TRIO Student of the Month — Rachel Fredendall

Living with mental health issues can often keep people from choosing to continue their education beyond high school. Without additional support and understanding, the typical challenges of college become even more overwhelming.

Rachel Fredendall knows this all too well. She has an array of mental health barriers, plus a learning disability. But Anne McPherson, SC4’s Coordinator of Academic Success and Disability Services, recommended the college’s TRIO Student Support Services program, and it’s been a great help to Fredendall.

“It’s really hard for me to get motivated because of my depression and OCD issues,” Fredendall explained. “After I have a depressive episode, I go into a 24-hour manic episode of hyper-motivation, where I really take advantage of time. It really came down to the two annoying (just kidding!) people that pestered me to keep on track. I couldn’t have gotten this far without my fiancé and my best friend.”

Thanks to TRIO and several great SC4 professors, Fredendall is on track to graduate in May. She regularly spent time between classes in the TRIO space on campus, where TRIO Director Shawne Jowett helped her develop an effective study plan. She also singled out Criminal Justice professor Jim Jones, Earth Science professor Bob Hunckler, and retired English professor Cliff Johnson for being understanding and accommodating when it came to her physical and mental health disruptions.

“There are no words that can describe how thankful I am for them,” Fredendall said.

Fredendall is transferring to Saginaw Valley State University to work on her bachelor’s degree in secondary education, focusing on English and general social studies. Her ultimate goal is to become a teacher at her former high school.

“I’d like to be on a first-name basis with my old teachers,” she laughed. “After that, we’ll see!”

For her success in the classroom and beyond, Rachel Fredendall is the May TRIO Student of the Month. Congratulations, Rachel!

Registration for SC4 fall classes is open — We’re here for you.

Registration for fall classes at St. Clair County Community College is open, meaning it’s time for you to schedule the classes you need to get your degree, transfer to a four-year college or start on your path to a new career.

Fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 23. And through May 21, there’s no deposit required to register for fall classes!

The world changed this year because of the pandemic, and many students are finding it hard to decide what to do this fall. We understand that, and we’re here for you.

You’ll notice that many of our classes are back on-campus this fall, while we also have many online options available. We’ll continue to be cautious, of course, but we believe that a return to something closer to normal is possible.

So how do I register?

If you’re a current student at SC4, or you have already gone through the steps for enrollment, you can register online through your student Portal or on the SC4 mobile app.

Not sure which classes you need to take? Have questions about degree and certificate programs, class selection or other concerns? New college students and those transferring from other schools can set up a phone or virtual advising appointment by visiting sc4.edu/advising.

If you’re not quite ready to register and want to get an idea of what’s out there, you can also browse available classes for the fall semester by visiting sc4.edu/schedule.

Not a student yet? Or maybe you haven’t even applied? There’s still time. Visit sc4.edu/starthere and fill out your free application today.

When you start here, it’s a smart decision that will help you go anywhere. SC4 students benefit from affordable tuition, flexibility, a high-quality education, a vibrant campus community, and faculty and staff dedicated to maximizing student success.

If you have other questions related to registration, email enrollment@sc4.edu.

SC4’s Lambda Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa receive awards

The national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) recognized SC4’s Lambda Mu Chapter with the Distinguished College Project Award during PTK Catalyst 2021, the Society’s annual convention, which was broadcast live from Orlando, Florida, from April 8-10.

Only 51 of PTK’s chapters worldwide received the Distinguished College Project Award this year. The purpose of the College Project is to establish or strengthen a supportive relationship between the chapter and college administration. Lambda Mu’s project, “Tips for Success in Online Learning,” compiled online learning advice offered by SC4 faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The advice was edited into 30 “tips” and shared online.

Successful completion of the College Project is one of the criteria needed to be a Five-Star Chapter, a status the Lambda Mu Chapter maintained for the 2020-2021 academic year. Lambda Mu is also a REACH Chapter, which signifies a membership acceptance rate of over fifteen percent.

Additionally, the Blue Water Alumni Association (BWAA) was recognized as a Five-Star Alumni Association for 2020-2021. BWAA is the PTK alumni chapter for the St. Clair County area.

The Lambda Mu Chapter was also honored with the following awards at the PTK Michigan Regional Convention 2021, held virtually March 24 to 26:

  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Team – 3rd Runner Up: Tara Brown, Lisa Green, Lillian Nelson, Rachel Schmaltz
  • Honors in Action Theme 4 Award: Expressions of Truth – 1st Runner Up
  • College Project Award – 1st Runner Up
  • Angela Heiden, SC4 PTK Advisor, was honored for thirteen years of service

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in the United States and internationally. More than three million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

If you’d like to be a part of an award-winning chapter, both the Lambda Mu Chapter and the Blue Water Alumni Association are currently looking for new members and officers for the 2021-2022 academic year. Contact PTK Advisor Angela Heiden at aheiden@sc4.edu for details.

Naima Turner’s winding road to success included a stop at SC4

Naima Turner arrived in Michigan in August 2009. She had an eight-day-old newborn and three other children aged ten, nine and two and was facing a new life as a single mother after separating from her husband. She had no income, no car, no furniture, and her only support system was her mother.

Turner had one thing going for her, though, and that was her certainty that she knew what she wanted to become, though she wasn’t quite sure how she would get there – yet. She was starting her life over again with nothing but love and determination.

She and her children stayed in her mother’s one room basement for three months until she got her own place in a trailer home. She had to ask for assistance from the Michigan Department of Human Services to survive. In order to get help from Michigan Works she needed to volunteer. So, she volunteered, cared for children, and started going to school full time at SC4, taking the prerequisite courses needed to get into the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Although Macomb Community College was closer, Turner’s aunt Crystal was already in the SC4 nursing program and recommended it to her niece. She told her that the instructors were outstanding, which Turner found out was absolutely true.

“Tami Turney, Kim Murphy, and Laurie Lamont were amazing!” Turner recalled. “They were personable, yet professional. Their compassion as nurses shone through in their roles as educators, as well. Their teaching styles were exactly what I needed to drive the subject home and help me remember. They used stories – and laughter – to help us recall difficult content and make it more applicable.”

Turner was so inspired by her SC4 instructors that she decided to follow in their footsteps and become a nursing instructor herself.

“Nursing is about so much more than just skills and knowledge,” she explained. “It’s also about the standards and characteristics that the profession requires and demands. I love being able to contribute to the development of extraordinary nurses who go out and serve our communities.”

Turner completed her ADN degree at SC4 in May 2013, then continued her education at Chamberlain University, getting her BSN and her MSN degrees there. For her MSN, she majored in nursing education. She’s currently completing her DNP degree at Chamberlain and expects to graduate this year.

She’s served for nearly eight years as a staff nurse in obstetrics, including labor and delivery, antepartum, and post-partum care; as a clinical instructor in OB and pediatrics; a didactic nursing instructor, and is currently the Director of Nursing for a program in California.

Her experience getting started at SC4 left a lasting impression of the value of a community college education.

“It’s priceless,” Turner said. “It’s vital for communities to accommodate adult learners, their schedules, and their lives, while enabling them to reach their goals and dreams. Community colleges aren’t as costly but are just as reliable and valuable when it comes to the education and experience gained. Students who choose community colleges receive a great educational experience and go on to do great things.”

Turner is certainly an example of that. Despite her difficulties when she moved to Michigan a decade ago, her current success is inspiring and shows the power of self-determination and hard work.

“It was extremely rough and difficult, but I persevered despite all the difficulties and barriers,” Turner said. “God is merciful, and he saw me through it all. If someone is determined to reach their goals, no circumstance or obstacle can deter or stop them. No matter where you are, where you’re destined to be and who you’re destined to become is a realty that only you can make come true.”

TRIO Student of the Month – Adam Baszewski

Soon after starting at SC4, Adam Baszewski experienced something many new college students do: a need for some extra help to get through some of his more challenging classes. He heard about SC4’s TRIO Student Support Services program and decided to check it out.

“I needed some support with some assignments that I was having difficulties with,” Baszewski explained. “TRIO helped me by providing a tutor for an advanced class, which helped me succeed.”

He soon discovered that TRIO offers more than just academic help.

“They also offered to help me with my career planning,” he said. “I plan to use that to my advantage soon.”

Baszewski lives in SC4’s Campus Housing, which gives him some additional peace and quiet.

“I’d recommend TRIO to others because it helps people with disabilities,” he said. “and they can help you plan your future.”

Baszewski will be seeking a job as a website developer with a “company with a good reputation.” For all of his success and growth as a student, Adam Baszewski is the TRIO Student of the Month for April 2021.

SC4 President’s Honor List for Fall 2020

A total of 1,301 St. Clair County Community College students earned a spot on the President’s Honor List for the 2020 fall semester, which ended Dec. 18.

Students must take at least six credits and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to make the list.

President’s Honor List for the 2020 fall semester, in alphabetical order:

Hunter Abram, Matthew Acre, Luke Acton, Hanna Adamczak, Madison Addington, Savannah Adkins, Faith Aguinaga, Gina Ahrens, Avery Aiello, Payton Aiello, Ashlyn Albert, Brooke Albrecht, Mathew-James Alcorn, Skylar Aleman, Hannah Ales, Kara Alexander, Cameron Allan, Jackson Allen, Melissa Allen, Naomi Amey, Christopher Amiels, Elyssa Anderson, Emerald Anderson, Jade Anderson, Courtney Angebrandt, Elizabeth Angell, Sydney Anger, Nicole Antenori, Shawnna Apley, Robert Arbuckle, Kristin Archibald, Trevor Arcieri, Jacob Armstrong, Jamal Armstrong, Marissa Ashcraft, Allie Ashley, Morgan Asselin, Celestial Atherton, Kaytlyn Atkinson, Sahib Aubdoollah, Zoe Autore, Richard Avers, Shayla Avers, Amanda Avery, Brandi Avery, Jessica Badley, Larissa Bailey, Kari Baker, Arezoo Bakhtiari, Makayla Balduck, Stacy Baldwin, Robert Balwinski, Caroline Banka, Samantha Banks, James Barden, Cameron Barlass, Christopher Barnes, Justine Barnette, Sara Barr, Grace Barrett, Kaitlan Barron, Zachariah Barrows, Ethan Bartee, Katie Bartley, Molly Bartolomucci, Samantha Bass, Stephanie Bass, Adam Baszewski, Cassidy Bates, Caitlyn Baum, Brent Baysinger, Luke Baysinger, Jessica Beattie, Mackenzie Beauchamp, Dylan Bechtell, Lillian Beckman, Kayla Beecherl, Daniel Beedon, Madison Beedon, Jacob Beem, Nathaniel Belau, Bruce Belich, Ashley Bell, Eli Bell, Joshua Bemiss, Emiley Bender, Miranda Benner, Madison Berg, Sean Berg, Kelsey Best, Michelle Biberston, Cody Bieth, Sarah Bilinski, Megan Bishop, Amelia Black, Ian Blackstock, Jane Blair, Tara Blount, Quinn Bobbio, Kaelee Bobcean, Trevor Boers, Alecia Boland, Brendan Bolduc, Caleb Bollaert, Amanda Bolotta, Emily Bombard, Matthew Bombard, Keegan Bonesteel, Lydia Bonney, Zach Booth, Katherine Borgne, Gabrielle Borneman, Lauren Borunda, Sarah Borunda, John Bostater, Samantha Boughner, Alexandreia Bourbonais, Elizabeth Bowen, Danielle Bower, Taryn Bowerman, Samuel Bowers, Nathen Bowling, Aleeya Boychuck, Tianna Boyd-Cleaver, Kayla Brabaw, Kyle Bradley, Amber Brafford, Zachary Bral, Riley Brandt, Zachary Brockway, Courtney Brooks, Aiden Brown, Jill Brown, Katherine Brown, Kimberly Brown, Samuel Browne, Cayden Bruno, Keara Bruyneel, Mackenzie Bryant, Jared Bryson, Laura Buchs, Hannah Buckley, Jonathan Buckmaster, Lukas Bugajski, Riley Bugg, Talia Bulgrien, Brandi Burch, Nichole Burgess, Paige Burgos, Ronald Burke, Olivia Burkhardt, Megan Burns, Noah Burns, Alexandria Burson, Zachary Burt, Angela Bussone, Maria Bussone, Therese Bussone, Garrett Butler, Hailey Butler, Timothy Butler, Hannah Caldwell, Mikayla Cameron, Madison Campbell, Samantha Campbell, Alexandria Canas, Skyler Cangemi, Jenna Card, Noah Carlin, Matthew Carlson, Melanie Carlson, Chase Carnahan, Alexander Carpenter, Alexzandra Carr, Cece Carrothers-Lutz, Rhiannon Carter, Kayla Cartier, Zenaida Castillo, Cassandra Chance, Dakota Chappel, Jeremy Charbeneau Jr, Amanda Chase, Austin Chase, Isaac Chase, Jessica Chase, Lucas Chase, Ashley Chattick, Katy Chauvin, Austin Chesney, Alison Child, Aric Chojnowski, Victoria Christopher, Ryan Churchill, Elisha Cielecki, McKinzee Cisneros, Cameron Clark, George Clark, Kent Clark, Reagan Clark, Melissa Clay, Hailey Clink, Nathan Clos, Jenna Cloutier, Tanner Cobb, Jenna Cobbs, Dominic Cocco, Andrew Coleman, Giovanni Coletti, Carah Colley, Gina Collins, Princess Alaina- Collins, Austin Comstock, Lily Connelly, Abigail Cook, Whitney Cook, Lauren Cooney, Malaysha Cooper, Curtis Corby, Andrew Cordes, Susan Cornwell, Alicia Coronado, Crystal Corwin, Jacob Corwin, Hunter Cosgrove, Nathanael Cote, Marcos Coucke, Elijah Coulter, Jack Course, Joseph Cowan, April Cox, Olivia Cox, Kylee Crane, Lindsey Crane, John Criger, Matthew Cronce, Paige Cronce, Evan Crosby, Kevin Crosby, Melissa Cross, Austin Currie, Cameron D’Alessio, Kyle Dalton, Jeremy Darling, Logan Davies, Abigail Davis, Erin Davis, Rachel Davis, Chelsey Daws, Madelyn Day, Michaelia Day, Cristina De Gregory, Alexandra Dean, Katelynn Deater, Megan Debuf, Eric Decker, Grace Decker, Madison Decker, Maranda Decker, Joshua DeCoste, Alanna Dedenbach, Amber Delor, Claire Delpy, Ann Demaray, Hailey DeMerritt, Katelyn DeMink, Madison Desloover, Kelsey Desnyder, Erica Devigili, Kathleen DeVigili, Natasha DeWitt, Brian Dey, Stephen Diaz, Makayla Dickinson, Gabrielle Diehl, Jessica Diller, Caitlyn Diss, Cara Diss, Derek Distelrath, Daisi Dixon, Samantha Dodson, Cameron Doenges, Janiece Dominek, Sherri Domzalski, Maegan Donajkowski, Mark Donnellon, Paul Donnellon, Chloe Doroh, Kobie Down, Nolan Downey, Alexandria Downing, Conner Downing, Brittany Drouillard, Megan Drummond, Jerriette DuBay, Rachel Dubs, Joel Duckert, Austin Dunn, Averie Dunn, Jordan Dunn, Ethan Dunsmore, Presley Dupuie, Jada Duren, Darien Durette, Rachel Dusett, Mikaylie Earl, Tanya Earl, Julia Edgington, Ricki Edwards, Nicholas Eggers, Theodis Ellis, Brooklyn Elsholz, Shelby Enders, Carley Engel, Gavin Enright, Olivia Espinoza, Steven Ettinger, Kaitlyn Evans, Nyssa Eveland, Jonathan Everitt, A.J. Fagan, Maria Falleti, Avery Falter, Brooke Fantin, Rachael Farr, Joseph Farrow, Karissa Fay, Autumn Fehn, Robert Felster, Dirk Fenner, Savannah Fenner, Kaci Ferguson, Alysia Ferrier, Austin Ferrier, Daniel Ferrone, Lauren Fiedler, Amber Fields, Madelynn Fisher, Michael Fisher, Hunter Fite, Elizabeth Fleming, Madison Fleming, Natalie Fler, Kristen Fleury, Aedan Forbes, Emma Forest, Lucy Forlastro, Patricia Forrester, Holly Forton, Alicia Fortuna, Alena Foster, Allie Foucher, Jessica Fowler, Lydia Fowler, Joshua Francis, Meredith Francis, Eliza Frank, Savanna Frank, Haylee Frantz, Lee Frantz, Timothy Frantz, Zach Franzel, Kaylyn Fraser, Rae Fredendall, Jennifer Freigruber, Francesca Frey, Kelsey Frisbey, Mikayla Frisbey, Michael Fritz, Kyle Frizzle, Marie Frohriep, David Frost, Morgan Fulgenti, Miah Fulton, Jenna Fye, Chalsie Gaffke, Joeleen Gaffney, D. Hope Galarza-Amaro, Molly Gallagher, Jordan Galvan, Carlos Garcia, Courtney Garcia, Matthew Gardner, Theodore Garneau, Holden Gauthier, Kassie Gaytan, Juliet Geck, Makayla Geer, Andrew Geiger, Elliot Geiger, Joseph Gentner, Craig Gerlach, Anya Gerstenberg, Jackie Gibbs, Jessica Gibson, Megan Gibson, Lorin Gierman, Zacchaeus Gilbert, Joseph Gingell, Haley Girardeau, Adam Godinez, Amy Golm, Ashley Gonder, Miranda Gonyeau, Nickalos Gonzales, Shaina Goodell, Skyler Goodman, Lydia Goold, Devyn Gordon, Samuel Gordon, Melissa Gorman, Robert Gorniak, Katie Gossman, Spencer Gould, Kennedy Goulding, Izabella Gowen, Gracie Graber, Jarod Graham, Jenna Graham, Kerryn Graham, Melissa Graham, Michael Graham, Samantha Graham, Spencer Gratz, Amanda Gravish, Bryanna Gray, Christina Green, Kaitlin Green, Ty Green, Jessica Greene, Kenneth Greenia, Keegan Greer, Grace Greig, Amber Grewe, Hunter Grippe, Ronin Groch, John Gross, Ally Guibord, Katrina Guldi, Jameson Gumtow, Raven Gunnells, Jonathan Gurley, Alicia Hall, Dayzee Hall, Jacob Hallock, Ashley Halpin, Kristyana Hamblin, Nathaniel Hamblin, Amelia Hamill, Meghan Hammons, Zoey Hankins, Lejla Harambasic, Justin Harm, Meagan Harmon, Scott Harnden, Kennedy Harrell, Analisa Harrington, Gabrielle Harris, Destiny Harrison, Nicholas Hartley, Nathan Hartman, Sam Harvey, Auttum Haseltine, Cameron Haslem, Justice Hawks, Nathaniel Hayslett, Megan Hearn, Julie Hedges, Chris Heiden, Katelyn Heiden, Annette Heilman, Mickenzie Heim, Marcus Heine, Madelynne Hemby, Julia Hendershot-Reno, Adrianne Henderson, Lillian Henion, Allyvia Hennika, Joseph Hermann, Jennifer Heuer, Alesha Hibbs, Brooke Higgins, Holly Hilgendorf, Alexis Hill, Anna Hill, Kelsey Hill, Raymond Hill, Alexa Hilliker, Kevin Hilliker, Molly Hillis, KayLeigh Hinman, Anhaella Hinojosa, Kaitlyn Hinz, Amelia Hoag, Alex Hock, Monique Hoffman, Nicole Hogan, Alyssa Hoist, Roman Holbrook, Jenna Holzberger, Nicholas Hong, Kalien Hoppe, Emma Horetski, Aiden Horn, Jacob Horvath, Cammie Houle, David Hovis, Samantha Howard, Mackenzie Howell, Ashley Huber, Jenna Hude, Whitney Hughes, Riley Hulett, Alora Hull, Lainy Humes, Shane Hunt, Keenon Huss, Emma Huston, Alyssa Hyde, Austin Hyvonen, Ezra Iannucci-Nemeth, Kevin Ibula, Amanda Isaac, Olivia Iseler, Chelsea Itrich, Chelsey Ivy, Amy Jabe, Olivia Jackson, Heather Jacobs, Austin Jaehn, Stephanie Jandron, Jada Janes, Jade Jarskey, Alexis Jarvis, Emilia Jefferson, Hannah Jefferson, Eden Jenkins, Robert Jewell, Larissa John, Justice Johnson, Katrina Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Nadia Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Katrina Jolicoeur, Jase Jolley, Hannah Jones, Lauren Jones, Marc Jones, Margaret Jones, Marisa Jones, Anthony Jones-Kalich, Makenna Joppich, Olivia Jovanovich, Michael Jowan, Katlyn Judd, Emily Jurkiewicz, Julian Justice, Leah Kain, Therese Kalbaugh, Dean Kalebjian, Lucy Kalebjian, Thomas Kaminski, Megan Kammer, Randall Kammer, Hope Kananen, Rachel Kanapsky, Jacob Kandt, Ethan Kane, Marianne Karos, John Kaseta, Shannon Kasperski, Isabella Kawalec, Emily Kean, Kerig Kearns, Jessica Keast, Tanya Keefe, Elizabeth Keegan, Jacqueline Keesee, Payton Kehoe, Adam Keller, David Keller, Taylor Kelley, Jordan Kelly, Logan Kelly, Shannon Kelly, Maxwell Kenny, Alexander Kerrigan, Matthew Kerrigan, John Kerschenheiter, Christopher Ketelhut, Russell Keuning, Gale Kicinski, Samantha Kicinski, Daniel Kiehler, Maxwell Kilander, MarlieSue Kilburn, Dakota Killingbeck, Maggie Kimmerly, Nina Kindle, Kaitlynn Kindsvater, Terra King, Danielle Kinsman, Andrew Kirchgessner, Christopher Kirnberger, Mikala Kish, Jade Kivel, Vera Klimovich, Seth Klink, Zoe Klink, Stephanie Kluger, Sam Kneebone, Kristin Knockeart, Ginger Knott, Jordyn Knowlton, Leigh Knox, Trevor Knox, Katlyn Koach, Katie Koch, Sarah Koch, Scott Kochanski, Alexis Koenig, Staci Koenig, Madalynn Kohler, Kyler Kolakovich, Makayla Kolakovich, Leanna Konarski, Jeni Kosek, Sarah Kovacs, Karl Kozfkay, Emily Krajewski, Heather Krawczyk, Julia Krawczyk, Krysta Krawczyk, David Kret, Nicole Kreusel, Garrett Krikorian, Briauna Kroom, Kyle Kruger, Isabelle Kue, Ellen Kuefler, Aniela Kujda-Roche, Alyssa Kunkel, Brittney LaBelle, Christina LaBudie, Alison Lacey, Nolan Lacey, Siera Lacey, Tiffany Ladmirault, Cody LaFave, Jon Laffrey, Lauren Lamberson, Sara Lambrecht, Annaliese Lamontagne, Shelly Lander, Michael Landschoot, Megan Langdon, Mary Langell, Ti Langley, Toni Lasher, Somer Laubert, Sarah Lawson, Chloe Lebow, Adriannah Lee, John Legaspi, Tracy Joy Legaspi, Lily Lemoine, Marie Leniczek, Katelyn Leonard, Pamela Lerash, Brianna Leverenz, Eric Leverich, Paige Levitt, Hua Li, Dylan Liechty, Christopher Lilly, Emily Lindberg, Elizabeth Ling, Allie Lingemann, Jacob Lingemann, Jared Liniarski, Maria Liniarski, Jenna Linton, Kylee Lisee, Trenton Livingston, Jessie Lloyd, Jorden Lodge, Regina Long, Tommie Elizabet Long, Madison Loviska, Emilia Lozano, Kathryn Lozowski, Grace Lucas, Katelyn Ludwig, Christopher Luke, Lauren Luke, Lily Lyle, Brendan Lyons, Julian Macatangay, Hannah MacDonald, Taten MacDougall, Margherita Macera, Nathan MacKenzie, Natalie Maday, Mikayla Madley, Connor Mahn, Christopher Majeski, James Majeski, John Majeski, Jillian Maksymiuk, Kristin Malcolm, Jordyn Malinowski, Matthew Maliskey, Nicole Mallory, Lucas Malone, Rachel Malone, Cameron Mango, Katie Marcero, Christene Marcum, Hilary Markopoulos, Isaak Markopoulos, Cassidy Marshall, Rylee Martin, Donald Mason, Conner Mathews, Taryn Mathis, Haley Matthews, Tyler Maxfield, Hunter Maxon, Drew Mayes, Nathan McBride, Jaime McCabe, Dylan McCarroll, Olivia McCarroll, Grace McCarthy, Amber McCauley, Anna McClelland, Stephen McClelland, Elsa McClure, Morgan McConnell, Logan McCulloch, Abygail McFarlane, Brody McFarlane, Tyler McGaugh-Dupont, William McGregor, Charles McKay, MacKenzie McKean, Abigail McKenna, Abigail McKenzie, Chase McKenzie, Rachel McKenzie, Amber McKnight, Linsay McLain, Braiden McLarty, Duncan McLeod, Maryann McLeod, Jake McNaughton, Griffin McNeice, Laura McNeill, JR McPhail, Monica McPhall, Miranda Meier, Zachary Meier, Ryder Meilstrup-Eady, Kaitlyn Meldrum, Evan Melick, Holly Meno, Adam Merrow, Joseph Mervich, Teagan Messing, Madison Metheny, Maisie Meyers, Kayleigh Mifsud, Andrew Miller, Chealse Miller, Kaycee Miller, Tresa Miller, Chloe Mills, Erica Milot, Kristie Miltner, Elizabeth Minard, Asmara Miron, Jaida Mixon, Ashlee Moeller, Ann Mole, Syrys Molesworth, Gage Monaco, Matthew Monaco, Meagan Montgomery, Victoria Montgomery, Grace Moore, Jacob Moore, Kobi Moretz, Nicole Morgan, Joseph Morgulec, Allie Morris, Davon Morris, Madilyn Morris, Sydney Mose, Luke Mosher, Kasie Mosurak, Ekam Motwani, Alexis Muether, Seth Mullen, Taylor Murawski, Alina Murray, Kaitlyn Murray, Nikolas Muxlow, Darren Myron, Ashton Nance, Grace Navarro, Autumn Nay, Stacey Nazarko, Deion Nelson, Lillian Nelson, Scott Netter, Ashley Neumann, Ashley Nevarez, Caleb Nevison, JoAnn Newberry, Gabrielle Nicholas, Logan Nichols, Stacy Nichols, Andrew Nicholson, Michele Niehaus, Riley Niemic, Katie Noble, John Norton, Tyler Nunez, Joseph Nunley, Michael Nykoriak, Kelly O’Grady, Luke O’Hare, Bevin Okuszka, Adam O’Mara, Ian O’Neill, Jadzia Onorati-Phillips, Baffour Opoku, Alyssa Orlando, Sarah Orrell, Alex Ort, Lily Osiwala, Lily Osterbeck, Alexys Osterland, Avery Osterland, Kennedy Osterland, Jeffrey Overway, Hunter Owen, Alexis Owens, Neve Owens, Reid Packan, Mitchell Packer, Nattalie Padilla, Lainey Painter, Donovan Paldanius, K’la Pallett, Preston Palmateer, Jarred Paquette, Charles Parker, Celeste Parmenter, Andrew Parr, Breanna Pashak, Mira Passalacqua, Leonardo Pastoria, Luciano Pastoria, Angelo Patsalis, Amber Paul, Alaina Pawlowski, Katelynn Paynter, Melanie Peake, Stephanie Pegg, Miranda Pekala, Megan Pelc, Annabelle Pelton, Myia Pemberton, Justin Pendrock, Elaina Penn, Doug Penrod, Cade Perrin, Andrew Peters, Ryan Peters, Tara Peters, Quinn Peterson, Whitney Pettibone, Emilee Peyerk, Mikayla Phetteplace, Joseph Phillips, Christopher Photiades, Sara Pilgrim, Trish Pillsbury, Alexandra Platzer, Nicholas Platzer, Chad Plenda, Jordan Plonka, Matthew Pohlman, Alyssa Pollauf, Donald Pomaville, Lilly Porrett, Heather Porter, Ryan Porter, Ella Potthoff, Abigail Powell, Nicholas Preston, Justin Prevost, Shawn Priess, Matthew Privaloff, Kelly Prososki, Ethan Pruss, Hannah Psink, Kayla Putman, Amanda Quiroga, Jacob Raab, Tyler Rabine, Maxwell Rak, Rayna Rakes, Jared Ramsey, Jeffrey Ramsey, Blake Randall, Jade Rattee, Bryan Rau, Andrew Raymo, Madison Raymo, Sydney Raymo, Nicholas Redinger, Carla Reimel, Andrea Ren, Robert Renner, Zachary Renno, Remy Reynolds, Brandon Rhein, Jacob Rhodes, Samantha Rhodes, Deyhna Riase, Daniel Rich, Timothy Rich, Dylan Richards, John Richardson, Kenton Rickerman, Johnathon Ridley, Sam Rigsby, Crystal Ringeisen, Paige Ringer, Mollie Ripenbark, Nadine Ritchey, Justin Ritchie, Megan Ritter, Aiyanna Rivera, Chandler Rizzo, Gavin Robbel, Brianna Robberstad, Amanda Roberts, Bradshaw Roberts, Hayleigh Roberts, Ashley Robertson, Karlie Robertson, Shawn Robertson, Emma Robinson, Caio Rodrigues, Lillianna Rodriguez, Niurka Rodriguez, Logan Roehl, Lauryn Roff, Lucas Roff, Rachael Roff, Aaron Rogers, Caitlyn Rogers, Kevin Rogers, Anna Roland, Austin Roland, Courtney Rosell, Kaleb Rosenau, Ethan Roskey, Anna Ross, Lindsay Rourke, Olivia Rousey, Gabriel Rowland Renaud, Jessica Ruckman, Emily Rusch, Carrie Rush, Addysen Russel, Kaitlyn Russell, Kelsey Russell, Olya Rybak, Elizabeth Rylander, Madison Rzeppa, Madelynn Saddler, Hannah Sagash, Tarub Saiyad, Nick Saley, Ethan Sanasie-Edwards, Lucas Sanderson, Sean Sapienza, Andre Sasser, Jadeyn Sattler, Amberley Sazehn, Karly Scharf, Angelina Schaufele, Hannah Scheible, Zachary Scheible, Merissa Schemansky, Victoria Schieman, Allison Schlaack, Rachel Schmaltz, Brandi Schmitz, Abe Schneider, Doug Schoenberg, Lauren Schoof, Athena Schrader, Olivia Schremser, Hayley Schuh, Scott Schulte, Zach Schulte, Noah Schumaker, Christopher Schuman, William Schunk, Robert Schwartz, Robert Schwartz, Delaney Schweihofer, Selina Schweihofer, Colton Sciotti, Adam Scott, Kaylee Scott, Morgan Scott, Ryan Scott, Kate Seguin, Beth Seibert, Lexi Seitz, Alexis Semaan, Adam Senyk, Selena Senyk, Kassandra Sepsey, Lindsay Sergent, Nicholas Shafran, Ally Shagena, Trent Sheldon, Morgan Shelton, Thomas Shipley, Thomas Short, Travis Shoudy, Jada Shuler, Stefany Shumerski, Zachary Shumerski, Danielle Sikora, Dawn Silk, Caitlin Simmons, Noah Simone, Alayna Simpson, Brenna Simpson, Dakota Simpson, Kaitlyn Simpson, Evan Sinelli, Victor Sitz, Alaina Siwak, Jayden Siwila, Lawrence Skotzke, David Sladowski, Adrienne Slossar, Steven Sly, Paxton Smalldon, Tara Smalls, Alexandra Smith, Alicia Smith, Austin Smith, Brendalle Smith, Cameryn Smith, Cassidy Smith, Chloe Smith, Colton Smith, Hailey Smith, Jacklyn Smith, Jacob Smith, Jesse Smith, Megan Smith, Patricia Smith, Sarah Snider, Alyssa Soave, Lauren Sobier, Lindsey Sobkowski, Laura Solgot, Erin Sommers, Jordan Sommers, Abby Sorenson, Chad Soucek, Shaylynn Southgate-Smith, Darcy Spaulding, Krystal Speedy, Layney Spencer, Katie Sperling, Clayton Spezia, Madison Spinek, James Springborn, Amber Spudowski, Zachary Stacks, Nicholas Stalker, Jamie Stanislawski, Joshua Staples, Jessica Starr, Miranda Starr, Jenna Steeb, Shannon Steffen, Grace Stein, Peyton Stein, Ceirra Stephens, Sylvia Stephens, Caryn Stevens, Seth Stier, Avery Stimac, Wyatt Stimac, Jacob Stoner, April Storey, Austin Stout, Abbey Stover, Autumn Strauch, Skyler Streeter Fye, Natalie Stroh, Ethan Strong, Thomas Strunk, Angela Sugars, Casondra Sumpter, Marcus Sutherland, Brianna Swantek, Evelyn Swantek, Adam Swarts, Ciera Swartz, Michael Swindlehurst, Erica Syck, Megan Symington, Christopher Syrie, Kyle Szablowski, Chelsea Szyska, Ashlee Tallis, Michael Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Hanna Teeple, Taylor Terpening, Maxwel Terry, Andrew Thibert, Cheri Thibodeau, Max Thoennes, Darian Thomas, Santia Thomason, Brooke Thompson, Nelson Thorn, Nicholas Thornton, Nathanal Thorson, Teagan Todd, David Tomlin, Sharon Torello, Selena Torrez, Julia Tovar, Breanna Tovarez, Heather Travis, Charles Trendy, Dakota Trendy, Gabriel Treutle, Emily Tribula, Samuel Tricomo, Joshua Trojanowski, Milissa Trombley, Amber Trowbridge, Richard Trudo, Amanda Tulo, James Turner, Madison Turski, Katie Tyrrell, Kristine Tyson, Ryan Urban, Ethan Utter, Gloria Valentin, Payton Van Houtte, Cory Vanbuskirk, Lynsey VanBuskirk, Nathan Vanbuskirk, Emily Vandenbossche, Sophia Vani, Makailey VanTiem, Demi Varty, Gina Velasquez, Kylie Veldman, Lily Vella, Jacob Vermeesch, Kyla Visga, Troy Voight, Isabella Volkman, Shannon Volz, Nicholas Voydanoff, Jacqueline Wahl, Julia Wahl, Anna Wahls, Troy Walcott, Devin Walker, Mason Walker, Mikenzi Walker, Callie Wallis, Isabella Wallis, Brennan Walmer, Gracie Walsh, Ryleigh Walsh, Ashley Wampfler, Codie Warner, Jillian Warner, Skyler Warner, Mave Warren, Therese Warren, Carlee Watson, Gillian Watson, Ryley Watson, Adam Watts, Angel Webb, Charissa Webster, Kendra Webster, Steven Webster, Matthew Wedlake, Matthew Weglarz, Cori Weidman, Alyse Weisenberger, Anton Weiss, Carleigh Welch, Hayley Werth, Robert Wessel, Avery Westbrook, Alyssa Westrick, Elisabeth Westrick, Emily Westrick, MaKayla Wetoszke, Matthew Wetter, Emily Wheeler, Lauren Whetstone, Donald White, Jacob White-Noel, Kayla Whiting, Tess Whitley, Brianna Whitlock, Laena Whitney, Amanda Whittredge, Claire Wiegand, Hannah Wiegand, Jonah Wiegand, Zachary Wieland, Kyle Wierszewski, Nicholas Wik, Kaelyn Wilcox, Rebecca Willett, Alexis Williams, Benjamin Williams, Cheyene Williams, Crystal Williams, Kyle Williams, Laken Williams, Reagan Williams, Ethan Wilson, Ian Wilson, Madisyn Wilson, Kaylie Wilt, Brooklynn Wilton, Ashton Wimbury, Julia Wing, Holly Wingate, Teri Wingle, Jennifer Winkler, Phillip Winterbauer, Lauren Witham, Andre Withey, Avary Witt, Mackenzie Witt, Kaylynn Witting, Alison Wojnarowicz, Emma Wolak, Timothy Wolf, Cameron Wolowiec, Paige Wolschleger, Renee Wolschleger, David Wolven, Cody Wood, Kenton Wood, Riley Wood, Isabel Woodall, Evan Woodard, Victoria-Lynne Woodard, Heather Woodman, Susannah Woodruff, Alexandria Woodward, Cody Woolman, Bryan Worden, Levi Woycehoski, Logan Wright, Martin Wrobel, Keith Wroblewski, Allison Yeashevich, Cassandra Young, Nicole Young, Renee Young, Sara Young, Joel Zavala, Luke Zeller, Brandon Zielke, Percy Ziolkowski, Chase Zobl, Kevin Zoeplitz, Haylee Zuehlke, Alexis Zuziak and Daniel Zweng.

SC4 was the perfect way to transition from high school to college for alumnus Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis makes a difference in people’s lives everyday as a pharmacist at Meijer. That commitment to work to help others was supported by the examples he saw while a student at St. Clair County Community College.

“Janice Fritz and Joe Gibbons both sparked my interest in science and were instrumental in my acceptance to, and success in, pharmacy school,” Davis said. “I remember the passion that Dr. Fritz had for teaching and the excitement she would bring to her lectures. Anatomy and Physiology was my favorite course I took in my entire collegiate career.”

“I also fondly remember spending hours with Professor Gibbons in the chemistry lab discussing not just the course material but also life experiences,” he continued. “These professors were more than teachers to me; they were sources of inspiration as well as friendly faces I could confide in. They deserve so much recognition for the incredible work they do.”

Davis, a 2009 graduate of Marysville High School, chose SC4 for several reasons, including its convenient location close to his home and the overall cost of community college tuition.

“Going to SC4 allowed me to work full time while also enrolling in classes full time,” Davis explained. “I was able to build my schedule around everything else I had going on in my life. I got a great education for a fraction of the cost of attending a university right out of high school. I completed the majority of my prerequisite courses without having to take any student loans.”

Class size and individual attention also factored into Davis’s decision to attend SC4.

“I believe the opportunity to receive that attention from my professors was something that furthered my education beyond what a university could offer,” he said. “I spent more one-on-one time with my teachers at SC4 than I did during the rest of my undergrad and pharmacy school classes combined.”

Davis transferred to Wayne State University in 2012 and completed his bachelor’s degree and then completed his Doctorate in Pharmacy degree in 2017. He currently works at Meijer Pharmacy.

“My profession allows me to work closely with patients and make a positive impact on their lives,” Davis said. “I am an easily-accessible resource for anyone in the community to seek out advice. That brings me great career satisfaction that I can’t imagine getting in any other way.”

Davis highly recommends community college as a starting point for any student starting their college journey.

“Community colleges allow people from all walks of life the chance to improve their lives through education and experience,” Davis said. “Many barriers that exist at universities can be overcome by institutions like SC4. Students with families, full-time jobs, or other financial burdens can find an education at SC4.”

“SC4 is the perfect way to transition from high school to college,” he continued. “Community colleges offer the same prerequisite courses that universities do, but at a fraction of the cost and with a much better opportunity to receive individual attention from educators.”

TRIO Student of the Month — Ann Mole

Ann Mole had some information from an insider when she decided to return to school to pursue a degree in graphic design: Her husband.

“He would talk about how much his instructors cared and helped him to achieve his goals,” she said, “so I chose to attend SC4, too.”

The TRIO Student Support Services program has proved to be an important part of Mole’s educational journey at SC4, and it’s provided extra support and encouragement for her when needed.

“The one-on-one advisor appointments gave me the encouragement to get through the semester,” Mole explained. “I’m grateful to Shawne Jowett, Amy Hengehold, and Jessica Brown, who I could always talk to when I needed somebody.”

“My graphic design instructor, Craig DesJardins, also helped to build up my confidence,” she continued. “Andrea Coleman helped me with my grammar and suggested the Grammarly program, which was very helpful. Adobe Creative Cloud software was new to me when I started, but with help from the instructors and other students, I was able to overcome that barrier.”

Mole would recommend the TRIO program to other students because of the feeling of support she’s received that has helped her reach her goals at SC4.

“Along with my husband, the TRIO program helped build up my confidence,” she said.

She’s planning to return to the classroom next year to continue toward her bachelor’s degree in graphic design. For her successful decision to return to school, Ann Mole is the March 2021 TRIO Student of the Month. Congratulations!

David Webb receives SC4 Distinguished Faculty Award

David Webb has been selected as the recipient of the SC4 Distinguished Faculty Award for 2021. Webb has been a professor of biology for 24 years at the college, teaching introductory biology and zoology.

His colleagues describe him as an endlessly curious person who lives what he teaches. He is passionate about birds and, when not in the classroom, is likely out observing them and other parts of nature. His knowledge of insects, parasites, birds, ecology, comparative anatomy, and general biology is “truly amazing,” according to one of his nominators.

Webb has traveled all over the United States in search of unseen species of birds and their habitats. He’s also an avid reader, not just about biological topics, but also other areas of science, American history, psychology, and politics. He’s well known for being the first person in the Clara E. Mackenzie Building every day, often working with students who need extra time to learn their course material, and he’s also a regular tutor in the Achievement Center.

“I go to him with my questions,” said fellow biology professor Bob Moldenhauer, “and I cannot remember an instance where he didn’t know the answer.”

Also nominated this year were Sarah Flatter, Arts and Graphic Design; Jim Jones, Criminal Justice; and Julie Perry, Nursing.

The Professional Development Committee annually coordinates nominations of faculty by their faculty peers for the Distinguished Faculty Award. As a member of NISOD our DFA nominees and winner are also submitted for the NISOD Excellence Award.

The winner is awarded a Golden Apple by the chair and also receives a $1,000 stipend to use towards professional development. NISOD provides medals to all of the nominees and a plaque for the winner, all of which are given to the parties at the all-faculty-in-service the following Fall semester.

Registration open for summer 2021 classes at SC4

Registration for summer classes at St. Clair County Community College is now open, providing a great opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn valuable credits at a fraction of the cost of a four-year institution.

SC4 students continuing their education, guest students from other institutions, qualified Future for Frontliners students and MiReconnect prospects and community members looking to take courses for personal enrichment are encouraged to browse the full list of available summer courses online at sc4.edu/schedule.

Many courses that qualify for the Michigan Transfer Agreement are available, covering a range of subjects.

Classes are available in accounting, business, computer information systems, English, history, math, music, psychology, sociology, welding and more.

Additionally, students looking to complete health science prerequisites such as human anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology can benefit from summer courses.

Many summer classes are offered online. Courses also are offered in varied lengths for students to create flexible schedules.

Summer semester begins Monday, May 17. Students not currently enrolled can start the application process at sc4.edu/admissions/starthere. Current students can register online through their student portal or on the SC4 mobile app.

To speak with an admissions representative about options, or for details on how to get started, call (810) 989-5571.