Attending a Cougar sporting event with a camera? Shoot, then share it on Facebook: stchas.edu/facebook Do you have a fun campus photo to share? Post it on Instagram and tag us: @stcharlescc Vol. 25, No. 3 | 2013 Cougar sophomore Brendan Temm attempts to head-butt the ball over the Lewis and Clark Community College goalie. File photo: SCC vs. Saddleback College, April 6, 2013. Freshman defender Rachael Harris sends the ball down field against Metropolitan-Blue River. Fullins was named second team All-Region. The women’s team also finished with a winning regular season record of 12-7. Like the men, the women advanced to the Region XVI tournament final and took second, falling to St. Louis Community College in the championship game, 2-0, on Nov. 2. Cougar players Christina Conley, Katie Martin, Hayley Miller and Alex Reiter were named first team All-Region for Region XVI. Alyssa Coons, Megan Reis and Ashlynn Reiter were named second team All-Region. Follow the success of all SCC Cougar Athletics: stchas.edu/athletics In Memoriam The college was saddened by the loss of SCC student Richard D. Knott of St. Peters, who passed away on Nov. 4. Richard attended SCC from 2009-2013 studying Computer Science. Visitation services were held at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel in St. Charles. SCC Roller Hockey Club improves to 6-5 record at season’s midpoint After a slow start and dropping their first two games of the 2013-14 season, the SCC Roller Hockey Club “A” team won its next four games and ended the first semester with a 6-5 record. Wins for the Cougars have come against Kansas State University, Illinois State University, Lindenwood University-Gold and Illinois University, as well as two decisive conference victories against St. Louis Community College. “For sure, we’ve had better starts to our seasons in the past, but we attribute the slow start this year to a really tough schedule out of the gate,” said Cougars Coach Erick Cantrell. “What matters is that we’re still unbeaten against teams in our division, and the first game after the new year is another conference match.” The Cougars’ “B” team has faced opponents that are, for the most part, outside their division and competitive level, and the team has a 0-9 record to show for it. “We’re facing an uphill battle in the second semester, but adversity is important for growth,” Cantrell said. On the heels of last year’s national title win over Saddleback College, the Cougars “A” team has secured an automatic invitation to the championship tournament in April. Chaz is a publication of the SCC Marketing and Communications Department for SCC students, employees and friends. Heather McDorman, co-editor/writer • Ben Munson, co-editor/photographer/designer • Peggy Schreiner and Brynne Cramer, writers Mandi Smith, student activities coordinator, and Grace Moser, assistant professor of history, jump in the photo booth at the annual winter social for SCC employees. Colorful lights brighten the center of the SCC campus in late November and all throughout December. SCC community celebrates, brings joy to others As twinkling lights lined the campus, a festive atmosphere and the spirit of giving brought the Fall 2013 semester to a close. Departments and student clubs teamed up to “adopt-a-family” and help SCC students, faculty and staff with families in need. SCC’s social sciences classes collected more than 3,000 cans and 50 pounds of dry food for the neighboring Calvary Church food pantry. SCC employees took a break from work and gathered together for the annual winter social, themed “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” Dec. 5. Door-decorating contest winners were announced at the event. First place: Marketing and Communications; second place: Continuing Education; third place: Cashier’s Office; Facebook fan favorite: Marketing and Communications. SCC signs ‘Got Your 6’ Pledge, supports student veterans SCC signed a pledge to join the Education Pillar of Got Your 6, a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America with regards to veterans and military families. 12/2013 Cougars soccer teams celebrate successful seasons The St. Charles Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams recorded successful seasons this fall, including the best men’s season on record. “I’m extremely pleased with the success of both teams this season,” said Chris Gober, director of athletics at SCC. The men’s team finished the regular season with a record of 12-3-1. They went undefeated in the MCCAC Conference and took home the conference title. Beyond their conference, the men advanced to the Region XVI tournament, consisting of all the NJCAA soccer teams in the state of Missouri, and were edged out by Jefferson College, 2-1, in the championship game on Nov. 2. The Cougars’ Fernando Franco, Valrick Fullins, Valmiro Gonzalez and Nick Hufford were named first team MCCAC All-Conference. Josh Gwaltney, Collin Hennessey and Ramon Perez were named second team MCCAC All-Conference. SCC Head Coach Thomas Kearns was honored as MCCAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Franco, Gonzalez and Hufford were named first team Region XVI All-Region. THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCC created a Got Your 6 video, which was directed by Beth Finders, SCC interim dean of students and co-advisor of the SCC Student Veteran Organization, and produced by Ben Munson, SCC associate director of marketing and communications, with help from students, faculty, staff and administrators. Watch the SCC “Got Your 6” video on YouTube. Visit tinyurl.com/SCCGotYour6. The SCC Concert Band, SCC Singers, Chamber Choir, Jazz Combos and Orchestra performed winter concerts Dec. 9-12. Mark your calendar Student Senate and Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society will host a clothing exchange 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 14, in the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building. Two other free events take place Dec. 14. Holiday kids crafts and pictures with Santa will be held at 2 p.m. in the SSB, along with a free showing of Elf at 3:30 p.m. Continuing Education will host the Handmade Marketplace Craft Show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the College Center, featuring items for sale by local artisans. Young People’s Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Dec. 20-22 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater. For tickets, visit stchastickets.com.