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Academic and program enhancements are made possible by proceeds raised at events and by individuals and corporations who are passionate about education.

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Mini-Grants 2017

Scholarships for Grant Participants
C&CD Workforce Development Scholarships will be provided in sought-after programs such as Welding, Certified Production Technician, and Certified Logistics Technician fields. The scholarships will help cover the costs of personal protection equipment, training manuals and other expenses not covered under the current grant structure of the program.
Special Effect Lighting for Theater
Continuing Education
The special effect lighting, as requested by the Young People's Theatre, would have the ability to replicate fire or water for scenes in productions. The machines use a combination of fog, color, and lighting to create these special effects and would first be used in the spring production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" in March 2017.
Art & Literature Vending Machine
English Department
A student-curated project, students will design and create the aesthetics of the vending machine. It will promote creative writing and art on campus and be a unique addition to SCC's campus. 
Funding for Furniture Modifications in the Corequisite
English Department
The project focuses on improving classroom space in HUM 111 to complement the newest curriculum approach in English to teaching composition and essentially creating a mobile lab.
Violence in the Long Term Care Work: Protecting Ourselves and Our Residents Video
Health Occupations
The purchase of this DVD would increase awareness and prepare students for the chance of violence in the healthcare workplace. This video meets OSHA standards.
Expanding Online Access with WiFi to Go: Pilot Program
LRC
Mobile hotspots would be available for students to check out from the library on a semester long basis. They would be checked out to students that have no internet access at home, either because of cost of limited access in their community. With an increasing amount of classwork being handled online, by providing mobile hotspots, students would be able to complete their school work on their own timetable.
Student Use Library Laptops
LRC
The purchase of new laptops will provide opportunities for students to check out laptops for group projects. The new laptops will be easily projected onto new TV's in our study rooms to provide an ideal setting for group work within the library. Students may also check out laptops to work and take online tests in a quiet atmosphere. 

Privately Funded Grants 2017

Anatomical Models for the ACE Tutoring Center
ACE Tutoring Center
Additional anatomical models will give more students the ability to study outside of classroom lab time. These are used to help students in learning topics such as nursing or biology.
Thermal Cycler for General Biology
Biology Department
For use in General Biology I & II lab courses, the thermal cycler will allow students to copy gene segments (DNA) for analysis of genetic inheritance and population genetics. 
Vernier LabQuest 2 for Biology Labs
Biology Department
For student use in Biology lab courses, the Vernier LabQuest 2 will be used to collect data using a variety of sensors and probes. With built-in graphing and analysis application, students will easily be able to collect, analyze and share data from experiments.
Lego Robotic Engineering NXT 2.0 Kits
Continuing Education
These kits are geared for young students ages 6-10 and allows these young learners the opportunity to use hands-on technology and motivate them to learn science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Stand-alone classes are offered through Continuing Education throughout the year, and summer camps are offered as part of the College for All Kids program.
Basic 4 Point Sling
Health Occupations
The Basic 4 Point Sling will update the current transfer sling used in the classroom and provide state of the art equipment for our certified nursing assistant students.
BLS for Health Care Providers
Health Occupations
Basic Life Support/CPR training is a requirement for nursing students and faculty every two years. The purchase of these DVDs will ensure that our faculty and students receive the most up-to-date training for their certifications.
US District Court Naturalization Ceremony 2017
Political Science
SCC is once again hosting the US District Court Naturalization ceremony. Funding for this project will secure the venue for the ceremony, as well as refreshments for a small reception for the newly named American citizens, their families, and the citizens of St. Charles county who will attend.
Slab Saw for Geology Labs
Science Department
The purchase of this specialty saw will allow rock and mineral samples to be cut by the professor and allow students to see fresh, unweathered surfaces. By viewing unweathered samples, students will gain a better understanding of rocks and minerals.
Area High School Math Tournament
Transfer Mathematics Department
SCC has been a hosting site for the Great Plains Math League (GPML) since 1998. By funding this tournament, the department will be able to keep the costs per high school student to participate as low as possible.

ESP Campus Enhancements 2016

Display Board for FAB Theatre Lobby
A new display board in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building will better display photographs of upcoming productions, as well as campus announcements and other information for our students and community.
Theater Receptions/Open Houses
A more polished environment will be experienced by potential SCC students and incoming students who attend open houses in the Theater Department, through the use of new tablecloths and reusable centerpieces.
Young People's Theatre Microphones – Continuing Education
Career Services/Student Activities
New microphones for Young People’s Theater (YPT) will allow the cast the ability to produce a high-quality performance. YPT directors will instruct SCC students on how to handle, test and use microphones and sound equipment.
Auto-darkening Welding Helmets
Additional helmets are needed for students enrolled in the welding classes. The American Welding Society (AWS) Basic Welding Workforce program offered through SCC Workforce Development, prepares participants seeking employment in this high demand skill area.
Computer-Aided Drafting Lab Display Cases
For use in recruitment and retention, an enclosed cork board with sliding glass door will provide a motivating display, showcasing CAD program highlights, student/graduate successes, internship examples, employment opportunities and testimonial materials.
Institutional Research and Grants Intent to Return Survey
The survey will collect information from students that will allow for better and more accurate predictions about student retention at SCC.
Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conferences
Members of Phi Beta Lambda, the business student organization, will travel and compete at state and national conferences.
SCC Day of Service
SCC’s Service Learning Program would like to continue the program they started this year: a day for SCC students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of community service projects across St. Charles County. The funds will cover some of the costs for this new program, like t-shirts for the volunteers.
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