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STLCC Experience Continues to Serve Boddie Well

Courtney Boddie has been passionate about teaching ever since he can remember. It’s no surprise, then, that Boddie’s path in life has included work in community college, public university, private university and independent college settings through roles in academic support, disability affairs, college counseling, instruction and instructional administration. A 2008 St. Louis Community College graduate, […]

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"Green Bee" by Sean Frye

Frye Turns Passion into His Profession

After serving 14 years in the U.S. Navy, Sean Frye was looking to explore his passion for art. While he didn’t realize it at the time, his decision to enroll in a summer art class at St. Louis Community College in 1995 would forever change the course of his life. “I always loved art, but […]

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Shultis Accepted into Yale MFA Program

A former St. Louis Community College art student has been accepted into the Yale University Master of Fine Arts program in Painting. Mike Shultis, a former student at STLCC-Florissant Valley, recently earned that distinction. Shultis http://michaelshultis.com/ was chosen from among 800 applicants for this program. The applicant field further is narrowed to 80 chosen for […]

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STLCC Students, Alumnus Garner GSLAA Scholarships

Two current students and one alumnus of the General Fine Arts program at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley have received scholarships from the Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA). Current students Alana Givens and Lamir Lowe, and alumnus Brock Seals each received a $2,500 scholarship. Seals currently is studying at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. […]

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STLCC Alumnus Accepted into Yale Graduate Art Program

Hard work and determination have paid off for St. Louis Community College alumnus Dominic Chambers. He recently received acceptance letters to the graduate art programs at two Ivy League institutions – the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. He chose to attend Yale. “I chose Yale, in part, because of my experience at the Yale […]

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Rayford Serves as Field Producer of Film Selected for Berlin Festival

Bradley Rayford, a recent graduate from St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, can add another achievement to his already growing list. The film “For Ahkeem” was recently selected for the Berlin Film Festival, and Rayford held the key role of field producer for the film. “For Ahkeem” is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a black 17-year-old […]

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STLCC-Florissant Valley Made “Waves” at the Global Game Jam

Students from St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley had the opportunity to participate in the annual Global Game Jam event, held in January at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game creation event taking place around the world at physical locations. This year’s event simultaneously hosted groups in 702 […]

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Former Florissant Valley art student Aaron Fowler has been named by Artspace as one of the 10 best new artists to watch.

Fowler Is Gaining Notoriety in Art World

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For Aaron Fowler, the ability to turn those discarded items into works of art has caught the eye of Artspace, which named him one of the 10 best new artists to watch. Fowler, who grew up in Ferguson, studied fine art at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus. […]

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Chambers Draws Artistic Inspiration from Reading

For Dominic Chambers, reading is fundamental. Success in his chosen profession, Chambers believes, depends on his ability to read. Chambers is an aspiring professional artist. So how does reading figure into his success? “Most of my ideas stem from the literary narratives cited in the books that I have read,” said Chambers, a graduate of […]

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STLCC alum Ryan Talbert's lifestyle app Herdmap releases its second version Dec. 25.

STLCC Alum Creates New Lifestyle App

Entrepreneurs are a special breed, born into this world with a drive to create and a need to succeed. For Ryan Talbert, this is certainly true. Talbert is the creator of Herdmap, a free lifestyle app that helps people find the most popular places in their city using real-time GPS markers. Talbert released the first […]

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