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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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 responds to growing demand for qualified health care professionals

As the population ages, health care professionals are more in demand than ever. In fact, new health-related jobs are projected to grow 18 percent through 2026, “much faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For St. Clair County Community College – home to Michigan’s oldest community college’s nursing program – that trend means doubling down on what … Continue reading SC4 responds to growing demand for qualified health care professionals

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

Experience Center and Museum

Donors collaborate to support SC4 Experience Center vision

The SC4 Foundation and two Community Foundation donor-advised funds will gift a new Tarbosaurus skeleton cast to St. Clair County Community College’s Experience Center as part of a growing commitment to support the college’s long-term Experience Center vision and expansion. Read more about this donation on the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s website. Continue reading Donors collaborate to support SC4 Experience Center vision

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, 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

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 offers late-start classes for a variety of subjects

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. 4, and eight-week classes starting the week of March 11. 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, math, political … Continue reading SC4 offers late-start classes for a variety of subjects

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

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

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

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

Free College Day: Call for instructors and speakers

St. Clair County Community College will host its 17th annual Free College Day Saturday, March 16, 2019, and is seeking instructors and speakers for the event. This college-wide community outreach program offers a day of free, hour-long classes between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for learners of all ages. Last year, community members filled close to 2,000 seats in 107 classes. Faculty and staff members, as … Continue reading Free College Day: Call for instructors and speakers

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

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

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