Tree Planting Ceremony at SCC Honors Crime Victims

May 09, 2013

A tree planting ceremony was held at St. Charles Community College Friday, April 22, in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Tree Planting Ceremony at SCC Honors Crime Victims

(Left to right) Tim Lohmar, St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, Diane Brennan, guest speaker, Ron Chesbrough, SCC president, and Bob Ronkoski, SCC chief of police, plant a red oak tree at SCC on Friday, April 22, honoring National Crime Victims Rights.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week was April 21-27, allowing communities to promote victims’ rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

The event’s guest speaker, Diane Brennan, was the mother of Dan, a 23 year-old boy who was killed in an attempted robbery in 2010.

In addition to SCC, event sponsors included St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Missouri Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Probation and Parole, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board to Probation and Parole.

St. Charles Community College is 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

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