A quick study
Jex came to SC4 with a plan and left on a fast-track to a degree and career
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 School.
“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 extremely rewarding.”
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 Central.”