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 Tarbosauras 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