EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

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EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015.  Two East Central College students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association today in Jefferson City.  The students were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students.  The students honored include:

Faith Joyce.  Ms. Joyce is currently studying music with plans to eventually work full-time at East Central College, teaching and helping students. She is involved in community choir, piano performance and instruction, musical outreach to the elderly, and music tutoring.  She has earned many honors and awards including ECC Outstanding Music Student, President’s Academic Honor List, ECC Music Scholarship, and the Community College President’s Transfer Scholarship.

Dawn Little. Ms. Little, a psychology major, plans to become a clinical psychologist working in an underserved area of the state.  She is currently president of Phi Theta Kappa and Rotaract,  and has been a volunteer for long term care ombudsman program, and a campus peer coach.  She has earned recognition as a Phi Theta Kappa 5 star member, student government senator of the month, and has been on both the vice president’s and dean’s honor lists.

Ms. Little is also a Silver Scholar Award recipient from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.  Each year the foundation honors the 150 highest-scoring All-USA Team members from around the country by presenting them with gold, silver, or bronze medallions and a stipend.

Each student received a scholarship made possible by a donation from MOHELA, the state’s not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.

Photos of the honorees receiving their awards will be posted on the Missouri Community College Association’s Facebook page.

The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas.  MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.

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