SC4 Creates Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

PORT HURON – A new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been created at St. Clair County Community College to advance the college’s efforts in providing educational access and support for all. As part of the enhanced focus, a national speaker series will be launched on campus to support diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and action this fall. The series will kick-off October 9 … Continue reading SC4 Creates Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2019 Graduate Ceremony

SC4 honors the 96th annual class of graduates

Commencement is an opportunity to honor our graduates who have worked hard to achieve their goal of earning a college credential. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our May 8 Commencement event was cancelled. “We are very proud of our graduates and look forward to recognizing their hard work and determination. The College has begun planning a future event to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and accomplishments … Continue reading SC4 honors the 96th annual class of graduates

SC4 honors more than 160 students for academic achievements

St. Clair County Community College is proud to honor more than 160 students for their outstanding accomplishments in and out of the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. “I’m extremely impressed by our students, who chose to attend SC4 from cities throughout Michigan and beyond. I commend them for their ongoing commitment and hard work throughout the year to achieve their goals,” said Vice President … Continue reading SC4 honors more than 160 students for academic achievements

$1 Million fund created to help SC4 Students

PORT HURON – SC4 is providing $1,000,000 in emergency aid funding to support SC4 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The money is available to currently enrolled SC4 students who are experiencing additional financial need caused by the public health emergency. Awards are available to help students who are working toward the completion of a certificate or degree. This one million dollars in funding to … Continue reading $1 Million fund created to help SC4 Students

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

Registration open for summer 2020 classes at SC4

Registration for summer classes at St. Clair County Community College is now open, providing a great opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn valuable credits at a fraction of the cost of a four-year institution. SC4 students continuing their education, guest students from other institutions and community members looking to take courses for personal enrichment are encouraged to browse the full list of available … Continue reading Registration open for summer 2020 classes at SC4

SC4 alumnus living dreams thanks to good education

If there’s one thing St. Clair County Community College alumnus Jim Earley has learned as a lifelong educator and administrator, it’s the importance of a good education if you want to make dreams come true. “My educational and career path provided the opportunity to live my dream—a dream of service and making a difference to help ensure the communities in which I lived were in … Continue reading SC4 alumnus living dreams thanks to good education

Creative director credits SC4 for helping develop his creative passion

Like many high school graduates, Jeffrey DeLange was not quite sure of his career path when he graduated from Algonac High School and enrolled at St. Clair County Community College in 1989. “I was interested in being creative but did not really have a career path,” he said. At SC4, DeLange took classes from a number of professors who helped him understand his interests and … Continue reading Creative director credits SC4 for helping develop his creative passion

SC4 seeking employers for annual Career Fair April 23

The 2020 St. Clair County Community College Career Fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23. 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 23

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

Globetrotting professional women’s basketball player grateful for SC4 experience

When she joined the St. Clair County Community College Skippers women’s basketball team in 2012, Rachel Kehoe never imagined her basketball career would lead her to play with professional teams in France, Spain, Malta, Germany, Serbia, Finland, Ireland and now Denmark. “I chose SC4 because I liked how I fit with athletics and academics,” said the St. Clair High School graduate. “I also liked that … Continue reading Globetrotting professional women’s basketball player grateful for SC4 experience

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

Qatar native finds friendship, encouragement and passion at SC4

Qatar native Nasser Al-Attiyah found friendship, influential professors and a new passion nearly halfway around the world at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich. Nasser Al-Attiyah graduated in 2007 from Qatar Academy, an international I.B. school in Doha, Qatar. Connected to the Port Huron area through family members who had previously attended SC4, Al-Attiyah enrolled at the college in fall 2010. “My … Continue reading Qatar native finds friendship, encouragement and passion at SC4

Lifelong learner and alumna Barbara Beck-Donovan (1928-2019) gifts $1.6 million to SC4, People’s Clinic

Upon her passing on May 6, 2019, SC4 and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County learned of a $1.6 million gift from Barbara Beck-Donovan, which will provide approximately $800,000 to SC4 for the creation of two scholarships and $800,000 to an endowment fund for the benefit of the People’s Clinic for Better Health at Lake Huron Medical Center. Beck-Donavan attended SC4 – then Port … Continue reading Lifelong learner and alumna Barbara Beck-Donovan (1928-2019) gifts $1.6 million to SC4, People’s Clinic

SC4 alumnus making mark on communities and youth in Arizona, Washington

St. Clair County Community College alumnus Sean Barton is committed to providing stability and growth for communities and youth through sports and education. Barton currently serves as director of curriculum and strategic initiatives at STEM Sports in Phoenix where he leads strategic planning efforts and manages and develops a curriculum that fuses STEM and sports for students in grades K through 8. Prior to that … Continue reading SC4 alumnus making mark on communities and youth in Arizona, Washington

Registration open for SC4 late-start winter classes

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. 10 and eight-week classes starting the week of March 16. Classes are available in Port Huron and online. Late-start classes allow students to earn credits at a faster pace. Class topics include biology, business, English, math, political science, psychology, sociology … Continue reading Registration open for SC4 late-start winter classes

SC4 a great place to start according to alumnus Dan Damman

Attorney Daniel A. Damman says there’s no debate about it: St. Clair County Community College is the best place for area students to start their higher education. A 1994 St. Clair High School graduate, Damman (pictured above with wife Therese) attended SC4 for two years, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1999 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Wayne … Continue reading SC4 a great place to start according to alumnus Dan Damman

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

WPHM’s Paul Miller on right wavelength thanks to SC4 start

Port Huron’s own Paul Miller has been getting up and starting the morning with thousands of area listeners each weekday for 17 years now. The St. Clair County Community College alumnus is the man behind the microphone as the host of the WPHM AM-1380 morning show. A 1986 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School, Miller went on to attend SC4 and earn his associate … Continue reading WPHM’s Paul Miller on right wavelength thanks to SC4 start

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

TRIO program provides support, helps student match courses to interests

David Moldenhauer chose St. Clair County Community College due to his interest in both the arts and social sciences. It didn’t hurt, of course, that his father is Robert Moldenhauer, a longtime SC4 professor of anatomy. “I am grateful for the fact that I have a family member who is a college professor, and that SC4 is just a short drive away from my home, … Continue reading TRIO program provides support, helps student match courses to interests

SC4 alumna realizes career and service dreams

Thanks to St. Clair County Community College, alumna Patricia F. Tibble never had to give up her dreams of joining the military and becoming an educator. Tibble serves as the health/physical education and tech teacher at Fort Gratiot Middle School as well as a reservist with the U.S. Navy at Selfridge in Clinton Township. Tibble grew up in a small country town in Texas. Her … Continue reading SC4 alumna realizes career and service dreams

SC4’s Josephine Cassar wins MASFAA State Leadership Award

St. Clair County Community College’s Director of Financial Assistance and Services Josephine Cassar has received the State Leadership Award from the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). Additionally, the Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium Committee on which Cassar is a member received the Committee of the Year Award. According to the MASFAA website, the State Leadership Award is annually presented to recognize outstanding … Continue reading SC4’s Josephine Cassar wins MASFAA State Leadership Award

SC4 honors life of Dr. Mark Setter (1954-2019), names him Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Mark Setter, who passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, has been named the 2019 St. Clair County Community College Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Setter attended SC4 following graduation from Port Huron Northern High School in 1972. He completed his associate degree at SC4 in 1974, graduating summa cum laude, before earning a degree in dentistry from the University of Michigan with a post-graduate … Continue reading SC4 honors life of Dr. Mark Setter (1954-2019), names him Alumnus of the Year

SC4 alumnus flourishes thanks to faculty connection, support

For St. Clair County Community College alumnus Jake Louks, SC4 offered the chance to connect with faculty in an invaluable way. “At another university I attended before SC4, I felt like one of thousands,” Louks said. “I felt like college wasn’t for me because I didn’t like the big lecture-style courses I had at the university. At SC4, I was able to connect with faculty. … Continue reading SC4 alumnus flourishes thanks to faculty connection, support

SC4 alumna writes future, drives change in region

St. Clair County Community College alumna Michelle Eberle is using her experience and expertise in marketing and communication to help drive change in her community. Eberle currently works for the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce where she is responsible for social media efforts, email campaigns, event support and website management. She also published her first book, the “31 Day Wedding Prayer Journal,” under The Rebel Bride … Continue reading SC4 alumna writes future, drives change in region

Washington, D.C.-based alumna credits SC4 for changing worldview

Growing up without public schooling, Grace Haskin didn’t think she had a chance of going to college. “I received a homeschooling education of sorts, but it was heavily biased and severely lacking,” Haskin said. “Higher education, especially for women, was not valued. Aside from the Internet, my siblings and I were very isolated from the outside world.” Haskin, who knew she wanted to go to … Continue reading Washington, D.C.-based alumna credits SC4 for changing worldview

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

Cross country Skippers to head to NJCAA National Championships

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce its men’s cross country team and two individual members of the women’s cross country team have qualified for the NJCAA National Division I Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 9. Skippers Caitlyn Rogers, Izabella Gowen, Cole Broecker, Dylan Castle, Tyreice McArthur, Jack DeMara, Nathan Johns and Elias Pagurko will compete in the competition. To qualify, the … Continue reading Cross country Skippers to head to NJCAA National Championships

SC4 alumna, Port Huron parks and recreation director bettering community through focus on play and advocacy

Port Huron Parks and Recreation Director Nancy Winzer considered a number of career options upon graduation from high school. “I looked into both college- and non-college-track career opportunities,” Winzer said. “Part of that was because I recall being told once that college was not something that was in my future. I realized, though, that it was important for me to pursue higher education and earn … Continue reading SC4 alumna, Port Huron parks and recreation director bettering community through focus on play and advocacy

SC4 alumnus and former Skippers baseball player excelling at Lourdes University thanks to involvement at SC4

Nick Forsberg made the most of his time while attending St. Clair County Community College. The 2017 Cros-Lex High School graduate enrolled at SC4 in August 2017 and spent two years getting involved on campus. He played collegiate baseball, served as Student Government vice president, worked as a student ambassador and even started a fishing club to meet other students, pursue his passions and develop … Continue reading SC4 alumnus and former Skippers baseball player excelling at Lourdes University thanks to involvement at SC4

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

SC4 a transformative experience for world-traveling alumna nurse

Grace Titus says the degree in nursing she received from St. Clair County Community College has been life changing. The Port Huron Northern High School graduate never dreamed it would take her to far-off places like Central America, Africa and the Middle East. Titus, 32, lives in Chicago where she is currently training for a career in air medical/flight nursing. “I decided to go into … Continue reading SC4 a transformative experience for world-traveling alumna nurse

SC4 Open Education Resources initiative potentially saves 7,655 students more than $1.1 million since 2016

St. Clair County Community College remains committed to its open education resources (OER) efforts, which have now helped 7,655 students potentially save more than $1.1 million since 2016. OER include freely accessible, openly licensed text, media and other digital assets that can increase student learning and success while reducing the cost of higher education. Since SC4 began tracking in Fall 2016, faculty members teaching 393 … Continue reading SC4 Open Education Resources initiative potentially saves 7,655 students more than $1.1 million since 2016

Chicago-based alumnus cultivates career path with start at SC4

Chris Dimick has spent the past 12 years working along Lake Michigan’s beautiful shoreline in downtown Chicago. An accomplished writer and editor, his professional journey to the Windy City started nearly 350 miles away at St. Clair County Community College. Dimick graduated from Marysville High School in 1997. Like many high school graduates, he wasn’t exactly sure of his next steps. “I enrolled at SC4 … Continue reading Chicago-based alumnus cultivates career path with start at SC4

Non-traditional student finds additional support with TRIO program

As a non-traditional student, Michelle Ward wanted additional support when she enrolled in St. Clair County Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. She found it in SC4’s TRIO program. “I heard SC4 had a great nursing program, but enrolling in college at my age combined with years of feeling inadequate only increased my lack of confidence,” Ward said. “I applied to the TRIO program … Continue reading Non-traditional student finds additional support with TRIO program

Skippers men’s golf team celebrates recent wins, all-conference accomplishments

The St. Clair County Community College Skippers men’s golf team recently won the Thomas Howard, Jr. Memorial Tournament and placed fourth in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Eastern Conference Championship. Additionally, team members Jack DeMara and Evan DeBruyne were named to the MCCAA all-conference team, with DeBryune also being designated Freshman of the Year. For more on these recent accomplishments, please read this … Continue reading Skippers men’s golf team celebrates recent wins, all-conference accomplishments

Alumnus thriving as cybersecurity expert and Arizona State University adjunct professor

St. Clair County Community College alumnus Alexander Neff credits his alma mater for helping him keep pace while pursuing his career along today’s information superhighway. Neff, 33, of Mesa, Ariz., is employed as a cybersecurity and compliance manager for VisualVault and recently became an adjunct professor at Arizona State University. “Everything I learned prepared me to jump into my career full steam and allowed me … Continue reading Alumnus thriving as cybersecurity expert and Arizona State University adjunct professor

SC4 radiologic technology students win top honors at statewide competition

St. Clair County Community College Class of 2020 radiologic technology students recently competed in the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Student Academic Competition in Bay City, Mich. SC4 student Taylor Kreger (shown above holding the trophy) earned first place, while SC4 students Danielle Sawyer (above right) and Katelyn Vespie (above left) won third and fourth place, respectively. SC4 students competed against students from a … Continue reading SC4 radiologic technology students win top honors at statewide competition

SC4 alumna fulfills dream of becoming a nurse, leader in health care

Caren Kosal didn’t have to roam far from home to make her dreams of becoming a nurse come true. Kosal, who earned her associate degree in nursing from St. Clair County Community College in 2006, today serves as the trauma program manager at McLaren Port Huron. “The SC4 nursing program helped me fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse,” she said. “It is a … Continue reading SC4 alumna fulfills dream of becoming a nurse, leader in health care

SC4 Foundation hosts scholarship reception to recognize donors and students

The SC4 Foundation, in partnership with St. Clair County Community College and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, recently hosted a scholarship reception to acknowledge its many dedicated donors and extraordinary student scholarship recipients. According to SC4 Foundation Chairman Harold Burns, the inaugural reception served as an opportunity to thank donors, honor students, and celebrate the many combined student success-focused efforts of the three … Continue reading SC4 Foundation hosts scholarship reception to recognize donors and students

SC4’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attends, presents at leadership conference

St. Clair County Community College’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the annual Leadership Conference at the Leelanau Outdoor Center in Maple City, Mich., Sept. 6-8. Students Lilian Nelson and Rachel Schmaltz, along with Advisor Angela Heiden, faculty member Debra Gibbons and alumni Lisa Green, Alan May and Tyler Wessel, were in attendance. Green co-presented “Hallmarks Crash Course: Writing Your Chapter’s Story” with … Continue reading SC4’s Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attends, presents at leadership conference

Internship leads to full-time employment in Texas for SC4 alumna

When St. Clair County Community College alumna Emily Walsh enrolled in the Blue Water Middle College Academy (BWMCA) in 2016, she had no idea her path would lead to full-time employment in Texas in just three short years. Walsh, who walked with her Port Huron Northern High School peers at the school’s Commencement Ceremony in June 2018, secured a digital marketing internship with the USA … Continue reading Internship leads to full-time employment in Texas for SC4 alumna

SC4 to host annual Financial Aid Night Oct. 3

St. Clair County Community College will host its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 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 students can receive. With the 2020-21 Federal Application … Continue reading SC4 to host annual Financial Aid Night Oct. 3

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

188 SC4 students earn honors

A total of 188 St. Clair County Community College students earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2019 summer semester, which ended Aug. 2. 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 summer semester, ordered by hometown: ALGONAC — Emily Escobar, Elaine Gooden, Nicole … Continue reading 188 SC4 students earn honors

Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes

Registration is now open for late-start fall semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. Seats are available in 12-week classes starting the week of Monday, Sept. 16, and eight-week classes starting the week of Monday, Oct. 14. 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, … Continue reading Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes

SC4 begins Campus Patrol Cadet Program to provide practical experience to criminal justice students

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce its Campus Patrol Cadet Program, which was created to provide practical, hands-on experience to students pursuing a SC4 degree in criminal justice. “This program will provide its participants with a fully immersive, professional experience right here on our campus,” said SC4 Professor of Criminal Justice James Jones. “The more experiences and scenarios we are able to … Continue reading SC4 begins Campus Patrol Cadet Program to provide practical experience to criminal justice students

SC4 Fieldhouse view from track

SC4 strengthens commitment to equality and leadership in sports, joins WeCOACH and forms new group devoted to equality in sports

St. Clair County Community College is strengthening its commitment to equality and leadership in sports through a newly launched SC4 Michigan Promoters of Women’s Equal Rights in Sports (SC4 MPOWERS) group and membership with WeCOACH, a national organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels. “We know sports provide camaraderie and support, build resilience, develop leadership skills, … Continue reading SC4 strengthens commitment to equality and leadership in sports, joins WeCOACH and forms new group devoted to equality in sports

SC4’s newly launched respiratory therapy program earns Provisional Accreditation

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce it has received official notice of Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for its newly launched respiratory therapy program. The 24-month Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree program will admit its first cohort of students this fall semester. Graduates who meet all requirements will be recognized by the National Board … Continue reading SC4’s newly launched respiratory therapy program earns Provisional Accreditation

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 radiologic technology program celebrates impressive six-year, 100 percent first-time passage rate on national exam

The St. Clair County Community College radiologic technology program has continued for a sixth year its impressive 100 percent first-time passage rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT Exam), a national registry exam that grants certification in radiologic technology. Eleven SC4 graduates passed the 2019 exam, bringing the total number of SC4 graduates passing on their first try to 61 since the program … Continue reading SC4 radiologic technology program celebrates impressive six-year, 100 percent first-time passage rate on national exam

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

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 Foundation begins offering year-round scholarships

SC4 students can now apply for scholarships through the SC4 Foundation at any point during the year. As funds are available, open scholarships will be posted for students to review opportunities available to them. “We recognize that students begin at SC4 during all semesters, not just in the Fall of each year,” said Harold Burns, SC4 Foundation board chair. “A year round scholarship application process … Continue reading SC4 Foundation begins offering year-round scholarships

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

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 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 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

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 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 honor hundreds of graduates at 95th annual Commencement Ceremony 

PORT HURON – St. Clair County Community College’s 95th annual Commencement Ceremony takes place this evening at 6 p.m. in the McMorran Place Arena. This year, 628 graduates have successfully completed degree and certificate programs in various fields of study. Students from across Michigan, Canada and as far as New Jersey and Arizona have earned associate degrees and certificates in arts, business, general education, applied … Continue reading SC4 to honor hundreds of graduates at 95th annual Commencement Ceremony 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 students from across region honored for outstanding academic achievement

A total of 141 St. Clair County Community College students earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2018 summer semester, which concluded Aug. 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 2018 summer semester, ordered by hometown: ALGONAC – Brandi Hojnacki, Sanja Jovanovska-Hall, Jasmina Jovanovska-Spence and … Continue reading SC4 students from across region honored for outstanding academic achievement

Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes

Registration is open for late-start fall semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. Seats are still available in 12-week classes starting the week of Monday, Sept. 17, and eight-week classes starting the week of Monday, Oct. 15. 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, … Continue reading Registration open for SC4 late-start fall classes