New Member Highlights
Dr. Stephen Roush
Where you live: Ringgold, GA
Years at CCC: 1964-66
Program of study: AA- Biology, Journalism
Additional education: B.S., Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO. ; M.S.E., and Dr. of Education (Ed.D.), Virginia Tech. - Blacksburg, VA
Memorable Clinton Community College experiences/instructor/events: Discussions with Dean Sharar about graduating and Mr. David Parker, Biology instructor.
How Clinton Community College paved the way to my future: I was Student Body President
at CCC in 1965-66, and that began a process of leadership learning that has continued
for 42 years, many states and many opportunities. Most recently, last year, I was
Chairman of the Board for Catoosa Chamber of Commerce, next year I shall be Chairman
of the Board of Hutcheson Hospital. All of this started with CCC and my first leadership
role! Great training!
Where you live: Waterloo, IA
Career: College Unit Director - Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Years at CCC: 2 Years – 2003 Graduate
Program of study: AA & AS in Liberal Arts
Additional education: Coaching Endorsement, Coaching Minor, B.S. in Sports Psychology from UNI, & B.S. in Exercise Science from UNI
Memorable Clinton Community College experiences / instructor / events: Memorable moments at CCC include playing basketball and being ranked as high as 11th in the nation, graduating with two degrees, & being the graduate of the year in 2003. Some of my favorite faculty/staff from CCC include Mardell Mommsen, Debi Van Sant, Ann Eisenman, Bob Walker and Chris Eichmeier.
Some of my favorite events at CCC were the awards ceremony before graduation, musical events put on by the Student Senate and the charitable donation drives put on by the college.
How Clinton Community College paved the way to my future: CCC provided me with a great educational experience that has opened many doors for me throughout my education and getting into the workforce. Any degree can get you in the door with an employer, but I feel going into any interview that I have a step up on my competition because of my two extra degrees on my resume.
CCC not only allowed for me to grow as a student, but also provided many opportunities
to grow as a person. Not only was the education a perfect stepping stone to continue
education at a four-year school, but tutoring and being involved at the college gave
me "real life" experiences and helped me develop socially as well as furthering my
education. I will always remember my time at CCC and am always grateful when thinking
back upon my time there.
Where you live: Mequon, WI
Career: Health Care, Hospital Administration; Retired Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve
Years at CCC: 1974-1976
Program of study: Nursing (ADN)
Additional education: BSN, University of Dubuque; MBA, Health Care Administration, Concordia University of Wisconsin.
Memorable Clinton Community College experiences / instructor / events: Playing on Bob Moore’s basketball team with guys like Dudley Biggs, Kemper Reeves, Melvin Mobley and others.
Pat Gorman is the one instructor that made an impression on me. I think she was probably the most intelligent person I have ever met. Pat also had a very personable and sensitive demeanor that was demonstrated during her very challenging Anatomy and Physiology exams.
When I think of CCC I always remember how the students seem to always get along so well. It was if we had known each other all of our lives.
There is one bad memory, however, and that is the clothing styles of the day. I have rarely criticized my children for their clothing styles only because I realize how bad we looked back in the 70’s.
How Clinton Community College paved the way to my future: CCC provided an extremely
affordable, quality education; key words “affordable” and “quality”. This created
a rock solid foundation for continuing through the higher levels of education. None
of this could have happened without taking those first steps through the hallways
and classrooms of CCC.
Where you live: Houston, TX
Career: HR Director, Talent Management - Marathon Oil
Years at CCC: Three
Program of study: Associate of Arts
Additional education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ashford University, due to graduate with Master’s in Business Administration December 2008.
Memorable Clinton Community College experiences / instructor / events: A memorable experience I had at Clinton Community College was having the opportunity to take science courses with lab work, at night with my husband. It was fun to share those experiences and I’m sure they will not soon be forgotten. A memorable event that I attended was a Leadership Connection event titled “Breaking Through,” which Mardell encouraged me to attend.
How Clinton Community College paved the way to my future: Clinton Community College helped to pave the way to my future by providing course work which set the stage for future learning. Also, providing a wide selection of online classes through the Iowa Community College Online Consortium is a great way for working adults to earn their degree.