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Governor Proclaims April as "Community College Month"

April 01, 2008

CC MonthMo. Gov. Matt Blunt, center, recently signed a proclamation declaring April as "Community College Month." Joining Blunt in the presentation were James Kellerman, left, executive director and chief executive officer of the Missouri Community College Association, and Cindy Epperson, associate professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College-Meramec who currently serves as MCCA president.


In his proclamation, Blunt noted that the state of Missouri has benefited educationally, socially and economically from its outstanding community colleges, which offer dynamic programs, are easily accessible and serve diverse student populations. Community colleges also are the starting point for thousands of students who seek basic skills and job training, postsecondary transfer and technical education. Community colleges play key roles in advancing the state's economy through workforce training programs and partnerships with business, industry, labor and government agencies.


St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and annually serves more than 100,000 credit and noncredit students.

 
Since its inception, STLCC has served more than one million students; approximately one-half of the households in the St. Louis area have at least one person who has attended the college. In addition to the training opportunities the college offer businesses and workers, STLCC itself makes a significant economic impact on the region, estimated at more than $3.4 billion.