Snapshot Capturing the power of your generosity Summer 2014
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Meet Laura Helling
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for Wings of Hope, As the director of development anization, Laura an international non-profit org humanitarian Director of Develop travels the globe, supporting ment t, fac In y. ert pov of out ple peo for Wings of Hope efforts that lift to more than 100 over the past year she’s been ies. villages in a half dozen countr had no idea lege almost 20 years ago, she Col y nit mu Com s rle Cha St. When Laura attended ded a start. did know was that she just nee she at Wh . her e tak uld wo eer this is where her car se by and offered a fect choice for her as it was clo per the s wa SCC , five of r the And, being a mo flexible schedule. ironment d she enjoyed the academic env sai She . nal me eno ph as rs earning an Laura described her teache success. So much so, that after for her ed par pre t tha SCC at and gained a set of skills rsity and then degree from Lindenwood Unive or’s hel bac a ned ear she , ree Associate of Arts deg ngton University. a master’s degree from Washi Art Centre and was cultural cutive director of the Foundry exe the as ved ser she y, wa Along the g the organization to grow ers Cultural Arts Center, helpin Pet St. of y Cit the for r iso erv arts sup the arts. s to establish local interest in ort eff s oot ssr gra ing nat rdi and coo s and Culture munity. She served on the Art com the to s ute trib con she Beyond her work, Riverside is a founding board member of She s. rle Cha St. of y Cit the h Commission wit Hills, a member of er for the Festival of the Little mb me rd boa a , Co. e atr The Shakespeare bert Airport’s Art sionals and is a member of Lam fes Pro g isin dra Fun for n atio the Associ Advisory Committee. making sure ing in the power of education and iev bel for , ers mb me y nit mu Thank you, fellow com ra’s. for those with stories just like Lau ch rea hin wit s ain rem ree deg access to a college ni. stchas.edu/distinguishedalum To nominate an SCC alum, visit
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Major Gifts and Grants Enhance SCC Foundation Receives $100,000 from SunEdison for Pre-Engineering Program
ents to for student scholarships and academic enhancem SunEdison officials presented $100,000 to be used largest the is . It is the largest gift the program has received, SCC’s Pre-Engineering Program on July 19, 2013 space on and is the first gift resulting in the naming of a gift to be donated through the SCC Foundation in SCC’s d outside the physics and engineering lab located campus. A plaque in SunEdison’s honor was adde Administration Building. d to support ce, engineering and technology and we are prou “SunEdison is keen to encourage education in scien dison. ” said Graham R. Fisher, Ph.D., chief scientist at SunE St. Charles Community College’s efforts in this area, nationally, at various accredited universities, regionally and More than 100 SCC alumni currently are enrolled field for a are working as professionals in the engineering including Ivy League universities. SCC alumni also e a couple. number of companies, NASA and Boeing to nam has especially now, as SCC’s Pre-Engineering Program “We are thankful for SunEdison’s generous gift, ing. “The vice president for college advancement and plann expanded in recent years,” said Kasey McKee, SCC ation for n affordable so area students can pursue an educ support of local companies helps SCC to keep tuitio careers that are in-demand.” ing professor of pre-engineering/computer-aided draft Special thanks goes to Dave Niermann, associate ned the since 2004. His efforts and dedication strengthe and coordinator of SCC’s Pre-Engineering Program ty, quali ing many more students to have access to a high program to be worthy of this investment, allow engineering fer credit toward a bachelor’s degree in various yet affordable option to earn two years of trans disciplines at four-year institutions. 3
STEM Programs Businesses, Organizations and Individuals Contribute an Additional $47,500 SCC is a viable step for all people looking to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) which are essential for economic growth. Gifts from businesses, organizations and individuals in our community are key to maintaining the high-quality education students need for these jobs. Pre-engineering students are benefitting from current technology through laptops funded by Ameren Missouri. Ameren originally purchased the equipment to start the mobile computer lab and continues to make additions to the lab. Students in health care programs are getting more
hands-on experience through the use of iPads with apps currently used by Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) professionals for patient rehabilitation, funded by Richard and Linda Jensen. Equipment and supplies also were provided by a gift from The Foundation for Geriatric Education, which funds the education of health care professionals specializing in geriatrics and is supported by NHC. Science students are utilizing six new LabQuest interfaces, funded by Dr. Kevin Patton, Lion Den Inc., SCC professor emeritus. The new technology allows
students to collect and analyze data for a variety of science experiments. Middle and high school students are learning how to be ready for college-level math through a college readiness initiative, the Achieving Success in College Math program. The program is able to continue and even extend into rural school districts, thanks to gifts this year from Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Emerson Climate Technologies â€“ Flow Controls, General Motors, Michael Lissner and UPS. stchas.edu/successinmath
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Meet Steve – First State Bank Scholarship Recipient – Steve is in the National Guard and said he signed up for classes at SCC because he knew there was something more for him in the future. He took advantage of SCC’s Career Services office to find his chosen profession. Graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in 2014 was the first step for him in his plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate degree in physical therapy. While attending SCC, he was a founding member of the Student Veteran Organization. He eventually became the club’s president, proudly volunteering his time to ensure that other veterans attending SCC had the support they needed to be successful in school. “Thank you for your support and for giving me the help I need to continue to succeed.”
Meet Tess – Rotary Club of St. Charles
en Tess Noonday Scholarship Recipient – Wh ing lacked was younger, her home school d basic rne structure, and she had not lea n. At 16, Tess math skills such as long divisio an saving for was working full time and beg ied her friends her own apartment. She env but knew that when they went off to college she just had was out of reach for her since enough money to “get by.” for a Tess eventually went to work mb rei ursement, company that offered tuition unity to begin and she jumped at the opport tage of the ACE classes at SCC. Tess took advan e to advance her Tutoring Center and was abl rd work and with math skills. Through her ha is pursuing her the help of scholarships, Tess dream of becoming a nurse. support. “Thank you for your generous the selfThis scholarship has given me ing of my confidence that I am deserv education.” SCC is committed to those who serve/served in the military.
The college was named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list and joined the Got Your 6 movement.
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bda State awards from the Phi Beta Lam SCC students took home top tional , Mo., in April 2014 and the Na bia lum Co in ce ren nfe Co p Leadershi : Joel Jennings, shville in June, 2014. From left Leadership Conference in Na ige Waltrip and Kevin Gadjos. Paige Bogert, Maria Pizzo, Pa students pus and community, business Thanks to support from the cam statewide and pter were able to compete in in SCC’s Phi Beta Lambda cha national competitions. academic s like these provide first-rate itie un ort opp al ion cat edu d Events an comparable to community college students, to es enc eri exp d orl l-w rea d an attend four-year institutions. what’s available to those who nity in the ers of our campus and commu Also funded by generous memb dents, , Skype tutoring for online stu ool sch d fiel ogy eol ha arc an past year were re. podcasting equipment and mo
Gifts to the Foundation are distributed in many ways – through academic enhancements and student scholarships – like those mentioned here. For more information about the Foundation and to learn how we help, check out our website at stchas.edu/foundation or ‘like’ us on Facebook at
Thank you! On behalf of all the students who have benefitted from your support, the SCC Foundation thanks its generous donors from 2013. Listed below are those who gave gifts totaling $250 or more. These can also be found online at stchas.edu/foundation.
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Ambassadors ($10,000-$24,999) Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West Hospital Emerson Climate Technologies-Flow Controls General Motors Wentzville Assembly UPS
Benefactors ($5,000-$9,999) Ameren Missouri Employee Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis Susan and Michael Lissner † Chris and Dawn Lissner Math Solutions SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West
Patrons ($2,500 - $4,999) Sara and Joe Cook † Enterprise Holdings Foundation Friends of SSM St. Joseph Auxiliary Krey Distributing Mercy Tri County Office NHC Healthcare TFGE Richard B. and Linda M. Jensen † Rotary Club of St. Charles/Noonday RX Systems, Inc. Tom and Cathy Wootten
Friends ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous* Acropolis Investment Management, LLC Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles Charter Business Dr. Ron and Annie Chesbrough* Commerce Bancshares Foundation Commerce Bank Corporate Group, Inc. Cuivre River Electric Dr. Mike Dompierre*
Enterprise Bank and Trust FastLane Convenience Stores Fifth Third Bank First State Bank Kim and Dennis Greenwood* Ms. Brenda Hollrah* David and Edie Kirk* Kohl’s Dr. Kevin Patton, Lion Den Inc.* John and Edith McGuire* Kasey and Todd McKee* Kent Munson † Paric Corporation Chuck Pilliod † Michael Staenberg / The Staenberg Group The Ed Stanek Family Mr. Matt Stanek Utilimap Corporation James and Jane Williams Ron York
Fans ($250 - $999) American Eagle Credit Union 7
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Barklage Barklage, Brett, Wibbenmeyer, and Hamill Bates CPAs, PC Bazan Painting Company The Bitney Family Blattel & Associates John Bookstaver* Cass Commercial Bank City of Cottleville Andy and Tara Cochran* Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce Gene Culver Jean Curry, MSN ANP-C Nursing * Callie Daniels* Lisa Davis* Mrs. Donna Davis* Karen Decker* Scott and Sharon Dolitsky EDC of St. Charles County Dave Ehlmann* Express Scripts Foundation Honorable Sally Faith
Kelly Felber The Galbierz Family* George and Dianne Garrison † Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Sally and John Hallvax* Mitch Harden* Jim Hennessey, Mayor of Cottleville Brent and Dawn Huffman Paul Ince † Karen Jones* Don and Linda Kalicak † Kiwanis Club of Harvester Kiwanis Club of St. Charles Project Fund John Laurent Scott and Denise Liebel † Long Term Care Educators Association Teresa and Steve Lovan* Darren and Brenda Lowder † Heather McDorman* Ms. Kate Mikulin* Mozingo Music Drew Nicholson* Kathleen and Donald Nilson* O’Fallon Rotary Club Mr. and Mrs. Darren Osburn* Jeanne Paxton † Seth and Betsy Peimann † Matt and Mel Peterson* Laurie and Dan Pulcher David Reimers* Linda Rieger Christine E. Romer* Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Ronkoski* Rotary Club of Cottleville/ Weldon Spring Rotary Club of St. Peters Betsy and Steve Schneider* Ted and Diane Schroeder* Jamie and Tomi Schwandt* Heather Skarie Sue Spencer † Thomas and Suit Homes Ginny Tiller* Dr. Stephanie Tolson* Dr. Mara Vorachek-Warren* Timothy and Dannelle Ward Wells Fargo West Community Credit Union
Yvonne Wills* Dave Wilson Ms. Francie Woods* Paul York
* Denotes SCC employee or SCC retiree at time of gift † Denotes SCC Board of Trustees or Foundation Board member
Legacy Society (those who designate a planned gift to SCC) Mr. Hal Berry* Ms. Thea M. Born Dr. Clark and Pam Cilek Dr. Mike Dompierre* Brenda Fraser and Patrice Billings Judith P. Hodge
Foundation Board Paul Ince, President Joe Cook, President-Elect Brenda Lowder, Past-President Seth Peimann, Treasurer Scott Liebel, Assistant Treasurer Cindy Elking, Secretary Chuck Pilliod, Member-at-Large Jim Borchers Dan Brown Pam Cilek Jan Dunham Kelly Felber Dianne Garrison
David and Edie Kirk* Scott and Denise Liebel † Dr. Betty Tyree Osiek Ms. Russlyn (Rusty) St. John* Tom and Cathy Wootten
2014-15 Tom Hebson Richard Jensen Don Kalicak John Laurent Scott Lewis Mike Lissner Justin Miller Pete Novak Jeanne Paxton Sarah Roberts Patti Silvey Sue Spencer
The Foundation would like to offer a very special thank you to departing members Mark Baker, Gaspare Calvaruso, Karl Jones, Stacey Lutgen and Kent Munson. Welcome to our newest members Pam Cilek, Jan Dunham, Jeanne Paxton and Sarah Roberts.
Give the gift of education! If you are interested in customizing a gift that best fits your passion, contact the Foundation Department today for more information. Vice President for College Advancement and Planning Kasey McKee, 636-922-8472 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends and Alumni Coordinator Peggy Schreiner, 636-922-8278 email@example.com
Director of Development Betsy Schneider, 636-922-8473 firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Specialist Tara Cochran, 636-922-8437 email@example.com
SCC Employees Making a Difference Since 1995, the Employee Sponsored Program (ESP) has been fulfilling the mission of spreading compassion and goodwill to students, co-workers and our community. More than 225 generous ESP members raise more than $26,000 each year to provide scholarships, celebration of life mementos to members of SCC who have lost a loved one, and to fund campus enhancement projects.
Mike Dompierre Pat McDermott
Anonymous Anonymous Jeanette Boria Theresa Flett Nancy Graviett Robert Hayes April Hoekenga* Wanda Lamkie Kyle Linden Phyllis Marchand Karen Murray Julie Parcel Paula Peraino* Pam Purtle Sharon Schreiber Victoria Teson Jessica Trimborn Yvonne Wills*
18 Years Kathy Brockgreitens Heather McDorman Rusty St. John* Cynthia Strodtman*
15 Years Anonymous Hal Berry** Ying Li Grace Matthews Kathy Stearns Martha Toebben
14 Years Jean Dickens Ernestine Love Francie Woods
13 Years Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Brian Smith
10 Years Brenda Hollrah Debbie Holmes
9 Years Donna Davis Karen Decker Joy Dufrain Mary Jo Grimm Jan Hackney Marilyn Miller* Kelley Pfeiffer Stephanie Tolson
7 Years Anna Boulware Linda Branch Linda Fix Kate Mikulin Lori Nash Mary Ann Sadler
6 Years Anonymous Andrea Compton Rebecca Ingraham Brian Legate Lisa Mouser Diane Schroeder
5 Years Laura Austin Jerry Bauer Charlie Blumer* Jeff Drake Kathy Drews 9
Beth Finders Todd Galbierz Kim Greenwood Jennifer Lansdowne Teresa Laugeman Kasey McKee Kelly Mitchell Jeanne Nevins Darren Osburn Robert Ronkoski Linda Shipley Vicki Skiles Mandi Smith Louise Tannehill Ginny Tiller Gail Voss
4 Years Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Karen Alford Fay Aubuchon Wayne Book Ken Bray Jeanne Crews Callie Daniels Tammie De Los Santos Leatrice Dixon Linda Estes* John Foster Christina Gant Karen George Tom LaFata Jennifer LeGrand Trish Orf Dan Porter Peggy Pringle Jackie Radle John Richardson Susie Rubemeyer Eileen Schnelle
Diana Schoo Peggy Schreiner Debra Stein Lisa Stoner Jane Wright
3 Years Anonymous Anonymous Kim Becker John Bookstaver Patty Boxdorfer Jeff Bradbury Chris Breitmeyer Nichole Rapplean Jean Curry Cheryl Eichenseer Paige George Deronnda Griesenauer* Will Griffin John Hallvax Monica Hall-Woods Vicky Herbel Kristina Johannes Amy Koehler Matt Kroll Teresa Lovan Elizabeth Michael-Smith Sonja Mugler Dennis Pezzani Sandra Pinon Laura Powell Tracy Powers Steve Randoll David Reimers Paul Roesler Pamela Ronkoski Diane Schremp Dave Schuchmann Susan Stafford Marvin Tobias Henry Versemann
2 Years Laurie Bernardy William Binsbacher Angela Burroughs Kelly Chris Cafazza Ashley Calton Ron Chesbrough Richard Christianson Tara Cochran Mark Cruzen Mary Kathleen Curry Kelly Ernst Zoe Fitzgerald
Virginia Guneyli Jenny Hahn-Schnipper Kelly Heuermann Patty Jacobs Donna Jaromack* Katherine Keating Keith Kolander Drew Nicholson Kathleen Nilson Mary Presley Betsy Schneider Mary Smithson Sandra Sotraidis Kathy Strautz Lawrence White
1 Year Cassie Akins Jayme Blandford Mary Chadwick Glen Chapuis David Cirillo Jean Deimund Dave Ehlmann Flora Fazio Sherri Giacalone Mitchell Harden George Hodak Alan Hoeckelman Richard Huck Dawn Huffman Karen Jones Denise Lammers Lindsey Lewis Sara Maschmidt Grace Moser Danielle Mueller Barbara Peterson Corey Porter Sue Propper Daniel Rezny Tomi Schwandt Tina Sieker Elizabeth Smith Lynne Snyder Steve Strain Behrooz Vakil Dr. Mara Vorachek-Warren Lydia Watkins Bruce Welz Jacquelyn White Julia Wilbers
New Members Lisa Arnold Michael Baker 10
Dennis Battern Julia Chappelle-Thomas Jeff Clobes Lauren Dickens Elizabeth Evans Lynn Greenberg Angela Hampel Amber Kirkendoll Joan Koechig Janelle Meyers John Myers Brendan Oâ€™Day Deanna Robinson Joyce Roddy Bill Salsgiver Heather Stueben Kerry Thompson Patti Williams Ellen Yarber
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Students, employees and visitors who use SCCâ€™s walking paths are benefitting from new campus trail markers funded by the Employee Sponsored Program (ESP). The trail markers and walking paths create a welcoming environment and are adjacent to the new portion of the Great Rivers Greenway trail on campus.
Listed here by years of membership are employees who signed up or renewed ESP gifts for the 2013-14 academic year. * Denotes Employee Sponsored Program donors retiring in 2013-14 ** Denotes retired SCC employee
S T. C H A R L E S C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E F O U N D AT I O N
More than 1,200 friends and neighbors packed the SCC campus for the fifth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 5. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $47,000. Proceeds support scholarships and academic program enhancements. “We are so thankful for our friends on campus and in the community who come out year after year to help provide scholarships and academic program enhancements for our students,” said Betsy Schneider, director of development. Smash Band performed live on the main stage, preceded by the St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble
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and a rhythm revue hour featuring performances by Clockwork, A Big Sad Whale and Matt Wynn. All three groups featured SCC students and/or alumni. Wynn won the college’s own “SCC Idol” competition last fall and received a scholarship from the SCC Foundation. Thank you to our food sponsors: Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering for ribs; and to Raising Cane’s and Quintessential Catering. Our drink sponsors were Krey Distributing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Red Robin, Terra Firma USA and Ameristar Casino
Resort Spa St. Charles. “Thank you to everyone who pitched in to promote or support this event.” said Mark Baker, vice president at Warrenton Oil Company. “There are more people helping us than I can name and I am so proud to be a part of this growing and generous community.” Baker, along with Eric Henderson, UPS Central Plains District area HR manager, and Scott Lewis, Cottleville city administrator/ chief of police, were this year’s Rhythm and Ribs committee co-chairs. More than 150 volunteers helped out at the event, with 25 from UPS doing set-up.
Acropolis Investment Management, LLC Commerce Bank Enterprise Bank & Trust FastLane Convenience Stores General Motors Krey Distributing NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation UPS
American Eagle Credit Union Bates CPAs, P.C. Cuivre River Electric Cooperative First State Bank Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP CPAs
Leadership & Strategy
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Programs for Small Businesses Tom Daiber, Small Business Administration 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 Donâ€™t Be a Statistic! Steps to Combat Fraud In Your Business Adam Herman, Mueller Prost 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 Art Snarzyk, InnerView Advisors, Inc. 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4
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In 2013, we raised more than $39,000! Proceeds funded student scholarships and academic enhancements. Special thanks to everyone who participated and our sponsors.
Acropolis Investment Management | Ameren Missou ri | Commerce Bank | Enterprise Bank and Trust FastLane Convenience Stores | General Motors | NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation | Paric | UPS | Utilim ap
Opportunities to Connect You â€“ friends, neighbors and alumni â€“ are invited to stay connected to your college.
Help Students Reach Goals Career Explorations
Job shadowing and mentoring opportunities provide students with invaluable insight as they seek to make lifelong decisions. SCC is building a community-wide database of professionals willing to provide such experience to college students and, in the near future, those in neighboring K-12 districts. To learn more about this program and how you can participate, visit stchas.edu/careerexplorations. This program is sponsored in part by General Motors and UPS.
Follow the Friends & Alumni blog: stchas-friendsandalumni.blogspot.com Join the Friends & Alumni program: stchas.edu/f&a
Add Some Fun to Your Calendar Events on Campus At the Box Office
Center Stage Theatre Young People’s Theatre
Music Scene Music Concerts 6th Annual SCC Idol
Education/Culture Democracy Days International Education Week Coffeehouse Open-Mic Nights Art Exhibitions
Fun and Entertainment
Outdoor Summer Movie Series and Food Truck Frolic Comedy Night SCC Cougar Car Show Scary Movie Marathon
Veterans Day Celebration That ‘80s Run
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Congrats, SCC grads! If you have earned a college degree or supported someone who has, you understand the commitment, discipline and perseverance it takes. We want to thank all who helped make commencement a reality for our deserving SCC students and their families this year.
SCC Foundation scholarship recipients were among the proud SCC grads on May 17, 2014. Autumn earned an associate degree, graduating with high honors. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in special education.
With different dreams and goals, varying challenges and perspectives, the graduates who made up SCC’s class of 2014 had one thing in common: they stayed the sometimes difficult course to complete a degree or certificate.
Congrats, R ebecca!
Rebecca earned an associate degree and plans to become a Registered Health Information Technologist. Stephen earned an associate degree and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in nanotechnology.
This rib-eating, city-planning, community-loving volunteer extraordinaire has been making an enormous difference for SCC
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865
Meet Foundation Board Member, Scott Lewis –
and our community ever since he joined the SCC Foundation board in 2007. The Cottleville city administrator and chief of police is in his third year serving as an event co-chair for Rhythm and Ribs, where he rallies support for this integral fundraising event. Beyond SCC, you can usually find him rolling up his sleeves for his friends and colleagues and working to make our community a better place to live, work and play.
F O U N D AT I O N
Historically, 11,166 graduates earned a degree or certificate at SCC.