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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vol. 24, No. 3 | 2012

SCC salutes military veterans during weeklong celebration The campus community celebrated the service men and women of America with a series of Veterans Week events Nov. 5-12. The week was capped off with a special Veterans Day Celebration open to the community that featured keynote speaker Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. “I’m thankful to the members of the Veterans Week committee,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president. “Thank you for bringing these events and presentations to campus to enrich us as individuals and as a community.”

Each of the six events honored veterans from the past and present, with a special focus on SCC student veterans. At the Student Veterans Panel, SCC students shared their experiences including life on the home front. Angela Peacock, SCC student and Iraq war veteran, shared her story of military service and how she helped bring the Six String Heroes guitar therapy project to the college. To learn more about services for veterans on campus, the new Student Veteran Organization and Honoring Military Families Scholarship, email Tomi Schwandt at tschwandt@stchas.edu.

In Memoriam Since the last edition of Chaz, the college was notified of the deaths of two of its students and one adjunct faculty member. Jessica Connoyer, of St. Charles, and Jesse David Thayer, of St. Peters, were current students at SCC. Bob Allison was a member of the SCC adjunct faculty in the History Department. Our thoughts and sympathies are with their families and loved ones.

TOP: Cougars sophomore Tommy Corrigan competes for a loose ball against a Southwest Illinois College player. BOTTOM: SCC sophomore and All-Region First-Team member Ashley Trautman evades a Lewis & Clark defender.

As fourth soccer season ends, 10 Cougar athletes named to regional, conference teams The MEN’S SOCCER TEAM advanced to the regional semifinals of the 2012 season, beating East Central 2-1 in the first round. After losing to Jefferson College in the second round, the Cougars finished the season 8-6-2. Tyler Johnson was selected to both the first team All-Region XVI of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) and first team All-MCCAC (Midwest Community College Athletic Conference). Brad Duke also was selected to first team AllMCCAC. In total, two men were selected to All-Region teams and six men were selected to All-MCCAC teams. “I’m always impressed with the local talent from St. Charles County and St. Louis area. We are able to build a strong team and have a nice season each and every year,” said Tom Kearns, men’s head coach. “Our opponents know they are always in for a tough match.” SCC’s WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM suffered several injuries this season, and finished 2-11. “The women showed great character and battled every game,” said Ashlee Slayback, women’s head coach. “Everybody had good attitudes and adjusted well to learning new positions for the betterment of the team. The sophomores were great impact players, and the returning players will be a solid staple for next year.” Four women were selected to the All-Region XVI teams, with first-team selections including Ashley Trautman, Hayley Miller and Alex Reiter.

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 • Kelly Thebeau, photographer • Peggy Schreiner, writer

11/2012

TOP: SCC president Ron Chesbrough joins with Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, and other special guests saluting the flag during the singing of the national anthem by alumna Samantha Bonomo. BOTTOM: Veterans Week events on campus included a military vehicle display by the LRC and various lectures in the SSB auditorium.

The SCC Administration Building in fall.

Revamped advisory team begins work this fall tackling several issues of college-wide interest After extensive work last spring and summer, the new President’s Advisory Team of the College Council began its work this fall in earnest. The 20-member team, referred to as PAT, replaced the TEAMVision advisory model that was present on campus from 2005-12. PAT is an advisory group that addresses issues of college-wide importance. The TEAMVision review was a recommendation that came out of the college’s most recent Self Study process for re-accreditation. College President Ron Chesbrough commissioned the work group to look at ways to improve the advisory model. Recommendations were presented to Dr. Chesbrough, the Cabinet and the TEAMVision Advisory Group in May. “The work of this group is off to a great start,” said Chesbrough. “Already the PAT has tackled several submissions, both holdovers

from last spring and new ideas. The team has been engaged, diligent and thoughtful in their discussions.” The primary differences between the TEAMVision and PAT-College Council models consist of a greater cross-campus membership, including more full-time faculty and the addition of adjunct faculty, with a mixture of appointed and elected positions. Next, the president serves as the chair of the PAT. Also new is a College Council coordinator who assists with communications, training and support of the College Council task forces and committees, as needed. For information about the College Council and PAT, including minutes, progress chart, agendas and submission instructions, visit the intranet at intranet.stchas.edu/intranet/ Council/index.shtml.

#DailyPhoto team project documents 2012-13 academic year at SCC Until this year, campus photography at SCC has been handled primarily by the Marketing and Communications Department. But a new program, known by its social media hashtag #DailyPhoto, now has people viewing SCC from a different perspective. Still in its early stages, this photo documentary has been gaining a following largely by word of mouth – especially from the 26 #DailyPhoto team members made up of SCC faculty and staff. “This is a fun project for me,” said Kathy Curry, adjunct instructor and #DailyPhoto team member. “This project has brought me back to campus at times I would not usually be here – late afternoons, evenings, weekends. It amazes me the amount of activity going on during these times.” From inception, the goal of the #DailyPhoto documentary has been to show off SCC “as it really is and as people experience it from every campus angle,” according to Ben Munson, associate director of marketing and the program’s creator. Follow SCC on Instagram on your smart phone or app-enabled tablet: @stcharlescc Or view the gallery online: statigr.am/stcharlescc


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1 Joe Raiola, senior editor at MAD Magazine, and kicked off the fall semester of lectures hip” sors presentations with “The Joy of Cen

in August. se in Raiola’s presentation before a full hou topics of y arra the SSB auditorium covered a vast over banned including movie ratings, arguments Commission, books, the Federal Communications g of obscenity.” the Patriot Act and the “true meanin ory of MAD Raiola also discussed the colorful hist Magazine. ety of “We are really excited about the vari Kelley Pfeiffer, speakers on campus this year,” said es. coordinator counselor, Student Activiti to global “From Mad Magazine and free speech this wealth documentary filmmakers, we feel like students’ of knowledge and insight grabs our attention.” rs to 2 A revamped Café Express opened its doo The r. semeste students and employees in the fall replaced the old stop food convenience-store-style with healthy nu Café and offers a grab-and-go me options and light snacks.

3 The 12th annual Democracy Days explored timely

issues in America, including healthcare legislation and the November elections. Event organizer Michael Kuelker, SCC professor of English, says the forum has always sought to be timely and relevant. “It’s intellectually stimulating to study history while it’s unfolding as our students do in Paul (Roesler) and Darren (Osburn)’s course on politics,” Kuelker said. Democracy Days, held annually around Constitution Day – Sept. 17, included participation from SCC faculty, staff, administrators and students, as well as community members. 4 Students have had the opportunity to listen to, learn

from and get to know SCC President Ron Chesbrough at the “Chesbrough Chat: Coversations With the President” series of casual meetings on campus. “The goal of these chats is to get a sense directly from students about their experiences at SCC,” said Dr. Chesbrough. “We’ve talked about topics ranging from parking to the quality of the academic experience. By and large the feedback I have received from students in these and other settings is very positive about their experiences at the college. I look forward to the remaining chats.” The next Chesbrough Chat is at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Student Center Private Dining Room.

eduled “movie on to wind or rain, the lawn” had been forced indoors due SCC Foundation but the Cougar Activities Crew and h the outdoor finally bucked the trend in June wit showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. nity to lay “These movies are the perfect opportu enjo and y a free out the blanket, bring out the snacks ds,” said Mandi outdoor movie with family and frien ator. The most Smith, SCC student activities coordin pushed inside recent movie, Disney Pixar’s Brave, was due to the threat of the College Center Gym on Sept. 14 inclement weather. hosted its first-ever 6 The SCC Young People’s Theatre featured musical Theater 5K Fun Run on Nov. 3. The race during and after performances by YPT performed live ners were fittingly the run. Overall male and female win en. crowned Drama King and Drama Que d to support use be will race Proceeds from the future YPT productions. 5 Before summer 2012, every sch

N O T E S of D I S T I N C T I O N The St. Charles Community College Foundation raised more than $36,500 at its 16th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis. Event proceeds are used to fund scholarships for SCC students and academic enhancements.

SCC now offers a GED hybrid class – the first of its kind in Missouri – that combines online classwork with face-to-face instructional assistance. The class, made possible by a MoHealthWins grant, will help adults obtain the credentials needed to gain employment or move up in a current job and is free to those who qualify.

SCC Cougars care, as was evidenced when the Employee Sponsored Program committee recently delivered treats and balloons across campus to donors. To date, 233 employees have pledged more than $26,000 to the annual campaign, including 44 first-time donors to ESP. A trivia night fundraiser sponsored by ESP on Oct. 12 also helped raise $5,700 for student scholarships and campus enhancements.

Karl Jones, UPS district operations manager (left), and Eric Henderson, UPS Central Plains District Area HR manager (right), present SCC President Ron Chesbrough with a $10,000 check from the UPS Foundation.

A showing of community support The SCC Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation that will be used to help students reach their academic and career potential. The funds will support a number of programs and services, including supplemental learning materials for SCC’s math outreach program and the ACE Tutoring Center. The grant will also support the college’s environmental sustainability efforts by providing plants that will serve as an educational tool and will help beautify the area.

(Archive photo) Hal Berry, professor of history and theater, lectures during Native American Heritage Month 2010.

Clockwise from top: Tina Cox is joined by SCC President Ron Chesbrough and MCCA President Zora Mulligan. Heather McDorman with Zora Mulligan. Angela Peacock with Zora Mulligan.

Three from SCC recognized by Missouri Community College Association Three from SCC, a student, alumna and administrator, were recognized by the Missouri Community College Association at the 48th annual MCCA convention held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Kansas City, Mo. Lieutenant Commander Tina Cox received the MCCA Distinguished Alumni Award. LCDR Cox, of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist and the division officer for the immunization and administration clinics for recruit training at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Cox also received SCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award in May. SCC student Angela Peacock received the MCCA Student Leadership Award. She helped establish a student veterans organization on campus last year and currently serves as the group’s president. Angela is the only designated peer mentor for the Wounded Warrior Project in the St. Louis metro area and she and her service dog, GI Joe, conduct presentations on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder around campus. Heather McDorman, SCC vice president for marketing and communications, received the MCCA Senior Service Award. The award was presented in recognition of her service to SCC and to the mission of community colleges throughout the state.

November is Native American Heritage Month Every month offers a different opportunity to celebrate the diverse nature of the SCC campus community, the state and the nation, and November is no different. A series of events will highlight Native American Heritage Month late November, including a lecture and film showing on Nov. 27 and a dance workshop and performance on Nov. 29. Other recent celebrations at SCC included Hispanic Heritage Month and Pride Month. Learn more about Heritage Month celebrations online at stchas.edu/press.

Griffin receives Emerson Award

WILLIAM GRIFFIN SCC Professor of Anthropology

William Griffin, professor of anthropology at SCC, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in November. He was one of approximately 100 St. Louis area educators honored by Emerson for dedication and commitment to education. Griffin has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan, plus graduate and undergrad degrees from the University of Cambridge in England and Brown University, respectively.


The

Campus SCCoop

ging mission by providing life-chan e leg col the ing fill ful is ily tes Discover how the SCC fam day ... Reading time: 3 minu ry eve ies nit rtu po op al tur cul educational and 6

5 3

1 Joe Raiola, senior editor at MAD Magazine, and kicked off the fall semester of lectures hip” sors presentations with “The Joy of Cen

in August. se in Raiola’s presentation before a full hou topics of y arra the SSB auditorium covered a vast over banned including movie ratings, arguments Commission, books, the Federal Communications g of obscenity.” the Patriot Act and the “true meanin ory of MAD Raiola also discussed the colorful hist Magazine. ety of “We are really excited about the vari Kelley Pfeiffer, speakers on campus this year,” said es. coordinator counselor, Student Activiti to global “From Mad Magazine and free speech this wealth documentary filmmakers, we feel like students’ of knowledge and insight grabs our attention.” rs to 2 A revamped Café Express opened its doo The r. semeste students and employees in the fall replaced the old stop food convenience-store-style with healthy nu Café and offers a grab-and-go me options and light snacks.

3 The 12th annual Democracy Days explored timely

issues in America, including healthcare legislation and the November elections. Event organizer Michael Kuelker, SCC professor of English, says the forum has always sought to be timely and relevant. “It’s intellectually stimulating to study history while it’s unfolding as our students do in Paul (Roesler) and Darren (Osburn)’s course on politics,” Kuelker said. Democracy Days, held annually around Constitution Day – Sept. 17, included participation from SCC faculty, staff, administrators and students, as well as community members. 4 Students have had the opportunity to listen to, learn

from and get to know SCC President Ron Chesbrough at the “Chesbrough Chat: Coversations With the President” series of casual meetings on campus. “The goal of these chats is to get a sense directly from students about their experiences at SCC,” said Dr. Chesbrough. “We’ve talked about topics ranging from parking to the quality of the academic experience. By and large the feedback I have received from students in these and other settings is very positive about their experiences at the college. I look forward to the remaining chats.” The next Chesbrough Chat is at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Student Center Private Dining Room.

eduled “movie on to wind or rain, the lawn” had been forced indoors due SCC Foundation but the Cougar Activities Crew and h the outdoor finally bucked the trend in June wit showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. nity to lay “These movies are the perfect opportu enjo and y a free out the blanket, bring out the snacks ds,” said Mandi outdoor movie with family and frien ator. The most Smith, SCC student activities coordin pushed inside recent movie, Disney Pixar’s Brave, was due to the threat of the College Center Gym on Sept. 14 inclement weather. hosted its first-ever 6 The SCC Young People’s Theatre featured musical Theater 5K Fun Run on Nov. 3. The race during and after performances by YPT performed live ners were fittingly the run. Overall male and female win en. crowned Drama King and Drama Que d to support use be will race Proceeds from the future YPT productions. 5 Before summer 2012, every sch

N O T E S of D I S T I N C T I O N The St. Charles Community College Foundation raised more than $36,500 at its 16th annual Presidents Classic Golf Scramble on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis. Event proceeds are used to fund scholarships for SCC students and academic enhancements.

SCC now offers a GED hybrid class – the first of its kind in Missouri – that combines online classwork with face-to-face instructional assistance. The class, made possible by a MoHealthWins grant, will help adults obtain the credentials needed to gain employment or move up in a current job and is free to those who qualify.

SCC Cougars care, as was evidenced when the Employee Sponsored Program committee recently delivered treats and balloons across campus to donors. To date, 233 employees have pledged more than $26,000 to the annual campaign, including 44 first-time donors to ESP. A trivia night fundraiser sponsored by ESP on Oct. 12 also helped raise $5,700 for student scholarships and campus enhancements.

Karl Jones, UPS district operations manager (left), and Eric Henderson, UPS Central Plains District Area HR manager (right), present SCC President Ron Chesbrough with a $10,000 check from the UPS Foundation.

A showing of community support The SCC Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation that will be used to help students reach their academic and career potential. The funds will support a number of programs and services, including supplemental learning materials for SCC’s math outreach program and the ACE Tutoring Center. The grant will also support the college’s environmental sustainability efforts by providing plants that will serve as an educational tool and will help beautify the area.

(Archive photo) Hal Berry, professor of history and theater, lectures during Native American Heritage Month 2010.

Clockwise from top: Tina Cox is joined by SCC President Ron Chesbrough and MCCA President Zora Mulligan. Heather McDorman with Zora Mulligan. Angela Peacock with Zora Mulligan.

Three from SCC recognized by Missouri Community College Association Three from SCC, a student, alumna and administrator, were recognized by the Missouri Community College Association at the 48th annual MCCA convention held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Kansas City, Mo. Lieutenant Commander Tina Cox received the MCCA Distinguished Alumni Award. LCDR Cox, of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist and the division officer for the immunization and administration clinics for recruit training at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Cox also received SCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award in May. SCC student Angela Peacock received the MCCA Student Leadership Award. She helped establish a student veterans organization on campus last year and currently serves as the group’s president. Angela is the only designated peer mentor for the Wounded Warrior Project in the St. Louis metro area and she and her service dog, GI Joe, conduct presentations on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder around campus. Heather McDorman, SCC vice president for marketing and communications, received the MCCA Senior Service Award. The award was presented in recognition of her service to SCC and to the mission of community colleges throughout the state.

November is Native American Heritage Month Every month offers a different opportunity to celebrate the diverse nature of the SCC campus community, the state and the nation, and November is no different. A series of events will highlight Native American Heritage Month late November, including a lecture and film showing on Nov. 27 and a dance workshop and performance on Nov. 29. Other recent celebrations at SCC included Hispanic Heritage Month and Pride Month. Learn more about Heritage Month celebrations online at stchas.edu/press.

Griffin receives Emerson Award

WILLIAM GRIFFIN SCC Professor of Anthropology

William Griffin, professor of anthropology at SCC, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in November. He was one of approximately 100 St. Louis area educators honored by Emerson for dedication and commitment to education. Griffin has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan, plus graduate and undergrad degrees from the University of Cambridge in England and Brown University, respectively.


THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vol. 24, No. 3 | 2012

SCC salutes military veterans during weeklong celebration The campus community celebrated the service men and women of America with a series of Veterans Week events Nov. 5-12. The week was capped off with a special Veterans Day Celebration open to the community that featured keynote speaker Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. “I’m thankful to the members of the Veterans Week committee,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president. “Thank you for bringing these events and presentations to campus to enrich us as individuals and as a community.”

Each of the six events honored veterans from the past and present, with a special focus on SCC student veterans. At the Student Veterans Panel, SCC students shared their experiences including life on the home front. Angela Peacock, SCC student and Iraq war veteran, shared her story of military service and how she helped bring the Six String Heroes guitar therapy project to the college. To learn more about services for veterans on campus, the new Student Veteran Organization and Honoring Military Families Scholarship, email Tomi Schwandt at tschwandt@stchas.edu.

In Memoriam Since the last edition of Chaz, the college was notified of the deaths of two of its students and one adjunct faculty member. Jessica Connoyer, of St. Charles, and Jesse David Thayer, of St. Peters, were current students at SCC. Bob Allison was a member of the SCC adjunct faculty in the History Department. Our thoughts and sympathies are with their families and loved ones.

TOP: Cougars sophomore Tommy Corrigan competes for a loose ball against a Southwest Illinois College player. BOTTOM: SCC sophomore and All-Region First-Team member Ashley Trautman evades a Lewis & Clark defender.

As fourth soccer season ends, 10 Cougar athletes named to regional, conference teams The MEN’S SOCCER TEAM advanced to the regional semifinals of the 2012 season, beating East Central 2-1 in the first round. After losing to Jefferson College in the second round, the Cougars finished the season 8-6-2. Tyler Johnson was selected to both the first team All-Region XVI of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) and first team All-MCCAC (Midwest Community College Athletic Conference). Brad Duke also was selected to first team AllMCCAC. In total, two men were selected to All-Region teams and six men were selected to All-MCCAC teams. “I’m always impressed with the local talent from St. Charles County and St. Louis area. We are able to build a strong team and have a nice season each and every year,” said Tom Kearns, men’s head coach. “Our opponents know they are always in for a tough match.” SCC’s WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM suffered several injuries this season, and finished 2-11. “The women showed great character and battled every game,” said Ashlee Slayback, women’s head coach. “Everybody had good attitudes and adjusted well to learning new positions for the betterment of the team. The sophomores were great impact players, and the returning players will be a solid staple for next year.” Four women were selected to the All-Region XVI teams, with first-team selections including Ashley Trautman, Hayley Miller and Alex Reiter.

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 • Kelly Thebeau, photographer • Peggy Schreiner, writer

11/2012

TOP: SCC president Ron Chesbrough joins with Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, and other special guests saluting the flag during the singing of the national anthem by alumna Samantha Bonomo. BOTTOM: Veterans Week events on campus included a military vehicle display by the LRC and various lectures in the SSB auditorium.

The SCC Administration Building in fall.

Revamped advisory team begins work this fall tackling several issues of college-wide interest After extensive work last spring and summer, the new President’s Advisory Team of the College Council began its work this fall in earnest. The 20-member team, referred to as PAT, replaced the TEAMVision advisory model that was present on campus from 2005-12. PAT is an advisory group that addresses issues of college-wide importance. The TEAMVision review was a recommendation that came out of the college’s most recent Self Study process for re-accreditation. College President Ron Chesbrough commissioned the work group to look at ways to improve the advisory model. Recommendations were presented to Dr. Chesbrough, the Cabinet and the TEAMVision Advisory Group in May. “The work of this group is paying great dividends,” said Chesbrough. “Already the PAT has tackled several submissions, both holdovers

from last spring and new ideas. The team has been engaged, diligent and thoughtful in their discussions.” The primary differences between the TEAMVision and PAT-College Council models consist of a greater cross-campus membership, including more full-time faculty and the addition of adjunct faculty, with a mixture of appointed and elected positions. Next, the president serves as the chair of the PAT. Also new is a College Council coordinator who assists with communications, training and support of the College Council task forces and committees, as needed. For information about the College Council and PAT, including minutes, progress chart, agendas and submission instructions, visit the intranet at intranet.stchas.edu/intranet/ Council/index.shtml.

#DailyPhoto team project documents 2012-13 academic year at SCC Until this year, campus photography at SCC has been handled primarily by the Marketing and Communications Department. But a new program, known by its social media hashtag #DailyPhoto, now has people viewing SCC from a different perspective. Still in its early stages, this photo documentary has been gaining a following largely by word of mouth – especially from the 26 #DailyPhoto team members made up of SCC faculty and staff. “This is a fun project for me,” said Kathy Curry, adjunct instructor and #DailyPhoto team member. “This project has brought me back to campus at times I would not usually be here – late afternoons, evenings, weekends. It amazes me the amount of activity going on during these times.” From inception, the goal of the #DailyPhoto documentary has been to show off SCC “as it really is and as people experience it from every campus angle,” according to Ben Munson, associate director of marketing and the program’s creator. Follow SCC on Instagram on your smart phone or app-enabled tablet: @stcharlescc Or view the gallery online: statigr.am/stcharlescc

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