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