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

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

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

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

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 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

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