PRESIDENT’S REPORT | July 2014
St. Charles Community College recognized as a 2014 “Top Workplace”
Officials at St. Charles Community College are pleased to announce that the college has been selected as one of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces. “This award is noteworthy affirmation of the work environment at the college,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president. “SCC is fortunate to have dedicated and experienced faculty and staff who provide a quality education for our students and meet the needs of all those they serve.” The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts
regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. SCC’s highest rated factor was in the direction category, with results from a survey showing employees believe the college is going in the right direction, have confidence in the leadership of SCC and believe SCC operates by strong values and ethics. SCC was one of only 90 companies of all types and sizes selected as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis metropolitan region. The Post-Dispatch published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 29. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
SCC to host second Leadership and Strategy speaker July 22 The Leadership and Strategy speaker series will present Goal Getter at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, in St. Charles Community College’s College Center Rotunda. Chris Robinson of R3 Coaching will speak about Chris Robinson how goal setting is crucial to success and personal growth. Attendees will learn how to set and achieve goals in five areas of life. St. Charles Community College’s Friends & Alumni, Great Southern Bank and the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer this speaker series. “Our community is rich in leadership and business strategy resources,” Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development, said. “We are just bringing them together to better serve our community.” Future speaker series topics include Small Business Administration, Don’t Be a Statistic! Combat Fraud in Your Business and more. To attend the Goal Getter speaker event, preregister online by midnight Sunday, July 20. The series is free and open to the public. For more information about the speaker series, contact Betsy Schneider at 636-922-8473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18th Annual Presidents Golf Scramble is Sept. 29
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Swing a club for a good cause – education! The SCC Foundation is hosting the 18th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Monday, Sept. 29, at Old Hickory Golf Club. Proceeds will support much-needed scholarships and high-quality academic programs. Registration and lunch open at 10:30 a.m. and the start is set for noon. The fourplayer scramble includes 18 holes of golf, contests, cold beverages, snacks, happy hour and awards. Two flights and a limit of 34 foursomes will allow for reasonable speed of play. For information, contact Betsy Schneider at 636-922-8473. C
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Scooter McCougar, St. Charles Community College’s mascot, hangs out with Nate Strickland, employee at Utilimap Corporation, at the SCC Foundation’s 17th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble in September 2013.
Dan Brown (left), general manager and CEO of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, presents a check for $10,000 to St. Charles Community College in support of student scholarships to Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development, and Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Donates $10,000 to scholarship fund St. Charles Community College received a $10,000 donation in July through funds donated by the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Troy, Mo., and CoBank. The $10,000 grant will be used to support scholarships at SCC. Cuivre River and CoBank each contributed $5,000 to the grant. Under the “Sharing Success” program, CoBank matches contributions made by its cooperative customers, like the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, to the nonprofit organizations of their choice dollar-
for-dollar up to a maximum of $5,000. “Through the support of the Sharing Success Program grant from CoBank and Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, the SCC Foundation will be able to award scholarships to make college a reality for many more students,” Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development, said. CoBank, a national cooperative bank based in Colorado, first launched the “Sharing Success” program in 2012 to help its cooperative partners strengthen the rural communities they serve.
CALENDAR NOTES July 22 – “Goal Getter,” speaker series, Rotunda, College Center July 22-27 – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, FAB Theater, stchas.edu/centerstage July 25 – Frozen: The Sing-Along and Food Trucks, stchas.edu/calendar Aug. 13 – Police Softball Fundraiser, SCC athletics field, email@example.com Aug. 16 – First day of fall classes, stchas.edu/acacal Aug. 18-20 – A Streetcar Named Desire auditions, FAB, stchas.edu/centerstage See more events at stchas.edu/calendar.
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