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

SC4 expands transfer agreements with Oakland University

As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with St. Clair County Community College. The new agreement helps transition qualified students from SC4 to Oakland University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – all majors. It benefits students by increasing the number of transfer credits they … Continue reading SC4 expands transfer agreements with Oakland University

SC4 student-athletes earn conference honors for academic achievement

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) recently announced the recipients of their 2018-19 academic awards, with many St. Clair County Community College student-athletes and teams earning recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. See the full list of awardees below. To learn more about athletics at SC4, visit sc4.edu/athletics. 2018-19 NJCAA All-Academic First Team award winners (4.00 … Continue reading SC4 student-athletes earn conference honors for academic achievement

SC4 students to benefit from Janet S. Albrecht-Hillaker Memorial Scholarship

The SC4 Foundation has a rich history of providing scholarships to students from all walks of life and from all communities in our region. In 2019 alone, the SC4 Foundation provided over $100,000 to deserving students. Each year, students can apply for awards from more than 50 scholarship funds at the SC4 Foundation. The Janet S. Albrecht-Hillaker Memorial Scholarship is a new fund recently established … Continue reading SC4 students to benefit from Janet S. Albrecht-Hillaker Memorial Scholarship

Port Huron Police Chief Joe Platzer and family find path to success at SC4

Port Huron Police Chief Joe Platzer says St. Clair County Community College gave him the opportunity to follow in his late father’s footsteps and his family a great jump-start on their careers. Platzer, 49, said his namesake worked for the Port Huron Police Department for 32 years, retiring as lieutenant. “From as far back as I can remember, seeing him in uniform and knowing what … Continue reading Port Huron Police Chief Joe Platzer and family find path to success at SC4

Local police chiefs credit SC4’s criminal justice program for career success

Police chiefs helping lead the way in two cities in Michigan’s thumb region say the criminal justice program at St. Clair County Community College helped them secure opportunities in their profession. Imlay City Police Chief Scott Pike and Yale Police Chief Brian Mahaffy both attended SC4 to earn degrees and further their careers. Pike, of Clyde Township, graduated cum laude from SC4 with an associate … Continue reading Local police chiefs credit SC4’s criminal justice program for career success

Dr. David H. Sturtz honors parents, supports SC4 students with new $50,000 endowed scholarship

“There’s an old saying: ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,’” says Dr. David H. Sturtz, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and St. Clair County Community College alumnus. “My mother was an avid reader and believer in higher education, though neither of my parents attended college. St. Clair County Community College was there for me. It’s where I got my start.” … Continue reading Dr. David H. Sturtz honors parents, supports SC4 students with new $50,000 endowed scholarship

SC4 education made a difference for two long-serving local mayors

The mayors of St. Clair County’s largest city and one of its smallest towns both say St. Clair County Community College was there when they needed it. Pauline Repp of Port Huron and Bill Cedar of St. Clair are both the longest-serving mayors in their respective towns. Repp, 68, is serving her 10th year as mayor of Port Huron. She retired in 1989 after 20 years … Continue reading SC4 education made a difference for two long-serving local mayors

SC4 Foundation supports students with more than $100,000 in new scholarships

The St. Clair County Community College Foundation (SC4F) recently approved $100,500 in new scholarships for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year. Students pursuing programs in all fields of study at the college may benefit from the scholarships, especially those in health sciences. “We are grateful to the SC4 Foundation and its continued assistance in helping to maximize student success at SC4,” said SC4 President Dr. Deborah … Continue reading SC4 Foundation supports students with more than $100,000 in new scholarships

SC4 wins national Innovation of the Year Award for its Experience Center

St. Clair County Community College has received an Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College for its work in establishing its interactive, STEAM-based Experience Center. The college won the award in the category of Community Engagement Education and Forward-thinking Partnerships. This year, the League nationally awarded 57 winners, including just four from Michigan. SC4 team members recognized for … Continue reading SC4 wins national Innovation of the Year Award for its Experience Center

SC4 brings local athletes to campus for high school all-star competitions

St. Clair County Community College will host some of the area’s best high school athletes in the coming weeks as part of its annual SC4 Blue Water Area Senior All-Star Games. Graduating high school seniors from St. Clair County and the surrounding region will compete in cross country, golf, baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball. The festivities will kick off with a cross country invitational on … Continue reading SC4 brings local athletes to campus for high school all-star competitions

SC4 grad succeeds with help from Community Foundation’s Complete Your Degree Program

The Complete Your Degree program is celebrating the graduation of its first class of students. “My time at SC4 in the CYD program has helped me tremendously financially, academically and emotionally to transfer to a university,” said CYD recipient Brittany Simpson. “Being at SC4 and in the program helped me save money because I got to live at home and work while the program covered … Continue reading SC4 grad succeeds with help from Community Foundation’s Complete Your Degree Program

SC4 bands to play concerts on the water this summer

This summer, St. Clair County Community College’s symphonic and jazz bands will perform three free concerts in the Riverside Pavilion adjacent to the college’s campus along the Black River. Led by Erick Senkmajer, the bands will play classic and contemporary songs for audiences of all ages. Families and friends are invited to join us on campus for three entertaining summer evenings. June 21, 2019 7 … Continue reading SC4 bands to play concerts on the water this summer

More than 1,300 SC4 students honored for outstanding academic achievement

A total of 1,382 St. Clair County Community College students from across Michigan and states including Ohio and Indiana have earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2019 winter semester, which concluded May 3. 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 winter semester, ordered by hometown: … Continue reading More than 1,300 SC4 students honored for outstanding academic achievement

SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame, named BCAM Coach of the Year

The NJCAA Men’s Golf Coaches Association has announced that St. Clair County Community College Athletic Director Dale Vos will be inducted into its 2019 Hall of Fame class alongside Kirkwood Community College Head Coach Darin Pint. The induction marks another honor in what has been an exciting year for Vos, as he also was recently named Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year by the … Continue reading SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame, named BCAM Coach of the Year

SC4 and RESA continue annual partnership to introduce St. Clair County eighth graders to college

St. Clair County Community College is welcoming nearly 2,000 eighth graders from across the county to campus as part of its annual collaboration with the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) aimed at exposing young students to the college experience. After the first groups of eighth graders from Marysville Middle School, Fort Gratiot Middle School, St. Clair Middle School, Croswell-Lexington Middle School and … Continue reading SC4 and RESA continue annual partnership to introduce St. Clair County eighth graders to college

SC4 to host annual Golf Classic June 14, benefiting student-athletes

The St. Clair County Community College Athletic Department will host its annual Golf Classic on Friday, June 14, at the Port Huron Golf Club in Fort Gratiot Township. Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with friends to help support athletic scholarships and college athletics projects. “We are constantly amazed by the many ways this community supports our student-athletes each year,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale … Continue reading SC4 to host annual Golf Classic June 14, benefiting student-athletes

Residential living enhances college experience at SC4

Emily Fleischmann likes to hang out with friends in her dorm’s spacious common area, where they cook dinner, watch movies or play games. It’s typical college stuff, but these students attend community college, which typically lacks the convenience and bonding experiences that come with student housing. Last fall, St. Clair County Community College (SC4) became the first community college in Southeast Michigan, and one of … Continue reading Residential living enhances college experience at SC4

SC4 to hold free health sciences information sessions throughout the summer

Throughout the summer 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: Medical Assisting 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 10 to … Continue reading SC4 to hold free health sciences information sessions throughout the summer

SC4 announces community trip to see ‘Billy Elliot’ at Stratford Festival Theatre

St. Clair County Community College has announced a community trip — open to all area residents — to the Stratford Festival Theatre for a production of “Billy Elliot” with Music by Elton John on Sunday, June 23. For $150, participants can enjoy luxury bus travel, priority seating at the theatre, a post-show chat with cast members, dinner at the scenic Marquee Restaurant overlooking the Avon River, refreshments … Continue reading SC4 announces community trip to see ‘Billy Elliot’ at Stratford Festival Theatre

Alumni spotlight: Fredrick Michael Ennis, Ph.D.

College was not a topic of conversation when Dr. Fredrick Michael Ennis was growing up. Yet the seeds that the Ferris State University professor sowed at St. Clair County Community College continue to flourish today. “I decided to attend SC4 my senior year at Capac High School in 1978,” he said. “At that time, there were typically two choices: Work for General Motors or go … Continue reading Alumni spotlight: Fredrick Michael Ennis, Ph.D.

SC4 faculty, staff honored for years of service

St. Clair County Community College faculty and staff members were honored at a staff luncheon ceremony Friday, May 3, on the college’s main campus. Forty-seven employees received awards and recognition for their dedicated service to SC4. “SC4 faculty and staff members work hard to maximize student success on our campus every day,” said SC4 President Dr. Deborah A. Snyder. “We are pleased to honor and … Continue reading SC4 faculty, staff honored for years of service

TRIO Student of the Month: Lori Aftab

I chose to attend SC4 because I had wanted to go back to school for years but was afraid I couldn’t do it. I began looking into it after I got a divorce. I lived nearby so SC4 was the first college I looked into. I was accepted into the Health Information Technology program and it was a perfect fit. I am a single mom, … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Lori Aftab

SC4 to offer a number of arts and athletics summer camps starting in June 

St. Clair County Community College will host a variety of athletics and arts camps this summer for youth in grades 4 through 12. All athletic camps take place in the SC4 Fieldhouse, except for softball camps at North River Road Park and baseball camps at Sanborn Park. Camps are led by SC4 coaches and student-athletes. To find more information and register for SC4 athletic camps, visit sc4.edu/camps, … Continue reading SC4 to offer a number of arts and athletics summer camps starting in June 

SC4 celebrates 61st edition of Michigan’s longest-running, student-led literary arts magazine

Students in St. Clair County Community College’s arts programs recently were recognized for their role in publishing the 61st edition of “Patterns” magazine, Michigan’s oldest literary and arts publication aimed at showcasing student talent and works of art. “Patterns” is completely designed, proofed and published by SC4 students. Deonna Camastra, Noah Muxlow and Hannah Wallace led the publication’s design team, while faculty members Sarah Flatter, Jim … Continue reading SC4 celebrates 61st edition of Michigan’s longest-running, student-led literary arts magazine

SC4 HESI Prep Workshop available to help prepare potential nursing and radiologic technology students

St. Clair County Community College will host a Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Prep Workshop from noon to 4 p.m. on May 10, 17 and 24 in the college’s library to help those interested in SC4’s nursing and radiologic technology programs successfully pass the HESI test, a requirement for program applications. Workshop attendees will study with professional tutors and learn test-taking tips, study strategies, subject … Continue reading SC4 HESI Prep Workshop available to help prepare potential nursing and radiologic technology students

Alumni spotlight: Angela Rochon

SC4 alumna Angela Rochon is the embodiment of a college success story. Fiercely motivated, her passion for her work is well known and has led her in a variety of directions throughout her lifetime. From psychiatric therapist, social worker and educator to motivational speaker and author of a memoir, she’s an inspiration to those around her. Rochon and her husband, Louis Rochon, both 74, got … Continue reading Alumni spotlight: Angela Rochon

Growing program for work skills finds a new home on SC4 campus

A 4-year-old program that helps qualifying young adults in St. Clair County with an identified disability develop independence and work skills is undergoing a transition of its own. A program through the St. Clair County RESA called Next STEP is replacing the Transition Program, formerly operated by the Virtual Learning Academy of St. Clair County. Next STEP (Student Transition Experience Program) will move to classrooms … Continue reading Growing program for work skills finds a new home on SC4 campus

SC4 honors more than 150 students at annual Student Recognition Ceremony

St. Clair County Community College recently honored more than 150 students for their outstanding accomplishments in and out of the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. “Our students, who come from cities across our region and beyond, are committed to their education and work hard throughout the year to achieve their goals,” said Vice President of Student Services Pete Lacey. “The students honored at this … Continue reading SC4 honors more than 150 students at annual Student Recognition Ceremony

SC4 to host Sturgeon Celebration April 30

What: St. Clair County Community College will host an informational event in partnership with state and local environmental organizations to celebrate all things sturgeon, including the upcoming release of the college’s own sturgeon, which has been growing bigger since first arriving on campus in November. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and discuss one of the largest and healthiest populations of lake sturgeon … Continue reading SC4 to host Sturgeon Celebration April 30

SC4 inducts 35 students into its chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society

St. Clair County Community College inducted 35 students from communities across the region into its Lambda Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during a special ceremony on Friday, April 12, in the SC4 College Center. Phi Theta Kappa is a premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up … Continue reading SC4 inducts 35 students into its chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society

Alumni Spotlight: George Armitage

George Armitage was like many high school graduates when he left Port Huron High School in 2008. He knew he wanted to go to college, but he was undecided as to what career path to pursue. Today, the 29-year-old Grand Rapids resident and licensed professional counselor at Grand Valley State University’s Counseling Center credits St. Clair County Community College for giving him the opportunity to … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: George Armitage

Registration now open for fall 2019 classes at SC4

Registration for fall 2019 classes at St. Clair County Community College is now open. There is no deposit required to register through May 10. Classes will fill up fast — students are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to get the classes they need to complete their degree programs or successfully transfer to a four-year institution. Many in-demand courses, including those that qualify for … Continue reading Registration now open for fall 2019 classes at SC4

SC4’s Jo Cassar receives Michigan Student Financial Aid Association Lifetime Achievement Award

St. Clair County Community College’s Director of Financial Assistance and Services Jo Cassar was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association. Cassar is only the 14th person among all colleges and universities in Michigan to receive this prestigious recognition since it was first awarded in 1985. With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, she is … Continue reading SC4’s Jo Cassar receives Michigan Student Financial Aid Association Lifetime Achievement Award

SC4 adds summer EMT course as demand for paramedics increases across the country 

As EMS providers across Michigan and throughout the country work to address a widespread shortage of paramedics, St. Clair County Community College has added a summer emergency medical technician course to help students enter the field. SC4’s state-certified, 274-hour basic emergency medical technician course runs from May 6 to Aug. 14, combining classroom instruction and clinical experience in an ambulance and emergency room to train … Continue reading SC4 adds summer EMT course as demand for paramedics increases across the country 

SC4 hosting free health sciences information sessions this month

This month, St. Clair County Community College will hold a number of free information sessions on main campus for three of its health sciences programs. Attending an info session is the first step for anyone interested in earning a health sciences degree from SC4. Schedule: Health Information Technology — Associate Degree Program The health information technology program prepares students for a variety of careers in … Continue reading SC4 hosting free health sciences information sessions this month

SC4 now accepting college housing applications for upcoming academic year

St. Clair County Community College is now accepting applications from students who are interested in living in the college’s new residence hall during the 2019-20 academic year. The college’s housing complex, known as The Dock, officially opened Aug. 3, 2018, in downtown Port Huron, making SC4 the first community college in Southeast Michigan to offer student housing. The residence hall provides fully furnished accommodations for … Continue reading SC4 now accepting college housing applications for upcoming academic year

TRIO Student of the Month: Tonya Taormino

I chose to attend SC4 because it was close to home and offered a great criminal justice program with a strong reputation. As an older, nontraditional college student, I had a hard time developing the skills needed to handle the heavy load of schoolwork and a demanding home life. I applied for the TRIO program to take advantage of the more personal tutoring help they … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Tonya Taormino

Baseball and softball seasons begin at SC4

Spring has arrived, and the baseball and softball seasons are underway at SC4 as the Skippers gear up for home games against conference and non-conference opponents. Led by head coach Ryan Kottke, the Skippers baseball team looks to make an early impact with home games against Mott Community College on April 5 and Cleary University JV April 7. The SC4 softball team, led by head … Continue reading Baseball and softball seasons begin at SC4

SC4 Career Fair to welcome 100 employers to campus April 11

St. Clair County Community College’s annual Career Fair, the largest event of its kind in the county, takes place Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the SC4 Fieldhouse. The college is hosting the event in partnership with Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works, St. Clair County EDA, Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Port Huron/McMorran. Open to students, alumni and community … Continue reading SC4 Career Fair to welcome 100 employers to campus April 11

SC4 adds respiratory therapy program to growing list of health sciences offerings

St. Clair County Community College is offering a new Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree program in respiratory therapy, with courses beginning in the fall 2019 semester. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in respiratory therapy are projected to grow 23 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for other occupations. SC4’s 24-month program combines classroom and practicum experiences in … Continue reading SC4 adds respiratory therapy program to growing list of health sciences offerings

SC4 alumni make an impact on and off SVSU baseball diamond

The season is underway for two St. Clair County Community College alumni as assistant coaches for Saginaw Valley State University’s baseball team. Dr. Jay Scott and Jason Ball are spending a lot of time on the road keeping up with the team’s 50-game schedule that has already taken them to Atlanta, St. Louis and Nashville, while still returning home for work and family. Both Scott … Continue reading SC4 alumni make an impact on and off SVSU baseball diamond

SC4 Experience Center enhances interactive learning opportunities, welcomes traveling fossils exhibit

PORT HURON – St. Clair County Community College’s 16,000-square-foot Experience Center continues to evolve, recently enhancing interactive learning opportunities in its Innovation Center and welcoming “Fossils of the Michigan Basin,” a traveling exhibit by paleontologist, author and storyteller Joseph “PaleoJoe” Kchodl. The Innovation Center — located within the Experience Center — is now home to a growing number of STEAM-based interactive displays, 3-D pens and technology, a … Continue reading SC4 Experience Center enhances interactive learning opportunities, welcomes traveling fossils exhibit

SC4 student Kristyn Franzel named Michigan’s 2019 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

St. Clair County Community College student Kristyn Franzel has been named Michigan’s 2019 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship. New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New … Continue reading SC4 student Kristyn Franzel named Michigan’s 2019 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

SC4 to host Degrees and Donuts Open House April 27

St. Clair County Community College will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in the SC4 Welcome Center, Room 150. Degrees and Donuts will provide an opportunity for prospective students to take a campus tour and learn about in-demand careers, SC4 programs, transfer opportunities and support services. The event also will feature donuts from Chef Shell’s Restaurant and … Continue reading SC4 to host Degrees and Donuts Open House April 27

International students find a home at SC4

Caio Rodrigues and Ada Baanrud left their homes in Brazil and Norway to find family, friendship and education thousands of miles away in Michigan’s Blue Water Area. Rodrigues grew up in cities across Brazil, from Recife and Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo and Manaus, where his parents and younger brother now live. With ambition to learn the English language, he decided to come to … Continue reading International students find a home at SC4

SC4 to host human trafficking conference with a health care focus April 8

St. Clair County Community College’s nursing department and the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) are partnering to present a human trafficking conference Monday, April 8, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Theatre. The conference not only aims to increase awareness and understanding of the global crisis but also will focus on human trafficking from a health care perspective, educating professionals in the … Continue reading SC4 to host human trafficking conference with a health care focus April 8

SC4, Port Huron High School to host MHSAA basketball state quarterfinals March 12 and 19

St. Clair County Community College, along with Port Huron High School, will host two Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) basketball state quarterfinals in its Fieldhouse March 12 and March 19. A Division 3 boys quarterfinal between Detroit Edison Public School Academy and Flint Beecher High School is scheduled for tomorrow, March 12. A Division 2 girls quarterfinal is set for Tuesday, March 19. Both … Continue reading SC4, Port Huron High School to host MHSAA basketball state quarterfinals March 12 and 19

Focus on Open Education Resources helps maximize student success, reduce college costs

It is Open Education Week, and St. Clair County Community College remains committed to its open education resources (OER) efforts, which have helped save students nearly $900,000 since 2016. Started in 2013, Open Education Week is a global event to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. OER include freely accessible, openly licensed text, media and other digital … Continue reading Focus on Open Education Resources helps maximize student success, reduce college costs

TRIO Student of the Month: Nicholas Reese

I chose to attend SC4 because it’s close to home, but I mostly chose the college for the reputation of its nursing program. Working full-time while being in the nursing program can be tough. Working every afternoon takes time away from studying, so I’m usually staying up late to study because that’s when I can find the time. Time management is key to success when … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Nicholas Reese

SC4 to hold free health sciences information sessions in March and April

Between Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, April 2, 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 the associate degree nursing (ADN) program, attending a session is mandatory. Schedule: … Continue reading SC4 to hold free health sciences information sessions in March and April

SC4 students, community to benefit from McLaren Port Huron equipment donation

St. Clair County Community College’s radiologic technology program recently received a General Electric Mobile Radiographic Unit from McLaren Port Huron. The donated unit will be utilized by radiology students in the college’s interdisciplinary Simulation Lab. It will allow students to practice positioning skills specific to mobile radiography, especially for work with trauma patients. According to SC4 Dean of Health Sciences Jenny Giles-Voss, the unit will … Continue reading SC4 students, community to benefit from McLaren Port Huron equipment donation

SC4 certified nurse aide program session to begin March 19

St. Clair County Community College’s certified nurse aide (CNA) training program will offer another session beginning March 19. The program prepares students to take the Michigan CNA exam and immediately enter the health care field as certified nurse aides in just 96 hours. Students who successfully complete the program will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin careers as certified nurse aides, nursing assistants … Continue reading SC4 certified nurse aide program session to begin March 19

SC4’s 17th annual Free College Day to take place March 16

St. Clair County Community College will hold its 17th annual Free College Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, on its Port Huron campus. This college-wide community outreach program offers a day of free, hourlong classes for children and adults covering a wide range of subjects, including science, technology, arts, business and much more. Classes will be led by SC4 faculty, staff … Continue reading SC4’s 17th annual Free College Day to take place March 16

SC4 Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored, Zeke the Wonderdog featured on Saturday

Zeke the Wonderdog, a frisbee-catching fixture of Michigan State University football and basketball games, will be the halftime entertainment during the Skippers women’s and men’s basketball games Saturday, Feb. 16, against rival Macomb Community College at the SC4 Fieldhouse starting at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. The basketball games and Zeke’s visit to campus lead up to the induction of the Skippers Hall of … Continue reading SC4 Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored, Zeke the Wonderdog featured on Saturday

SC4 to hold free group advising sessions for nursing, HIT programs Feb. 14

On Thursday, Feb. 14, St. Clair County Community College will hold free group advising sessions on main campus for those interested in its nursing and Health Information Technology (HIT) programs. Attending a group advising session is the first step for anyone interested in earning a health sciences degree from SC4. For those interested in the Practical Nursing (LPN), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or ADN Transition … Continue reading SC4 to hold free group advising sessions for nursing, HIT programs Feb. 14

Blue Water Middle College Academy gives students head start on higher education

Eighteen-year-old Capac resident Anna Dalessandro is on track to graduate with more than her high school diploma this year. In May, she also will earn an associate degree in general education, associate in business and associate in art thanks to the partnership between the Blue Water Middle College (BWMCA), St. Clair County Community College and St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). The partnership … Continue reading Blue Water Middle College Academy gives students head start on higher education

SC4 to host 33rd Annual Sanilac County Academic Games Feb. 9

The 33rd Annual Raymond T. Dunbar Jr. Sanilac County Academic Games will take place this Saturday, Feb. 9, on St. Clair County Community College’s Port Huron Campus. During the Academic Games, hundreds of students and coaches representing seven school districts in Sanilac County come together to challenge each other in four academic areas: science, mathematics, social studies and language arts. The day will consist of … Continue reading SC4 to host 33rd Annual Sanilac County Academic Games Feb. 9

TRIO Student of the Month: Mackenzie Hiller

I initially chose SC4 because they offered online classes, which I was eager to try because I was not very comfortable with the traditional classroom environment in high school. I loved being able to work independently at my own pace and create my own schedule. When I started at SC4 last summer, I was surprised to learn that college is so much more than just … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Mackenzie Hiller

SC4 education a tradition for the Seppo family

There was no question where Brenda Seppo was going to college after graduating from Port Huron Northern in 1976. Her parents, W. Helen and the late Harley Smith, both taught classes at St. Clair County Community College. “Both of my parents taught there, so we had little choice as to where we were going,” said Seppo, 60, of Lakeport. “It was a good choice anyway … Continue reading SC4 education a tradition for the Seppo family

SC4, Michigan State Extension to host annual Explore Your Future Career event Feb. 9

Students of all ages and their families are invited to attend the Explore Your Future Career event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in St. Clair County Community College’s Applied Technology Center. The annual event, hosted in partnership between SC4 and Michigan State University Extension, gives attendees the opportunity to tour facilities, conduct hands-on, career-focused activities and speak directly with highly experienced … Continue reading SC4, Michigan State Extension to host annual Explore Your Future Career event Feb. 9

SC4 seeking employers for annual Career Fair April 11

The 2019 St. Clair County Community College Career Fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11. 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 11

Registration now open for SC4 winter baseball and softball clinics

Registration is officially open for St. Clair County Community College’s 2019 winter baseball and softball clinics. Girls in grades 4 through 12 are invited to attend two separate softball clinics: The Softball Pitching and Hitting Clinic takes place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the SC4 Fieldhouse. The cost to attend is $45, increasing to $50 for those who register after Sunday, … Continue reading Registration now open for SC4 winter baseball and softball clinics

More than 1,300 students recognized in Fall 2018 President’s Honor List

A total of 1,369 St. Clair County Community College students earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2018 fall semester, which concluded Dec. 14. Students must take at least six credits and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to make the list. Fall 2018 President’s Honor List, ordered by hometown: ALGONAC — Morgan Allen, Grace Blair, Erica Boughner, Thomas Bradd, … Continue reading More than 1,300 students recognized in Fall 2018 President’s Honor List

SC4 student among recipients of Ellucian Pathways Scholarship

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, recently announced that St. Clair County Community College is amongst the recipients of the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students at institutions with guided pathways programs who, due to financial constraints, may have difficulty continuing their education. Kathy Brady, a student in the Associate Degree Nursing program at … Continue reading SC4 student among recipients of Ellucian Pathways Scholarship

Professor Laurie Lamont receives SC4 Distinguished Faculty Award.

Laurie Lamont, professor of associate degree nursing at St. Clair County Community College, was honored as the SC4 Distinguished Faculty Award winner during a faculty professional development session Thursday, Jan. 3. The award is based on a faculty member’s personal and professional impact with students and colleagues and in the community. Also nominated for the award were Paul Bedard, professor of mathematics, and Chris Hiebert, professor … Continue reading Professor Laurie Lamont receives SC4 Distinguished Faculty Award.

Mission Accomplished: Marine City woman completes nursing degree with boost from scholarship

Dec. 13 marked a major achievement for Nikki Leonard, 24, of Marine City. She graduated from the Licensed Practical Nurse program at St. Clair County Community College. From her earliest years, Nikki says she knew someday she would be a nurse. So, she started taking pre-requisite courses for nursing and then decided to take a break from school before entering the program at SC4. During her … Continue reading Mission Accomplished: Marine City woman completes nursing degree with boost from scholarship

SC4 president joins Michigan Virtual Board of Directors

St. Clair County Community College President Deborah Snyder, Ph.D., recently was appointed to the Michigan Virtual Board of Directors for a three-year term. Michigan Virtual, formally known as Michigan Virtual University, partners with more than 500 districts in the state of Michigan to provide online courses and supplemental programs for Michigan students and professional development for educators. It is the parent organization of the Michigan … Continue reading SC4 president joins Michigan Virtual Board of Directors

SC4 to host 42 boys and girls high school basketball teams for 2018 Holiday Showcase

The 2018 St. Clair County Community College Holiday Basketball Showcase will take place Thursday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 29, in the SC4 Fieldhouse. The event enters its second year featuring 42 high school varsity girls and boys teams representing 11 counties and Canada. Tickets for the showcase are available for $8, which is good for an entire day of games. SCHEDULE THURSDAY, DEC. 27 … Continue reading SC4 to host 42 boys and girls high school basketball teams for 2018 Holiday Showcase

Students, local businesses benefit from a graphic design program that goes far beyond the classroom

For the last three years, local businesses from Port Huron to Lexington, Michigan, have been building their brands with the help of students from St. Clair County Community College’s Graphic Design program. The students are enrolled in Graphic Design I and II courses led by Adjunct Instructor Chris Krolczyk, who has helped make practical application and work with real clients a staple of the curriculum. … Continue reading Students, local businesses benefit from a graphic design program that goes far beyond the classroom

42 students to graduate from SC4’s practical nursing program Thursday

On Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., 42 St. Clair County Community College students from throughout the region will celebrate their graduation from the practical nursing program during a commencement ceremony held in the college’s Fine Arts Theatre. Thursday’s commencement marks the college’s 57th graduating class since the LPN program began in 1960. “This is a very special moment for our students and for the college as … Continue reading 42 students to graduate from SC4’s practical nursing program Thursday

Alumni spotlight: Callie Oppertshauser

Callie Oppertshauser credits much of her success to the time she spent at St. Clair County Community College. A Port Huron High School graduate, Oppertshauser, 29, participated in dual enrollment through the Blue Water Middle College Academy for an intermediate algebra class her senior year and graduated in 2008 with a 3.2 grade point average. “It wasn’t good enough to get into any of the … Continue reading Alumni spotlight: Callie Oppertshauser

SC4 names Randy Fernandez 2018 Alumnus of the Year

Marysville City Manager Randy Fernandez has been named the 2018 St. Clair County Community College Alumnus of the Year. “SC4 played a big part in my life and helped prepare me for my career serving this community,” Fernandez said. “I’m very humbled and honored to receive this special recognition.” Not only did he attend the college but so did his five siblings, two sons and … Continue reading SC4 names Randy Fernandez 2018 Alumnus of the Year

SC4 releases winter 2019 calendar of arts events

St. Clair County Community College has released its full calendar of concerts, performances, exhibits and more for the winter 2019 semester. Among the highlights of the upcoming season is the Free Thursday Concert Series, which features a highly anticipated performance by the world-renowned Femmes of Rock on Jan. 17 at noon and 7 p.m. Led by violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, the group has thrilled audiences across … Continue reading SC4 releases winter 2019 calendar of arts events

TRIO Student of the Month: Nadia Lewis

I chose to attend SC4 after finding out about the radiologic technology program from a classmate at Macomb Community College. I applied and started in the program two weeks later. I then found out about the TRIO program from my instructor Monica Rowling. After gaining an understanding of what TRIO had to offer, I applied because I knew I would benefit from their personalized holistic … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Nadia Lewis

SC4 students come together for special performance to open free Thursday concert Dec. 6

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Dr. Kazimierz Brzozowski will take the stage in the St. Clair County Community College Fine Arts Theatre for two performances as part of the free Thursday Concert Series. But before the renowned classical pianist touches the keys, three SC4 students will perform classic holiday songs for the first — and maybe only — time together as The Temp Trio. Desi Kuntz … Continue reading SC4 students come together for special performance to open free Thursday concert Dec. 6

SC4 students to take on final stage of national cybersecurity competition this weekend

This Friday through Sunday, students in St. Clair County Community College’s computer information systems networking degree program will compete against teams across the country as part of the Fall 2018 National Cyber League (NCL) competition. Founded in 2011, the NCL provides an ongoing virtual training ground for individuals to develop and validate cybersecurity knowledge in a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style competition. Participants play … Continue reading SC4 students to take on final stage of national cybersecurity competition this weekend

For the Wiltons, Success at Blue Water Middle College Academy Runs in the Family

The Blue Water Middle College Academy gave Sharon Wilton’s two daughters a jump on the game with free associate degrees thanks to the partnership between the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency, area school districts and St. Clair County Community College. Wilton, March of Dimes development manager, said she is amazed at the paths her daughters, Emily and Meghan, have taken since earning degrees … Continue reading For the Wiltons, Success at Blue Water Middle College Academy Runs in the Family

SC4 Potters Market Returns for 16th year

The St. Clair County Community College Potters Market returns for its 16th consecutive year on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the SC4 Welcome Center. The annual event gives visitors the opportunity to explore and purchase one-of-a-kind pottery crafted by the college’s students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as guest artists. This year’s event will feature ceramic work from 24 different potters that is either hand-built … Continue reading SC4 Potters Market Returns for 16th year

TRIO Student of the Month: Crystal Devlaminck

Crystal Devlaminck was raised by her grandparents, who gained legal guardianship when she was taken away from her parents as a child. Though it may not seem like it, Crystal was born with a handicap, resulting from choices her parents made during pregnancy. She grew up in special education classes and utilized different types of therapy and counseling for most of her life. Along with … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Crystal Devlaminck

265 local students to get first look at SC4 Experience Center

On Friday, Nov. 2, 265 students from the STEAM Academy at Woodrow Wilson and Memphis Community Schools will get a first look at St. Clair County Community College’s new Experience Center partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum before the Super Science Day public preview event Nov. 3. One goal of the Experience Center is to provide unique experiential education opportunities to local students who … Continue reading 265 local students to get first look at SC4 Experience Center

SC4 brings groundbreaking musical to the community for six nights starting Nov. 1

At 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, St. Clair County Community College will debut its production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. SC4’s production honors the 50th anniversary of the classic countercultural musical, which made its Broadway debut in April 1968. Telling the story of the “tribe,” a group of politically active hippies living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription … Continue reading SC4 brings groundbreaking musical to the community for six nights starting Nov. 1

In a first for the region, sturgeon exhibit to be feature of SC4 Super Science Day and new Experience Center

St. Clair County Community College’s new Experience Center soon will be home to a sturgeon exhibit as part of a unique environmental education program created for K-12 schools by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Sturgeon in the Classroom program is facilitated in Southeast Michigan by Sturgeon for Tomorrow, a nonprofit group that works to preserve and protect the future of lake sturgeon in the … Continue reading In a first for the region, sturgeon exhibit to be feature of SC4 Super Science Day and new Experience Center

SC4 president puts the emphasis on ‘community’ with new Experience Center

St. Clair County Community College President Dr. Deborah Snyder began in her role in 2016 focused on enhancing the student experience and re-establishing the college as an integral community partner. That’s why just four months into her term the visionary alumna, who had already launched numerous other initiatives, boarded a bus with SC4 faculty and staff members to visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “I … Continue reading SC4 president puts the emphasis on ‘community’ with new Experience Center

During Michigan College Month, think about SC4

October is Michigan College Month, the statewide focus of a larger national initiative that encourages graduating high school seniors to submit at least one college application and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Oct. 31. Michigan is home to some of the country’s finest two- and four-year colleges and universities. Still, the decision to attend college remains a difficult choice for … Continue reading During Michigan College Month, think about SC4

SC4’s annual Financial Aid Night to provide community with valuable insight on paying for college

PORT HURON — St. Clair County Community College will host its annual Financial Aid night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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 you can receive. With the … Continue reading SC4’s annual Financial Aid Night to provide community with valuable insight on paying for college

Area residents can join SC4 on trip to Stratford Festival Theatre

PORT HURON – St. Clair County Community College has announced a community trip — open to all area residents — to the Stratford Festival Theatre for a production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man on Sunday, Oct. 28. For $130, participants can enjoy round-trip transportation by motor coach, premier seating at the theatre, dinner, refreshments, prizes, a tour of downtown Stratford and a “Movie-on-the-Move” during … Continue reading Area residents can join SC4 on trip to Stratford Festival Theatre

SC4’s annual faculty art exhibit puts talent, passion on display

St. Clair County Community College’s annual faculty art showcase, “Collectively Independent” is now open for exploration in the SC4 Fine Arts Gallery. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the showcase features thought-provoking pieces on various subject matter in a wide array of mediums. Each piece on display is an original work from faculty members who lead courses in graphic design, art history, photography and more. … Continue reading SC4’s annual faculty art exhibit puts talent, passion on display

SC4 to host community tailgate before Sept. 18 volleyball match

St. Clair County Community College will celebrate another exciting year of Skipper athletics with a community tailgate party at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, outside the SC4 Fieldhouse. The family-friendly event leads up to the Skippers volleyball match against Concordia University at 7 p.m. The tailgate and volleyball match are free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy food, live music, trivia, lawn … Continue reading SC4 to host community tailgate before Sept. 18 volleyball match

SC4 grads make a difference for MediLodge

John Dillon has always been fascinated by the medical field. He started his career working as a certified nurse aid at MediLodge, a skilled nursing facility with 35 locations in Michigan. In 2004, he earned his associate degree in nursing at St. Clair County Community College. Now he works as a registered nurse for MediLodge of Port Huron. “I chose nursing because the medical field … Continue reading SC4 grads make a difference for MediLodge