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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vol. 23, No. 3 | 2011

Freshman forward Daniel Drewel attempts to keep the ball in the attacking zone against East Central College.

This photograph of a destroyed Joplin, Mo., home is a sobering, close-up reminder of the May 2011 disaster. Photo courtesy of Beth Finders.

Soccer teams set goals for season’s second half

Members of SCC family pitch in on Joplin relief efforts

regional tournament; we have a good chance at making it far this season.” The women’s team (4-4) has overcome several obstacles already this season, but they did it as a team, according to Head Coach Ashlee Slayback. Finding someone to replace sophomore defenseman Kelsie Ehlers, who tore her ACL in pre-season, proved difficult. Freshman Ashley Trautman, originally slated as a midfielder, filled the hole in the back line and has been a dominant force on the defense. “As long as the girls continue to play together as a team, they’ll be successful,” Slayback said. “We expect great things this year.”

PRESIDENT, from page 1 division, retention research and initiatives, and the Kemper Program in Social Entrepreneurship, a grant program that serves to expand student and faculty involvement in service learning. He was involved in institution-wide budget planning and construction of budgets up to $30 million. “I am honored to be selected as the third president of St. Charles Community College in this, the 25th anniversary year of the college,” Chesbrough said. “The college has a rich tradition of serving the education and workforce development needs of St. Charles County and the surrounding area. I am excited to continue this tradition into the college’s next 25 years and to join the outstanding faculty, staff and students of SCC as we continue to build the successful future of the college. I am confident that the future is bright.”

In Memoriam The college was saddened by the loss of some former students since the most recent Chaz. Steven J. Richter passed away June 29, 2011. Daniel L. Schwarzen passed away July 14, 2011. Ashley C. Skoba passed away Aug. 10, 2011.

With the devastation from the May tornado in Joplin, some SCCers were among those who jumped to pitch in. Two campus-wide collections were held this summer, coordinated through the SCC Bookstore. In July SCC delivered 31 boxes with more than 2,300 food items to Morning Star Church in Dardenne Prairie for their work group to take to Joplin. In August SCC sent 15 cartons of more than 2,400 school supplies to Forest Park Church Campus in Joplin. Linda Cole, professor of nursing, did clean-up work with a group of 10 people from her church in Weldon Spring. “The experience was life-altering,” Cole said. “The level of destruction was far more than you can see on television.” Cole’s group worked with AmeriCorps to pick up the rubble of the damaged homes. She said the owners of the homes she worked on survived, but that some of the neighbors had not made it. “I realized while I was there that all the stuff in a house is really just stuff,” she said. Cole also spent a day working with a church in Joplin to provide food and supplies to people who had lost their homes. Beth Finders, psychology professor and psychology program coordinator, joined the efforts. She set out on her own to work a couple of days counseling adolescents through the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She also spent time volunteering with the Joplin Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who came in after the tornado to set up and care for the displaced animals. Finders worked the front desk, walked dogs, cleaned cages and helped out where she could. “You could see how emotionally distraught they were,” she said. “It was eye-opening.” Finders’ last day was spent volunteering with a church. “Families would come in who had lost everything,” she said. “We talked about their experiences, where they were, and how they were coping with losses. They would thank me for listening, but I was the one who was blessed.”

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 Kanna Taylor, writers

9/2011

The SCC Cougars men’s and women’s soccer teams are working hard and staying competitive as they face tough schedules and player injuries. Both are hopeful for a successful “second half” and post-season. Men’s Head Coach Tom Kearns said the team (4-6-1) is improving with much of the season yet to play. With the help of leading goal-scorers freshman forward Conor Leach (5) and sophomore midfielder Bryan Powers (3), the men’s team has been competitive in every game, win or lose. “Our main goal is to win as many games as possible in the regular season,” Kearns said. “Then we will focus on the

Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D., named third president of St. Charles Community College; first official day set for Oct. 3

RONALD CHESBROUGH, Ph.D. SCC President

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees named Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., as the next president of St. Charles Community College. He will take the helm with the upcoming retirement of John M. McGuire, Ph.D., only the second president since the college was established in 1986.

Trustees agreed on the selection in a special Closed Session meeting on Aug. 27 after an eight-month nationwide search process. A committee representing faculty, staff, students and community residents participated in screening and interviewing the candidates. Following his start date of Oct. 3, Chesbrough and retiring president McGuire will spend two weeks

together on campus in order to provide for a smooth transition of leadership. Chesbrough has served as vice president for student affairs at Hastings College since 2005. In this position, he was responsible for a $1.2 million budget and the administration of the student life SEE “PRESIDENT,” Page 4

HUMANITIES BUILDING RENAMED

McGuire’s retirement celebrated, SCC building named in his honor The John M. McGuire Humanities Building was named Thursday, Aug. 18, in honor of SCC’s second retiring president. William R. Pundmann, president of SCC’s Board of Trustees, made the announcement during the Farewell Tribute for McGuire at the college. “We want to acknowledge the impact John has made on this college during his tenure,” Pundmann said. “Above all, he has been a champion for student success and the mission of the college.” The Farewell Tribute, attended by McGuire’s colleagues, friends and family, recognized his contributions to the college and raised $19,600. Proceeds will support the new John M. McGuire Endowment Fund, established through the SCC Foundation to provide scholarships for under-resourced students and funding to enhance student preparation in mathematics. Also at the event, Debbie Cochran, St. Charles district director for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, presented a proclamation issued by Akin in honor of McGuire’s service to the college. The Farewell Tribute included a roast and toast and was hosted by community leaders Dan Barklage, Billy Collier, Bill Green, Greg Prestemon and Kasey McKee, SCC associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations.

Formerly known as the Humanities Building, the SCC Board of Trustees renamed the building in honor of retiring SCC president John McGuire on Aug. 18. Two other buildings on SCC’s campus have been named: the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, named in 1995 in honor of the college’s first retiring president; and the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building, named in 2006 after the longest-serving member of the Board at the time. “It has been my honor to serve with you in this noble endeavor,” McGuire said at the end of his remarks. McGuire will retire from SCC in October after 15 years of service to the college and the surrounding community.

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Keely Nelson was one of the first students to walk through the doors of the Child Development Center when it opened in 1996.

THE PAST IS CATCHING UP ... mbers who nish language, have a basic understanding of the Spa State Library. thanks to a grant from the Missouri rded In March 2011, the State Library awa That Works h anis “Sp the $3,897 to the SCC Library for Tols ie on, SCC … In the Library” program. Stephan the grant dean of learning resources, submitted application in January. success in “Spanish That Works has been a big more libraries libraries that have used it, and many said. “We are on will be starting courses soon,”Tols for affording grateful to the Missouri State Library nish-speaking us this opportunity to serve our Spa community.” on said. Her staff was motivated to learn, Tols by enrolling Some even continued their learning in a Spanish 101 class. in With a growing Hispanic population needed St. Charles County, Tolson said her staff help SCC’s ter to develop the skills necessary to bet Spanish-speaking students. 1 The SCC Library now has 16 staff me

2 The 11th annual SCC Democracy Days took place on campus Sept. 12-15. The theme of this year’s forum was “9/11: 10 Years After,” which included presentations on bioterrorism, information control, the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, post-9/11 democracy movements in the Middle East, responses to the 9/11 attacks and a variety of philosophical issues. “This was the first Democracy Days that had a specific theme,” said Michael Kuelker, SCC professor of English and event organizer. “And it was one of our most memorable and best attended forums yet.” 3 SCC hosted its first ever TweetUp SCC, a week of events focused on the educational, professional and networking uses of social media, Sept. 26-29. There were two presentations, two film showings and two panels covering topics such as SCC’s social media efforts, networking vs. friending, social media in the classroom and privacy and security issues. There were also free showings of “The Social Network” and “Catfish.”The SCC Student Activities and Marketing and Communications departments partnered with the student chapter of Phi Beta Lambda to sponsor the weeklong events.

d performed live 4 Rachel Brown and her ban rly 3,200 SCC at SCC’s Fall Fun Blitz Sept. 7-8 as nea food, games and free students, faculty and staff enjoyed biggest turnout giveaways. “This year was by far the Mandi Smith, SCC we’ve ever had at Fall Fun Blitz,” said with student booths student activities coordinator. Along sadors, there were such as S.A.G.E. and Student Ambas g Chick-fil-A and also several outside vendors, includin Sun Drop. of SCC’s 25th and his crew were anniversary year, Scooter McCougar on the 25th of seen passing out popsicles and stickers red ice cream cones September. The Plaza Bistro also offe ent won a free 25th for just 25 cents and one lucky stud wering an SCC history anniversary T-shirt for correctly ans book page. Watch for trivia question on the college’s Face month! more anniversary celebrations this 5 In continuing the celebration

N O T E S of D I S T I N C T I O N The SCC Bookstore donated nearly 2,445 back-to-school items to Forest Park Church in Joplin, Mo., as a part of “Mission Joplin.” 

SCC adjunct faculty Travis Mossotti received the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award for his collection of poems, “About the Dead.” The collection was published in the Utah State University Press in July.

SCC’s Child Development Center won the AgriMissouri 10,000 Garden Challenge for their respective category. They won a $500 prize package for supplies, tools, seeds and plants for their garden, which was created by the children and families of the CDC to reconnect children with nature and to promote healthy eating.

First Child Development Center ‘grads’ return to SCC Familiar faces returned to SCC as college students in 2010-11 – the same students who started their education as young children at the Child Development Center when it first opened in 1996. Alyssa Seely, a 2010 Troy-Buchanan High School graduate, completed her first year at SCC, taking advantage of the A+ Schools Program. “I have great memories of my teacher, Miss Liz, and I remember my dad coming up to the fence during playtime,” Seely said. Seely’s dad is Doug Seely, former SCC grounds supervisor. Liz Quiggins still teaches at the CDC. Keely Nelson, a 2010 Duchesne High School graduate, also took classes at SCC in 2010-11. While her current interests are in marketing and advertising, her first days on campus were when she was 4 years old. She performed as a preschooler in the SCC Center Stage Theatre production “Tiger in Traction” and the CDC performance of “Thee Piggy Opera.” Keely’s mom is Lee Ann Nelson, assistant professor of communication. Since 1996 the CDC has been providing an environment of quality, developmentally appropriate early care education for young children, serving children of faculty, staff, students and the general public. The current building opened in May 1996 and was expanded in 2000 during Phase 3 allowing the center to serve 156 children from infancy through 8 years of age in a variety of program options. The center also serves as a resource for area professionals in early care and education and is a laboratory site for students in early education.

SCC is continuing the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a Trivia Night on Friday, Oct. 14, in the College Center Gymnasium. SCC family and friends are invited for a night of fun and trivia for only $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. VIP tables are available for $250. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the trivia will begin at 7 p.m. New 25th anniversary T-shirts are on sale at the SCC Bookstore, along with other 25th anniversary items. The 25th anniversary commemorative poster is for sale online. SCC Continuing Education Department is offering special classes for just $25, and Papa John’s is offering a 25 percent discount for all online orders with the promo code SCC25. The SCC campus community recently viewed a video produced by the SCC Instructional Media Department. “Opening the Doors: A College Takes Its First Steps,” covered the history and founding of the college. Reserve a Trivia Night table: www.stchas.edu/25th

Scooter McCougar greeted golfers like Chris Romer, SCC director of Purchasing, as they arrived at Lake Forest Country Club to golf on Sept. 26.

Faithful golfers make 15th Presidents Classic Golf Scramble a success The SCC Foundation raised more than $47,000 at its 15th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis. Proceeds from the event, presented by Charles E. Jarrell Contracting, will be used to fund scholarships and academic enhancements. “We are so thankful for the support from our friends, alumni and employees who make this event a success year after year,” said Kasey McKee, SCC associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations. “These community members are making a quality higher education possible for many students in our region.”

THE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE ...

The

Campus SCC oop

Trivia Night to help raise funds for SCC Foundation; 25th anniversary shirts now on sale at Bookstore

ging mission by providing life-chan e leg col the ng livi is ily fam tes Discover the ways the SCC y ... Reading time: 3 minu da ry eve ies nit rtu po op al tur educational and cul 4

2 1

Keely Nelson was one of the first students to walk through the doors of the Child Development Center when it opened in 1996.

THE PAST IS CATCHING UP ... mbers who nish language, have a basic understanding of the Spa State Library. thanks to a grant from the Missouri rded In March 2011, the State Library awa That Works h anis “Sp the $3,897 to the SCC Library for Tols ie on, SCC … In the Library” program. Stephan the grant dean of learning resources, submitted application in January. success in “Spanish That Works has been a big more libraries libraries that have used it, and many said. “We are on will be starting courses soon,”Tols for affording grateful to the Missouri State Library nish-speaking us this opportunity to serve our Spa community.” on said. Her staff was motivated to learn, Tols by enrolling Some even continued their learning in a Spanish 101 class. in With a growing Hispanic population needed St. Charles County, Tolson said her staff help SCC’s ter to develop the skills necessary to bet Spanish-speaking students. 1 The SCC Library now has 16 staff me

2 The 11th annual SCC Democracy Days took place on campus Sept. 12-15. The theme of this year’s forum was “9/11: 10 Years After,” which included presentations on bioterrorism, information control, the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, post-9/11 democracy movements in the Middle East, responses to the 9/11 attacks and a variety of philosophical issues. “This was the first Democracy Days that had a specific theme,” said Michael Kuelker, SCC professor of English and event organizer. “And it was one of our most memorable and best attended forums yet.” 3 SCC hosted its first ever TweetUp SCC, a week of events focused on the educational, professional and networking uses of social media, Sept. 26-29. There were two presentations, two film showings and two panels covering topics such as SCC’s social media efforts, networking vs. friending, social media in the classroom and privacy and security issues. There were also free showings of “The Social Network” and “Catfish.”The SCC Student Activities and Marketing and Communications departments partnered with the student chapter of Phi Beta Lambda to sponsor the weeklong events.

d performed live 4 Rachel Brown and her ban rly 3,200 SCC at SCC’s Fall Fun Blitz Sept. 7-8 as nea food, games and free students, faculty and staff enjoyed biggest turnout giveaways. “This year was by far the Mandi Smith, SCC we’ve ever had at Fall Fun Blitz,” said with student booths student activities coordinator. Along sadors, there were such as S.A.G.E. and Student Ambas g Chick-fil-A and also several outside vendors, includin Sun Drop. of SCC’s 25th and his crew were anniversary year, Scooter McCougar on the 25th of seen passing out popsicles and stickers red ice cream cones September. The Plaza Bistro also offe ent won a free 25th for just 25 cents and one lucky stud wering an SCC history anniversary T-shirt for correctly ans book page. Watch for trivia question on the college’s Face month! more anniversary celebrations this 5 In continuing the celebration

N O T E S of D I S T I N C T I O N The SCC Bookstore donated nearly 2,445 back-to-school items to Forest Park Church in Joplin, Mo., as a part of “Mission Joplin.” 

SCC adjunct faculty Travis Mossotti received the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award for his collection of poems, “About the Dead.” The collection was published in the Utah State University Press in July.

SCC’s Child Development Center won the AgriMissouri 10,000 Garden Challenge for their respective category. They won a $500 prize package for supplies, tools, seeds and plants for their garden, which was created by the children and families of the CDC to reconnect children with nature and to promote healthy eating.

First Child Development Center ‘grads’ return to SCC Familiar faces returned to SCC as college students in 2010-11 – the same students who started their education as young children at the Child Development Center when it first opened in 1996. Alyssa Seely, a 2010 Troy-Buchanan High School graduate, completed her first year at SCC, taking advantage of the A+ Schools Program. “I have great memories of my teacher, Miss Liz, and I remember my dad coming up to the fence during playtime,” Seely said. Seely’s dad is Doug Seely, former SCC grounds supervisor. Liz Quiggins still teaches at the CDC. Keely Nelson, a 2010 Duchesne High School graduate, also took classes at SCC in 2010-11. While her current interests are in marketing and advertising, her first days on campus were when she was 4 years old. She performed as a preschooler in the SCC Center Stage Theatre production “Tiger in Traction” and the CDC performance of “Thee Piggy Opera.” Keely’s mom is Lee Ann Nelson, assistant professor of communication. Since 1996 the CDC has been providing an environment of quality, developmentally appropriate early care education for young children, serving children of faculty, staff, students and the general public. The current building opened in May 1996 and was expanded in 2000 during Phase 3 allowing the center to serve 156 children from infancy through 8 years of age in a variety of program options. The center also serves as a resource for area professionals in early care and education and is a laboratory site for students in early education.

SCC is continuing the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a Trivia Night on Friday, Oct. 14, in the College Center Gymnasium. SCC family and friends are invited for a night of fun and trivia for only $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. VIP tables are available for $250. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the trivia will begin at 7 p.m. New 25th anniversary T-shirts are on sale at the SCC Bookstore, along with other 25th anniversary items. The 25th anniversary commemorative poster is for sale online. SCC Continuing Education Department is offering special classes for just $25, and Papa John’s is offering a 25 percent discount for all online orders with the promo code SCC25. The SCC campus community recently viewed a video produced by the SCC Instructional Media Department. “Opening the Doors: A College Takes Its First Steps,” covered the history and founding of the college. Reserve a Trivia Night table: www.stchas.edu/25th

Scooter McCougar greeted golfers like Chris Romer, SCC director of Purchasing, as they arrived at Lake Forest Country Club to golf on Sept. 26.

Faithful golfers make 15th Presidents Classic Golf Scramble a success The SCC Foundation raised more than $47,000 at its 15th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis. Proceeds from the event, presented by Charles E. Jarrell Contracting, will be used to fund scholarships and academic enhancements. “We are so thankful for the support from our friends, alumni and employees who make this event a success year after year,” said Kasey McKee, SCC associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations. “These community members are making a quality higher education possible for many students in our region.”

Stay up-to-date with SCC Men’s and Women’s Soccer scores and rosters: stchas.edu/athletics

Do you have a fun SCC photo to share? Post it on the college Facebook wall: stchas.edu/facebook

THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vol. 23, No. 3 | 2011

Freshman forward Daniel Drewel attempts to keep the ball in the attacking zone against East Central College.

This photograph of a destroyed Joplin, Mo., home is a sobering, close-up reminder of the May 2011 disaster. Photo courtesy of Beth Finders.

Soccer teams set goals for season’s second half

Members of SCC family pitch in on Joplin relief efforts

regional tournament; we have a good chance at making it far this season.” The women’s team (4-4) has overcome several obstacles already this season, but they did it as a team, according to Head Coach Ashlee Slayback. Finding someone to replace sophomore defenseman Kelsie Ehlers, who tore her ACL in pre-season, proved difficult. Freshman Ashley Trautman, originally slated as a midfielder, filled the hole in the back line and has been a dominant force on the defense. “As long as the girls continue to play together as a team, they’ll be successful,” Slayback said. “We expect great things this year.”

PRESIDENT, from page 1 division, retention research and initiatives, and the Kemper Program in Social Entrepreneurship, a grant program that serves to expand student and faculty involvement in service learning. He was involved in institution-wide budget planning and construction of budgets up to $30 million. “I am honored to be selected as the third president of St. Charles Community College in this, the 25th anniversary year of the college,” Chesbrough said. “The college has a rich tradition of serving the education and workforce development needs of St. Charles County and the surrounding area. I am excited to continue this tradition into the college’s next 25 years and to join the outstanding faculty, staff and students of SCC as we continue to build the successful future of the college. I am confident that the future is bright.”

In Memoriam The college was saddened by the loss of some former students since the most recent Chaz. Steven J. Richter passed away June 29, 2011. Daniel L. Schwarzen passed away July 14, 2011. Ashley C. Skoba passed away Aug. 10, 2011.

With the devastation from the May tornado in Joplin, some SCCers were among those who jumped to pitch in. Two campus-wide collections were held this summer, coordinated through the SCC Bookstore. In July SCC delivered 31 boxes with more than 2,300 food items to Morning Star Church in Dardenne Prairie for their work group to take to Joplin. In August SCC sent 15 cartons of more than 2,400 school supplies to Forest Park Church Campus in Joplin. Linda Cole, professor of nursing, did clean-up work with a group of 10 people from her church in Weldon Spring. “The experience was life-altering,” Cole said. “The level of destruction was far more than you can see on television.” Cole’s group worked with AmeriCorps to pick up the rubble of the damaged homes. She said the owners of the homes she worked on survived, but that some of the neighbors had not made it. “I realized while I was there that all the stuff in a house is really just stuff,” she said. Cole also spent a day working with a church in Joplin to provide food and supplies to people who had lost their homes. Beth Finders, psychology professor and psychology program coordinator, joined the efforts. She set out on her own to work a couple of days counseling adolescents through the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She also spent time volunteering with the Joplin Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who came in after the tornado to set up and care for the displaced animals. Finders worked the front desk, walked dogs, cleaned cages and helped out where she could. “You could see how emotionally distraught they were,” she said. “It was eye-opening.” Finders’ last day was spent volunteering with a church. “Families would come in who had lost everything,” she said. “We talked about their experiences, where they were, and how they were coping with losses. They would thank me for listening, but I was the one who was blessed.”

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 Kanna Taylor, writers

9/2011

The SCC Cougars men’s and women’s soccer teams are working hard and staying competitive as they face tough schedules and player injuries. Both are hopeful for a successful “second half” and post-season. Men’s Head Coach Tom Kearns said the team (4-6-1) is improving with much of the season yet to play. With the help of leading goal-scorers freshman forward Conor Leach (5) and sophomore midfielder Bryan Powers (3), the men’s team has been competitive in every game, win or lose. “Our main goal is to win as many games as possible in the regular season,” Kearns said. “Then we will focus on the

Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D., named third president of St. Charles Community College; first official day set for Oct. 3

RONALD CHESBROUGH, Ph.D. SCC President

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees named Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., as the next president of St. Charles Community College. He will take the helm with the upcoming retirement of John M. McGuire, Ph.D., only the second president since the college was established in 1986.

Trustees agreed on the selection in a special Closed Session meeting on Aug. 27 after an eight-month nationwide search process. A committee representing faculty, staff, students and community residents participated in screening and interviewing the candidates. Following his start date of Oct. 3, Chesbrough and retiring president McGuire will spend two weeks

together on campus in order to provide for a smooth transition of leadership. Chesbrough has served as vice president for student affairs at Hastings College since 2005. In this position, he was responsible for a $1.2 million budget and the administration of the student life SEE “PRESIDENT,” Page 4

HUMANITIES BUILDING RENAMED

McGuire’s retirement celebrated, SCC building named in his honor The John M. McGuire Humanities Building was named Thursday, Aug. 18, in honor of SCC’s second retiring president. William R. Pundmann, president of SCC’s Board of Trustees, made the announcement during the Farewell Tribute for McGuire at the college. “We want to acknowledge the impact John has made on this college during his tenure,” Pundmann said. “Above all, he has been a champion for student success and the mission of the college.” The Farewell Tribute, attended by McGuire’s colleagues, friends and family, recognized his contributions to the college and raised $19,600. Proceeds will support the new John M. McGuire Endowment Fund, established through the SCC Foundation to provide scholarships for under-resourced students and funding to enhance student preparation in mathematics. Also at the event, Debbie Cochran, St. Charles district director for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, presented a proclamation issued by Akin in honor of McGuire’s service to the college. The Farewell Tribute included a roast and toast and was hosted by community leaders Dan Barklage, Billy Collier, Bill Green, Greg Prestemon and Kasey McKee, SCC associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations.

Formerly known as the Humanities Building, the SCC Board of Trustees renamed the building in honor of retiring SCC president John McGuire on Aug. 18. Two other buildings on SCC’s campus have been named: the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, named in 1995 in honor of the college’s first retiring president; and the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building, named in 2006 after the longest-serving member of the Board at the time. “It has been my honor to serve with you in this noble endeavor,” McGuire said at the end of his remarks. McGuire will retire from SCC in October after 15 years of service to the college and the surrounding community.


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