Touch Base Tuesday 2-2-21

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

tbt2.2.21AI’m excited to introduce The PEAK Program – a new professional development program that will supplement our LinkedIn Learning online platform and the robust PDAG class offerings. Staff and faculty are invited to take part in quick education and training opportunities – held over Zoom (for now) – and taught primarily by your colleagues. PEAK will feature topics in four primary areas: technology, customer service, leadership and inclusion but will also offer topics related to wellness. Watch for an email soon from Vice President Heather McDorman, who will lead this portion of our college-wide professional development efforts.

tbt2.2.21BBlack History Month

Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month to recognize and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. As a young woman growing up in Texas, I remember 1976 well. It was the year that Barbara Jordan became the first Black female to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Barbara was a leader from Texas who inspired me. She was the first Black women elected to the Texas state senate and later went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1994 Jordan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, recognizing her many accomplishments, including her work on legislation promoting women’s rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. In her 1976 keynote, Jordan expressed the following thoughts that still seem relevant today: “We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are people in search of a national community. We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present, but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America." St. Charles Community College’s African American Faculty & Staff Association (AAFSA), the SCC Library and the Office of Student Life want to recognize Black History Month and will be holding several events Feb. 3-24. Visit this page for details.

tbt2.2.21CEmployee/Student Recognition As you may know, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health began COVID-19 vaccination events recently. What you may not know is that our Allied Health program students and faculty are important contributors to this important county-wide effort by providing volunteer vaccination support. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff who are volunteering their time to help our community!

College leadership would like to thank the Maintenance Team for the hard work that they put in over the last two months repairing the broken housekeeping equipment that had been accumulating over the past couple of years. The Team has saved the college the expense of replacing the equipment and returned many pieces back in service. Good job! tbt2.2.21D

College leadership would like to thank the Maintenance Team for the hard work that they put in over the last two months repairing the broken housekeeping equipment that had been accumulating over the past couple of years. The Team has saved the college the expense of replacing the equipment and returned many pieces back in service. Good job!

Have a wonderful week,

Barbara

Here is this week’s COVID-19 update:

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