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

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

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 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

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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

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

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

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