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SUMMER 2011

F O U N D AT I O N


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SCC Grad My name is Sam, and I am an t part – class of 2011. College was no the of my original life plan. I joined rted a Marines at a young age and sta Corps, Sam Imperiale family. When I left the Marine . ter pen car Future English Pr I became an apprentice ofessor ry ust ind ng A slump in the housi ent. led to the loss of my employm In 2006 uld get better, but to no avail. I waited a while in hopes it wo and somewhat ng to SCC for help, depressed I found myself practically crawli and With the help of SCC advisors t. fee my on k bac me t pu e defeated – but colleg has now become a as a terrible setback in my life the Foundation, what started ch my true potential. tremendous opportunity to rea eyelids being a returning learner. Our in ges llen cha e iqu un are re I will admit the once, afternoon. I fell asleep in class the in e lat ally eci esp , avy he can get awfully never pulse! I know I look old; I just my k too me to t nex ing sitt t and the studen to look dead! realized that I was beginning ending SCC. I a new positive attitude by att nd fou I , ges llen cha all sm se Despite the tes a sincere part of this college demonstra a is o wh ne ryo eve t tha sed have witnes been a place to dent success. For me, SCC has stu – al go e on h wit ers oth regard for de that I wish to It is with my sincerest gratitu pe. ho – e els ing eth som ce experien my life! say Thank You for transforming Sam Imperiale

How our community benefits from SCC

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Today, more than ever, community colleges are the Future of America!

Stephanie Loveless

Future Respiratory Therapist

Luke Wood

In fact, 12 million Americans choose that path each year and benefit from the affordable, highquality education. SCC students are no exception!

logist Future Anthropo

Deanna Susek

Future Ultrasound Tec hnician

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Using the latest technology in science makes learning more exciting and successful. The introduction of Vernier LabQuest equipment at SCC started about two years ago with six handheld devices. Professors like Stacey Thater are able to “teach the way science is used in the field.” These portable machines utilize field-specific modules such as spectrographs, oxygen sensors and probes to instantly record data that can be saved to a flash drive, computer or shown to the class through a projector. “These devices allow much more time for learning, versus strictly collecting data,” Thater said. “Students now have the ability to see instant results and start to observe how they can be applied.” The SCC Foundation funded six additional devices this year, allowing more students than ever to move from class engagement to field application.

SCC have Students, faculty and staff at a year to get the unique opportunity once luncheon a competitive edge through a led hosted by the Career Center cal on Panache that Pays. This lunche me na e is based on the book of the sam o leads by author Maria Everding, wh ur “lunch participants through a 1.5-ho ng everything and learn” experience coveri en it is from which fork to use to wh one. appropriate to use your cell ph attend Guests pay a nominal fee to ndation picks the event, while the SCC Fou receive up the tab so participants can use as a a copy of Everding’s book to need to shine reference the next time they when a new job is on the line.

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3 Student profile –

Spring Kimberly Ferguson, Cottleville/Weldon Rotary Club Scholarship Recipient with the closure After her 18-year career ended nt, Kimberly of a local manufacturing pla w perspective returned to college with a ne children on life. This mother of two young eer a new car decided it was time to seek out as a social worker. ire to With a love of learning, a des to be a good inspire her own children and to maintaining leader, Kimberly is dedicated teful for the her 4.0 GPA and is “truly gra for believing generosity of the Rotary Club in (her) academic goals.” t one of Kimberly’s scholarship is jus through the many awards given annually gram. Foundation’s Scholarship Pro

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4 Making drawings come to life – With the help of an innovative machine called the MakerBot, SCC’s Computer-Aided Design students can now watch their drawings literally come to life. At a fraction of the cost of a classic 3D printer (nearly $40,000), the MakerBot was purchased with a $1,000 grant from the SCC Foundation. The “bot,” which melts small strands in layers to create a 3D model, plastic of arrived on campus in late October – as a kit with many pieces. The SCC Engineering Club, with the help of Professor David Niermann, accepted the challenge of putting it together it. “Assembling the kit was, itself, a unique learning experience,” Niermann said. “Students used their skills in electrical wiring, woodworking and computer programming to bring this amazing machine to life.” Access to this equipment makes SCC’s CAD and pre-engineering programs a cut above and students more qualified to enter the workforce.

Gifts to the Foundation are distributed in many ways such as grants and scholarships, like those mentioned here. To learn year-round about the Foundation, check out our website at stchas.edu/foundation or ‘like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/sccfoundation. 4


Thank you! On behalf of all the students who have benefitted from your support, the SCC Foundation thanks its generous donors from 2010. Listed here are those who gave gifts totaling $250 or more.

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onor Wal Administr l ation Bu ilding Atr ium

Ambassadors ($10,000-24,999) Citi

Emerson Climate Technologies – Flow Controls

Tom & Cathy Wootten †

Benefactors ($5,000-9,999) Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Charles E. Jarrell Contracting George & Dianne Garrison † Krey Distributing MasterCard Worldwide NHC HealthCare TFGE PNC Progress West HealthCare Center SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West

Patrons ($2,500-4,999) Ameren Missouri Enterprise Holdings Foundation Friends of SSM St. Joseph Auxiliary David & Edie Kirk NSC Rotary Club of St. Charles/Noonday

Friends ($1,000-2,499) Acropolis Investment Management, LLC Ameristar Casino Resort Spa – St. Charles Mr. Mark T. Baker † Barklage, Brett, Wibbenmeyer, & Hamill † Charter Business Commerce Bancshares Foundation Commerce Bank Cuivre River Electric Cuivre River Electric Community Trust

Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis FastLane Convenience Stores Mr. Jack Happe * Heffernan Insurance Brokers Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kast Ms. Addie Lissner Dr. & Mrs. William F. Long * John & Edith McGuire * Kasey & Todd McKee * Mid-America Peterbilt Mueller Prost PC Regions Bank RX Systems, Inc. Mr. Matt Stanek The Bitney Family THF Realty, Inc. UPS James & Jane Williams Zonta INT’L St. Charles

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Fans ($250-999) John Antes † Arbor Realty Group L.L.C. Dr. Michael L. Banks * Mr. & Mrs. Daniel K. Barklage † Hal & Julie Bartch † Cindy Bates † Beckerle Preferred Properties † William & Paula Berry * Norma Boozer Botz, Deal & Company CPAs Terri & Ron Borger * T & T Bradshaw Ms. Kathy Brockgreitens * Tana K. Burton* Cass Commercial Bank Barb Chandler * Rick Clary † Client Services, Inc. Sara & Joe Cook † Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce


Gene Culver Mrs. Donna Davis * Dr. Mike Dompierre * Jeff Drake * Ms. Debi Enders Ethyl’s Smokehouse Ms. Diane Eyssell * Fifth Third Bank First State Bank Futura Financial L.L.C. Kim & Dennis Greenwood * Keith K. Greiwe Ms. Brenda Hollrah * Paul Ince † Kiwanis Club of Harvester John Laurent † Scott A. Lewis † Terry Lewis Scott & Denise Liebel † Mr. & Mrs. Frederick & Kathleen Lueck Ms. Heather McDorman * Ms. Kate Mikulin * Mozingo Music Kent Munson Glennon H. Myers Mr. & Mrs. Darren Osburn * Kevin Patton, Lion Den, Inc.* Seth & Betsy Peimann † Stacia Peterson Chuck Pilliod † Richard & Laura Powell * Mr. William Pundmann Christine Romer * Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Ronkoski * Rotary Club of Cottleville/ Weldon Spring Rotary Club of St. Peters Sharon Schreiber * Ted & Diane Schroeder * Andrew Stephan * Ms. Stephanie Tolson * Bobby & Blanche Underwood Yvonne M. Wills * YMCA of Greater St. Louis Julie Zust † * Denotes an SCC Employee † Denotes an SCC Foundation Board Member

Foundation Board Mike T. Lissner, President Brenda S. Lowder, President-Elect Julie A. Bartch, Past-President Paul R. Ince, Treasurer Joseph S. Cook, Assistant Treasurer Susan L. Spencer, Secretary Seth R. Peimann, Member at Large John Antes Mark T. Baker Dolora A. Beckerle Dan L. Brown Gaspare Calvaruso Rick D. Clary Janet M. Dunham Cindy M. Elking Kelly Felber

Dianne Garrison Tom Hebson Richard G. Jameson Karl Jones John Laurent Scott A. Lewis Scott Liebel Stacey Lutgen Rose Mack (Board of Trustees liaison) Chuck Pilliod Mike Prost Patti S. Silvey Tom Wootten Julie Zust

The Foundation would like to offer a very special thank you to Julie Bartch, past board president from Duckett Creek Sanitary District, who will be leaving the board in July after serving 12 consecutive years. Welcome to our newest members: Justin Miller, financial advisor, Edward Jones; Kent Munson, partner, The Stolar Partnership; and returning member, Jim Borchers, principal, Danna McKitrick, P.C.

Give the gift of education! If you are interested in customizing a gift that best fits your passion, contact the Foundation office today for more information. Executive Director Kasey McKee, 636-922-8472 kmckee@stchas.edu

Special Events Coordinator Elly Busick, 636-922-8278 ebusick@stchas.edu

Development & Foundation Relations Manager Laura Powell, 636-922-8473 lpowell@stchas.edu

Foundation Assistant Tara Cochran, 636-922-8437 tcochran@stchas.edu

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SCC Employees Making a Difference Since 1995, the Employee Sponsored Program (ESP), has been fulfilling the mission of spreading compassion and good will to students, co-workers and our community. Through generous donations from more than 200 ESP members, over $20,000 was raised this year to provide scholarships, celebration of life mementos to members of SCC who have lost a loved one, and fund campus enhancement projects. LISTED HERE BY YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP ARE EMPLOYEES WHO GAVE GIFTS IN 2010 THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE SPONSORED PROGRAM.

16 Years

10 Years

Barb Chandler Mike Dompierre Floretha Johnson Pat McDermott Kevin Patton

Linda Cole Barbara Keim Brian Smith

15 Years Michael Banks Elaine Benedict Paula Berry Terri Borger Kathy Brockgreitens Tana Burton Diane Eyssell Grace Matthews Heather McDorman Pat Porterfield Rusty St. John Cynthia Strodtman Greg Wirth

13 Years Hal Berry John McGuire Dorrit O’Hallaron

12 Years Kathy Stearns Martha Toebben

11 Years Jean Dickens Ernestine Love Francie Woods

Sharon Schreiber Mary Stassi Yvette and Jeffrey Sweeney Victoria Teson Jessica Trimborn Allen Vaughan Yvonne Wills

Seven Years Brenda Hollrah Jeanine Spence

Four Years

Six Years

Anna Boulware Linda Branch Andrea Compton Joetta Drake Linda Fix Kate Mikulin Lori Nash Patty Rudd Mary Ann Sadler

Donna Davis Karen Decker Joy Dufrain Mary Jo Grimm Jan Hackney Marilyn Miller Marilyn Moretto Kelley Pfeiffer Stephanie Tolson

Three Years

Five Years Jeanette Boria Teresa Drury Theresa Flett Nancy Graviett Robert Hayes April Hoekenga Samantha Humes Edie Kirk Wanda Lamkie Kyle Linden Phyllis Marchand Bernadette Moody Karen Murray Julie Parcel Paula Peraino John Phillips Pam Purtle Christine Scherer 7

Rebecca Ingraham Brian Legate Lisa Mouser Lori Porter Diane Schroeder Gregory Seguin Cassandra Stinson-Denham

Two Years Jerry Bauer Pamela Cilek Jeffrey Drake Kathy Drews Beth Finders Todd Galbierz Kim Greenwood Deronnda Griesenauer Erin Lanham Jennifer Lansdowne


New Members

Teresa Laugeman Kasey McKee Kelly Mitchell Jeanne Nevins Darren Osburn Vi Rajagopalan Robert Ronkoski Linda Shipley Vicki Skiles Mandi Smith Louise Tannehill Ginny Tiller Gail Voss

One Year Karen Alford Fay Aubuchon Ken Bray Larry Checkett Jeanne B. Crews Tammie De Los Santos Leatrice Dixon Joel Doty Linda Estes Christina Gant Karen George Tom LaFata Jennifer LeGrand Nancy McGough Gloria Mosley Jessica O’Laughlin Trish Orf Dan Porter Peggy Pringle Jackie Radle Vicki Remington John Richardson Trenda Roch von Rochsburg Susie Rubemeyer Nancy Schapp Eileen Schnelle Diana Schoo Peggy Schreiner Debra Stein Lisa Stoner Barbara Sullivan Jusuf Tucakovic Tricia Vossenkemper Kelley Warren Suzanne Wirth Doris Wulf Jane Zeiser

Joshua Niemczyk Teddy Norris Lorene O’Leary Jennifer O’Malley Denny Pezzani, R.Ph. Laura Powell Tracy Powers Scottie Priesmeyer Stephen Randoll David Reimers Guadalupe Rocha Paul Roesler Christine Romer Pamela Ronkoski Dean Russell Lourdes Salcedo Dave Schuchmann Ray Smith Sue Stafford Andrea Stephan Andrew Stephan Susan Swetnam Marvin Tobias Richard Venn Henry Versemann Karen Walters Lonna Wilke Ellen Wilson

Kim Becker Cindy Bernhoester John Bookstaver Patty Boxdorfer Jeff Bradbury Chris Breitmeyer Ashley Calton Nichole Calton Debra Crank Lewis Jean Curry Ginny Daugherty Cheryl Eichenseer Gayle Feng-Checkett Paige George Christine Goodman William Griffin John Hallvax Monica Hall-Woods Hilary Harris Vicky Herbel Kristina Johannes Denise King Amy Koehler Matthew Kroll Michael Kuelker Teresa Lovan Beth Michael-Smith Sonja Mugler Jennifer Muschany 3 2

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icah Denham

M Teacher Future History

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1 Micah Denham – an ESP Scholarship recipient. 2 An engraveable frame and memorial poem is sent as a celebration of life memento to faculty and staff who have lost a loved one. 3 The ESP Committee selected three combined seating/planting units for patrons of the Fine Arts Building (FAB) to enjoy before performances. The native grasses were selected and provided by the SCC Grounds Department, who will also maintain the planters.


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

The second annual Rhythm & Ribs (R&R) event was another huge success! Despite a few rain drops, 1,100 people got to Eat, Drink & Rock the night away ... for Education! Party goers savored ribs from Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Mannino’s Market and enjoyed chicken from our new neighbor Chick-fil-A ... all while listening to the sweet sounds of the St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble and Smash Band.

Highlights included an activity area with face painting, games and crafts, as well as a raffle table with prizes like a BBQ grill and accessories, Cardinals tickets, concert tickets and much more. This year’s event raised more than $43,000. All proceeds will benefit scholarships and academic enhancements. Special thanks goes to the remarkable SCC staff, event sponsors and more than 150 volunteers for making the event

possible, to the entertainment who kept the crowd dancing and to vendors like, Dunkin Donuts, Quintessential Catering, Krey Distributing, Red Robin & Terra Firma, USA who nourished the party goers into the night. Missed this year’s event? Mark your calendars for next year’s R&R, planned for May 2012, which promises to be the ‘Best Block Party’ around!

Special thanks to ...

Rock Stars

Acropolis Investment Management Commerce Bank Enterprise Bank & Trust FastLane Convenience Stores Krey Distributing NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation UPS

Ribsters

American Eagle Credit Union Ceridian Cuivre River Electric Cooperative First State Bank General Motors Heffernan Insurance Brokers State Farm Agent – Tom Wootten THF Realty


ohn McGuire’s

6:30 p.m. | SCC College | $75 donation per person | SCC College Center

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For the past 15 years, Dr. John McGuire has enriched our community by ensuring that a high-quality college education remained within reach for our neighbors, friends and family. That, in turn, has enhanced our economic vitality by providing a skilled workforce for local businesses. Now, it’s time to celebrate John’s contribution and acknowledge his commitment to student success by using proceeds from this farewell tribute to establish an endowment fund at St. Charles Community College in his name. Thank you for considering a tribute gift, and we hope to see you at the party. With the roast-andtoast lineup, it’s one that should not be missed!

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Secure your foursome! Sept. 26, 2011

Lake Forest Country Club

stchas.edu/golf

SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West NSC Acropolis Investment Management | Ameren Missou ri | Charter Business | FastLane Convenience Stores | General Motors Heffernan Insurance Brokers | NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation | Regions | Rx Systems, Inc. | THF Realty | UPS

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It’s FREE. It’s FUN. It’s for YOU! Whether you are one of the 75,000+ people who have attended SCC or just thankful this education option exists for family, friends and neighbors SCC Friends & Alumni makes it easy to stay informed about what’s happening on campus and around your community. Plus, you will receive special invitations to join us for group activities for all ages – professional networking opportunities, family nights, community service projects and more – like winning free stuff!

Sign up today – remember, it’s free – online at stchas.edu/F&A or call us with questions at 636-922-8473. We look forward to seeing you!

Outstanding Alumni Inspires Others

John Hall II

ness of science with the physical world – a trait we both share,” Hall said. “He inspired me to become a teacher so that I could help students demystify the physical world around them and impact them in the same way that Mr. Thater affected me.” To read more about how Hall benefitted from SCC, visit www.stchas.edu/foundation.

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865

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F O U N D AT I O N

Sixth grade science teacher, John Hall III of Orchard Farm, was presented the sixth annual Distinguished Alumni Award at this year’s commencement. Hall decided at age 29 to return to college and explains, “Had it not been for SCC, college would not have been an option.” It was a “mind-expanding moment” he had during a physics class at SCC that made him realize his purpose and change his major from pre-engineering to education. “My teacher, Stacey Thater, had the ability to see the big picture and the interconnected-


Snapshot: Summer 2011