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Alumni of the Year

  • During its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 20, the St. Clair County Community College Alumni Association named Joseph M. Mericka of Port Huron Township as its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. The event was at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Port Huron. Mericka

    Mericka attended Port Huron Junior College and then St. Clair County Community College from 1966 to 1968. He then transferred and studied finance at the University of South Florida.

    He went on to a successful career in finance, and today is vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Port Huron.

    Mericka has been an active presence both at SC4 and in the Blue Water Area. He’s treasurer of the SC4 Foundation Board of Directors. He also has been involved with the Blue Water YMCA, Community Foundation of St. Clair County, Mid City Nutrition Soup Kitchen and Rotary International.

    Mericka said that SC4 not only prepared him for his career but also provided him with relationships that have grown over the years. “The instructors I left behind remain my close friends. They really get to know you as a student.”

    In 2013 he and his wife, Betty, established the Joseph and Betty Mericka Friends of the Arts Scholarship, which awards $500 annually to two St. Clair County Community College students.

    The SC4 Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni of the Year award for 2014-15.
     Click on the link to complete an online nomination form.

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    Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

    1986    Dan L. DeGrow
    1988    Donald J. Breckon
    1989    Dr. William J. Sharp
    1990    Dianne L. Foster, Hazel J. Leonard, Ellen M. Ross
    1991    Gerald R. Tobin, Anita R. Ashford
    1992    Patrick L. Cogley, Betty A. Maxwell
    1993    William HJ. Fike, Wendy L. Krabach
    1994    Domingo A. Ruiz
    1995    Ralph E. Ceglarek
    1996    Dennis R. Toffolo
    1997    Chris M. Kruzweil
    1998    John F. Wismer
    1999    Frank Shepherd
    2000    Robert W. Coulter
    2001    Judge James Adair
    2002    Marshall Campbell
    2003    Marguerite Stanley, Larry Moeller (posthumously)
    2004    Gerald Kramer
    2005    Tyrone Burrell
    2006    Bethany Belanger
    2007    David G. French
    2008   Judge Daniel J. Kelly
    2009   Thomas L. Coleman 
    2010   Allitea family
    2011    Karl S. Tomion
    2012    Robert W. Carson
    2013    Marcia M. Haynes