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Florissant Valley Campus

Bradley Rayford

St. Louis Community College has always attracted a student with a story. Part of the appeal in attending the college is that it’s open – no matter where you are in life, the college will accept you, help shape and mold you, and give you a fresh start. Bradley Rayford is different.

Melicia Lytle

Melicia Lytle is set to graduate on May 17 with a 3.83 grade-point average. It has been a long journey for this single mother of three who has a disability, but she is finally able to say that she has achieved her goal, and has overcome one of her biggest fears.

Christine Lewis
Christine Lewis, associate professor of mathematics at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, has loved math since the fourth grade. It all started when she learned how to do long division.
Chris Bradford, a recent nursing graduate of St. Louis Community College, went from having a successful professional wrestling career to pursuing a nursing degree at STLCC- Florissant Valley. What do professional wrestling and nursing have in common? On the surface, not much.
The Huntley Twins

Ashley and Alisha Huntley, identical twins from North County, were just 16 when they dropped out of high school. They had lost their mother to breast cancer, and hope as a result.

Alex Arnold
He was a troubled teenager who was home-schooled during his last two years of high school -- at the insistence of his school principal. Against all odds, he completed two years worth of work in one, enabling him to graduate a year early from high school. Yet, he was certain that college was not ...
Heather Allen
Heather Allen is your quintessential Jill of all trades and queen of some. Her plethora of interests include hunting, biking, wine-making, painting, gardening, tap dancing and...
Forrest, Jeff
A degree in business is much more versatile than typically assumed. Besides finance and management, the professional scope for a business degree is rather large and wide, covering careers in retail, manufacturing, health care, international commerce and non-profit organizations. Jeffrey Phillip Forrest, acting chair of business and economics at Florissant Valley, can attest to that.
At first glance, Fausto Carlos Hernandez Carrillo resembles your everyday college student. Upon close examination, it becomes apparent that there is much more than meets the eye. This 20-year-old soccer enthusiast is part of the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program at STLCC-Florissant Valley. The program is designed to support economic and social development in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, through which more than 5,000 youth have been trained in the...
Imaginative expresser, creative soul, dream painter-- Mario Trejo has been a gifted artist since he was knee-high. A long standing reputation of excellence led him to St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.
Roberta Gordon recently graduated from St. Louis Community College (STLCC) with an associate degree in communication arts. As a mother and wife, Gordon managed to juggle a hectic schedule while fulfilling a dream. Having homeschooled her children for four years, she began thinking about what she was going to do with her time when her children decided to go back to school.
Nicole Robbins
Nicole Robbins knew at an early age that she wanted to pursue a career that focused on chemistry. When television programs about crime scene investigations became popular, Robbins became even more intrigued by the hands-on work going on in laboratories...