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Ellen McCloskey

Ellen McCloskey

Ellen McCloskey believes that the future of students who study Communications is filled with possibility. Communication students can pick from a variety of areas to pursue their careers, from corporate communications or public ... (more

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Monica Swindle


Monica Swindle is STLCC-Wildwood’s newest full-time English faculty member.  So people might be surprised to learn that she entered St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with plans to study physics and computer science. (more)


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Dr. Gwendolyn Verhofff’s excitement about her  position as full-time History instructor at STLCC-Wildwood is hard to miss.  During a recent interview, she paused thoughtfully and spoke enthusiastically about the relevance of history to everyone’s life. (more)

Chris Mahan


“Will you teach this lesson to the class?”

Chris Mahan’s high school math teacher posed that question to him, providing him with the first hint that teaching might be the career he was meant to have.

As a graduate student, he ran discussion sessions as a teacher’s assistant, and was acknowledged by his students as going above and ...(more)

Timnah Gretencord


“Fun, funny, inquisitive and intelligent.”  That is how Timnah Gretencord, the newest English instructor at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s campus, describes her students.

“They aren’t blank slates.  They have at least 18 years under their belts. They have attitude. And I mess with what they think about English. I tell them that English ...(more)