St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley STEM Academy Ribbon Cutting
Three engineering classrooms on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley are now home to the Emerson STEM Academy.
The space, located at 3400 Pershall Road, in Ferguson, is being dedicated Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. during a ribbon-cutting.
“We are extremely grateful to Emerson for their generosity and commitment to students in North County. Among other things, their $1 million grant is making the renovation of this space possible and really speaks to the company’s interest in sharpening young minds and pointing them toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math that are full of opportunity,” said Dr. Steve White, dean, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
By September, renovations will be complete and furniture and technology will fill the space that will house tutoring services for students as well as a computer lab and quiet place for studying.
The Emerson STEM Academy is open to students who attend high school in the College’s service area — Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Normandy, Pattonville, Ritenour, Riverview Gardens and Special School District (North Tech) districts — and are either part of the dual credit, dual enrollment or early-college academy program for high school students.
Before Venus Martz, president, Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, officially cuts the ribbon and unveils the space, Dr. White and Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins, campus president and chief academic chief academic officer St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, as well Dave Rabe, vice president, corporate responsibility, Emerson, will give remarks.