A community celebration to honor the retirement of St. Charles Community College President John M. McGuire, Ph.D., is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the College Center Gymnasium on SCC’s campus in Cottleville.
John M. McGuire, Ph.D., president, St. Charles Community College
The Farewell Tribute will include a roast and toast, and will honor the contributions of the college’s second retiring president.
“For the past 15 years, Dr. McGuire has enriched our community by ensuring that a high-quality college education remains within reach for our neighbors, friends and family,” said Kasey McKee, SCC associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations. “That, in turn, has enhanced our economic vitality by providing a skilled workforce for local businesses.”
Tickets for the event are $75. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Members of the community are invited to attend.
Proceeds from the event will support the John M. McGuire Endowment Fund, which was established through the SCC Foundation to provide scholarships for under-resourced students and funding to enhance student preparation in mathematics.
Sponsors for the event are Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West HealthCare Center, Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Charter Business, Economic Development Center of St. Charles County and Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles, Dettmer Homes, General Motors and SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.
Event co-chairs are Dan Barklage, president of Barklage, Brett, Wibbenmeyer & Hamill, P.C., Billy Collier, president/CEO at United Services for the Handicapped, Bill Green, chairman and founder of SCI Engineering, Greg Prestemon, president and CEO of the St. Charles County Economic Development Center and McKee.
Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.