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Come Tour St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

Friday, July 16, 2021

Florissant Valley campus

What is the story behind the large black sculpture that is impossible to miss in front of the Student Center?

Prospective students and interested community members are invited to get answers to their questions as they tour the beautiful St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley campus, which is nestled in 108 acres of rolling, wooded hills at 3400 Pershall Road.

“Some people are surprised to learn that many of STLCC-Florissant Valley’s theatrical and orchestra performances, exhibition openings and other events, presentations and lectures are free and open to the public,” said Brooke McMillan, student recruiter. “These offerings are made available by the College to add value to our students and the community we serve.”

Tours are available at 10 a.m. on Fridays, when the College is open, and are limited to groups of 10. Interested parties can sign up for tours online.

If a student or community member cannot attend a Friday tour, he or she can take a virtual tour any time. A third option is to contact McMillan at 314-513-4238 or fvtours@stlcc.edu to make special arrangements.

During a tour, guests will learn why STLCC-Florissant Valley is known for excellence in engineering and technology, in addition to a strong general education curriculum.

“STLCC-Florissant Valley has so much to offer,” McMillan said. “Our campus is home to St. Louis' only two-year biotechnology program, which is a leader in providing highly-skilled workers for this emerging industry.

We also offer unique programs like deaf communications, and we have nationally-recognized programs in art and childcare.

Prospective students can explore these programs and more online at stlcc.edu/programs.

“Whether you’re just starting out or returning to the classroom, we encourage you to come tour the Florissant Valley campus,” McMillan said. “Our experienced faculty and on-campus support programs can help you make your career goals a reality. Outside the classroom, you’ll have boundless opportunities to explore your interests and discover your passions with our campus events.”

By the way, that hard to miss sculpture in front of the Student Center is named “Taurus.” It was created by sculptor Tony Cragg. It was installed on campus in 2004 and is on loan from Gateway Foundation.

After the tour, guests may want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the sculpture as they plan their next campus visit.

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