Meagan Jex knew what she wanted to do when she came to St.
Clair County Community College in the fall of 2008.
By the fall of 2009, she was on her way to Central Michigan
University, several easily transferable credits in hand, and on a fast-track in
her major of choice.
“I knew that I was only going to SC4 for a year, and I knew
I wanted to go to Central after that,” Jex said. “(Advisor) Scott Watson helped
me create a schedule that would satisfy the MACRAO transfer agreement.
“I feel like I was ahead of the game when I was at Central,
because I could go right into taking those classes that I needed for my major.”
Jex, who is the SC4 Alumni of the Month for September, is a
speech and language pathologist at Eddy and Gearing elementary schools in the
East China School District.
“I work with students (from kindergarten to fifth grade) on
a variety of things,” Jex, a graduate of Yale High School said. “The majority
of the students on my caseload have articulation disorders or language
impairments, and I try to help them communicate better by improving their
speech sound inventories and overall language skills.”
This is Jex’s second year in East China, as she served in a
similar role the year before at St. Clair High School and Pine River Elementary
“I actually really enjoyed both age levels,” she said. “I
connect with both of them, even though there’s a big age difference. … It’s
Jex, who earned a bachelor’s of applied arts in
communication disorders and a master’s of arts in speech language pathology
from Central Michigan, said she recommends starting your college journey at
SC4. The Michigan Transfer Agreement (which has replaced MACRAO), gives
students a path to the fast-track Jex found herself on.
“Anybody that I talk to, I always recommend going to SC4
first,” she said. “It saved me a ton of money, I was able to stay at home and
work, and I didn’t have to take (general education) classes when I went to