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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRIO Student of the Month: Sam Bailey

My name is Sam Bailey, and I’m a student at St. Clair County Community College. I spent one semester at SC4 just out of high school 10 years ago, but I’m now a month shy of 28 and back for my fifth semester! I love being here and truly enjoy every single one of my classes. I am a single mom of a beautiful daughter … Continue reading TRIO Student of the Month: Sam Bailey

Tiffany Reagin

Meet Tiffany Reagin, TRIO’s Student of the Month for September

Tiffany Reagin of Fort Gratiot had a rocky transition from high school to college. But through the help of the TRIO program at St. Clair County Community College, the September TRIO Student of the Month was able to get on the right track. Here’s her story, in her words: “Hello my name is Tiffany Reagin. I started my journey at St. Clair County Community College … Continue reading Meet Tiffany Reagin, TRIO’s Student of the Month for September