PHI THETA KAPPA ALL-MISSOURI ACADEMIC TEAM AND GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING LUNCHEON
Every spring, the Missouri Community College Association honors outstanding students and teachers at a luncheon held in Jefferson City. This event celebrates truly outstanding teachers and highlights the incredible stories of our state’s most successful and determined community college students.
The 2015 luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Canterbury Hills Restaurant and Winery in Holts Summit, MO. You may see pictures from the event on our Facebook page album. To see a list of this year’s award recipients go here.
ALL-MISSOURI ACADEMIC TEAM RECOGNITION
Missouri was the first state in the nation to honor outstanding Phi Theta Kappa scholar-leaders with a state academic team program. The tradition began in 1994, and today 36 other states have adopted the idea and made it their own.
Students are selected to be on the All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa. PTK also identifies members of the All-USA Academic Team; Coca-Cola Bronze, Silver, and Gold Scholars; and the recipient of the New Century Scholar Award.
The application process for all of these awards is the same. Students must be nominated by their campus’ PTK advisor and complete an application form. The deadline to apply is usually in early December. Visit PTK’s All-USA Community College Academic Team webpage for more information.
GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
MCCA honors outstanding community college educators each year with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented to an exemplary teacher from each college and campus, and the presentation is made during the same luncheon at which the members of the All-Missouri Academic Team are honored.