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ST E M FOCUS MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT RANKEN EDU
ST E M FOCUS MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT RANKEN EDU
ST E M FOCUS  MISSION MATTERS 2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT RANKEN.EDU
ST E M FOCUS  MISSION MATTERS 2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT RANKEN.EDU
CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private non profit degree granting institution of higher ON THE COVER Ranken President Stan Shoun congratulates Automotive Maintenance Technology graduate James Chesser and his Golden Graduate grandfather Melvin J Dudley a 1964 Ranken HVACR graduate McKena Ekeocha is all smiles after graduating with a degree in Fabrication and Welding Technology Ranken graduate Jamie Schneider receives the David Ranken Jr Award an award given for high academic achievement work ethic and leadership From the President Chairman 1 Ranken Technical College 2 3 Independent Innovative Mission Driven Ranken Evening Programs Flexibility Primary Mission 4 9 New Automotive Training Paradigm Ranken Wentzville Expansion Ranken Educational Notes Necessary to Prepare 10 12 Work and Learn on Campus Job Fairs Advanced Degrees learning whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields F or more than one hundred years our fundamental mission has remained the same to provide the best education and training possible so our students are ready for immediate employment in a wide range of technical fields What has changed is the number and mix of programs that we offer the educational requirements that we have put into place the training methods that we employ and the improvements facilities and equipment that we strive for in every area of the College In this year s Annual Report we celebrate the first year of our Ranken Wentzville location Interest and enrollment have far exceeded our expectations and we are pleased to announce that a major expansion is under way with new facilities new programs and new partnerships with regional companies The report also showcases a new educational training method being employed in both Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing that cycles students through work based internships and on campus coursework Prospective employers have given the cycle based training high marks and students feel more prepared to enter the job market In the past four years Ranken has been directly involved in efforts to draw more students into science technology engineering and math STEM fields and thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation the College has been at the forefront of developing innovative programs for teachers as well as middle school and high school youth You will find a special STEM Report on page 13 highlighting our efforts in this area We wrap things up with a special section on women in technology and our efforts along with the help of friends and contributors to attract more women into technical careers With our mission clearly in focus we hope to expand on these efforts and all of the initiatives that we have undertaken this past year Edward L Monser Chairman of the Board Stan Shoun President STEM Focus 13 17 The STEM Imperative Support Mentorship 18 Bridging the Gender Gap Helping Young Women Achieve 19 The Monticello College Foundation Financials 20 Board of Trustees 21 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 1
CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private non profit degree granting institution of higher ON THE COVER Ranken President Stan Shoun congratulates Automotive Maintenance Technology graduate James Chesser and his Golden Graduate grandfather Melvin J Dudley a 1964 Ranken HVACR graduate McKena Ekeocha is all smiles after graduating with a degree in Fabrication and Welding Technology Ranken graduate Jamie Schneider receives the David Ranken Jr Award an award given for high academic achievement work ethic and leadership From the President Chairman 1 Ranken Technical College 2 3 Independent Innovative Mission Driven Ranken Evening Programs Flexibility Primary Mission 4 9 New Automotive Training Paradigm Ranken Wentzville Expansion Ranken Educational Notes Necessary to Prepare 10 12 Work and Learn on Campus Job Fairs Advanced Degrees learning whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields F or more than one hundred years our fundamental mission has remained the same to provide the best education and training possible so our students are ready for immediate employment in a wide range of technical fields What has changed is the number and mix of programs that we offer the educational requirements that we have put into place the training methods that we employ and the improvements facilities and equipment that we strive for in every area of the College In this year s Annual Report we celebrate the first year of our Ranken Wentzville location Interest and enrollment have far exceeded our expectations and we are pleased to announce that a major expansion is under way with new facilities new programs and new partnerships with regional companies The report also showcases a new educational training method being employed in both Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing that cycles students through work based internships and on campus coursework Prospective employers have given the cycle based training high marks and students feel more prepared to enter the job market In the past four years Ranken has been directly involved in efforts to draw more students into science technology engineering and math STEM fields and thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation the College has been at the forefront of developing innovative programs for teachers as well as middle school and high school youth You will find a special STEM Report on page 13 highlighting our efforts in this area We wrap things up with a special section on women in technology and our efforts along with the help of friends and contributors to attract more women into technical careers With our mission clearly in focus we hope to expand on these efforts and all of the initiatives that we have undertaken this past year Edward L Monser Chairman of the Board Stan Shoun President STEM Focus 13 17 The STEM Imperative Support Mentorship 18 Bridging the Gender Gap Helping Young Women Achieve 19 The Monticello College Foundation Financials 20 Board of Trustees 21 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 1
CONTENTS  LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT   CHAIRMAN RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institut...
CONTENTS  LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT   CHAIRMAN RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institut...
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private non profit degree granting institution of higher learning INDEPENDENT INNOVATIVE MISSION DRIVEN A Ranken instructor Ronald Vaughn a Microsoft IT Academy Administrator works with Charles Clark an evening student in Ranken s new Microsoft Systems Administration certification program t Ranken Technical College MISSION MATTERS Since we opened our doors in 1909 serving 20 students we have grown to become a nationallyaccredited technical college dedicated to training and educating a skilled workforce to meet the needs of tomorrow s employers Starting with just five programs Painting Bricklaying Steam Engineering Carpentry and Plumbing we strategically expanded our diverse curriculum over the years with outstanding results Our graduates are in high demand now more than ever In 2013 the number of companies participating in Ranken s Fall Job Fair was the highest ever and our Spring Job Fair topped even that In May 2013 we awarded degrees and certificates to 892 graduates Within a few short months of graduation we saw 100 job placement for graduates in seven programs We attribute our success to understanding and anticipating industry needs and to our flexibility in offering both day and evening courses for our students which we have done since the founding of our institution We ve even expanded beyond our main campus to Wentzville and Virginia to bridge the distance for students to obtain hands on training and valuable work internships through innovative industry partnerships At Ranken with an unwavering dedication to our mission everyone wins our students employers and the communities we serve automotive collision repair technology architectural technology carpentry and building construction technology electrical systems design technology hvacr technology plumbing technology precision machining technology Job placement rates for our remaining programs top 90 CAREER RANKEN EVENING PROGRAMS FLEXIBILITY Evening programs make it possible for me to work to help provide for my family while trying to advance my career says Charles Clark an IT Security Specialist with Charter Communications who enrolled in Ranken s newest evening course the Microsoft Systems Administration certification program It s one of 25 evening programs offered making it possible for students to work full time while pursuing degrees and certifications at night Evening programs make it possible for me to work while trying to advance my career Charles Clark Clark who has two children says I m already a Cisco Certified Network Professional through Ranken but a lot of companies want an IT employee who knows both Cisco and Microsoft By earning both certificates I really open up my future job prospects Ranken s also the only technical school I ve found in the region that embeds certification tests directly into its curriculum We come out fully certified ready to go From 5 programs in 1909 Ranken today offers 2 Bachelor s Degree Programs 18 Associate s Degree Programs 23 Certificate Programs 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 3
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private non profit degree granting institution of higher learning INDEPENDENT INNOVATIVE MISSION DRIVEN A Ranken instructor Ronald Vaughn a Microsoft IT Academy Administrator works with Charles Clark an evening student in Ranken s new Microsoft Systems Administration certification program t Ranken Technical College MISSION MATTERS Since we opened our doors in 1909 serving 20 students we have grown to become a nationallyaccredited technical college dedicated to training and educating a skilled workforce to meet the needs of tomorrow s employers Starting with just five programs Painting Bricklaying Steam Engineering Carpentry and Plumbing we strategically expanded our diverse curriculum over the years with outstanding results Our graduates are in high demand now more than ever In 2013 the number of companies participating in Ranken s Fall Job Fair was the highest ever and our Spring Job Fair topped even that In May 2013 we awarded degrees and certificates to 892 graduates Within a few short months of graduation we saw 100 job placement for graduates in seven programs We attribute our success to understanding and anticipating industry needs and to our flexibility in offering both day and evening courses for our students which we have done since the founding of our institution We ve even expanded beyond our main campus to Wentzville and Virginia to bridge the distance for students to obtain hands on training and valuable work internships through innovative industry partnerships At Ranken with an unwavering dedication to our mission everyone wins our students employers and the communities we serve automotive collision repair technology architectural technology carpentry and building construction technology electrical systems design technology hvacr technology plumbing technology precision machining technology Job placement rates for our remaining programs top 90 CAREER RANKEN EVENING PROGRAMS FLEXIBILITY Evening programs make it possible for me to work to help provide for my family while trying to advance my career says Charles Clark an IT Security Specialist with Charter Communications who enrolled in Ranken s newest evening course the Microsoft Systems Administration certification program It s one of 25 evening programs offered making it possible for students to work full time while pursuing degrees and certifications at night Evening programs make it possible for me to work while trying to advance my career Charles Clark Clark who has two children says I m already a Cisco Certified Network Professional through Ranken but a lot of companies want an IT employee who knows both Cisco and Microsoft By earning both certificates I really open up my future job prospects Ranken s also the only technical school I ve found in the region that embeds certification tests directly into its curriculum We come out fully certified ready to go From 5 programs in 1909 Ranken today offers 2 Bachelor s Degree Programs 18 Associate s Degree Programs 23 Certificate Programs 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 3
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning  INDEPENDENT. INNOVATIVE...
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning  INDEPENDENT. INNOVATIVE...
Whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training I take what I learn at Ranken and apply it here in the service department immediately for real customers Peter Start ATTENTION TO DETAIL Z achary Zagarri 21 is prepping a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette for a full body restoration This is so sweet to be working on a car like this he says with a smile Zagarri who is in the process of obtaining his associate s degree in Automotive Collision Repair is one of several students paid to restore the 68 Vette as part of Ranken s innovative Automotive Restoration Microenterprise which began in spring 2013 Also being restored and almost complete is a 1974 International Harvester Scout II Ranken has several on campus business partnerships microenterprises that hire students for skilled jobs even while they are still in school Madison Brumfield trains at Ranken and then at a local Honda dealership automotive collision repair body restoration high performance racing technology drive train and chassis components carpentry fabrication of vehicle support dolly for chevrolet corvette Ranken also has specialized courses that focus on maintenance and repair of electric and hybrid vehicles as well as high performance vehicles such as race cars Honda PACT student Peter Start with Frank Leta Honda shop foreman Jerry Motta an 83 Ranken graduate NEW TRAINING PARADIGM Automotive Division Ramps Up Hands On Real Work Experiences Ranken s Automotive Program is on a fast track As of this year the College is home to three accredited automotive maintenance training programs with a 4th starting next year toyota lexus technical education network T TEN general motors buick cadillac gmc chevrolet automotive service education program ASEP honda acura professional automotive career training program PACT ford lincoln automotive student service education training program This makes us a one stop resource for a multi brand automotive dealer or owner principal to obtain certified technicians says Dan Kania Chair of the Automotive Division It s a credit to our rigorous coursework outstanding faculty modern facilities and our strong work ethic component that we consistently achieve these accreditations 4 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS A unique component of the Automotive Restoration Microenterprise is that three departments are involved Last year Ranken became one of only three colleges in the country accredited to train factory certified automotive maintenance specialists for two import lines Toyota Lexus and Honda Acura in one comprehensive Automotive Import Technology Program PARTNERSHIP Key to Ranken s success in securing these agreements is its new training paradigm where students are paired and then alternate between campus based instruction and paid internships in area service departments affiliated with the Missouri Auto Dealers Association By working in paired cycles a dealership experiences no workforce fluctuations The new cycle format debuted with Toyota and Honda in 2013 No other technical school uses paired cycles like Ranken Whoever designed this way of cycling is a genius says Jeff Lind Service Manager for Frank Leta Honda NEW TRAINING PARADIGM BENEFITS STUDENTS Immediate job Paid while they learn Lessons reinforced with on the job experience AUTO DEALERS Ready access to workforce Rapid acclimation to dealer s organizational culture Students graduate with brand certifications Whoever designed this way of cycling is a genius Jeff Lind Frank Leta Honda s Service Manager 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 5
Whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training I take what I learn at Ranken and apply it here in the service department immediately for real customers Peter Start ATTENTION TO DETAIL Z achary Zagarri 21 is prepping a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette for a full body restoration This is so sweet to be working on a car like this he says with a smile Zagarri who is in the process of obtaining his associate s degree in Automotive Collision Repair is one of several students paid to restore the 68 Vette as part of Ranken s innovative Automotive Restoration Microenterprise which began in spring 2013 Also being restored and almost complete is a 1974 International Harvester Scout II Ranken has several on campus business partnerships microenterprises that hire students for skilled jobs even while they are still in school Madison Brumfield trains at Ranken and then at a local Honda dealership automotive collision repair body restoration high performance racing technology drive train and chassis components carpentry fabrication of vehicle support dolly for chevrolet corvette Ranken also has specialized courses that focus on maintenance and repair of electric and hybrid vehicles as well as high performance vehicles such as race cars Honda PACT student Peter Start with Frank Leta Honda shop foreman Jerry Motta an 83 Ranken graduate NEW TRAINING PARADIGM Automotive Division Ramps Up Hands On Real Work Experiences Ranken s Automotive Program is on a fast track As of this year the College is home to three accredited automotive maintenance training programs with a 4th starting next year toyota lexus technical education network T TEN general motors buick cadillac gmc chevrolet automotive service education program ASEP honda acura professional automotive career training program PACT ford lincoln automotive student service education training program This makes us a one stop resource for a multi brand automotive dealer or owner principal to obtain certified technicians says Dan Kania Chair of the Automotive Division It s a credit to our rigorous coursework outstanding faculty modern facilities and our strong work ethic component that we consistently achieve these accreditations 4 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS A unique component of the Automotive Restoration Microenterprise is that three departments are involved Last year Ranken became one of only three colleges in the country accredited to train factory certified automotive maintenance specialists for two import lines Toyota Lexus and Honda Acura in one comprehensive Automotive Import Technology Program PARTNERSHIP Key to Ranken s success in securing these agreements is its new training paradigm where students are paired and then alternate between campus based instruction and paid internships in area service departments affiliated with the Missouri Auto Dealers Association By working in paired cycles a dealership experiences no workforce fluctuations The new cycle format debuted with Toyota and Honda in 2013 No other technical school uses paired cycles like Ranken Whoever designed this way of cycling is a genius says Jeff Lind Service Manager for Frank Leta Honda NEW TRAINING PARADIGM BENEFITS STUDENTS Immediate job Paid while they learn Lessons reinforced with on the job experience AUTO DEALERS Ready access to workforce Rapid acclimation to dealer s organizational culture Students graduate with brand certifications Whoever designed this way of cycling is a genius Jeff Lind Frank Leta Honda s Service Manager 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 5
Whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training...     I take what I learn at Ranken and appl...
Whose PRIMARY MISSION is to provide the comprehensive education and training...     I take what I learn at Ranken and appl...
PRIMARY MISSION Spotlight on ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RANKEN WENTZVILLE Architectural rendering of Ranken Wentzville s planned 5 4 million expansion an overwhelming success A EXPANSION t Ranken Wentzville which opened in 2013 the first year of operation is characterized as an overwhelming success We projected a first year enrollment of 50 students at Wentzville says Stan Shoun President of Ranken We enrolled 130 students almost tripling our projections With so much success Ranken Wentzville is planning a 5 4 million expansion Architectural renderings created this year show the campus growing over the next several years to four times its current size The expansion will result in more room for the Automotive Maintenance program and a new Diesel Technology program slated to start in 2015 It also will free up more space for Ranken s popular Advanced Manufacturing Technology program offered exclusively at the Wentzville location We have regional Industry Advisory Boards for all programs which has enabled us to tailor the curriculum directly to meet the needs of prospective employers says Jeremy Sutton Site Director of Ranken Wentzville We also hosted a highly successful Industry Breakfast that drew more than 50 representatives from 38 companies in the region It s been an outstanding first year In both the Automotive Maintenance and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs students have received 6 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS job offers prior to graduation thanks in large part to Ranken s internship programs which offer students real world training in local companies embedded directly into their coursework Information technology courses at Wentzville also are in high demand Wentzville s success is proof that we made the right decision to put an educational facility in close proximity to employers looking for a skilled workforce says Shoun We re proud of the success to date and eager to expand our relationship with new students and more companies I m still in school but have a guaranteed job when I graduate in December says Kameron Moses 19 a student in Ranken s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program Moses who is learning to operate computer numerical control CNC systems has interned as a CNC operator at Component Bar Products and is being paid to work full time even before graduation Our students are required to have a minimum of 160 hours per semester in internships before they graduate says Gary Young Ranken s Department Chair of Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Over four cycles they can sample different work environments or pursue an ongoing relationship with a particular company Robert Wattler 19 is now interning as a CNC operator with Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in Marthasville MO I m one step ahead of other job competitors he says Here everyone works together to get you on the right path to the career you want to have The company agrees We view the partnership with Ranken as a valuable training tool for our next generation of skilled technical associates says Herb Homeyer President of Homeyer Precision Manufacturing The classroom instruction at Ranken s facility and the hands on training at Homeyer is a win win approach Industry partnerships also have led to several donations of advanced manufacturing equipment so far totaling more than 150 000 By teaching students on the latest technology they will use in the workplace the donations benefit both students and the companies involved Says Young My goal now is to double the number of Advanced Manufacturing students to meet the demand for these skilled workers tripled enrollment expectations new faculty added 13 industry partnerships internship programs 5 4 million expansion planned new in 2015 diesel technology program Kameron Moses age 19 works on the Mazak system at Ranken Wentzville He has been offered a job at Component Bar where he is currently an intern ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 2013 2014 COOPERATIVE LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS Component Bar Products O Fallon Mo Ehrhardt Tool Machine Granite City Il Endoscopy Development Company St Louis Hydromat Maryland Heights Homeyer Precision Manufacturing Marthasville Hunter Engineering St Louis Mark Andy Chesterfield Mid Western LLC Wentzville Patterson Mold Tool St Charles Schwoeppe Machine Tool Marthasville Seyer Industries St Peters Tab Tooling Moscow Mills Tech Manufacturing Wright City Companies that donated Advanced Manufacturing technology to Ranken Wentzville The classroom instruction at Ranken s facility and the hands on training at Homeyer is a win win approach Herb Homeyer Robert Wattler works with Homeyer Supervisor Eric Wilson 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 7
PRIMARY MISSION Spotlight on ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RANKEN WENTZVILLE Architectural rendering of Ranken Wentzville s planned 5 4 million expansion an overwhelming success A EXPANSION t Ranken Wentzville which opened in 2013 the first year of operation is characterized as an overwhelming success We projected a first year enrollment of 50 students at Wentzville says Stan Shoun President of Ranken We enrolled 130 students almost tripling our projections With so much success Ranken Wentzville is planning a 5 4 million expansion Architectural renderings created this year show the campus growing over the next several years to four times its current size The expansion will result in more room for the Automotive Maintenance program and a new Diesel Technology program slated to start in 2015 It also will free up more space for Ranken s popular Advanced Manufacturing Technology program offered exclusively at the Wentzville location We have regional Industry Advisory Boards for all programs which has enabled us to tailor the curriculum directly to meet the needs of prospective employers says Jeremy Sutton Site Director of Ranken Wentzville We also hosted a highly successful Industry Breakfast that drew more than 50 representatives from 38 companies in the region It s been an outstanding first year In both the Automotive Maintenance and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs students have received 6 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS job offers prior to graduation thanks in large part to Ranken s internship programs which offer students real world training in local companies embedded directly into their coursework Information technology courses at Wentzville also are in high demand Wentzville s success is proof that we made the right decision to put an educational facility in close proximity to employers looking for a skilled workforce says Shoun We re proud of the success to date and eager to expand our relationship with new students and more companies I m still in school but have a guaranteed job when I graduate in December says Kameron Moses 19 a student in Ranken s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program Moses who is learning to operate computer numerical control CNC systems has interned as a CNC operator at Component Bar Products and is being paid to work full time even before graduation Our students are required to have a minimum of 160 hours per semester in internships before they graduate says Gary Young Ranken s Department Chair of Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Over four cycles they can sample different work environments or pursue an ongoing relationship with a particular company Robert Wattler 19 is now interning as a CNC operator with Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in Marthasville MO I m one step ahead of other job competitors he says Here everyone works together to get you on the right path to the career you want to have The company agrees We view the partnership with Ranken as a valuable training tool for our next generation of skilled technical associates says Herb Homeyer President of Homeyer Precision Manufacturing The classroom instruction at Ranken s facility and the hands on training at Homeyer is a win win approach Industry partnerships also have led to several donations of advanced manufacturing equipment so far totaling more than 150 000 By teaching students on the latest technology they will use in the workplace the donations benefit both students and the companies involved Says Young My goal now is to double the number of Advanced Manufacturing students to meet the demand for these skilled workers tripled enrollment expectations new faculty added 13 industry partnerships internship programs 5 4 million expansion planned new in 2015 diesel technology program Kameron Moses age 19 works on the Mazak system at Ranken Wentzville He has been offered a job at Component Bar where he is currently an intern ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 2013 2014 COOPERATIVE LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS Component Bar Products O Fallon Mo Ehrhardt Tool Machine Granite City Il Endoscopy Development Company St Louis Hydromat Maryland Heights Homeyer Precision Manufacturing Marthasville Hunter Engineering St Louis Mark Andy Chesterfield Mid Western LLC Wentzville Patterson Mold Tool St Charles Schwoeppe Machine Tool Marthasville Seyer Industries St Peters Tab Tooling Moscow Mills Tech Manufacturing Wright City Companies that donated Advanced Manufacturing technology to Ranken Wentzville The classroom instruction at Ranken s facility and the hands on training at Homeyer is a win win approach Herb Homeyer Robert Wattler works with Homeyer Supervisor Eric Wilson 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 7
PRIMARY MISSION  Spotlight on  ADVANCED MANUFACTURING  RANKEN WENTZVILLE  Architectural rendering of Ranken Wentzville   s...
PRIMARY MISSION  Spotlight on  ADVANCED MANUFACTURING  RANKEN WENTZVILLE  Architectural rendering of Ranken Wentzville   s...
PRIMARY MISSION RANKEN EDUCATIONAL NOTES NATIONAL AWARD Ranken Technical College is one of three national winners of the 2013 Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award presented by the National Career Pathways Network NCPN NCPN is a leading organization for educators employers and others involved in advancing career technical education Ranken was acknowledged for its innovative education industry partnerships and work based learning opportunities in the automotive industry ULTIMATE COLLISION EDUCATION MAKEOVER GRANT Ranken was one of eight programs in the nation to receive a new Pro Spot PR 2000 Inverter Resistance Spot Welder through the Collision Repair Education Foundation s 2013 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant The foundation works to obtain donations from various industries such as Pro Spot to support collision repair education and training CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RECEIVES EMERSON DONATION Thanks to a generous 125 000 in kind donation by Emerson Ranken s Control Systems Technology Program has added advanced new equipment including guided wave radars flow meters field communicators sensors and transmitters Since 1973 Emerson has donated more than 1 8 million in equipment to Ranken s Carpentry Industrial Technology Control Systems Electrical Automation and HVACR programs NEW SPACE NEW EQUIPMENT IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY With the Missouri Economic Research Information Center MERIC naming architecture as one of the fastest growing industries in the state Ranken s Architectural Technology Program has added a new computerized laser cutter to enhance both the quality and accuracy of scale models built by students Renovated classroom space also improves collaborative work opportunities as students learn Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling skills CAD BIM NEW LOCATION FOR JM A CALL CENTER Following the renovation of the Rodenheiser automotive building the JM Family Enterprises Inc Call Center moved to the new facility from the lower level of the Cook Building JM A serves as a microenterprise on campus providing paid jobs for Ranken students The Center which handles automobile warranty information and claim processing has been on campus since 2009 PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY DOUBLES CLASSES PMT doubled the number of classes in 2013 to accommodate increased enrollment and employer demand The program also added several CNC mills and manual lathes along with a new 3D printer as part of its Solidworks program enabling students to have more handson learning time with the latest technologies NEW IT COURSES Ranken s Information Technology program has new courses focused on the latest IT specialties Cloud Computing and Big Data The advanced curriculum covers Network Virtualization with VMware and NetApp Data Storage In addition with the skyrocketing use of mobile devices the Internet and Web Based Technology degree track now teaches HTML5 Frameworks that produce a responsive web design for mobile websites WELDING EXPANSION The Fabrication and Welding Technology Department underwent major expansion to accommodate the installation of new equipment Ten Miller welding machines were added five for shielded metal arc Stick and tungsten inert gas Tig welding and five dedicated to metal inert gas Mig welding processes The Department also added eight new welding booths bringing the total number of individual welding work stations available to students to 38 stations MAJOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Ranken s new 6 500 square foot Student Success Center debuted in 2013 after a major renovation combined both the library and the former Student Achievement Center The Center provides a wide variety of academic support services and resources including individual and group tutoring as well as testing services In 2013 the Center logged 12 247 student visits TRAINING 8 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 9
PRIMARY MISSION RANKEN EDUCATIONAL NOTES NATIONAL AWARD Ranken Technical College is one of three national winners of the 2013 Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award presented by the National Career Pathways Network NCPN NCPN is a leading organization for educators employers and others involved in advancing career technical education Ranken was acknowledged for its innovative education industry partnerships and work based learning opportunities in the automotive industry ULTIMATE COLLISION EDUCATION MAKEOVER GRANT Ranken was one of eight programs in the nation to receive a new Pro Spot PR 2000 Inverter Resistance Spot Welder through the Collision Repair Education Foundation s 2013 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant The foundation works to obtain donations from various industries such as Pro Spot to support collision repair education and training CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RECEIVES EMERSON DONATION Thanks to a generous 125 000 in kind donation by Emerson Ranken s Control Systems Technology Program has added advanced new equipment including guided wave radars flow meters field communicators sensors and transmitters Since 1973 Emerson has donated more than 1 8 million in equipment to Ranken s Carpentry Industrial Technology Control Systems Electrical Automation and HVACR programs NEW SPACE NEW EQUIPMENT IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY With the Missouri Economic Research Information Center MERIC naming architecture as one of the fastest growing industries in the state Ranken s Architectural Technology Program has added a new computerized laser cutter to enhance both the quality and accuracy of scale models built by students Renovated classroom space also improves collaborative work opportunities as students learn Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling skills CAD BIM NEW LOCATION FOR JM A CALL CENTER Following the renovation of the Rodenheiser automotive building the JM Family Enterprises Inc Call Center moved to the new facility from the lower level of the Cook Building JM A serves as a microenterprise on campus providing paid jobs for Ranken students The Center which handles automobile warranty information and claim processing has been on campus since 2009 PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY DOUBLES CLASSES PMT doubled the number of classes in 2013 to accommodate increased enrollment and employer demand The program also added several CNC mills and manual lathes along with a new 3D printer as part of its Solidworks program enabling students to have more handson learning time with the latest technologies NEW IT COURSES Ranken s Information Technology program has new courses focused on the latest IT specialties Cloud Computing and Big Data The advanced curriculum covers Network Virtualization with VMware and NetApp Data Storage In addition with the skyrocketing use of mobile devices the Internet and Web Based Technology degree track now teaches HTML5 Frameworks that produce a responsive web design for mobile websites WELDING EXPANSION The Fabrication and Welding Technology Department underwent major expansion to accommodate the installation of new equipment Ten Miller welding machines were added five for shielded metal arc Stick and tungsten inert gas Tig welding and five dedicated to metal inert gas Mig welding processes The Department also added eight new welding booths bringing the total number of individual welding work stations available to students to 38 stations MAJOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Ranken s new 6 500 square foot Student Success Center debuted in 2013 after a major renovation combined both the library and the former Student Achievement Center The Center provides a wide variety of academic support services and resources including individual and group tutoring as well as testing services In 2013 the Center logged 12 247 student visits TRAINING 8 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 9
PRIMARY MISSION  RANKEN EDUCATIONAL NOTES NATIONAL AWARD     Ranken Technical College is one of three national winners of ...
PRIMARY MISSION  RANKEN EDUCATIONAL NOTES NATIONAL AWARD     Ranken Technical College is one of three national winners of ...
NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields WORK AND LEARN ON CAMPUS T here is no better way to prepare students for employment than to have them working in real jobs while they are in school For the past five years Ranken Technical College has promoted the establishment of innovative college business partnerships that have led to multiple microenterprises springing up on campus In line with Ranken s mission to prepare students for employment and advancement these microenterprises are actively managed by both Ranken faculty and the companies involved They cover a wide range of industries offer students paid jobs that could lead to full time careers and either are embedded into Ranken s curriculum or are work opportunities outside of the classroom I was serious about looking for a great career and Ranken helped me to achieve my goal OMAR BROWN IN 2013 2014 RANKEN ADDED THREE NEW MICROENTERPRISES AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION MICROENTERPRISE Started in 2013 this microenterprise focuses on independent auto and truck restoration HVACR MICROENTERPRISE New in 2013 this partnership with Emerson Climate Technologies Flow Controls Division tests refrigeration and air conditioning systems water cooled units cooling towers timers and heaters CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY MICROENTERPRISE Just under way in Also new this past year was a fourth company added to the Precision Machining Microenterprise This venture which began in 2011 with Hunter Engineering expanded in 2012 to include Ehrhardt Tool Machine and Triad Manufacturing In 2014 SCF Services came on board with students machining parts for steering mechanisms bioMerieux one of our first microenterprises renewed its two year Strategic Supply Agreement with us this past year says Vince Holtmann faculty Project Manager for Ranken s Education and Manufacturing Cooperatives More microenterprises are in the development stages It s a popular initiative for both students and businesses More microenterprises are in the development stages It s a popular initiative for both students and businesses MICROENTERPRISE summer 2014 with CTW Fresh this innovative venture focuses on controlled environment agriculture which is the use maintenance and oversight of semi automated hydroponic container farms YEAR STARTED OF STUDENTS MICROENTERPRISES COMPANY Control Systems Technology CTW Fresh 2014 2 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Emerson 2013 7 Automotive Restoration 2013 11 Carpentry CBE 2012 14 Precision Machining Advanced Manufacturing Hunter Engineering Ehrhardt Tool Machine Triad Manufacturing SCF Services 2011 53 Electrical Technology Industrial bioMerieux Technology Information Technology 2010 51 Automotive Maintenance Technology 2009 IN DEMAND record number of companies at ranken job fairs In 2013 2014 Ranken Technical College had two of its most successful job fairs ever The number of companies participating keeps growing because employers are recognizing both the skills and work ethic instilled in Ranken graduates SPRING 2014 JOB FAIR FALL 2013 JOB FAIR Last year the College also held industry specific job fairs in Wentzville for automotive and IT students and on the main campus for Advanced Manufacturing students The push to get students in front of prospective employers is a key strategy to help students prepare for their job search while learning about the types of jobs available upon graduation With such a large volume of companies wanting to participate in job fairs and in our online jobs database students are finding jobs much faster says Janie Summers Ranken s Career Services Director The evidence is in the numbers 181 COMPANIES 162 COMPANIES Tech Electronics is one company that has participated in Ranken s job fairs for years We find Ranken to be a great partner for locating qualified skilled and trained graduates says Michelle Pozzo Tech s Organizational Support Supervisor Last fall student Omar Brown aggressively worked the Ranken Job Fair introducing himself to many prospective employers I am looking to get on with a company that will provide me with a career path versus just a job he said at the time He succeeded Brown a dual degree graduate this year in both Control Systems Technology and Electrical Automation Technology was offered a job prior to graduation with Phillips 66 as a Technical Operator He started work in August I m very excited about how fast this came about says Brown I was serious about looking for a great career and Ranken helped me to achieve my goal 101 10 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS JM A Group SINCE INCEPTION Within five weeks of the May 2014 graduation 76 of Ranken day students and 84 of evening students had jobs 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 11
NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields WORK AND LEARN ON CAMPUS T here is no better way to prepare students for employment than to have them working in real jobs while they are in school For the past five years Ranken Technical College has promoted the establishment of innovative college business partnerships that have led to multiple microenterprises springing up on campus In line with Ranken s mission to prepare students for employment and advancement these microenterprises are actively managed by both Ranken faculty and the companies involved They cover a wide range of industries offer students paid jobs that could lead to full time careers and either are embedded into Ranken s curriculum or are work opportunities outside of the classroom I was serious about looking for a great career and Ranken helped me to achieve my goal OMAR BROWN IN 2013 2014 RANKEN ADDED THREE NEW MICROENTERPRISES AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION MICROENTERPRISE Started in 2013 this microenterprise focuses on independent auto and truck restoration HVACR MICROENTERPRISE New in 2013 this partnership with Emerson Climate Technologies Flow Controls Division tests refrigeration and air conditioning systems water cooled units cooling towers timers and heaters CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY MICROENTERPRISE Just under way in Also new this past year was a fourth company added to the Precision Machining Microenterprise This venture which began in 2011 with Hunter Engineering expanded in 2012 to include Ehrhardt Tool Machine and Triad Manufacturing In 2014 SCF Services came on board with students machining parts for steering mechanisms bioMerieux one of our first microenterprises renewed its two year Strategic Supply Agreement with us this past year says Vince Holtmann faculty Project Manager for Ranken s Education and Manufacturing Cooperatives More microenterprises are in the development stages It s a popular initiative for both students and businesses More microenterprises are in the development stages It s a popular initiative for both students and businesses MICROENTERPRISE summer 2014 with CTW Fresh this innovative venture focuses on controlled environment agriculture which is the use maintenance and oversight of semi automated hydroponic container farms YEAR STARTED OF STUDENTS MICROENTERPRISES COMPANY Control Systems Technology CTW Fresh 2014 2 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Emerson 2013 7 Automotive Restoration 2013 11 Carpentry CBE 2012 14 Precision Machining Advanced Manufacturing Hunter Engineering Ehrhardt Tool Machine Triad Manufacturing SCF Services 2011 53 Electrical Technology Industrial bioMerieux Technology Information Technology 2010 51 Automotive Maintenance Technology 2009 IN DEMAND record number of companies at ranken job fairs In 2013 2014 Ranken Technical College had two of its most successful job fairs ever The number of companies participating keeps growing because employers are recognizing both the skills and work ethic instilled in Ranken graduates SPRING 2014 JOB FAIR FALL 2013 JOB FAIR Last year the College also held industry specific job fairs in Wentzville for automotive and IT students and on the main campus for Advanced Manufacturing students The push to get students in front of prospective employers is a key strategy to help students prepare for their job search while learning about the types of jobs available upon graduation With such a large volume of companies wanting to participate in job fairs and in our online jobs database students are finding jobs much faster says Janie Summers Ranken s Career Services Director The evidence is in the numbers 181 COMPANIES 162 COMPANIES Tech Electronics is one company that has participated in Ranken s job fairs for years We find Ranken to be a great partner for locating qualified skilled and trained graduates says Michelle Pozzo Tech s Organizational Support Supervisor Last fall student Omar Brown aggressively worked the Ranken Job Fair introducing himself to many prospective employers I am looking to get on with a company that will provide me with a career path versus just a job he said at the time He succeeded Brown a dual degree graduate this year in both Control Systems Technology and Electrical Automation Technology was offered a job prior to graduation with Phillips 66 as a Technical Operator He started work in August I m very excited about how fast this came about says Brown I was serious about looking for a great career and Ranken helped me to achieve my goal 101 10 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS JM A Group SINCE INCEPTION Within five weeks of the May 2014 graduation 76 of Ranken day students and 84 of evening students had jobs 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 11
NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields  WORK AND LEARN ON CAMPUS  T...
NECESSARY TO PREPARE students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields  WORK AND LEARN ON CAMPUS  T...
NECESSARY TO PREPARE ST E M FOCUS ADVANCED DEGREES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES I want to open a window of opportunity With this degree I think I have unlimited options for myself now Darius Vilcinskas RANKEN S BACHELOR S DEGREE PROGRAMS Darius Vilcinskas is widening his career options with a bachelor s degree in Applied Management from Ranken D arius Vilcinskas wants to further his career With an associate s degree in Industrial Technology from Ranken Vilcinskas worked his way up to Lead Maintenance Technician at American Pulverizer in St Louis He returned to campus last year to earn a bachelor s degree in Applied Management BSAM You need that piece of paper to push forward with the experience you have Vilcinskas explains Ranken has two bachelor s degree programs to compliment its associate s and certificate degree programs One the bachelor s degree in Applied Management has two options a traditional evening program and an accelerated option where students can earn both an associate s and a bachelor s degree in just three years 12 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY APPLIED MANAGEMENT APPLIED MANAGEMENT ACCELERATED OPTION At 26 years old Vilcinskas already has six years on the job at American Pulverizer Now he wants to advance further in the manufacturing industry thanks to his education training and the two degrees he earned from Ranken My main goal is to not limit myself says Vilcinskas I want to open a window of opportunity With this degree I think I have unlimited options for myself now Educate to Innovate THE NATIONAL IMPERATIVE IS CLEAR We need more skilled workers and students entering the STEM fields science technology engineering and math IN THIS SPECIAL REPORT Ranken Technical College highlights its efforts to promote interest and enrollment in STEM programs WITH HELP FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Ranken is focused on the national priority Educate to Innovate in the STEM fields
NECESSARY TO PREPARE ST E M FOCUS ADVANCED DEGREES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES I want to open a window of opportunity With this degree I think I have unlimited options for myself now Darius Vilcinskas RANKEN S BACHELOR S DEGREE PROGRAMS Darius Vilcinskas is widening his career options with a bachelor s degree in Applied Management from Ranken D arius Vilcinskas wants to further his career With an associate s degree in Industrial Technology from Ranken Vilcinskas worked his way up to Lead Maintenance Technician at American Pulverizer in St Louis He returned to campus last year to earn a bachelor s degree in Applied Management BSAM You need that piece of paper to push forward with the experience you have Vilcinskas explains Ranken has two bachelor s degree programs to compliment its associate s and certificate degree programs One the bachelor s degree in Applied Management has two options a traditional evening program and an accelerated option where students can earn both an associate s and a bachelor s degree in just three years 12 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY APPLIED MANAGEMENT APPLIED MANAGEMENT ACCELERATED OPTION At 26 years old Vilcinskas already has six years on the job at American Pulverizer Now he wants to advance further in the manufacturing industry thanks to his education training and the two degrees he earned from Ranken My main goal is to not limit myself says Vilcinskas I want to open a window of opportunity With this degree I think I have unlimited options for myself now Educate to Innovate THE NATIONAL IMPERATIVE IS CLEAR We need more skilled workers and students entering the STEM fields science technology engineering and math IN THIS SPECIAL REPORT Ranken Technical College highlights its efforts to promote interest and enrollment in STEM programs WITH HELP FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Ranken is focused on the national priority Educate to Innovate in the STEM fields
NECESSARY TO PREPARE  ST E M FOCUS  ADVANCED DEGREES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES     I want to open a window of opportunity. With ...
NECESSARY TO PREPARE  ST E M FOCUS  ADVANCED DEGREES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES     I want to open a window of opportunity. With ...
ST E M FOCUS THE STEM IMPERATIVE S ince 2010 Ranken Technical College has been the recipient of almost 1 9 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to fund the development of programs that draw youngsters into STEM careers The grants are part of a national initiative EDUCATE TO INNOVATE that also has a goal of developing 100 000 STEM teachers nationwide Why the push The U S Department of Education notes that demand for STEM jobs is rising annually yet only 16 percent of high school seniors are interested in a STEM career Ranken wants to up the percentage Over the past several years it has created a series of programs designed to encourage students to consider STEM careers It s an amazing feeling to work really hard and have it pay off like this STEM PATHWAY PROGRAMS High School Internships For high school students accepted into Ranken this program provides an opportunity for summer campus employment while students get used to college life prior to their first semester Ranken has had 22 high school summer interns since the program began in 2012 Work Study Partnerships These partnerships enable students to dive into actual paid work experiences that are integrated into Ranken s curriculum In 2013 2014 179 students participated in workstudy partnerships in Automotive Carpentry HVACR Information Technology and Plumbing Summer Adventure Academies For middle school and high school students these fun summer camps introduce kids to STEM related topics and career options From 2010 2014 1 015 students participated in Summer Adventure Academies STEM Academies for Educators For teachers in grades 6 12 these programs offer networking opportunities resources and curriculum enhancements focused on STEM topics 238 teachers have participated in STEM academies since the program began in 2012 Dual Enrollment Offers qualified students the opportunity to enroll in Ranken during their final semester of high school In 2014 two students graduated from this program which began in 2012 Twenty more are on track for graduation Bridgett Wings was one of the first three students to complete Ranken s Dual Enrollment program graduating with a degree in Electrical Systems Design Technology in 2012 Now employed by Sargent Lundy in Chicago she was promoted to Designer 1 just this summer If you re motivated Dual Enrollment is the way to go to get an early start Bridgett Wings 14 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS educate to innovate FIRST LEGO is a good challenge and it makes you think Ranken also sponsors competitions and multiple teams for FIRST LEGO grades 4 8 FIRST Tech Challenge grades 7 12 and FIRST ROBOTICS grades 9 12 In 2013 2014 Ranken doubled the number of teams it sponsored from 8 teams to 16 teams with 157 kids participating SkillsUSA Ranken hosted the East District Championship on its campus and its students have consistently advanced to state and national competitions garnering multiple medals This year 50 Ranken students participated in SkillsUSA East District Championship 42 advanced to State Championship 32 Medals at State for First Second and Third Place including 12 Gold 12 advanced to National SkillsUSA Competition 5 Top 10 National Winners including 1 Gold Paul Kelley a precision machining student at Ranken brought home a First Place Gold Medal in the 2014 National SkillsUSA Competition in CNC Milling Kelley is now working as a Tool Room Machinist at Production Castings in Fenton Mo SkillsUSA is a great opportunity to test your skills against your peers and competitors from all around the country Paul Kelley 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 15
ST E M FOCUS THE STEM IMPERATIVE S ince 2010 Ranken Technical College has been the recipient of almost 1 9 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to fund the development of programs that draw youngsters into STEM careers The grants are part of a national initiative EDUCATE TO INNOVATE that also has a goal of developing 100 000 STEM teachers nationwide Why the push The U S Department of Education notes that demand for STEM jobs is rising annually yet only 16 percent of high school seniors are interested in a STEM career Ranken wants to up the percentage Over the past several years it has created a series of programs designed to encourage students to consider STEM careers It s an amazing feeling to work really hard and have it pay off like this STEM PATHWAY PROGRAMS High School Internships For high school students accepted into Ranken this program provides an opportunity for summer campus employment while students get used to college life prior to their first semester Ranken has had 22 high school summer interns since the program began in 2012 Work Study Partnerships These partnerships enable students to dive into actual paid work experiences that are integrated into Ranken s curriculum In 2013 2014 179 students participated in workstudy partnerships in Automotive Carpentry HVACR Information Technology and Plumbing Summer Adventure Academies For middle school and high school students these fun summer camps introduce kids to STEM related topics and career options From 2010 2014 1 015 students participated in Summer Adventure Academies STEM Academies for Educators For teachers in grades 6 12 these programs offer networking opportunities resources and curriculum enhancements focused on STEM topics 238 teachers have participated in STEM academies since the program began in 2012 Dual Enrollment Offers qualified students the opportunity to enroll in Ranken during their final semester of high school In 2014 two students graduated from this program which began in 2012 Twenty more are on track for graduation Bridgett Wings was one of the first three students to complete Ranken s Dual Enrollment program graduating with a degree in Electrical Systems Design Technology in 2012 Now employed by Sargent Lundy in Chicago she was promoted to Designer 1 just this summer If you re motivated Dual Enrollment is the way to go to get an early start Bridgett Wings 14 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS educate to innovate FIRST LEGO is a good challenge and it makes you think Ranken also sponsors competitions and multiple teams for FIRST LEGO grades 4 8 FIRST Tech Challenge grades 7 12 and FIRST ROBOTICS grades 9 12 In 2013 2014 Ranken doubled the number of teams it sponsored from 8 teams to 16 teams with 157 kids participating SkillsUSA Ranken hosted the East District Championship on its campus and its students have consistently advanced to state and national competitions garnering multiple medals This year 50 Ranken students participated in SkillsUSA East District Championship 42 advanced to State Championship 32 Medals at State for First Second and Third Place including 12 Gold 12 advanced to National SkillsUSA Competition 5 Top 10 National Winners including 1 Gold Paul Kelley a precision machining student at Ranken brought home a First Place Gold Medal in the 2014 National SkillsUSA Competition in CNC Milling Kelley is now working as a Tool Room Machinist at Production Castings in Fenton Mo SkillsUSA is a great opportunity to test your skills against your peers and competitors from all around the country Paul Kelley 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 15
ST E M FOCUS  THE STEM IMPERATIVE  S  ince 2010, Ranken Technical College has been the recipient of almost  1.9 million in...
ST E M FOCUS  THE STEM IMPERATIVE  S  ince 2010, Ranken Technical College has been the recipient of almost  1.9 million in...
ST E M FOCUS educate to innovate Exciting Students SUMMER ADVENTURE ACADEMIES 2011 2010 87 students 2012 2013 252 255 Developing Teachers STEM ACADEMIES FOR EDUCATORS 2014 154 Very impressed 267 It was fun making new things every day S cience and technology is FUN That s the message received by both students and their parents after another round of Ranken s Summer Adventure Academies Established in 2010 to encourage interest in STEM careers the summer camps are weeklong highly interactive hands on camps In 2013 students from 127 schools participated in 19 camps ranging from robotics web design and criminal justice to NASCAR engineering welding video game design and health science technologies For kids who came to Ranken science became cool I liked being creative I have many great resources with which to return to my classroom F or the third year in a row Ranken opened its doors this summer to a growing number of middle and high school teachers immersing them in various courses related to STEM The goal is to provide them with innovative curriculum ideas and share resources for increasing the interest and discussions of science technology engineering and math in their classrooms I enjoyed having the hands on experiences and learning something new The interest is high From two workshops offered in 2012 Ranken now has five courses geared toward teachers 2013 2012 45 2014 121 72 teachers Teacher STEM workshops offered to date Advanced Technology Green Homes Renewable Fuels Engineering in the Classroom I Car Collision What do parents think Surveys show that after talking with their children parents give Ranken high marks The overall quality of the camp was high The instructor was an effective teacher and enthusiastic about lessons 16 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS My child learned a new skill and technical knowledge of a STEM related occupation The camp influenced my child s decision to pursue STEM related subjects beyond high school In 2014 due to the success of STEM program efforts Ranken s Advanced Technological Education ATE grant from the National Science Foundation was approved for a year extension The three year 881 984 grant was awarded in 2011 Says Barbara Bragg Ranken s STEM Pathways Development Coordinator There is a critical need to maintain upward momentum and excite both teachers and students about STEM careers The jobs are in demand the salaries are good and many degrees and certifications for skilled trades can be earned in just two years
ST E M FOCUS educate to innovate Exciting Students SUMMER ADVENTURE ACADEMIES 2011 2010 87 students 2012 2013 252 255 Developing Teachers STEM ACADEMIES FOR EDUCATORS 2014 154 Very impressed 267 It was fun making new things every day S cience and technology is FUN That s the message received by both students and their parents after another round of Ranken s Summer Adventure Academies Established in 2010 to encourage interest in STEM careers the summer camps are weeklong highly interactive hands on camps In 2013 students from 127 schools participated in 19 camps ranging from robotics web design and criminal justice to NASCAR engineering welding video game design and health science technologies For kids who came to Ranken science became cool I liked being creative I have many great resources with which to return to my classroom F or the third year in a row Ranken opened its doors this summer to a growing number of middle and high school teachers immersing them in various courses related to STEM The goal is to provide them with innovative curriculum ideas and share resources for increasing the interest and discussions of science technology engineering and math in their classrooms I enjoyed having the hands on experiences and learning something new The interest is high From two workshops offered in 2012 Ranken now has five courses geared toward teachers 2013 2012 45 2014 121 72 teachers Teacher STEM workshops offered to date Advanced Technology Green Homes Renewable Fuels Engineering in the Classroom I Car Collision What do parents think Surveys show that after talking with their children parents give Ranken high marks The overall quality of the camp was high The instructor was an effective teacher and enthusiastic about lessons 16 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS My child learned a new skill and technical knowledge of a STEM related occupation The camp influenced my child s decision to pursue STEM related subjects beyond high school In 2014 due to the success of STEM program efforts Ranken s Advanced Technological Education ATE grant from the National Science Foundation was approved for a year extension The three year 881 984 grant was awarded in 2011 Says Barbara Bragg Ranken s STEM Pathways Development Coordinator There is a critical need to maintain upward momentum and excite both teachers and students about STEM careers The jobs are in demand the salaries are good and many degrees and certifications for skilled trades can be earned in just two years
ST E M FOCUS  educate to innovate Exciting Students  SUMMER ADVENTURE ACADEMIES 2011  2010  87  students  2012  2013  252 ...
ST E M FOCUS  educate to innovate Exciting Students  SUMMER ADVENTURE ACADEMIES 2011  2010  87  students  2012  2013  252 ...
SUPPORT MENTORSHIP HELPING YOUNG WOMEN ACHIEVE BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP THE MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION Jamie Schneider a dual degree graduate in HVACR and Major Appliance Kristen Marten right is a student in Kevin Webb s automotive maintenance course who benefits from the Women s Technology is the first woman inducted into the St Louis Sheet Metal Economic Stability Partnership program Workers Union 36 in residential service O nly one out of four employees in the technology workforce in the United States is female To close the gender gap there has been a major push in this country to draw women into technology careers At Ranken we re part of this effort We recognize that recruiting and supporting women requires strong commitment and coordination among educators as well as women s organizations We start in our Summer Adventure Academies To boost awareness of the wide variety of technical careers available our summer programs are open to all students in grades 6 12 In 2013 2014 Ranken also offered several girls only summer academy programs To draw women into Ranken we ve partnered with several organizations such as the Monticello College Foundation and the YWCA Metro St Louis Women s Economic Stability Partnership WESP that help provide financial assistance and scholarship support to females WESP has worked with Ranken for the past seven years The program is dedicated to helping low income single mothers pursue careers in fields where women traditionally are underrepresented Non traditional careers for women are those in which females comprise 25 percent or less of the workforce says Genevieve Friedmann WESP life coach and case manager STEM careers certainly fall into that category so our partnering with Ranken is an excellent fit Over a period of three to five years WESP provides intensive case management services to nine women as they 18 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS train for their professions attain jobs and achieve economic stability Their studies at Ranken and other institutions are supplemented by workshops on financial literacy networking stress management and job retention As part of the program WESP participants also receive financial stipends to help with childcare transportation food housing and medical care It s a degree I can take wherever I go I can make a good living and I can pass on my skills to my son Friedmann visited several Home Depots Lowes Jiffy Lubes and auto repair shops to recruit candidates This year four Ranken students are participating in the WESP program including 22 year old Kristen Martin It s a degree I can take wherever I go says Martin I can make a good living and I can pass on my skills to my son After tons of research I chose Ranken for their in depth education and reputation Martin was the only female in her first three classes but says she never felt out of place You see other female students and faculty in the halls and you smile at one another she says You know they support you and you support them Our participants tell us the environment at Ranken is very welcoming to female students says Friedmann They feel all doors are open to them if they care to knock WOMEN Linda Nevlin 3rd from left laughs with Monticello College Foundation scholarship recipients L to R Dawn Yaeger Alma Skouby Kelly Ralston Madison Richter and Shelby King Since 2008 the Monticello College Foundation has awarded 70 000 to female Ranken students A lma Skouby 18 from Holt Summit MO is in her first semester in the Fabrication and Welding Technology program at Ranken Shelby King 19 from Paducah KY is in her third semester in automotive maintenance Both are among several women at Ranken who received scholarships from the Monticello College Foundation MCF an organization dedicated to furthering women s education All of the recipients say that without the scholarship they wouldn t be able to attend college Since 2008 the foundation has granted four 2 500 scholarships annually to Ranken students Receiving that scholarship definitely made me want to come here says student Madison Richter who came to Ranken from Aviston IL to study architecture technology Nevlin who meets with scholarship recipients each year says she finds the Ranken students more than capable of making a contribution The foundation also tries to impress on female students the idea of paying it forward Not only must recipients We like to promote women in fields that have been predominately male because the opportunity is so great for women to contribute and grow I wouldn t have been able to come without it admits Skouby My family doesn t have much money so this helps a lot The Godfrey Illinois based foundation awards more than half a million dollars annually to female students across the country pursuing a wide spectrum of studies including choreography environmental science archeology and social services In 2014 Ranken was the only technical college to receive MCF scholarship dollars for its female students We like to promote women in fields that have been predominately male because the opportunity is so great for women to contribute and grow says Linda Nevlin executive director of the foundation Female Ranken students continue to impress us with their desire to achieve Linda Nevlin Executive Director of the Foundation maintain a certain grade point average to retain the scholarship they also must serve as ambassadors for Ranken to help attract other women into STEM fields We hope that when the scholarship recipients from Ranken are in a position to give back they will do so in order to allow another young woman pursuing a STEM career to realize her dreams Nevlin says ACHIEVE 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 19
SUPPORT MENTORSHIP HELPING YOUNG WOMEN ACHIEVE BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP THE MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION Jamie Schneider a dual degree graduate in HVACR and Major Appliance Kristen Marten right is a student in Kevin Webb s automotive maintenance course who benefits from the Women s Technology is the first woman inducted into the St Louis Sheet Metal Economic Stability Partnership program Workers Union 36 in residential service O nly one out of four employees in the technology workforce in the United States is female To close the gender gap there has been a major push in this country to draw women into technology careers At Ranken we re part of this effort We recognize that recruiting and supporting women requires strong commitment and coordination among educators as well as women s organizations We start in our Summer Adventure Academies To boost awareness of the wide variety of technical careers available our summer programs are open to all students in grades 6 12 In 2013 2014 Ranken also offered several girls only summer academy programs To draw women into Ranken we ve partnered with several organizations such as the Monticello College Foundation and the YWCA Metro St Louis Women s Economic Stability Partnership WESP that help provide financial assistance and scholarship support to females WESP has worked with Ranken for the past seven years The program is dedicated to helping low income single mothers pursue careers in fields where women traditionally are underrepresented Non traditional careers for women are those in which females comprise 25 percent or less of the workforce says Genevieve Friedmann WESP life coach and case manager STEM careers certainly fall into that category so our partnering with Ranken is an excellent fit Over a period of three to five years WESP provides intensive case management services to nine women as they 18 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS train for their professions attain jobs and achieve economic stability Their studies at Ranken and other institutions are supplemented by workshops on financial literacy networking stress management and job retention As part of the program WESP participants also receive financial stipends to help with childcare transportation food housing and medical care It s a degree I can take wherever I go I can make a good living and I can pass on my skills to my son Friedmann visited several Home Depots Lowes Jiffy Lubes and auto repair shops to recruit candidates This year four Ranken students are participating in the WESP program including 22 year old Kristen Martin It s a degree I can take wherever I go says Martin I can make a good living and I can pass on my skills to my son After tons of research I chose Ranken for their in depth education and reputation Martin was the only female in her first three classes but says she never felt out of place You see other female students and faculty in the halls and you smile at one another she says You know they support you and you support them Our participants tell us the environment at Ranken is very welcoming to female students says Friedmann They feel all doors are open to them if they care to knock WOMEN Linda Nevlin 3rd from left laughs with Monticello College Foundation scholarship recipients L to R Dawn Yaeger Alma Skouby Kelly Ralston Madison Richter and Shelby King Since 2008 the Monticello College Foundation has awarded 70 000 to female Ranken students A lma Skouby 18 from Holt Summit MO is in her first semester in the Fabrication and Welding Technology program at Ranken Shelby King 19 from Paducah KY is in her third semester in automotive maintenance Both are among several women at Ranken who received scholarships from the Monticello College Foundation MCF an organization dedicated to furthering women s education All of the recipients say that without the scholarship they wouldn t be able to attend college Since 2008 the foundation has granted four 2 500 scholarships annually to Ranken students Receiving that scholarship definitely made me want to come here says student Madison Richter who came to Ranken from Aviston IL to study architecture technology Nevlin who meets with scholarship recipients each year says she finds the Ranken students more than capable of making a contribution The foundation also tries to impress on female students the idea of paying it forward Not only must recipients We like to promote women in fields that have been predominately male because the opportunity is so great for women to contribute and grow I wouldn t have been able to come without it admits Skouby My family doesn t have much money so this helps a lot The Godfrey Illinois based foundation awards more than half a million dollars annually to female students across the country pursuing a wide spectrum of studies including choreography environmental science archeology and social services In 2014 Ranken was the only technical college to receive MCF scholarship dollars for its female students We like to promote women in fields that have been predominately male because the opportunity is so great for women to contribute and grow says Linda Nevlin executive director of the foundation Female Ranken students continue to impress us with their desire to achieve Linda Nevlin Executive Director of the Foundation maintain a certain grade point average to retain the scholarship they also must serve as ambassadors for Ranken to help attract other women into STEM fields We hope that when the scholarship recipients from Ranken are in a position to give back they will do so in order to allow another young woman pursuing a STEM career to realize her dreams Nevlin says ACHIEVE 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 19
SUPPORT   MENTORSHIP  HELPING YOUNG WOMEN ACHIEVE  BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP  THE MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION  Jamie Schne...
SUPPORT   MENTORSHIP  HELPING YOUNG WOMEN ACHIEVE  BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP  THE MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION  Jamie Schne...
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES RANKEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES FISCAL YEAR 2013 2014 NEW MEMBERS EXPENDITURES REVENUES Tuition 22 454 807 Investment Income 12 417 895 Contributions 2 042 677 Instruction 7 092 549 Academic Support 1 160 147 Institutional Support Student Services 14 109 685 Fundraising 404 063 Auxiliary Income 3 897 105 Other Income 2 278 557 TOTAL REVENUE 43 091 041 MICHAEL P McMILLAN STEVEN L MOSS WILLIAM P SCHOTT III Michael McMillan is a passionate advocate of education and has worked tirelessly to create self sufficiency in others In addition to his role at the Urban League McMillan is the co founder and Chairman of the Board of the St Louis Community Empowerment Foundation and has endowed scholarships for high achieving disadvantaged students at four institutions in the region A mechanical engineer Steven Moss has held varying leadership roles with CIC Group and its subsidiary Nooter Corporation since 1976 He has played a key role in the globalization of Nooter Eriksen s supplier base and currently is responsible for exploration and evaluation of new products A member of the Advisory Board for the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology Moss firmly believes in mentoring students William Schott has more than 27 years of experience in advanced metal fabrication technologies and in leadership positions related to multi plant operations building and facility expansions Prior to joining Hussman in 2001 Schott worked for GE Aircraft for 17 years where he rose from a college work study student to become Plant Facility Leader in Wilmington NC President Chief Executive Officer Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis Operation of Maintenance of Plant 3 240 546 Auxiliary Expenses 1 742 406 Stan H Shoun President TOTAL EXPENDITURES 27 749 396 BOARD MEMBERS Michael S Adorjan President Bates Holding Company Jerry E Ritter Retired Anheuser Busch Companies Inc Charles W Disbrow II Former Manager John Fabick Tractor Company Dave J Schepers Retired Vice President Ameren Corporation Randy Fusz President CEO Lou Fusz Automotive Network William P Schott III Vice President Global Manufacturing Hussmann Corporation Thomas A Gieseking Vice President National Service Department Enterprise Fleet Management Bruno B Schmitter President CEO Hydromat Inc Pete T Murtaugh Vice President for Finance Administration John E Wood Vice President for Student Success BOARD OFFICERS Edward L Monser IV Chairman of the Board President Chief Operating Officer Emerson Pamela B Jackson Vice President Emerson J Jeffrey Pitts Vice Chairman of the Board Retired Senior Plant Manager Anheuser Busch InBev BY THE NUMBERS Scholarships Awarded 810 098 Total Financial Aid 1 530 292 Total Gifts Donations 2 042 677 Size of Endowment 63 957 954 Total Number of Donors 698 20 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS Vice President Global Manufacturing Hussmann Corporation COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION Donald J Pohl Vice President for Education Total Enrollment 2 097 Students Receiving Financial Aid 90 Operations Covered By Tuition 65 Average Unmet Need 2 500 Senior Vice President of New Business Development Nooter Eriksen Inc Dennis C Donnelly Secretary Treasurer Attorney Senior Counsel Bryan Cave LLP Lanny Lamont President Davlan Engineering Inc Michael P McMillan President CEO Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis Inc Steven L Moss Senior Vice President New Business Development Nooter Eriksen Inc Robert W Staley Senior Advisor Emerson Blanche M Touhill Retired Chancellor University of Missouri St Louis Scott Wittkop President Central Division McCarthy Building Companies Inc RANKEN EDU 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 21
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES RANKEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES FISCAL YEAR 2013 2014 NEW MEMBERS EXPENDITURES REVENUES Tuition 22 454 807 Investment Income 12 417 895 Contributions 2 042 677 Instruction 7 092 549 Academic Support 1 160 147 Institutional Support Student Services 14 109 685 Fundraising 404 063 Auxiliary Income 3 897 105 Other Income 2 278 557 TOTAL REVENUE 43 091 041 MICHAEL P McMILLAN STEVEN L MOSS WILLIAM P SCHOTT III Michael McMillan is a passionate advocate of education and has worked tirelessly to create self sufficiency in others In addition to his role at the Urban League McMillan is the co founder and Chairman of the Board of the St Louis Community Empowerment Foundation and has endowed scholarships for high achieving disadvantaged students at four institutions in the region A mechanical engineer Steven Moss has held varying leadership roles with CIC Group and its subsidiary Nooter Corporation since 1976 He has played a key role in the globalization of Nooter Eriksen s supplier base and currently is responsible for exploration and evaluation of new products A member of the Advisory Board for the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology Moss firmly believes in mentoring students William Schott has more than 27 years of experience in advanced metal fabrication technologies and in leadership positions related to multi plant operations building and facility expansions Prior to joining Hussman in 2001 Schott worked for GE Aircraft for 17 years where he rose from a college work study student to become Plant Facility Leader in Wilmington NC President Chief Executive Officer Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis Operation of Maintenance of Plant 3 240 546 Auxiliary Expenses 1 742 406 Stan H Shoun President TOTAL EXPENDITURES 27 749 396 BOARD MEMBERS Michael S Adorjan President Bates Holding Company Jerry E Ritter Retired Anheuser Busch Companies Inc Charles W Disbrow II Former Manager John Fabick Tractor Company Dave J Schepers Retired Vice President Ameren Corporation Randy Fusz President CEO Lou Fusz Automotive Network William P Schott III Vice President Global Manufacturing Hussmann Corporation Thomas A Gieseking Vice President National Service Department Enterprise Fleet Management Bruno B Schmitter President CEO Hydromat Inc Pete T Murtaugh Vice President for Finance Administration John E Wood Vice President for Student Success BOARD OFFICERS Edward L Monser IV Chairman of the Board President Chief Operating Officer Emerson Pamela B Jackson Vice President Emerson J Jeffrey Pitts Vice Chairman of the Board Retired Senior Plant Manager Anheuser Busch InBev BY THE NUMBERS Scholarships Awarded 810 098 Total Financial Aid 1 530 292 Total Gifts Donations 2 042 677 Size of Endowment 63 957 954 Total Number of Donors 698 20 RANKEN MISSION MATTERS Vice President Global Manufacturing Hussmann Corporation COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION Donald J Pohl Vice President for Education Total Enrollment 2 097 Students Receiving Financial Aid 90 Operations Covered By Tuition 65 Average Unmet Need 2 500 Senior Vice President of New Business Development Nooter Eriksen Inc Dennis C Donnelly Secretary Treasurer Attorney Senior Counsel Bryan Cave LLP Lanny Lamont President Davlan Engineering Inc Michael P McMillan President CEO Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis Inc Steven L Moss Senior Vice President New Business Development Nooter Eriksen Inc Robert W Staley Senior Advisor Emerson Blanche M Touhill Retired Chancellor University of Missouri St Louis Scott Wittkop President Central Division McCarthy Building Companies Inc RANKEN EDU 2013 2014 ANNUAL REPORT 21
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES  RANKEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES  FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014  NEW MEMBERS  EXPENDITURES  REVENUES Tuition   22...
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES  RANKEN BOARD OF TRUSTEES  FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014  NEW MEMBERS  EXPENDITURES  REVENUES Tuition   22...
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