Alumni Spotlight: Ross Hinkley

Current or most recent title and employer?
Tax Associate, BDO USA, LLP

How did SC4 help prepare you?
SC4 gave me the first opportunity to learn at a high level. All of my professors, coaches, and other support staff at SC4 were constantly teaching at a high level as well as expecting me to perform at a high level. I was able to be at a school that truly cared about me and was involved in each and every decision I made, both on/off the basketball court. SC4 was the first institution to help me look at my future and help truly map out my education/professional life, which I was able to carry into my future educational experience and now professional life.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I work at a very large accounting firm, which can be up and down in terms of working a 9-5, with working 50+ hours a week during tax season. But, two pieces stick out to me the most on what I enjoy most about my current job/career. First off, I have been able to work with lots of non-profit businesses that use BDO for their tax services and this has been very fulfilling. I have been able to help people and organizations that aren’t “business-minded” to focus on what their core purpose is, no matter the organization. Also, meeting and engaging with different people, of all professional levels and different walks of life has been an amazing experience. I would equate doing this has been similar to my walk at SC4 and my basketball career as well, being able to meet different people from different backgrounds, all while having a similar passion and enjoyment, has taught me plenty about the people with whom I have the pleasure to work.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
Yes I did. I transferred to Western Michigan University and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Alumni Spotlight: T.J. Brinker

Current or most recent title and employer?
Regional Vice President – Equipment Depot

How did SC4 help prepare you?
SC4 provided a friendly learning environment that was close to home and budget-friendly. During my time at SC4, I began to build my professional network and also forged lifelong friendships. I grew as a person in the classroom and on the baseball field.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I have passions for talent acquisition, employee development, and fostering a unique corporate culture. Equipment Depot has given me the opportunity to build a number of high-performing teams and reward them for their results. One of our company’s core values is “Make it Fun.” Working for a company that strategically articulates fun as a core value has been a direct contributor to the way we view/treat our coworkers as family.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
After earning my associate degree at SC4, I transferred to Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. At Spalding, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I also hold an MBA from the University of Louisville.

Alumni Spotlight: Holly Koglin

Current or most recent title and employer?
Finance Manager at Dick Huvaere’s Richmond CDJR

How did SC4 help prepare you?
Prior to SC4, I was a high school grad who was unsure of what I wanted to do in terms of my career. I felt extremely overwhelmed not knowing what I was passionate about and how I would be able to apply myself to the world in order to succeed. I felt there were too many options and not enough time to decide. SC4 helped me narrow down what interests I had and find a career path in which I was going to flourish. I was able to gain a better understanding of my strengths, weaknesses and passions. I feel extremely thankful for my decision in going to SC4 and I still reflect on my time spent there, especially all the amazing professors I met along the way who really inspired me.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
What I love most is that I’m able to love my career. Not many people are able to say they love their job or coworkers, so I feel very grateful that I’m able to be one of the lucky ones who really does. I’m able to truly be myself in my environment and do something that I’m passionate about each and every day. It’s all a dream!

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
After SC4, I transferred to Oakland University. There, I earned my bachelor’s degree in management. After graduating from Oakland University, I decided to further my education at Central Michigan University and earned my MBA in project management.

SC4 honors graduates at 99th annual Commencement Ceremony

St. Clair County Community College’s 99th annual Commencement Ceremony took place Friday, May 5, in McMorran Arena.

This year, nearly 600 students from more than 90 zip codes—including students from Canada and Brazil—were eligible to graduate.

SC4 students earned associate degrees in arts, science, general education, business (transfer), and applied arts and science, as well as certificates in a variety of occupations.

SC4 graduating class of 2023, listed by hometown:

Algonac — Evan David Cross, Mickenzie Lee Heim, Brandi Lyn Hojnacki, Sanja Jovanovska-Hall, Ashlee Anna Juengel, Christopher Alan Luke, Alexis Mary Semaan, Barbara L. Simonte, Corey Allen Strickland, Alexandra Raye Wolff
Allenton — Linda Jean Bentz, Shannon L. Kelly, Maria Ibett Morales
Applegate — Onika Jade Bishop
Attica — Katlyn Ann Judd, John Paul Lindsey, Patricia Pillsbury
Avoca — Carrie Christine Ashbrook, Ezra Anthony Bartee II, Maxwell A. Bilinski, Jessica Loretta Fowler, Nolyn Charles Francek, Katalin Ann Kersten, Connor Lewis McLaughlin, Matthew Peter Monaco, Alivia Marie Salski, Ameen M. Thompson, Nicole Marie Ullenbruch
Bad Axe — Nicole Marie London
Berkley — Shelby N. Roy
Berlin — Savanna M. Frank
Berville — Allison Grace Heckler
Birch Run — Angela Leigh Smith
Bloomfield Hills — Sean D. Berg
Brampton — Ethan Pollard
Brown City — Emily Nicole Alderidge, Claire E. Deiotte, Amber Nicole Trowbridge
Bruce Twp — Ariana Renee Parrinello
Burtchville — Sherry Ann Bevins-Castillo, Alexandria Marie Burson, Kristin Diane Tanton
Capac — Kali L. Anderson, Michael Paul Bower, Ellie Marie Hayes, Jennifer Lynn Jones, William Lincoln Landon, Isabella M. Perry, Abigail Lynn Shafer, Jason Allen Tyson, Aiden Alexander Wheelihan, Crystal Dian Williams, Jordyn Samantha Wheeler
Casco — Morgan Lee McConnell
Chesterfield — Leah Morgan Rospierski, Thomas Shipley, Samantha Joann Spencer, James Beecher Springborn, Macenzie Dawn Breanne Williams
China — David DeVlaminck, Taylor Henry, Kaley Renee Hurt, Sarah Erica Lohr, Jasper O’Connor, Jacob Michael Orlando
Clay — Kristen C. Bauerle, Jenna Lyn Graham, David Marion Kret, Desiree Proctor, Alyssa Jade Semaan, Angel Elaine Simons, Jayden Marie Siwila, Nathanal Francis Thorson
Clifford — Olivia Grace Storm
Clinton Twp — Gilanie Gombakomba, Simin Ni, Heather Renee Richter, Zachary Michael Shumerski, Stephanie Vermeylen
Clyde — Madison Leeann Berg, Jordan Cervini, Breahanna Ciccarello, Kyle James Dunsmore, Christina Lee Fiedler, Alexander Michael Fusee, Paige Alexandra Gerrow, Hailey Leeann Gross, Rebekah L. Houle, Sabrina A. Mason, Corinne Elise McPhail, Holly Elizabeth Nosakowski-Albany, Amber Marie Olejar, Brett D. O’Neill, Amanda Nicole Parsons, Carie Ann Pena, Colleen Jessica Provost, Italo Ladislau Rodrigues, Alyssa M. Schweihofer, Leatha Lee Smith, Caitlyn Leah Thomas, Allison R. Weaver
Columbus — Megan Marie Dombrow, Brooke Autumn Fantin, Paul M. Jones, Brenda McLeod, Matthew Thomas Nehring, Emmaline Grace Shivers
Cottrellville — Tiffany Delores Gavlinski, Kevin Daniel Hernandez, Jr., Megan Pelc, April Marie Storey
Croswell — Alicia Louise Coronado, Joona R. Fenner, Patrick James Gallagher, Rachelle Ann Gentner, Nathaniel James Hayslett, Michael David Kahofer, John D. Norton, Ryan Anthony Parraghi, Jacob Smith, Teri Lee Wingle
Dearborn Heights — Samantha Jo Snyder
Deckerville — Katie Dawn Noble, Riva Falcon Phillips, Timothy John Rich, Christin Lyn Sample
Detroit — GioVonni Asia-LaVon Carden, Baffour E. Opoku, Jr., Eric Timothy Rivers
Dryden — Jade Marie Mueller
East China — Leann Marie Allen, Beau J. Becker, Allen Thomas Brioc, Jill M. Brown, Elliot Gabriel Henderson, Jenna Lesch, Heather Kathern Meldrum, Dylan Connor Nichols, Salvatore Alexander Orlando, Avery K. Osterland, K’la Pallett, Avery Marie Rausch, Madison Lou Rzeppa, Paige M. VanSlambrouck, Ryan John Weglarz
Elkton — Tanisha Ray Peyerk, Cheyenne Jean Rathje
Emmett — Michael James Donnellon, Paul Lawrence Donnellon, Marie Catherine Frohriep, Christopher Michael Heiden, Christopher Michael Heiden, Jr., Tessa F. Horon, Ella Jolley, Anna Emily Kavanagh, Joshua Mark Kotranza, Meagan Kay Montgomery, Ariel Virginia Moran, Chloe Lyn Moran, Sarah Ann Orrell, Lillianna A. Rodriguez, Courtney Lyn Winkler
Flat Rock — Caron Clayton
Flint — Heather L. Ansell
Forestville — Hailey Anne Clink
Fort Gratiot — Alissa Marie Bonney, Aleeya Antoinette Boychuck, Tianna Sharon Boyd-Cleaver, Holly Jo Conely, Shelby Paige Davies, Curtis Dean Dresser, Natalie Clare Eagen, Elizabeth Fisher, Anna A. Foster, Christine E. Foster, Colton R. Frizzle, Gage Ryan Gilbert, Annette Marie Heilman, Bryce Michael Hurd, Amanda June-Marie Isaac, Alexandrea Storm Johnston, Carrie Ann Kenny, Galen Quinn Kenny, Alexander A. Keys, Madalyn Louise Kiley, Sean Gerald Kreda, Tabatha F. Lester, Victoria Leigh Lyons, Taylor Alexis Murawski, Cortny Danyle Phillips, Donald Matthew Pomaville, Sarah Louise Rhude, Sydnee Robinson, Nataley M. Rowbotham, Colton William Sciotti, Chad Douglas Soucek, Emily Stalker, Shannon L. Steffen, Amelia Lauren Stuewer, Hanna Jean Teeple, Cheri Ann Thibodeau, Brittnay Sue Thieke, Nathan Alan Vanbuskirk, Benjamin Matthew Wentzel, Dawson A. Whitcher, Brandon Zielke
Fowlerville — Eric D. Lardie
Goodells — Erica Lynn Chesney, Lilly Grace DiLuigi, Brooke N. Goolsby, Conner Aidan Jonseck, Dominic Anthony Pink, Kaelyn Rose Webb
Grant Township — Heather A Hart, Joleen J. Newton
Greenwood — Magdelana Elizabeth Whitehouse
Harrison Twp — Madison Marie Dunn, Kaitlan Elizabeth Milantoni
Harsens Island — Luke Paul Ciszewicz
Imlay City — Alice Beth Caudill, Anna R. Ross, Kayla Ashlyn Rossen, Jaykob Northrop Shaw
Ira — Marley Rose Hubbard
Jeddo — Larissa Arlene Bailey, Riley Nicole Berger, Brandi Lyn Burch, Kristen Rachel Fleury, Lauren Nicole Klaus, Chase M. Miller, Jordyn Marie Reed
Kimball — Isabel Pearl Allen, Shelbi Ann Beattie, Nicole Lee Blaszczuk, Katherine Louise Brown, Emma D. Esders, Sarah Faulkner, Francesca Marie Frey, Lydia Rae Goold, Katie Anne Gossman, Helen Elizabeth Hamm, Michelle Evon Hollosy, Tori Lyn Hoover, Hope Noelle Hunger, Kari Jo Kelly, Mikala Rose Kish, Siera Rose Lacey, Brianna Rose Leverenz, Mikaela Joy Leverenz, Maria Renae Macey, Brynn M. Meadows, Hannah Marie Moody, Cassandra Adele Nunez, Nolan Richard Osgood, Amber Grace Paul, Riley Ann Raski, Sebistiana Marie Romero, Garrett Albert Royce, Katlyn M. Ruff, Hannah E. Scheible, Zachary J. Scheible, Alexander Gregory Schumacher, Kari Ann Simpson, Nicole Lynne Sterosky, Blake Eldon Stevens, Nichole Lynn Swinson, Mia E. Tanton, Emma Evelyn Thurman, Rene Warren, Cheyene Williams
Lakeport — Brent Jacob Hisscock, Jennifer Lee Knoth
Lapeer — Mariah Rose Diller, Cameron Wolowiec
Lenox — Ashley Marie Andersen, Anthony Earl Jones-Kalich
Lexington — Brandon Barr, Amber Marie Grewe, Amanda Kay Gumtow, Andrea Nicole Temple, Naomi Rain Wildey, Eireen Lee Wojtowicz
Lincoln Park — Ethan Jacob Strong
Linden — Samantha Camille Thelen
Marine City — Makayla Maryann Balduck, Victoria Angelina Beauvais, Cody M. Bieth, Gabrielle Jenea Borneman, Monica Rae Brown, Katy Jo Chauvin, Gavin Collins, Emily Christine Dart, Cece Nichole Lynn Carrothers-Lutz, Meagan Nichole Harmon, Marcus Anthony Heine, Elizabeth A. Hemeryck, Lindsey Taylor Hoover, Nicole Marie Kreusel, Hanna Marie Lowes, Chase Michael McKenzie, Orianne Adele Myres, Abigail Marie Osterbeck, Reagan Reed Rivard, Olivia Ellen Solomon, David A. Tomlin, Callie Diane Wallis, Keith John Wroblewski
Marlette — Shelby Rae Swift
Marysville — Skylar Jean-Ann Aleman, Lina May Baldwin, Robert Balwinski, Elijah John Bell, Luke Cook, Katelyn Marie Dean, Andrew Johann DeVigili, Erica Sue DeVigili, Kaleb Anthony Edwards, Rachel Marie Froelich, Hayley Gilmartin, Kaylee Greaux, Kerrigan Elayne Guertin, Nael Jazrawi, Arlene A. Jones, Kayla Spring Kavanagh, Olivia J. Koza, Emme Kutchey, Savannah H. LaDuke, Nicholas Taylor Larson, Marie Antoinette Leniczek, Nicholas Matthias McNeil, Evan Daniel Melick, Ryan James Moses, Ashley Ruth Neumann, Alexandra Nuculovic, Jadzia Onorati-Phillips, Ethan John Ruiz, John Russ, Morgan Riley Scott, Skylar Brianna Snay, Hailey M. Thick, Brady Mathieu Wardlow, Zachary Andrew Wieland, Alexandria Faith Woodward
Melvin — Savannah K. Fenner, Brooke Elizabeth McIntyre, Alexis V. Owens, Angelina Yvonne Schaufele
Memphis — Nicholas Adam Behem, Ella Marie Drewek, Nicole Hannah Herman, Chloe Nicole Lebow, Amanda Tshiab Liag Lee, Sean Patrick Loudon, Jordyn Renee Malinowski, Corey Andrew McGlynn
Metamora — Lila M Rangel-Coronado
Minden City — Brieann E. Lipskey
Mt. Clemens — Dinal Dinkfelt
Mussey — Dawn K. Chapman, Alexandra Lynn Dean, Daniel Owen Laskowski, Makenzie Lee Porter, Ryann Taylor Ramirez, Leslie Rojas
New Baltimore — Dylan Reges, Justine Alexander Wallace, Benjamin M. Williams
New Haven — Brett Nemeckay, Hannah Victoria Ales, Jason M. Sanday
North Branch — Hanna Jae Zschering
North Street — Ashlyn Diane Albert, Dona Leigh Grimes
Novi — Genevieve Nicole Milletics
Oakland — Juan Miranda
Palms — Courtney Nicole Wallman
Peck — Lorin Lucille Gierman, Jorden Rilee Lodge, Rebecca Morgan Willett
Pontiac — Ericka Ann Turner
Port Huron — Sydney K. Anger, Makayla Marie Anglebrandt, Madalynn Grace Apolzan, Jazmyne Elizabeth Armstrong, Kodi L. Badger, Tyler William Bark, Gloria Leigh Bean, Amanda Lynn Bolotta, John David Bostater, Hannah Ruth Bradley, Ashley Marie Brejnak, Vanessa Janet Brewster, Jared Lee Bryson, Taylor Renae Burkhardt, Andrew E. Chandler, Christopher David Chandler, Taylor Joan Cook, Grace Elizabeth Cordle, Evan Scott Lee Crawford, Courtney Cristine Debuf, Simon Riley Dewitt, Abriel Marie Dickinson, Amara Lucia DiTrapani, Angelic Latrice Drake, Brittany Marie Drouillard, Megan A. Drummond, LaKiera Marie Duncan, Ricki Arie Edwards, Gavin Enright, Thorwald Vincent Evenson, Lucy Claire Fabick, Mikenlie Heather Fischer, Ashley Nicole Chattick, Timothy Conan Fisher, Rebecca L. Fleming, Hailey Marie Fobare, Morgan Kathleen Fulgenti, Charissa Mae Gamble, Darcy Lyn-Wood Garrett, Alexandria Elizabeth Gillespie, Haley Nicole Girardeau, Joseph Lewis Green, Makayla Paige Gutierrez, Kevin Oneil Hajarie, Cara Jo Hamlin, Zoey Madison Hankins, Halle Anne Harris, Armond Kevontee-Tyrese Hicks, Veronica Hill, Timothy Joseph Hock, Jenna Holzberger, Andrew David Hopp, Kelsee Elizabeth Husson, Paul James Jacobs, II, Marisa Jones, Leah Renee Kain, Kathleen Louise Karl, Lindsey Nicole Kasten, Katelyn Linda Louise King, Nicholas Gunnar Knust, Toni Jean Lasher, Dareonna T. Little, Christian Alan Lundenburg, Tyler Scott Lutz, Mikayla R. Madley, Isaak Wayne Markopoulos, Kathleen M. Mavis, Lacey R. Mayes, Hunter Richard Maxon, Keeley Shea McGovern, Connor Patrick McPharlin, JoAnn Medrano, Sara Ashley Miller, Tresa Devon Miller, Amelia Meadow Mills, Amanda Lynn Miron, Brent Carlisle Mitchell, Darren Myron, Sedrick Odale Neighbors, Caleb Robert Nevison, Adam James O’Mara, Noah William Paling, Kristianne E. Palmateer, Christine Marie Pearson, Samantha Sue Peltier, Casimir Pietrowski III, Austin T. Pokrefky, Brandon James Purcell, Catherine Jean Regulinski, Nyah L. Reynolds, Niurka Rodriguez, Casie Lee Ross, Lindsay Anne Rourke, Jessica Marie Rowark, Rachel Rugg, Violet Rhea Sanchez, Samantha Ann Sawher, Brooke Leora Scheffler, Caylee Lynn Schneider, Theresa I. Schoben, Ryan Scott, Raymond A. Selman, Lindsay Marie Sergent, Halli Mercedes Setzer, Jacob Alexander Sexton, Jasmine Marie Skaggs, Cody James Socia, Kendal Lynn Soles, Jennifer Spencer, Kristen Marie Struthers, Adam L. Sullivan, Jodi L. Taylor, Myles Thomas, Jennifer Ann Thompson, Makhia L. Tremble, Gloria Denise Valentin, Haley Elisabeth Walsh, Hailey L. Ward, Mark Andrew Watson, Gailvonia L. Weaver, Katelyn C. Wendell, Jacob R. White-Noel, Nicole Marie Young
Port Sanilac —Sheena J. Caudill
Ray Twp — Mara Isabella Collins
Richmond — Caleb Miles Gaffier, Payton Kehoe, Megan M. Langdon, Kennedy Colleen Walsh, Jessica C. Westrick
Riley — Katherine Lyndsay Borgne, Emma May Gillies, Celeste Jade Parmenter, Andrea Rose Ren
Romeo — Amber Renee Delor, Chelsey LeAnne McKensie
Roseville — Savannah Sonja Adkins
St. Clair — Arika A. Achatz, Branden Allan Ayers, Austin Raymond Barney, Amy M. Buzzard, Chase Arthur Carnahan, Maci Jean Chamberlin, Benjamin Chase Charron, Isaac Chase, Jenna Lynn Cloutier, Noah Grant Croff, Bryan Christopher DiNardo, Joseph A. Dobat, Natalie Fler, Mary Beth Griskiewicz, Alex Connor Hall, Kalvin Gabriel Heid, Nicole Mary Hogan, Dakotah Holka, Mackenzie Elisabeth Howell, Annaliese Lamontagne, Wren Isabelle Lockwood, ShyAnne Victoria Viper Lozen, Rachel Malone, Samantha Josephine May, Pette L. Moore, Michele Ann Morton, Kaitlyn Rose Nowak, Sydni Geraldine Oleksinski, Nicholas Salvatore Palazzolo, Jordan Elizabeth Plonka, Sydney Raymo, Molly Suzanne Reiter, Brenden Clark Richards, Cora Ann Rood, Amberley Elizabeth Sazehn, Brandi Schmitz, Kylee E. Snyder, Avery Renee Turner, Payton Wiley, Lauren Marie Woznak, Madelyn Grace Woytta
Saint Clair Shores — Brittany Michelle Brahm, Denee Ann Reeves, Ashley Pauline Short, Tyland Ronnell Tate
Sandusky — Michelle Elizabeth Cahoon, Kyle Henderson Campbell, Alexia Leah D’Arcy, Amanda Ann Hazard, Dorieth Old, Nicolas Michel Reaume
Shelby — Bailey M. Himanek
Smiths Creek — Bryce James Collins
Southfield — Rachel Hayley Dusett
Sterling Heights — Martha Yousif
Troy — Jennifer Lynn Minchella
Ubly — Carly Lynn Flannery
Wales — William B. Wideman
Warren — Jennifer L. Chilcut, Amy Lynn DelVecchio, Jeffrey S. Overway
Yale — Kellie Elizabeth Brennan, Mikenzie Abigail Browne, Monica J. Bussone, Joel Thomas Duckert, Jamie Fruge, Hannah Marie Gill, Nathan Andrew Hartway, Eric Mark Heidt, Christopher Scott Kirnberger, Alissa Marie Middleton, Bevin Roisin Okuszka, Morganne Marie Rapley, Marla Marie Tocco, Mackenzie Witt, Dylan Wood

SC4 celebrates 65th edition of Michigan’s longest-running, student-led literary and arts magazine

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) students have received recognition for their work in the 65th edition of Patterns, Michigan’s oldest literary and arts publication aimed at showcasing student writing talent and works of art.

Patterns is designed by an SC4 student. Zoe Palmateer was the graphic designer for this edition, while faculty members Sarah Flatter, Jim Frank and Gary Schmitz provided direction and support to students.

Patterns is an opportunity to celebrate being creative and to recognize the unique talents of our next generation of artists,” said Flatter, SC4 professor of fine arts and graphic design. “We congratulate all of those who contributed to the 65th edition of Patterns and honor their success.”

Awards were given to students during a Patterns Award Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, April 27, on the College’s Port Huron campus.

The following students received awards:


  • Eleanor Mathews Award, writing — Payton Wiley of St. Clair
  • Blanche Redman Award, poetry — Karen Crorey of Marine City for Depression Exits
  • Second-place poem — Daisi Dixon of Emmett for Home
  • Third-place poem — Maggie Whitehouse of Yale for Car-Ride to Church
  • Kathleen Nickerson Award, essay — Tony Cole of Kimball Township for Rise of the New Woman: An Analysis of Historical Context n “The Yellow Wallpaper”
  • Second-place essay — Kathryn Manhart of Jeddo for My Friends Are My Power: Kingdom Hearts and the Importance of Connection
  • Richard Colwell Award, short story — Olivia Brody of East China Township for Guidance
  • Second-place short story — Krysta Saunders of Kimball Township for Wine is Thicker Than Blood
  • Third-place short story — Payton Wiley of St. Clair for To Bigfork


  • Patrick Bourke Award, art — Ashley Cleland of Port Huron
  • First-place visual art — Cass Gordon of Snover for Scrap Bucker Sculpture
  • Second-place visual art — Zoe Palmateer of Fort Gratiot for Sailors’ Demise
  • Third-place visual art — Henry Charron of St. Clair for Leaf at Table Edge

Merit awards also were provided to students for having their work chosen for inclusion in Patterns:

Literary Selection of Merit

  • Sarah Coulter of Port Huron
  • Amanda Hurst of Marine City
  • Nicole Marabate of Capac
  • Katrina Mausolf of Minden City
  • Morgan McConnell of Casco Township
  • Riley Petit of Clay Township
  • Lilly Rodriguez of Emmett
  • Payton Wiley of St. Clair

Arts Selection of Merit

  • Paige Burgos of Port Huron
  • Henry Charron of St. Clair
  • Ryan Churchill of Port Huron
  • Ashley Cleland of Port Huron
  • Cass Gordon of Snover
  • Marcus Helton of Port Huron
  • Bryce Hurd of Fort Gratiot
  • Katerina Lindsay of Riley Township
  • Brooke McIntyre of Melvin
  • Zoe Palmateer of Fort Gratiot
  • Isabella Perry of Capac
  • Rylee Pihaylic of Port Huron
  • Alina Poplawski of Marysville
  • Anna Rieck of Clay Township
  • Jacqueline Rodriguez of Capac
  • Evelyn Scarbrough Riley Township
  • Katsiaryna Trapashka of Port Huron

Production of Patterns is made possible by the financial support from SC4 and SC4 Friends of the Arts. Copies of Patterns are available in Room 10, SC4 Fine Arts Building, or the SC4 Library, in College Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday or by calling (810) 989-5709.

Fall 2023 registration now open

Registration for fall semester is now underway at St. Clair County Community College. Fall semester courses—which are offered online and on-campus— begin Aug. 21.

Students interested in earning affordable credits toward a degree or transfer pathway, as well as those community members interested in learning more about a particular topic or passion, can now enroll to secure their classes.

“SC4 can help you get there—regardless of where you’re headed,” said Jessica Brown, vice president of DEI and Admissions. “SC4 alumni are engineers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, welders, scientists, public safety officers, designers, managers, entrepreneurs and much more. SC4 credits transfer easily and are a fraction of the cost compared to four-year institutions. Plus, we offer a wide array of support services and exciting campus life experiences.”

A full list of courses and sections is available at, and new students can learn how to apply and register at Current students can register via the SC4 Portal at

Dual enrollment and early/middle college options are available for current high school students to earn college credits at no cost. However, if cost is still a factor for other types of students, SC4 financial aid experts stand ready to assist.

“Our goal is to help students understand what support is out there so they can focus on what matters most—their classes,” said Jo Cassar, SC4 executive director of Financial Assistance and Veteran Services. “Most of our students receive financial aid, through a combination of federal, state and private funding sources, grants and scholarships. There’s potential support out there, but you’ll never get it unless you fill out a FAFSA and apply.”

New this year is the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which provides eligible high school graduates (starting with the Class of 2023) with up to $2,750 if they attend a community college, per year. Additionally, Michigan Reconnect pays for qualifying students who are 25 years old and older to attend SC4 tuition-free.

For more information about applying to SC4 and registering for courses, contact the SC4 Admissions team at (810) 989-5571 or For more information about financial aid and scholarships, send an email to or call (810) 989-5530 with questions.

SC4 honors students for academic achievements

St. Clair County Community College is proud to honor 180 students for their outstanding accomplishments in and out of the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year.

“Our students, who come from cities across our region and beyond, are committed to their education and work hard throughout the year to achieve their goals,” said Senior Vice President Dr. Pete Lacey. “The students honored at this ceremony are wonderful examples of what can be achieved in the classroom and out in our community.”

Achievement awards in academics, leadership, service and personal accomplishments

Applegate — Kevin Jensen
Avoca — Ezra Bartee and Maggie Whitehouse
Bad Axe — Nicole London
Berkley — Shelby Roy
Brown City — Jason Fields
Capac — Michael Bower, Clarissa Gottschalk, Kirsten Herndon and Gabrielle Lulis
Carsonville — Ellenor Scarbrough
Chesterfield — Leah Rospierski
Clay Township — Matthew Briskey
Clyde Township — Rebekah Delmedico, Lacey LaForest, Chase Miller, Tracy Morawski, Eliana Morgan and
Italo Rodrigues
Columbus Township — Jordan Carreira and Brenda McLeod
Croswell — Jillian Koehler-Smith, Teddy Maury and Toryn Sontag
Deckerville — Riva Phillips
Dryden — David Goodloe,
East China Township — Allen Brioc, Katherine Brozik, Paige Hart, Jenna Lesch, Julia Rausch and Madison
Emmett — Michael Donnellon, Paul Donnellon, Marie Frohriep, Chris Heiden and Benjamin Rodriguez
Fort Gratiot — Sheima Ali, Donald Bragg, Holly Conely, Elle Fisher, Reese Georgia, Annette Heilman,
Brandon Leal, Jenna McKeever, Emily Munsie, Zoe Palmateer, Sarah Rhude, Colton Sciotti, David
Singleton, Gabriel Stephens, Logan Tuttle, Benjamin Wentzel and Brandon Zielke
Goodells — Lauren Behrendt, Alexander Bowerson, Hannah Gentner, Tessa Peters, Gabrielle Precour and
Darlene Zdral
Harrison Township — Kaitlan MilantoniIra Township — Marley Hubbard and Larissa Malone
Jeddo — Larissa Bailey, Olivia Crawford, Barbara Paldanius and Lowry Paldanius
Kimball Township — Kaitlyn Ambrous, Brandi Bassett, Tony Cole, Joseph Dickenson, Michele Erdman,
Francesca Frey, Alaina Jolly, Kari Jo Kelly, Siera Lacey, Christianna Melton, Amber Paul, Haley Roff, Lainey
Spadafore, Blake Stevens, Ronald Sullivan, Lindsay Thoms and Heather Welsh
Lapeer — Kelly DeBlock and Mariah Diller
Lexington — Justin Galbraith, Caitlin Gooding and Benjamin Kelley
Marine City — Hanna Lowes, Chase McKenzie, Peyton Ramsey and Kaylie Rickert
Marlette — Breanna Lefler and Shelby Swift
Marysville — Ashley Bales, Amber Fields, Connor Fitzgerald, Rachel Froehlich, Gwyneth Glombowski,
Kerrigan Guertin, Hala Kassab, Alexandra Nuculovic, Jadzia Onorati-Phillips, Reese Schomer, Wyatt
Stimac and Zachary Wieland
Melvin — Ann Demaray, Alissa Middleton and Angelina Schaufele
Memphis — Courtney Carlson
Peck — Jorden Lodge
Port Huron — Gloria Bean, Atlas Biberston, Ashley Cleland, Hailey Clink, Jamaal Collier, Jessica Compton,
Taylor Cook, Evan Crawford, Hailey Dawson, Matthew Diller, Christopher Doan, Timothy Fisher, Morgan
Fulgenti, Nicole Griffor, Clarence Hall, Timothy Hock, Gabi Hudson, Laura Jimenez, Brandy Johnston,
Madison Jozefiak, Leah Kain, Mary Kaminski, Colleen Kubisiak, Nicole Leininger, Danielle Malburg, Tresa
Miller, Erica Milot, Morgan Moeller, Ben Moore, Avery Morehead, Denver Morehead, Stephen Moss,
Amanda Osgood, Paul Prey, Niurka Rodriguez, Rachel Rugg, Tara Sasu, Brenda Saura, Ryan Scott,
Elizabeth Sliman, Emily Tribula, Arlonna Twitty, Peter VanOast, Josie Walker and Michelle Wright
Port Sanilac — Liliana Grigg
Riley — Amanda Overly
Sandusky — Nicolas Reaume
Smiths Creek — Austin Armstead
St. Clair — Jenna Cloutier, Joseph Dobat, Aurora DuVall, Jacob Eagan, Alex Hall, Sarah Kehoe, Rylee
Melczarczyk, Pette Moore, Brandi Schmitz, Edward Skelly, Bryson Stotler and Avery Turner
Utica — Erin Delevan,
Warren — Jennifer Chilcutt,
Yale — Hannah Gray, Megan Langdon, Mackenzie Witt and Dylan Wood

All SC4 Academic Team, All Michigan Academic Team winners

Joseph Dobat of St. Clair and Chris Heiden of Emmett

Faculty Memorial Awards

Amber Fields of Brown City is the award winner of the Faculty Memorial Award for a continuing student. Other nominees included Tony Cole of Kimball Township, Holly Conely of Fort Gratiot, Hala Kassab of Marysville, Tracy Morawski of Clyde Township, Emily Munsie of Fort Gratiot, and Zoe Palmateer of Fort Gratiot.

Joseph Dobat of St. Clair is the award winner of the Faculty Memorial Award for a graduating student. Other nominees included Chris Heiden of Emmett, Leah Kain of Port Huron, Brandi Schmitz of St. Clair, and Colton Sciotti of Fort Gratiot.

Alumni Spotlight: Dallas Mitchell

Current or most recent title and employer?
Doctor of Chiropractic at Mitchell Chiropractic

How did SC4 help prepare you?
It prepared me for all of my college classes to come. I started at SC4 through Blue Water Middle College when I was 16 years old.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I love being able to help people from my hometown area be able to live a long and pain-free life without the use of drugs or other medicine.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
I transferred to Wayne State after SC4, which I transferred credits back to earn three associate degrees. After two years at Wayne State I started at Palmer College of Chiropractic where I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science.

Read more about Dallas here.

Alumni Spotlight: Mathew King

Current or most recent title and employer?
Sheriff, St. Clair County

How did SC4 help prepare you?
Earning my associate degree in criminal justice helped prepare me for my job as a Police Officer and later a Sheriff’s Deputy.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I like being able to positively impact the community that I live in.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Rich

Current or most recent title and employer?
Mechanical Designer – KUKA A&T

How did SC4 help prepare you?
SC4 gave me a solid working knowledge of multiple CAD softwares, as well as design principles and basic controls design.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
It’s rewarding being trusted to come up with unique and creative designs.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
I did not. My associate degree in engineering graphics has served me well.