Campus Briefs: News Around Meramec

Posted on 06 November 2013 by admin

Student, staff accomplishments and a “Happy” screening

Jevon Mallory remains in county jail after April 18 attack on student

Jevon Mallory, charged with a class D felony and assault in the first degree, after an April 18 attack on student Blythe Grupe, remains in the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton, Mo., with bond set at $50,000.

Mallory, a former STLCC-Meramec student who allegedly attacked Grupe in a Communications South bathroom, was charged April 23, 2013 and bond was initially set at $10,000. After a Grandy Jury Indictment was filed on May 22, Mallory’s bond was increased to $50,000 on June 24.

Mallory is set to appear before Judge Robert S. Cohen at a 9 a.m. hearing on Dec. 16, 2013.

 

Meramec student receives leadership award from MCCA

Rachel Zink was honored with a 2013 Student Leadership Award during the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) annual convention.

Zink, along with Rjeem Pearson of STLCC-Florissant Valley, Aja Mullins of STLCC-Forest Park and Kyle Stahlman of the Wildwood campus, were presented with the award for their respective campuses during the convention from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

The Student Leadership Award is presented to one outstanding community college student from each of Missouri’s 20 community college campuses. The recipients have demonstrated excellence in leadership activities, according to the MCCA.

Zink serves as the president of Meramec’s Global Justice Club. She is a member of the Meramec campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter and serves as the recording secretary for the Student Government Association. Zink is also a New Student Orientation Peer Mentor.

The MCCA, a statewide organization, provides advocacy, education, information and networking opportunities for community college staff.

Meramec facilities manager receives senior service award from MCCA

Willie Wright, Meramec facilities manager, received a Senior Service Award from the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) annual convention Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

Wright, along with Terry Freeman, a professor in engineering science at STLCC-Florissant Valley, Linda Basich, an administrative secretary in the Business, Math and Technology Division at STLCC-Forest Park and Barbara Mehranfer, a coordinator of student enrollment and academic advising at STLCC-Wildwood, received special recognition.

Recently, Wright marked 45 years of employment with STLCC. Wright started as a draftsman in 1968 with the district office. He has held the positions of architectural technician, physical facilities representative, physical plant manager and campus manager, as well as, buildings and grounds.

He was involved in developing STLCC’s five-year maintenance plan, which ensures that the college buildings are maintained and repaired on a regular basis.

Diversity Committee hosts film ‘Happy’

The Diversity Committee is sponsoring two screenings of the film “Happy” on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. and noon in SC 200.

The film explores the theory that happy people live longer and lead healthier lifestyles by sharing human stories from around the world, coupled with research related to how people can obtain a deeper understanding of emotions.

For more information call Denise Sperruzza at 314-984-7315.

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