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 brand.

Prior to transitioning to the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, she served as a communications specialist at Woman’s Life Insurance Society in Port Huron. There she managed email campaigns and did graphic design work on fundraising flyers for members. 

“I am a connector,” Eberle explains. “I connect people to resources or people to people to help them achieve their goals. I love introducing people with gifts and talents that I know will be mutually beneficial for both parties.” 

According to Eberle, she has been able to find success in her career due to the solid foundation and community she found at SC4. 

“I chose to go to SC4 because of my family’s connection and because it made the most financial sense,” said Eberle, a Marysville High School graduate and third-generation SC4 student. “Going to college in my local community allowed me to continue making money, save more money by not relocating, and feel a sense of comfort in knowing some familiar faces around campus.” 

With aspirations of becoming a writer and public speaker, Eberle started at SC4 in the fall of 2008. She graduated in 2010 as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with her associate degree in liberal arts transfer studies. 

Eberle then transferred to Taylor University in Upland, Ind., where she majored in professional writing and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2012. Still determined to best position herself professionally, she enrolled at Walsh College and earned a master’s degree in management in 2018.  

Now that she’s at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, she looks forward to making this new chapter the best it can be. Of course, she continues to look back fondly on her journey and her decision to attend SC4.

“I’m a huge proponent of financial responsibility and utilizing the community college in your backyard,” she said. “Students should consider the long-term benefits of enrolling at SC4 when considering education after high school.” 

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