The Many Faces of SCC

Colleges are, in many ways, small cities, and much more work goes into keeping them running than is commonly understood. Here are some of the many faces of SCC that keep our small city running smoothly.

Corey Porter

Corey Porter

Corey Porter, associate professor of English, jokes that since he’s become a teacher, he only now realizes how much of a pain he was as a student. 

SCC’s students have been lucky to have Corey as a professor for the last nine years, not just for his jokes, but for his teaching, too.

Corey started collecting resources for his sabbatical project this coming fall, which will be writing an open-source handbook for English 101.

“My most memorable experiences are those where students' positions evolve while in the researching and writing processes. Seeing new ideas form right in front of me is incredibly rewarding.”

Amy Templer

Amy Templer

Thanks to Amy Templer and her grounds crew, the SCC community gets to work, go to school and attend events in, arguably, the most beautiful park in St. Charles County. 

Amy’s been with the college for about nine years and will be celebrating two years as grounds supervisor in August. She’s kept busy these last two years accomplishing big tasks like bringing the irrigation system back online around the CDC after 10 years of inactivity, playing a large role in wildlife rescue and management and working with biology students on insect collection, to name a few.

“I live for those quiet, early mornings when I come face-to-face with our resident wildlife.”

Helen Haynes

Helen Haynes

What would a college be without it’s students? Thanks to Enrollment Service Assistants like Helen Haynes, students are able to enroll with ease and get help with trickier things, like financial aid and scholarships. Helen completes administrative withdrawals, processes reporting for Missouri Student Information System (MOSIS) and helps with pulling in admissions applications.

“Every day is different from the next. I learn something new every day!”

Now with the college for two years, Helen also works on campus initiatives like the transcript task team, new employee mentoring, FAFSA workshop packet and more.

Jeanette Boria

Jeanette Boria

Jeanette Boria, who has been with the college since 2001, plays a large role in SCC’s High School Equivalency and English as a Second Language programs. Her role as Adult Education and Literacy Office Supervisor is extremely diverse which includes tasks such as interpreting for Spanish-speaking students, assessing the students’ skills and maintaining an Access database with all of the program’s textbooks and equipment on campus, as well as our nine off-campus locations.

“My favorite part of my job is interacting with our more than 800 students as they work through their fears and reach their educational goals.”

Jeanette is set to retire on June 29, 2018. Thank you for your many years of service, Jeanette!

 

Wayne Hartmann

Wayne Hartmann

Technology can be frustrating. Lucky for SCC, Wayne Hartmann is one of the patient and knowledgeable staff members who come to our rescue when we’re on the verge of throwing our computer out the window.

Just recognized for his five years of service, Wayne is a network administrator. In addition to problem-solving network equipment, phone and server issues, he is also involved in researching newer technologies to enhance SCC’s infrastructure.

“I get the opportunity to work with many different departments and people,” Wayne said. “SCC has some of the best people I have ever worked with. I enjoy the work I do, and a big part of that are the people I get to work with.”

Mike Dunkus

Mike Dunkus

If you’ve ever attended an event at SCC, you can bet Mike Dunkus was behind the scenes. From lunchtime trivia to commencement, Mike does it all.

With the college for 11 years, Mike’s current role is AV project coordinator. In addition to the audio and video tasks we see him do on a daily basis, he’s also currently working on testing and beginning to implement some new technology features in the classroom to enhance the student experience.

“My job requires me to work with almost every department on campus at some point, so I’ve made a lot of great friends throughout the years.”

Teresa Drury

Teresa Drury

Whether students are celebrating successes or facing challenges, SCC is committed to providing emotional support. To provide that support, SCC’s Student Life team members like Teresa Drury, office coordinator for Student Life/Personal Counseling and Support Center, work to put initiatives like Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Week, STEP UP! Training and more in place. 

Employed by the college for more than 15 years, Teresa’s job duties include doing background checks for the FBI/military, planning events, participating as a member of the CARE Team and Suicide Prevention Board and, of course, working with our students on a daily basis.

“When I first started this position, I was scared to talk to students about mental health concerns but now I feel confident doing so. Students know that our office is a safe place and feel comfortable sharing information with me. It is great to know that I can have a positive impact on students’ lives.”

Linda Branch

Linda Branch

SCC’s campus can be overwhelming! Despite our efforts, physical and online maps don’t always have all the answers. Lucky for SCC and our students, we have resources like the Welcome Center staff to answer not just directional questions, but all questions.

Linda Branch, who has been with SCC for more than 20 years, welcomes visitors of the Administration Building with a warm smile. Some of her tasks include designing the beautiful, seasonal displays for the Welcome Center desk, providing back-up assistance on the phones for the Call Center, taking minutes for the Executive Dean of Enrollment Management and, of course, greeting our students.

“The best part about my job is how much I get to interact with students. Guiding, directing, offering moral support in a positive way. And of course, smiling!”

Julia Wilbers

Julia Wilbers

Libraries are a staple on college campuses around the world. Students go there to read, search the web, meet up with friends, study and more. Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes at the library? That’s where reference librarians like Julia Wilbers step in.

Julia, who just celebrated her seven year anniversary at SCC, wears many hats. She co-chairs Between the Covers Book Club, manages the library’s social media accounts, teaches classes on using the library and doing research, mans the reference desk to help students, faculty and staff and purchases books for the library collection, among other things.

“Next to working with students, finding materials to add to the collection is one of my favorite things,” said Julia. “I get to stay on top of what’s being published and work to make our library collection the best it can be.”

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