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OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN
Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015. Six Ozarks Technical Community 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:
Cathy Myers. Ms. Myers is currently studying social work with plans to eventually earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is the recipient of many honors including the Phi Theta Kappa and the MCCA Leadership Award. Ms. Myers volunteers with the Missouri State Social Work Club, Cherish Kids, and James River Church.
Elke Quinn. Ms. Quinn, a graphic design major, plans to pursue a bachelor’s of fine arts in comic book art. She joined Phi Theta Kappa in the spring of 2013, and in 2014 was selected to be Vice President of Promotions for the Alpha Psi Tau chapter at OTC.
Amanda Reynolds. After receiving her associate’s degree in middle school education, Ms. Reynolds plans to transfer to Missouri State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the same field. She plans to add a reading specialist certification to her credentials as well. She also hopes to get involved with a program of awareness for drug, alcohol, and abuse.
Ashton Trueblood. Ms. Trueblood is currently studying psychology, with plans to become an occupational therapist. She volunteers at her church, Ozarks Food Harvest, and is a member of the co-ed softball team. Ms. Trueblood earned the Dean’s List, graduated magna cum laude, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa.
Katherine Murphy. Ms. Murphy is currently studying criminal justice with plans to eventually become a criminal defense attorney. She keeps herself busy balancing work, school, and being a mom.
Scott Murphy. Mr. Murphy is currently studying secondary education with plans to eventually become a secondary history teacher. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, teaching percussion at the local high school, drumming, golf, and reading. Scott is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a student ambassador.
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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