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.

Gary McKiddy

Gary McKiddy

History is such an important topic. Without knowledge of it, how can we learn from our past? Lucky for SCC, we have great instructors like Gary McKiddy teaching our students.

Gary, a history adjunct instructor, has been teaching at SCC for 21 years. He’s written a book for the Louisiana Missouri Bicentennial, is currently writing a curriculum for elementary schools to use when teaching about the four years leading to Missouri Statehood (1818-1821) and supervises students participating in history internships at the St. Charles County Historical Society, to name a few things.

“I really enjoy interacting with our students and exchanging ideas with faculty. The dynamics make SCC an excellent place to work.”

Lindy McGuire

Lindy McGuire

Lindy McGuire, director of operations – Center for Healthy Living, is proud to be a part of the SCC family.

“I love that my job is always changing and that my responsibilities keep growing. I love that I get to be a part of different events and work with so many wonderful people.”

Coming up on seven years at the college, Lindy has made some significant changes at SCC, specifically at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) - Dardenne Creek Campus. She helped with the change in the admission processes for all allied health programs, was the first embedded-advisor outside of the academic counseling department and started the open house evenings for prospective allied health students. 

“Most recently, I began working with the College Events Council with the goal of growing community involvement at the CHL campus. We are hoping to partner with organizations that provide recreation and rehabilitation services to members of our community from varying ages, abilities and backgrounds.”

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Robert Jones, general education teacher and retention coordinator, is in the business of making sure students are successful.

Coming up on two years at the college, Robert has accomplished a lot, including creating Student Success workshops, a Transfer-Scholarship Acquisition discussion panel, Winners (SSP) Student Success Program and a “Retention Matters” newsletter.

“A memorable experience I’ve had at SCC is teaching students that challenges are an opportunity to grow and that pain and frustration are part of the human experience.”

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.”

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