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.

Jessica Brown completes Cornell University Diversity and Inclusion training

Jessica Brown, SC4’s Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, has been working diligently to develop a comprehensive and cross-functional emphasis on critical issues in relation to our campus community.

To build her skills in this area, Brown recently completed an eight-week certificate course from Cornell University on Diversity and Inclusion. “It was essential to dive deeper into my knowledge and recognize as an individual how critical it is to understand the multifaceted layers of DEI and what I must know to educate DEI in all communities,” said Brown.

Lessons learned during her training have increased her insight and exposure to key techniques, tools, resources, and theories that have expanded her knowledge about DEI to benefit the SC4 internal and external community.

The college created the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion last June to advance the college’s efforts in providing educational access and support for all.

Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed.  

In a short time, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has sponsored speaking engagements, professional development seminars, a book reading discussion series, a podcast series, and other events. Understanding the racial, economic, and social inequities that impact our students, faculty, staff, and community members are key to advancing DEI initiatives at the college.

“I learned to examine the true meaning of trust, fairness, and inclusivity, the tools to identify implicit biases, and actively listen to concerns that impact the institution’s success and productivity,” said Brown. “No one is an expert when it comes to DEI, and all of us must have a willingness to learn to be healthy citizens for ourselves, the future generation, and the community.”

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.”

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.

SC4 checked all the boxes for alumnus Don Caluya’s mission

Don Caluya has already come a long way. But he’s just getting started.

While many people dream of traveling, Caluya’s target destination is in the night sky, about 239,000 miles away. He wants to be one of the next people to fly to the Moon, and one of his earliest steps toward that goal was on the campus of St. Clair County Community College.

“As an immigrant from the Philippines, I didn’t believe I had any chance of attending college,” Caluya explained. “SC4 allowed me to break generational barriers which gave me the confidence to follow my educational and career aspirations. Once I became engulfed in college classes at SC4, I knew that I could do more with my life.”

Caluya graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 2008, and initially wanted to be an architect.

“When choosing a college, I looked for an option that was cost-effective, but which also had a great history and reputation,” Caluya said. “SC4 checked all the boxes and I was able to accomplish my education goals.”

SC4 offered Caluya the opportunity to get started and prepare for the bigger things he had planned.

“I got the best education at a fraction of the cost,” he said. “SC4 has top-notch educators who love their jobs and are willing to go above and beyond to help their students. The staff made helping people their top priority. They assisted me with all of the steps, including admissions, financial aid, and registration.”

Caluya is also excited about the Challenger Learning Center at St. Clair County Community College that will open on SC4’s campus in early 2022.

“The Challenger project within SC4’s walls will be the pride of the community,” he said. “It’s the first of its kind in Port Huron and the only one in Michigan. SC4 students and the community will have the resources and tools to be prodigious!”

After SC4, Caluya joined the U.S. Air Force, where he had the chance to travel all over the world. He became the proud father of “the most beautiful little girl in the world.” After the Air Force, he attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in aviation and air transportation. He’s currently pursuing his master’s in business administration at Lindenwood University while working for The Boeing Company and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

“Long term, I’d like to be a test pilot for NASA, SpaceX, or Boeing,” Caluya said. “But my ultimate goal is to become an astronaut.”

Caluya has fond memories of his time at SC4 and believes that community college is a great place to start for students regardless of their long-term plans.

“Community colleges like SC4 provide not just an excellent academic infrastructure, but they also provide students hope, encouragement, support, and pride,” he explained. “SC4 gave me, someone from a small town in the Philippines, a sense of confidence and self-worth. I’m thankful to those who helped me along the way… my dearest and sincerest thanks.”

“Everything worth having has a stable foundation that it’s built on,” Caluya continued. “For me, this foundation came from Port Huron and SC4. Even though my bachelor’s diploma says, ‘The Ohio State University,’ it should also say ‘St. Clair County Community College,’ because a quarter of my credits came from there.”

Caluya also noted that NASA and large aerospace companies have programs that target community college students. The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program offers support to students looking to enter the field. “NASA never overlooks top talent,” he said, “and they know the worth of these local institutions.”

Whether your dreams are in the stars or a bit closer to home, SC4 can help you get there. Just ask Don Caluya, who’s already come a long way but is still looking up.

Challenger Learning Center to open on SC4 campus

Challenger Center, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization and St. Clair County Community College (SC4) are teaming up to open a Challenger Learning Center on the College’s campus. Challenger Learning Center at St. Clair County Community College will serve Michigan and Ontario students using programs that introduce STEM subjects and careers and inspire students to pursue these essential fields. The Center is scheduled to open in early 2022.

“SC4 is an ideal location for a Challenger Learning Center,” said Dr. Deborah Snyder, president of St. Clair County Community College. “We are committed to expanding student interest in STEM and encouraging STEM higher education opportunities on our campus. The addition of a Challenger Learning Center supports the college and our community by fostering a robust culture of STEM, strengthening STEM education opportunities, integrating business, industry and educational entities, and creating high-quality educational experiences for learners of all ages.”

The new Challenger Learning Center will be part of the Challenger Learning Center network that has reached more than 5.5 million students worldwide. Challenger Learning Centers offer a variety of hands-on STEM programs, with the core being its simulated space-themed missions that take place in a fully immersive Spacecraft and Mission Control and Briefing and Transport rooms. Aligned with national education standards and informed by real science data, these Missions excite students about STEM, introduce students to careers in various STEM fields, and help students build critical 21st century skills.

“We are excited to welcome St. Clair County Community College to the Challenger Center organization and look forward to seeing the students of Michigan and Ontario experience our unique STEM programs,” said Lance Bush, president and CEO, Challenger Center. “This year marks Challenger Center’s 35th Anniversary. For us, there’s no better way to recognize such an important milestone than to reach more students, and this new Center at St. Clair County Community College will do just that.”

Registration open for SC4 late-start winter classes

Registration is open for late-start winter semester classes at St. Clair County Community College. Seats are available in 12-week classes starting the week of Feb. 8 and eight-week classes starting the week of March 15.

Late-start classes allow students to earn credits at a faster pace. Class topics include biology, business, English, history, math, political science, psychology, sociology and more. Examples of some specific courses offered this winter include:

  • BUS 153-64 — Business Law
  • BUS 252-60 — Consumer Behavior
  • CIS 110-62 — CIS Concepts and Careers
  • CIS 115-81 — Microcomputer Applications
  • CIS 205-61 — Intro to Web Development
  • FR 102-02 — Introductory French II
  • GEO 233-60 — World Regional Geography
  • HE 101-65 — Math Related to Drug Admin
  • HE 102 — Medical Terminology (sections 62, 63, 65, 66)
  • HIS 102-63 — History of Western Civilization Since 1715
  • MTH 075-62 — Pre-Algebra
  • MTH 104-63 — Foundations of Math
  • MTH 113-64 — Pre-Calculus
  • MTH 120-65 — Introduction to Statistics
  • PE 128-01 — Weight Training
  • PSY 230-61 — Psychology/Effective Leadership and Supervision
  • THA 105-63 — Oral Interpretation

Current students can search for all courses and sections at sc4.edu/schedule. They can register and pay for classes in the SC4 Portal at portal.sc4.edu or on the SC4 mobile app.

New students can get started at sc4.edu/starthere.

For more information, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@sc4.edu or (810) 989-5500.

SC4 to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 18

St. Clair County Community College and its Global Diversity Advisory Council will present a celebration event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s celebration was pre-recorded and will be available for viewing beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, on the college’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event page. Visitors may view the recording at their convenience any time after it is made available.

The theme of this year’s event is “Where Do We Go From Here.”

The event will feature a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy with a diverse variety of speakers, musicians and other performances.

Visit the event page to preview the program for the event and also watch two videos of Dr. King’s 1967 speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, entitled “Where Do We Do From Here?”

For details or more information, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dei@sc4.edu.

Time at SC4 prepared alumnus Lauren Tuckey for professional illustration career

For as long as she can remember, Lauren Tuckey has enjoyed drawing things. Now she’s enjoying seeing her work in print as the illustrator of her first children’s book.

After graduating from Yale High School in 2013, she chose to go to SC4 to save tuition costs and stay close to her family in Port Huron. While taking general education classes, Tuckey also took plenty of art classes on the side.

“In my art classes, I made many of my closest friends,” Tuckey said, “and was able to work on diverse art projects I wouldn’t have been able to do from home. I was featured in and worked on the annual Patterns book, too.”

She learned from her many talented art instructors, as well as other SC4 faculty, but has a special memory of one class that changed her approach to her art.

“Color and Design with Doug Frey was the most beneficial art class I took,” Tuckey explained. “He helped me step out of my comfort zone as an artist and explore techniques and styles that helped me sculpt the more well-rounded style I have now.”

After graduating from SC4, Tuckey had the chance to work with an author from North Carolina, Phil Routszong, to create illustrations for a children’s book titled Hobgoblin Humbug, which was published in October and is available for ordering through Amazon. She also stays busy illustrating custom portraits through her shop on Etsy.

Tuckey is a strong believer in the importance of community colleges.

“Colleges like SC4 are a great asset to students who want to save some money while still gaining a valuable education, experience, and great memories,” she said. “I’m thankful for everything SC4 equipped me with as I move forward as a professional illustrator.”

Photo: SC4 alumnus Lauren Tuckey (right) with author Phil Routszong and their book Hobgoblin Humbug.