SEDALIA—State Fair Community College staff members presented four seminars at the Missouri Community College Association’s 50th annual convention Nov. 5-7 in Branson.

• “Disability Services: Secondary to Postsecondary” addressed working with high school counselors to prepare their students with disabilities to transition to college—Julie McNeal, Access Office coordinator.

• “To Inaugurate or Not? That is the Question” focused on a successful method of organizing and conducting a presidential inauguration—Ron Wineinger, SFCC Board of Trustees; Jim Page, Online Division chair and instructor; and Dana Kelchner, executive director of Marketing and Communications.

• “Helping Students Get College-Ready through Free Math and English Workshops”: Presenters provided an overview, results and benefits of math and reading workshops designed to help students reinforce their skills or improve Compass scores in math, reading or English for higher placement—Julie Crawshaw, instructional resources coordinator; Amy Schroeder, director of Testing and Career Center; and Kaley Hobbs, developmental writing instructor.

• “Dual Credit: Current Challenges and Opportunities” offered a forum for dual credit coordinators to discuss and share methods that improve managing dual credit classes for eligible high school students—facilitated by Amanda Stoecklein, director of Admissions and Outreach; and Jim Page, Online Division chair and instructor.

MCCA is a statewide organization that provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.