We happen to think our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are the bee's knees. Success Happens Here showcases their experiences with us and their stories; we guarantee they'll make you think twice about how important a college education is (and that special teacher who always cheered you on). Read and be inspired, then tell us your story!
Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin was nervous. He was about to move several states away to take a job as coordinator of student activities for SFCC. He didn’t know anybody, but from day one, he felt right at home. “I immediately felt like I belonged here,” says Martin, 28. ... Read more about Ryan Martin. [Read More]

Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy Simmons

SFCC’s Radiologic Technology students all have dreams for the future. Thanks to Instructor Jeremy Simmons, they’re following them to the letter. “When students enter the program, they have a specific goal in mind: to become X-ray techs,” says Simmons. ... Read more about Jeremy Simmons. [Read More]

Jodi Fudge

Jodi Fudge

Jodi Fudge is in the business of shaping futures. As an Information Management instructor at SFCC, she loves working with students and seeing them reach their educational goals. “I have been very fortunate, because my job has allowed me to meet new people an ... Read more about Jodi Fudge. [Read More]

Alaina Sonksen

Alaina Sonksen

Alaina Sonksen thought she had her college education all figured out when she was in high school. She was going to go to a small private college and get a degree in education. Today the SFCC graduate and communications major at Missouri State University in Spr ... Read more about Alaina Sonksen. [Read More]

Steven Lutz

Steven Lutz

Steven Lutz is in a good place. Five years after earning his associate degree from SFCC he’s landed his dream job and just got his first promotion. Although he originally planned to get a bachelor’s degree, Lutz graduated in 2011 with an Associate of Appli ... Read more about Steven Lutz. [Read More]

Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Mary Wright’s kids had a good point: If she told them to get a high school diploma and go to college so they could get good jobs, why wasn’t she taking her own advice? At the age of 46, Mary Wright, a mother of six and grandmother of five, enrolled in the ... Read more about Mary Wright. [Read More]

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