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.

Juneteenth Celebration planned for June 19

St. Clair County Community College’s (SC4) Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the community to attend “Freedom Day 2023: A Juneteenth Celebration” from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, on SC4’s campus.

Juneteenth (short for June 19) is an annual holiday that commemorates the day when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas, were told of their freedom on June 19, 1965—two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln.

The event at SC4 will feature games and activities, food, live music performances and entertainment, black-owned business vendors, giveaways, educational and community resources, and a Kid’s Zone that includes free crafts, games, a cake walk, activities and bounce houses.

It is co-hosted by SC4, the City of Port Huron, the NAACP Port Huron Branch, Port Huron Museums, St. Clair County Organizing for Regional Equity (SCCORE), Black Lives Matter Port Huron, the International Council of Community Churches, the Community Foundation of St. Clair County and the Diversity Initiative of St. Clair County.

 “Last year, we welcomed more than 500 community members to campus for this event, and we anticipate greater participation this year,” said SC4 Vice President of DEI and Admissions Jessica Brown. “Individuals can bring their blankets and chairs to lounge on the lawn and enjoy all the day offers!”

For directions to campus and information about parking, visit For questions related to SC4’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, email

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.

SC4 welcomes 1,500+ eighth graders to campus

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) welcomed more than 1,500 eighth graders to campus as part of its annual collaboration with the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) aimed at exposing young students to college.

Students from Algonac, Capac, Croswell Lexington, Fort Gratiot, Marine City, Marysville, Memphis, Port Huron, St. Clair and Yale toured campus May 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 as part of the SC4/RESA DesignMyFuture Day.

While on campus, students explored educational and career pathways through fun, immersive experiences designed to inspire and excite. Activities included:

  • Blue Water Middle College (BWMC) Trivia, Fine Arts Theatre
  • Engineering Exploration, Clara E. Mackenzie Building
  • Athletics Experience, SC4 Fieldhouse
  • Vitals Check, Health Sciences Building
  • An Introduction to Career and Technical Middle College (CTMC), Health Sciences Building

SC4 experts were on hand to supplement activities with information about degree and career options in arts, computer programming, digital media technology, information technology, health sciences, metal machining, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), welding and more.

“We know college graduates typically experience greater levels of health, wealth and prosperity throughout their lives, and we have an opportunity and responsibility to provide early college exposure to young students and their parents,” said SC4 Vice President of DEI and Admissions Jessica Brown. “We’re thrilled to welcome these students to campus and are grateful to RESA and the many teachers and chaperones from across the county who helped make this initiative possible.”

Dual enrollment and early/middle college options are available for current high school students to earn college credits at SC4 at no cost. As early/middle college students, enrollees are still able to participate in their home high school extracurricular activities.

For more information, contact the SC4 Admissions team at (810) 989-5571 or

SC4 adds adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball team to its athletic offerings

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) is pleased to announce the launch of a wheelchair basketball team beginning in the fall 2023 semester.

The SC4 wheelchair basketball team is open to SC4 students and community members with disabilities or those who are able-bodied and passionate about wheelchair basketball, with priority given to students enrolled at SC4. Those interested in joining the wheelchair basketball team for 2023-24 should visit, send an email to or contact the Athletics Department at 810-989-5670 with questions. 

This co-ed team brings collegiate athletic offerings at SC4 to 16 teams, joining opportunities in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dance, Esports, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling. Its addition makes SC4 a leader in adaptive sports offerings among colleges and universities in Michigan.

“Our Skippers Athletics program continues to grow and flourish, and the addition of adaptive sports at SC4 is a significant step forward in creating a more inclusive and diverse campus community,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos. “We’re thrilled to offer this new opportunity for both athletes and fans.”

Last fall, talented wheelchair basketball teams from around the Midwest and Canada converged at SC4 for an action-packed weekend of wheelchair basketball. Hosted by the University of Michigan Adaptive Sports and Fitness department in conjunction with SC4, the Wolverine Invitational marked the second edition of the event and kicked off the second competitive season of wheelchair basketball for the University of Michigan.

This year, SC4’s wheelchair basketball team plans to schedule exhibition contests and games as part of the inaugural season. The team is also working to participate as part of the Wolverine Invitational, which is scheduled to return to the SC4 Fieldhouse this fall, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. 

“The opportunity to host the Wolverine Invitational right here on our own campus with high-caliber collegiate athletes from institutions such as the University of Michigan is extremely exciting,” Vos said. “We’ll provide more information on game schedules and more as soon as details are finalized.”   

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

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Puzan

Current or most recent title and employer?
Family nurse practitioner, Scheurer Health, Bad Axe location

How did SC4 help prepare you?
SC4 helped prepare me for my amazing career as it was the foundation of my nursing profession. Through great leaders and excellent education, I was able to continue to pursue advanced degrees to be able to benefit my community. The support I received from my nursing instructors was unprecedented.

What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I love helping a varied diversity of patients at different times in their health journeys, from chronic conditions to acute visits, first days of life to the last. Providing the best patient-focused, compassionate care during life’s most vulnerable moments.

Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
I was able to, after obtaining my ADN, transfer and complete my BSN at the University of Michigan. From there, I completed my MSN at Spring Arbor University. I am currently working on my DNP at Kent State University. This path has allowed me to be able to have a family while also continuing to immerse myself in the learning necessary to provide competent patient care. I am looking forward to implementing my DNP project in my practice as well as seeing it impact and benefit other aspects of patient care as well. 

SC4 Retirees Association raises $23,127 for Scholarship Fund

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Port Huron Junior College/St. Clair County Community College (1923-2023), the SC4 Retirees Association has raised funds to establish a commemorative tree to recognize those PHJC/SC4 employees who worked a minimum of 10 years and provide continuous support for the SC4 Retirees Scholarship Fund. The SC4 Retirees Scholarship Fund awards two scholarships annually to deserving students.
The tree, themed “Honoring the Past 100 Years ~ Looking to the Future,” was dedicated on May 5 in SC4’s College Center Building. It features 132 leaves purchased by former College employees to commemorate their, a family member’s or friend’s employment at the College, representing staff from 1923 to the present.
Eleven former SC4 retirees donated a total of $10,000 to cover the cost of the tree and start-up costs. A total of $23,127 was raised from the selling of the leaves and remaining start-up funding.
“This ongoing project will help sustain funding for the SC4 Retirees Scholarship Fund for years to come,” said Cindy Rourke, with the SC4 Retirees Association. “It symbolizes the retirees’ interest in paying it forward to future students of SC4.” 
Individuals may still purchase leaves throughout the year with placement on the tree annually in July. For more information, contact the SC4 Retirees at