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!
Allison Duncan

Allison Duncan

When Allison Duncan sets her mind to something, she doesn’t waste any time. When she decided she wanted more for her newborn son, the question wasn’t if she would go back to school, but rather how quickly she would finish her degrees. To complete her assoc ... Read more about Allison Duncan. [Read More]

Kirby Liesmann

Kirby Liesmann

For Kirby Liesmann, experience has been his toughest but most important teacher. Although a professional wakeboarder, Liesmann has taken his fair share of spills in the 21 years since he first got on the water at age seven. “Start when you’re young,” Lie ... Read more about Kirby Liesmann. [Read More]

Jenneca Foster

Jenneca Foster

The first thing Jenneca Foster said when she arrived at SFCC’s Sedalia campus was how pretty it was. While most alumni grow used to seeing Sedalia’s 122 rolling, green acres, Foster has only visited the flagship campus a handful of times. At age 25, she en ... Read more about Jenneca Foster. [Read More]

Joey Couch

Joey Couch

For those who end up working in their college town, there are usually just a few miles difference between learning skills in the classroom and applying them to real-world situations. For Joey Couch, there are 5,300 miles. Since his deployment in Ali Al Salem, ... Read more about Joey Couch. [Read More]

Amber Clement

Amber Clement

Each year, around 300,000 undergraduates take a break from their home institutions to study abroad. Amber Clement, however, was already a world traveler by the time she enrolled in State Fair Community College, just a few days after returning from Okinawa, Jap ... Read more about Amber Clement. [Read More]

Joyce Fisher

Joyce Singer

At 53 years old, Joyce Singer thought her life had pretty much settled down, but one conversation with her mother changed everything. “I signed up for State Fair on one condition,” Singer remembers. “I said, ‘I’ll make you a deal, Mom. I’ll go if ... Read more about Joyce Singer. [Read More]

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