Grants at SCC helping fund educational programs

March 04, 2013

Students, faculty and staff will benefit from a variety of grants recently funded that will support the college’s values of learning and stewardship.

In partnership with MCCA, eight Missouri community colleges and Linn State will develop programs to support manufacturing and related careers. SCC was designated to receive more than $1.4 million of the MoManufacturingWINs grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the fiscal agent, St. Louis Community College.

SCC received a $19,000 grant from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District to fund additional outdoor recycling containers, additional internal recycling containers and signage for the existing black cans in both the Plaza Bistro and Café-Bookstore.

SCC received a Global Skills for College Completion grant for $6,012 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide professional development for faculty teaching developmental mathematics classes.

Nurses in St. Charles County and throughout the U.S. who care for seniors will benefit from having access to the non-credit Gerontological Nursing class in a new online format, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Foundation for Geriatric Education.

Foundation board member and local entrepreneur, Richard Jensen, gave a $5,000 gift to the Chemistry Department to go toward the purchase of an autosampler for the High Performance Liquid Chromatography instrumentation.

Ameren Charitable Trust gave another annual gift of $2,500 to the Pre-Engineering Department. Funds will be used to purchase a mobile computer lab where laptops will be equipped with special purpose software and rolled in and out of classrooms as needed.

SCC was one of 843 libraries and humanities organizations awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf on Muslim history and culture by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thanks to support from the campus and community, the SCC Foundation was able to award $15,000 in mini-grants:

(Listed as project funded – program or department)

Pronunciation Power software – Academic English as a Second Language (ESL)

LiveScribe Note Taking System – Accessibility Services

Anatomical models and microscope slides – ACE Tutoring Center

Computer accessories – Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)

Women’s History and Awareness Month presentation – Art  

Panache That Pays resources – Career Services

Videography equipment – Continuing Education

Autosampler for a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph – Chemistry

Furniture for the Student Veteran Lounge – Enrollment Services

A variety of training programs – Health Occupations

Area High School Math Tournament and additional graphing calculators for students to check out – Mathematics

Black History Month programing – Multicultural Programming Committee

Science mobile computer lab, Vernier Lab Quest Device and Observatory Solar Array Device – Science

Power strips to establish charging stations within student congregation areas – Student Development

 

This story was published in SCC's Chaz newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 1. 

 

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