323 Erie St. in Port Huron. Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-16 in June … Continue reading Gov. Whitmer’s Task Force on Women in Sports to meet at St. Clair County Community College Nov. 20

Top D1 and D2 MHSAA volleyball teams heading to SC4 for state quarterfinals

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to host the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state volleyball tournament quarterfinal beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in SC4 Fieldhouse. The Division 2 quarterfinal match is set for 6 p.m., followed by the Division 1 match at 7:30 p.m. “Port Huron is the ideal setting for the MHSAA Division 1 and 2 volleyball quarterfinals for … Continue reading Top D1 and D2 MHSAA volleyball teams heading to SC4 for state quarterfinals

Washington, D.C.-based alumna credits SC4 for changing worldview

Growing up without public schooling, Grace Haskin didn’t think she had a chance of going to college. “I received a homeschooling education of sorts, but it was heavily biased and severely lacking,” Haskin said. “Higher education, especially for women, was not valued. Aside from the Internet, my siblings and I were very isolated from the outside world.” Haskin, who knew she wanted to go to … Continue reading Washington, D.C.-based alumna credits SC4 for changing worldview

Professor Tangie Christmas named NAACP award recipient

St. Clair County Community College Professor of Speech Tangie Christmas received the Geri Kimbro Humanitarian Award at the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP’s 60th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday evening. Pictured above clockwise from top left: Professor Christmas accepts her award. SC4 Associate Degree Nursing Instructor and NAACP Port Huron Branch President Kevin Watkins presents Professor Christmas with the award. SC4 … Continue reading Professor Tangie Christmas named NAACP award recipient

SC4 TRIO student finds support system

Kaitlyn Meldrum chose to pursue a college education at St. Clair County Community College for a number of reasons. “It’s close to my family and gives me the opportunity to live at home,” Meldrum said. “The campus is small enough to navigate and is close to my job as well. SC4 also offers me the chance to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement and to transfer … Continue reading SC4 TRIO student finds support system

Cross country Skippers to head to NJCAA National Championships

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce its men’s cross country team and two individual members of the women’s cross country team have qualified for the NJCAA National Division I Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 9. Skippers Caitlyn Rogers, Izabella Gowen, Cole Broecker, Dylan Castle, Tyreice McArthur, Jack DeMara, Nathan Johns and Elias Pagurko will compete in the competition. To qualify, the … Continue reading Cross country Skippers to head to NJCAA National Championships

SC4 alumna, Port Huron parks and recreation director bettering community through focus on play and advocacy

Port Huron Parks and Recreation Director Nancy Winzer considered a number of career options upon graduation from high school. “I looked into both college- and non-college-track career opportunities,” Winzer said. “Part of that was because I recall being told once that college was not something that was in my future. I realized, though, that it was important for me to pursue higher education and earn … Continue reading SC4 alumna, Port Huron parks and recreation director bettering community through focus on play and advocacy

SC4 announces free winter concerts, continues fall series

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to release its winter concert calendar for the upcoming semester. Similar to fall 2019 concerts, all winter 2020 concerts are free admission. The winter concert calendar kicks off Thursday, Jan. 16, as the Stone Sound Collective (pictured at right) heads to campus to perform celebrated world percussion traditions of Africa and India with the lyricism of cello and … Continue reading SC4 announces free winter concerts, continues fall series

SC4 among first community colleges nationwide to launch Esports athletic offering

St. Clair County Community College is again building upon its strong reputation in collegiate sports with the launch of an Esports athletic offering. The college is among the first 50 of 520 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) member institutions nationwide to field a team, according to a recent article by The Esports Observer. NJCAA announced last month a plan to create NJCAA Esports, a … Continue reading SC4 among first community colleges nationwide to launch Esports athletic offering

SC4 to play, host first round of NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to host top collegiate volleyball players from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana in the first round of the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament for Great Lakes Districts A and B at its Fieldhouse Nov. 7-9, 2019. The Skippers volleyball team, with impressive wins against teams such as the Raiders of Oakland Community College, secured a spot in the opening round … Continue reading SC4 to play, host first round of NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament

SC4 alumnus and former Skippers baseball player excelling at Lourdes University thanks to involvement at SC4

Nick Forsberg made the most of his time while attending St. Clair County Community College. The 2017 Cros-Lex High School graduate enrolled at SC4 in August 2017 and spent two years getting involved on campus. He played collegiate baseball, served as Student Government vice president, worked as a student ambassador and even started a fishing club to meet other students, pursue his passions and develop … Continue reading SC4 alumnus and former Skippers baseball player excelling at Lourdes University thanks to involvement at SC4

New exhibits and displays enhance STEAM-based learning experience at SC4’s visionary Experience Center

The evolution of St. Clair County Community College’s Experience Center continues with the addition of a new electromagnetic exhibit, Jacob’s Ladder, boulder rock garden, a Notable Women in Science display, 3D printer and installation of a gifted Tarbosaurus skeleton cast. “Our goal is to consistently provide guests with new and exciting opportunities to engage in STEAM-based learning activities,” says Becky Gentner, SC4 executive director of … Continue reading New exhibits and displays enhance STEAM-based learning experience at SC4’s visionary Experience Center

SC4 a transformative experience for world-traveling alumna nurse

Grace Titus says the degree in nursing she received from St. Clair County Community College has been life changing. The Port Huron Northern High School graduate never dreamed it would take her to far-off places like Central America, Africa and the Middle East. Titus, 32, lives in Chicago where she is currently training for a career in air medical/flight nursing. “I decided to go into … Continue reading SC4 a transformative experience for world-traveling alumna nurse

SC4 Open Education Resources initiative potentially saves 7,655 students more than $1.1 million since 2016

St. Clair County Community College remains committed to its open education resources (OER) efforts, which have now helped 7,655 students potentially save more than $1.1 million since 2016. OER include freely accessible, openly licensed text, media and other digital assets that can increase student learning and success while reducing the cost of higher education. Since SC4 began tracking in Fall 2016, faculty members teaching 393 … Continue reading SC4 Open Education Resources initiative potentially saves 7,655 students more than $1.1 million since 2016

Brad Gudme selected to fill vacant SC4 trustee seat

The St. Clair County Community College Board of Trustees has selected Brad Gudme of Emmett to fill a vacant trustee seat. Gudme will serve for approximately 15 months, in a term expiring Dec. 31, 2020. The decision was made at the board’s special meeting on Oct. 8. The vacancy occurred as a result of the recent resignation of former Trustee John Adair. Gudme is superintendent … Continue reading Brad Gudme selected to fill vacant SC4 trustee seat

Chicago-based alumnus cultivates career path with start at SC4

Chris Dimick has spent the past 12 years working along Lake Michigan’s beautiful shoreline in downtown Chicago. An accomplished writer and editor, his professional journey to the Windy City started nearly 350 miles away at St. Clair County Community College. Dimick graduated from Marysville High School in 1997. Like many high school graduates, he wasn’t exactly sure of his next steps. “I enrolled at SC4 … Continue reading Chicago-based alumnus cultivates career path with start at SC4

Non-traditional student finds additional support with TRIO program

As a non-traditional student, Michelle Ward wanted additional support when she enrolled in St. Clair County Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. She found it in SC4’s TRIO program. “I heard SC4 had a great nursing program, but enrolling in college at my age combined with years of feeling inadequate only increased my lack of confidence,” Ward said. “I applied to the TRIO program … Continue reading Non-traditional student finds additional support with TRIO program

Skippers men’s golf team celebrates recent wins, all-conference accomplishments

The St. Clair County Community College Skippers men’s golf team recently won the Thomas Howard, Jr. Memorial Tournament and placed fourth in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Eastern Conference Championship. Additionally, team members Jack DeMara and Evan DeBruyne were named to the MCCAA all-conference team, with DeBryune also being designated Freshman of the Year. For more on these recent accomplishments, please read this … Continue reading Skippers men’s golf team celebrates recent wins, all-conference accomplishments

SC4 Board of Trustees to fill vacant trustee seat at special meeting Oct. 8

The St. Clair County Community College Board of Trustees has received 13 applications for a vacant trustee seat. The board will consider the applicants at a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Room 150 of the college’s Welcome Center. The term of office for this vacancy is approximately 15 months and will expire on Dec. 31, 2020. The seat was left vacant … Continue reading SC4 Board of Trustees to fill vacant trustee seat at special meeting Oct. 8

Alumnus thriving as cybersecurity expert and Arizona State University adjunct professor

St. Clair County Community College alumnus Alexander Neff credits his alma mater for helping him keep pace while pursuing his career along today’s information superhighway. Neff, 33, of Mesa, Ariz., is employed as a cybersecurity and compliance manager for VisualVault and recently became an adjunct professor at Arizona State University. “Everything I learned prepared me to jump into my career full steam and allowed me … Continue reading Alumnus thriving as cybersecurity expert and Arizona State University adjunct professor

SC4 radiologic technology students win top honors at statewide competition

St. Clair County Community College Class of 2020 radiologic technology students recently competed in the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Student Academic Competition in Bay City, Mich. SC4 student Taylor Kreger (shown above holding the trophy) earned first place, while SC4 students Danielle Sawyer (above right) and Katelyn Vespie (above left) won third and fourth place, respectively. SC4 students competed against students from a … Continue reading SC4 radiologic technology students win top honors at statewide competition

SC4 alumna fulfills dream of becoming a nurse, leader in health care

Caren Kosal didn’t have to roam far from home to make her dreams of becoming a nurse come true. Kosal, who earned her associate degree in nursing from St. Clair County Community College in 2006, today serves as the trauma program manager at McLaren Port Huron. “The SC4 nursing program helped me fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse,” she said. “It is a … Continue reading SC4 alumna fulfills dream of becoming a nurse, leader in health care

SC4 Foundation hosts scholarship reception to recognize donors and students

The SC4 Foundation, in partnership with St. Clair County Community College and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, recently hosted a scholarship reception to acknowledge its many dedicated donors and extraordinary student scholarship recipients. According to SC4 Foundation Chairman Harold Burns, the inaugural reception served as an opportunity to thank donors, honor students, and celebrate the many combined student success-focused efforts of the three … Continue reading SC4 Foundation hosts scholarship reception to recognize donors and students

SC4 hosts regional NISOD workshop

St. Clair County Community College hosted a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) regional workshop titled “Another New Paradigm: The MillennialZ and Educational Technology” on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The workshop, which took place in the college’s Welcome Center, aimed to teach educators how to understand the differences between Gen Y and Gen Z students and develop technologies that increase student motivation and … Continue reading SC4 hosts regional NISOD workshop

SC4’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attends, presents at leadership conference

St. Clair County Community College’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the annual Leadership Conference at the Leelanau Outdoor Center in Maple City, Mich., Sept. 6-8. Students Lilian Nelson and Rachel Schmaltz, along with Advisor Angela Heiden, faculty member Debra Gibbons and alumni Lisa Green, Alan May and Tyler Wessel, were in attendance. Green co-presented “Hallmarks Crash Course: Writing Your Chapter’s Story” with … Continue reading SC4’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attends, presents at leadership conference

Public notice: St. Clair County Community College Trustee Vacancy

The St. Clair County Community College Board of Trustees has one (1) vacant Trustee term to fill by appointment. The term of office for this vacancy is approximately 15 months and will expire on Dec. 31, 2020. More information about the role of the Board may be found at sc4.edu/Role-of-the-Board. A qualified applicant must: Be age 18 or older. Be a registered voter living in … Continue reading Public notice: St. Clair County Community College Trustee Vacancy

Internship leads to full-time employment in Texas for SC4 alumna

When St. Clair County Community College alumna Emily Walsh enrolled in the Blue Water Middle College Academy (BWMCA) in 2016, she had no idea her path would lead to full-time employment in Texas in just three short years. Walsh, who walked with her Port Huron Northern High School peers at the school’s Commencement Ceremony in June 2018, secured a digital marketing internship with the USA … Continue reading Internship leads to full-time employment in Texas for SC4 alumna

Automated floor-scrubbing robot making Michigan debut at SC4’s Health Sciences Building Grand Opening Celebration Sept. 27

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to welcome Neo, an automated floor-scrubbing robot by Avidbots, to campus for its Health Sciences Building Grand Opening Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Neo automates the cleaning process using intelligent, dynamic mapping and obstacle-avoidance technology. The first demonstration site in Michigan, SC4 will showcase the innovative technology many global businesses and heath … Continue reading Automated floor-scrubbing robot making Michigan debut at SC4’s Health Sciences Building Grand Opening Celebration Sept. 27

SC4 a springboard for world traveler, professor and photographer

Port Huron native David Zurick has been across the globe to places like Nepal, India and Tibet as an academically trained geographer and self-taught photographer. Yet, Zurick traces his footsteps back to his first degree at St. Clair County Community College. “It was the first step along the path,” he said. A Port Huron Northern High School graduate, Zurick, 64, just wrapped up a 31-year … Continue reading SC4 a springboard for world traveler, professor and photographer

SC4 to host annual Financial Aid Night Oct. 3

St. Clair County Community College will host its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the college’s Fine Arts Theatre. Open to students, families and all area residents, the event connects SC4’s financial aid experts with the community to share valuable information about financial aid processes, opportunities and tips to maximize the money students can receive. With the 2020-21 Federal Application … Continue reading SC4 to host annual Financial Aid Night Oct. 3

TRIO Student of the Month: Mark Hinkle

St. Clair County Community College student Mark Hinkle hasn’t let dyslexia stop him from pursuing a college degree. “It does impact my education by making schooling more difficult, but it didn’t change my motivation to obtain my degree,” Hinkle said, mentioning that he chose SC4 due to its proximity to home, affordability and program options. Hinkle – like his older brother – applied to the … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Mark Hinkle

SC4 adds women’s soccer to its athletic offerings

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce the addition of women’s soccer to its athletic offerings. In doing so, SC4 becomes just the sixth community college in Michigan to offer the sport. Women’s soccer brings collegiate sports teams at SC4 to 13, joining teams in cross country, basketball, bowling, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf and wrestling. The team will begin its play in 2020-21 … Continue reading SC4 adds women’s soccer to its athletic offerings

188 SC4 students earn honors

A total of 188 St. Clair County Community College students earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2019 summer semester, which ended Aug. 2. Students must take at least six credits and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to make the list. President’s Honor List for the 2019 summer semester, ordered by hometown: ALGONAC — Emily Escobar, Elaine Gooden, Nicole … Continue reading 188 SC4 students earn honors

SC4 only Michigan college to receive environmental grant

St. Clair County Community College has been named one of just 33 communities and organizations in Michigan to receive a grant awarded by a partnership of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, DTE Energy Foundation and nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan. SC4 – a past awardee and the only college or university in Michigan awarded the grant this year – will receive $1,500 to support the purchase … Continue reading SC4 only Michigan college to receive environmental grant

SC4 to unveil Health Sciences Building and hospital simulation wing at grand opening Sept. 27

Well-known for its excellence and training in the health sciences, St. Clair County Community College will unveil its renovated Health Sciences Building to the broader community at its Grand Opening Celebration beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Construction on the $9.8 million Capital Outlay project began last summer and was finalized on time and on budget to open for students in August. The … Continue reading SC4 to unveil Health Sciences Building and hospital simulation wing at grand opening Sept. 27

California-based alumnus and civil engineer improving quality of life for Orange County residents

Todd Dmytryshyn credits St. Clair County Community College for getting his career flowing in the right direction. The SC4 alumnus is an engineering manager at Moulton Niguel Water District in Laguna Hills, Calif. Dmytryshyn, 35, of Irvine, Calif., grew up in Marysville and graduated from Port Huron High School in 2002. He graduated summa cum laude from SC4 in 2005 with an Associate of Arts … Continue reading California-based alumnus and civil engineer improving quality of life for Orange County residents

SC4 heads to Stratford Oct. 12

St. Clair County Community College has announced another community trip — open to all area residents — to the Stratford Festival Theatre for a production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Saturday, Oct. 12. For $150, participants can enjoy luxury bus travel, priority seating at the theatre, lunch at the scenic Marquee Restaurant overlooking the Avon River, a walk around the Stratford Festival Theatre … Continue reading SC4 heads to Stratford Oct. 12

Alumna gets head start on career, focuses on environmental chemistry

For 2016 Capac High School graduate Megan Jamison, the Blue Water Middle College Academy (BWMCA) was too good an opportunity to pass up. “My experience at SC4 was very memorable. I was able to get a head start on my college career, explore different fields of study and earn a degree just one year out of high school,” said Jamison, who enrolled in the BWMCA … Continue reading Alumna gets head start on career, focuses on environmental chemistry

Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes

Registration is now open for late-start fall semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. Seats are available in 12-week classes starting the week of Monday, Sept. 16, and eight-week classes starting the week of Monday, Oct. 14. Classes are available in Port Huron and online. Late-start classes allow students to earn credits at a faster pace. Class topics may include biology, business, computers, English, … Continue reading Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes

SC4 begins Campus Patrol Cadet Program to provide practical experience to criminal justice students

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce its Campus Patrol Cadet Program, which was created to provide practical, hands-on experience to students pursuing a SC4 degree in criminal justice. “This program will provide its participants with a fully immersive, professional experience right here on our campus,” said SC4 Professor of Criminal Justice James Jones. “The more experiences and scenarios we are able to … Continue reading SC4 begins Campus Patrol Cadet Program to provide practical experience to criminal justice students

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SC4 strengthens commitment to equality and leadership in sports, joins WeCOACH and forms new group devoted to equality in sports

St. Clair County Community College is strengthening its commitment to equality and leadership in sports through a newly launched SC4 Michigan Promoters of Women’s Equal Rights in Sports (SC4 MPOWERS) group and membership with WeCOACH, a national organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels. “We know sports provide camaraderie and support, build resilience, develop leadership skills, … Continue reading SC4 strengthens commitment to equality and leadership in sports, joins WeCOACH and forms new group devoted to equality in sports

SC4’s newly launched respiratory therapy program earns Provisional Accreditation

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce it has received official notice of Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for its newly launched respiratory therapy program. The 24-month Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree program will admit its first cohort of students this fall semester. Graduates who meet all requirements will be recognized by the National Board … Continue reading SC4’s newly launched respiratory therapy program earns Provisional Accreditation

SC4 adds women’s golf to its athletic offerings

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce the addition of women’s golf to its athletic offerings. In doing so, it becomes one of just a handful of colleges in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association with a women’s golf team. Women’s golf brings collegiate sports teams at SC4 to 12, joining teams in cross country, basketball, bowling, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf and wrestling. … Continue reading SC4 adds women’s golf to its athletic offerings

Hard work pays off for career-changing SC4 alumna Annette Caulfield

St. Clair County Community College alumna Annette Caulfield says SC4 taught her that anything is possible if you work hard enough. After earning her associate degree, the 1982 Anchor Bay High School graduate moved up the corporate ladder quickly and today serves as the executive assistant to the president and chief executive officer of Ilitch Holdings Inc. in Detroit. Caulfield, 54, who lives in Taylor, … Continue reading Hard work pays off for career-changing SC4 alumna Annette Caulfield

SC4 sets fall schedule for Free Thursday Concert Series, band and choir performances

St. Clair County Community College has released its fall concert calendar for the upcoming semester, which includes the return of the popular Free Thursday Concert Series. The concert series kicks off Thursday, Sept. 12, as the Lexington Bach String Quartet returns to campus. The series also features a performance by Devin Scillian & Arizona Son on Thursday, Oct. 10. The popular country and western band, … Continue reading SC4 sets fall schedule for Free Thursday Concert Series, band and choir performances

Alumnus Todd Goldman playing role in downtown revitalization efforts

St. Clair County Community College alumni are among those participating in the revitalization of downtown Port Huron. Take, for instance, Todd Goldman, who is busy rehabbing a prime downtown destination for his company TC Goldman & Associates. Goldman, who serves as president of the global manufacturers’ representative business for industrial and automotive products, purchased the building at 521 Michigan St., just north of SC4’s College … Continue reading Alumnus Todd Goldman playing role in downtown revitalization efforts

SC4 releases schedule for upcoming health sciences program info sessions

Throughout the coming months, St. Clair County Community College will hold free information sessions on main campus for a number of its in-demand health sciences programs. Attending an info session is the first step for anyone interested in earning a health sciences degree from SC4. For those interested in nursing programs, attending a session is mandatory. Schedule: Group informational meeting Meet with representatives from SC4’s medical assisting, … Continue reading SC4 releases schedule for upcoming health sciences program info sessions

First-generation college student and SC4 alumnus pursuing passion with Detroit Lions

Pursuing a college education — one that didn’t break the bank — was a must for first-generation college student Brendan Buffa when he graduated from St. Clair High School in 2012. “I knew deep down I wanted to continue my education after high school, but the fear of taking on a massive amount of debt was very real to me,” Buffa said. “I was incredibly … Continue reading First-generation college student and SC4 alumnus pursuing passion with Detroit Lions

Dollar, Heiden receive 2019 President’s Faculty Excellence Awards

Two St. Clair County Community College instructors were recently selected to receive the newly-launched 2019 President’s Faculty Excellence Awards, recognizing their dedicated contributions to student success at the college. Student nominations were used to determine the recipients. Professor of Biology Carrie Dollar received the Full-Time Faculty Award, and Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Angela Heiden, the Adjunct Faculty Award. Both faculty members were honored for their excellence … Continue reading Dollar, Heiden receive 2019 President’s Faculty Excellence Awards

SC4 radiologic technology program celebrates impressive six-year, 100 percent first-time passage rate on national exam

The St. Clair County Community College radiologic technology program has continued for a sixth year its impressive 100 percent first-time passage rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT Exam), a national registry exam that grants certification in radiologic technology. Eleven SC4 graduates passed the 2019 exam, bringing the total number of SC4 graduates passing on their first try to 61 since the program … Continue reading SC4 radiologic technology program celebrates impressive six-year, 100 percent first-time passage rate on national exam

SC4 expands online course offerings to make college more accessible

In an effort to make an associate degree more accessible to everyone, St. Clair County Community College (SC4) will be expanding its online course offerings this fall. The community college will offer several associate degrees entirely online for the first time including programs in accounting, business, computer information systems, computer programming, management, and marketing. There are also classes already offered online that will count toward … Continue reading SC4 expands online course offerings to make college more accessible