NEWS BRIEFS: Meramec Morsels

Posted on 12 February 2014 by admin

The latest campus news in brief

news briefsTwo seats on the STLCC board of trustees to be filled in April 8 election, Five vying for seats

Five candidates are running for two open seats on the STLCC board of trustees.

Resident in STLCC districts will have the opportunity to vote for the following candidates at the April 8 election.

Theodis Brown Sr. and Redditt Hudson are candidates for the subdistrict 1 seat, which includes the Hazelwood, Ferguson/Florissant, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Pattonville, Ritenour, University City, Normandy, Clayton and Ladue school districts.

Rodney Gee, Libby Fitzgerald and Daniel Henderson are candidates for the subdistrict 4 seat, which includes Parkway, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Rockwood, Valley Park, Meramec Valley and Hancock Place school districts as well as small portions of Jefferson and Franklin counties.

District voters elect board members, who normally serve a six-year term.

Theodis Brown Sr.

Theodis Brown Sr. is running for the Subdistrict 1 seat. He is currently the chief of the Castlepoint Fire Protection Association and a trustee of the Castlepoint Community Association. Brown ran unsuccessfully for the STLCC board of trustees in 1994, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2012.

Brown graduated from the St. Louis Police Academy in 1970, and from the St. Louis Fire Academy in 1978. Brown is listed in the International Biographical Centre’s “Outstanding People of the 21st Century.” Brown is also a free-lance paralegal and publishes “St. Louis Private Eye” Magazine.

Redditt Hudson

Redditt Hudson is running for the Subdistrict 1 seat. He is the regional field organizer for Region IV of the NAACP. Before working with the NAACP, he was a program associate for the American Civil Liberies Union of Eastern Missouri.

Hudson is a former St. Louis police officer; he left the force in 1999 to focus on addressing systemic problems in the criminal justice system and on improving the relationship between the community and police officers. As a result he co-founded Project PEACE, an organization working with educators, students and parents to address gang violence prevention and intervention in communities and schools.

Rodney Gee

Rodney Gee is running for the Subdistrict 4 seat. He is a principal for financial advisor diversity performance for Edward Jones. Gee was formerly director of staffing at Monsanto, as well as the director of human resources for Monsanto’s Roundup business unit, genomics technology and corporate research groups. Gee is also the president of the St. Louis Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Gee was awarded the STLCC’s Honorary Degree Award in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University in 1981 and completed a master’s degree at Webster University in 2002.

Libby Fitzgerald

Libby Fitzgerald is also running for the Subdistrict 4 seat. She is a retired associate professor in counseling at STLCC-Forest Park. Fitzgerald served two terms as president of the JCD-NEA She earned the Forest Park campus Innovation of the Year Award in 1997.

Fitzgerald was a board member of the Ponepiotic Federation of America, a group that defends human rights for the Greek ethnic minority in Albania. Fitzgerald has a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University and a master’s degree from University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson is also running for the Subdistrict 4 seat. He is president of Henderson’s Electic LLC. He previously served as an electrician for St. Louis Public Schools and three years as a lead matenance mechanic at STLCC. Henderson volunteers with Kids Against Hunger Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, KaBOOM and Habitat for Humanity.

Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree from Webster University in 2000 and earned his journeyman wireman certification at the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ Local 1 in 2005. He is a first-time candidate for public office.

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Free safety training offered by the NWS

The Sky Club will host a severe storm spotter and public safety training class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 22, in the STLCC-Meramec Theatre.

This training session offered by the National Weather Service is free admission and open to the community, as well as students, staff and faculty.

Upon completion of the training session, information will be provided on how to register as an official volunteer storm spotter.

For more information, contact The Sky Club at the.sky.club@hotmail.com or call Professor Joe Schneider at 314-984-7419.

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Alert systems to be tested on Meramec campus

STLCC-Meramec’s campus-wide tornado drill will take place on Friday, Feb. 21, at 2:45 p.m.

The phone broadcast messaging system will be tested at 7:30 p.m. and the computer pop-up messaging systems will be tested at 10:30 a.m. both on Monday, Feb. 24.

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Meramec Theater program hosts auditions for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

The Meramec Theater program will launch production of “Bye Bye Birdie” with auditions slated for Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre. Students auditioning should prepare a one to two-minute comic monologue and prepare a one-minute song with sheet music in the correct key. The theatre departments encourages dress for a dance audition. The performances of “Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by Meramec Professor Michelle Rebollo, will be April 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 20 at 2 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre.

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Withdrawal deadlines for the spring semester begin Feb. 21

STLCC has set withdrawal deadlines for the spring 2014 semester based on the length of courses. The final withdrawal deadline for full-term (16 week) classes is Friday, April 11. Students enrolled classes beginning Jan. 13 and ending March 7 must withdrawal by Feb. 21, classes beginning March 17 through May 12 must be withdrawn by April 25 and classes beginning Feb. 13 and ending May 12 adhere to the April 11 withdrawal date.

Students wanting to withdrawal from classes must file paperwork in the registrar’s office by the designated drop dates.

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