Missouri Community College Association http://mccatoday.org Advocacy for Missouri's public two-year institutions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:31:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 STLCC-Forest Park Student Newspaper Receives 22 Awards at MCMA Convention http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-forest-park-student-newspaper-receives-22-awards-at-mcma-convention/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-forest-park-student-newspaper-receives-22-awards-at-mcma-convention/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:51:02 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9670 Scene_webThe Scene, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park’s student newspaper, received 22 awards—including second place for Best Overall Newspaper—in the two-year college division at the recent Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony at Northwest Missouri State University.

Overall, The Scene received four first-place awards, nine second-place awards, four third-place awards and five honorable mentions. The Scene competed against several other two-year school newspapers from across the state, including newspapers from the Meramec and Florissant Valley campuses. Entries in the competition were judged for general excellence by members of the Missouri Press Association.

Overall and individual awards earned were:

First Place
Link Johnson, News Writing; Jasmine Hsieh, Feature Writing; Justin Tolliver, Column; Jerome Clark, Story Illustration.

Second Place
Best Overall Newspaper; Evan Sandel, News Writing and In-Depth News Reporting; Justin Tolliver, Column; Jennifer Hearn, Entertainment Review; Yuanyuan Ji, Feature Photography; Jerome Clark, Political/Editorial Cartoon and Story Illustration; Justin Tolliver, Page One Design.

Third Place
Sweepstakes (most overall awards earned), Chris Cunningham, Column; Scott Allen and Evan Sandel, Entertainment Review; Jerome Clark, Story Illustration.

Honorable Mention
Scott Allen, Feature Writing; Carl Anderson, Entertainment Review; Yuanyuan Ji, Feature Photography; Shawna Stewart, Page One Design; Katherine Keller and Yuanyuan Ji, Photo Page.

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-forest-park-student-newspaper-receives-22-awards-at-mcma-convention/feed/ 0
Meramec’s Brown Bag Cafe is STLCC Innovation of the Year http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/meramecs-brown-bag-cafe-is-stlcc-innovation-of-the-year/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/meramecs-brown-bag-cafe-is-stlcc-innovation-of-the-year/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:42:33 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9667 Meramec’s Brown Bag Café was named the STLCC Innovation of the Year. Pictured at the announcement were, from left, Pam McIntrye, Meramec campus president; Debbie Corson, service learning coordinator; Debora Jane Bronson, Student Assistance program specialist; and Dennis Michaelis, STLCC interim chancellor.

Meramec’s Brown Bag Café was named the STLCC Innovation of the Year. Pictured at the announcement were, from left, Pam McIntrye, Meramec campus president; Debbie Corson, service learning coordinator; Debora Jane Bronson, Student Assistance program specialist; and Dennis Michaelis, STLCC interim chancellor.

A project designed to provide free meals and groceries to students in need at the Meramec campus has been named St. Louis Community College’s District Innovation of the Year.

The Brown Bag Café (BBC) serves as a food pantry for students who need assistance. The BBC team includes Pam Garvey, professor of English; Sanela Mesic, TRIO Student Services coordinator; Doris Durgins-Johnson, project associate for the Student Assistance program (SAP); Debora Jane Bronson, SAP specialist; Debbie Corson, service learning coordinator; and Jeff Schneider, associate professor of English and Phi Theta Kappa chapter sponsor. Steve Brady, retired manager of campus life, was involved extensively at the beginning of the project.

“In two short years, the Brown Bag Café has become an institution on our campus and a source of pride and commitment,” Corson said. “The original focus, to help students in need, has remained the core of the café’s mission, but it has also become a positive and unifying force on the campus.”

Individual students help package lunches and grocery bags, and keep track of food intake and output for the pantry.  Faculty departments sign up to adopt the café each month, which provides a major source of food and money for the pantry.  Individual faculty members do a variety of service learning projects to support the café and raise student awareness of hunger and poverty. For example, Garvey has focused on food in her service learning English classes for several semesters.

A Meramec student actually set the project in motion when she researched the idea of starting a campus food pantry as part of her honors section of English Composition II. Research and survey findings set the stage for a series of meetings that eventually led to the formation of a campus food pantry committee.

Mesic said the success of the BBC stemmed from the initial collaboration between many departments and student organizations on campus. It involved SAP, which already was handing out meal vouchers to students; TRIO Student Support Services and Phi Theta Kappa, which represented two student organizations that largely focus on serving their campus community; Campus Life, which provided a “home” for the BBC in the Student Center; and Corson who was able to bring together not only all five groups, but also outside resources and organize the pieces that make up the BBC.

Since its inception in 2013, service learning has taken charge of food drives, marketing and donor relations. SAP actually runs the café, distributing food and keeping statistics. TRIO and Phi Theta Kappa conduct food and fund drives, volunteer wherever necessary, and help with student awareness.

“In addition to staff support, students really led the charge in founding the BBC. Their voice is invaluable. They embraced this project because it serves fellow students,” Mesic said. “The final numbers were astonishing. Hunger on campus was no longer a myth but a real, tangible problem.”

The BBC has served 3,585 meals and provided 475 bags of groceries to students in need.  During the same period, organizers have collected more than 19,000 food items and over $5,500 to support the café.

The League for Innovation in the Community College established the Innovation of the Year Award to recognize individuals or groups from alliance member colleges who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and the community. Criteria for the award are quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, replication, creativity and timeliness.

Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. STLCC has four campuses – Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood – that annually serve nearly 70,000 students through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs.  For more information about STLCC, visit www.stlcc.edu.

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/meramecs-brown-bag-cafe-is-stlcc-innovation-of-the-year/feed/ 0
Tolentino Named STLCC-Forest Park Staff Member of the Year http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/tolentino-named-stlcc-forest-park-staff-member-of-the-year/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/tolentino-named-stlcc-forest-park-staff-member-of-the-year/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:04:17 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9654 The 2015 Forest Park Staff Member of the Year Award recently was presented to Sue Tolentino, center. Others pictured are, from left, Franklyn Taylor, vice president of student affairs; Ame Mead-Roach, dean, Humanities and Social Sciences; Elizabeth Wilcoxson, interim dean, Business, Math and Technology; Sue Tolentino; Lisa Lee, chair of the Forest Park Institutional Affairs Council; Rod Nunn, interim president; and Joe Wilson, associate professor of chemistry.

The 2015 Forest Park Staff Member of the Year Award recently was presented to Sue Tolentino, center. Others pictured are, from left, Franklyn Taylor, vice president of student affairs; Ame Mead-Roach, dean, Humanities and Social Sciences; Elizabeth Wilcoxson, interim dean, Business, Math and Technology; Sue Tolentino; Lisa Lee, chair of the Forest Park Institutional Affairs Council; Rod Nunn, interim president; and Joe Wilson, associate professor of chemistry.

The periodic table of elements is a model of organization; everything in its proper place. Chemistry in the classroom, however, can be a messy thing. Which is to say nothing of the chemicals themselves.

Organization does not just happen, as Sue Tolentino can tell you.

Tolentino, an engineering technician in the Chemistry department, has been named the 2015 St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Staff Member of the Year. The employee recognition program celebrates the important work performed by staff to support the core values and goals of the college.

When Tolentino began working in the Chemistry Prep storage area, it left something to be desired.

“(The storage area) was a mess,” said Joe Wilson, associate professor of chemistry, who nominated Tolentino for the award. “Sue took the initiative to straighten up these areas, and arrange everything in a logical manner.”

“I wish I’d taken a picture of what it looked like then,” said Tolentino. “It is quite different now.”

Tolentino’s talents extend far beyond organization. The entire set of experiments for the general chemistry sequence was redesigned and updated for this academic year, which required extensive preparation and testing to ensure that they worked properly in the classroom. Because of Tolentino’s extra effort, these experiments have worked smoothly and have enhanced the learning opportunities for students at Forest Park.

Tolentino also has made suggestions for substituting non-toxic substances in experiments that minimize the hazardous waste produced, which is very expensive to both collect and dispose of properly.

“The amount of hazardous waste produced by the chemistry area at Forest Park has been diminished greatly over the last several years,” Wilson said.

Tolentino has worked at STLCC-Forest Park for nearly 21 years. She earned her associate degree in chemical technology from STLCC-Florissant Valley.

“I am honored and delighted to get this award,” Tolentino said.

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/tolentino-named-stlcc-forest-park-staff-member-of-the-year/feed/ 0
STLCC-Meramec Student Newspaper Receives MCMA Sweepstakes Award http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-meramec-student-newspaper-receives-mcma-sweepstakes-award/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-meramec-student-newspaper-receives-mcma-sweepstakes-award/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:56:21 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9631 Montage staff members pose with their individual awards from the Missouri College Media Association.

Montage staff members pose with their individual awards from the Missouri College Media Association.

The Montage, St. Louis Community College-Meramec’s student newspaper, recently earned 24 individual awards and the Sweepstakes Award in the two-year college division at the Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony, held April 11 at Northwest Missouri State University.

The Montage received first place in the Sweepstakes category for the most awards earned, third place for the Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year college division, first place for its Back to School Guide, first place for its website, and 24 additional staff and individual awards. Staff members also won several honorable mentions.

Entries in the competition were judged for general excellence by members of the Missouri Press Association.

The Montage has consistently won awards for excellence in student journalism at the state and national levels for many years. Recent awards include national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists with a Mark of Excellence Award, and a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

In addition to this year’s recognition from the Missouri Press Association, The Montage was named the MCMA Best Overall Newspaper in the two-year school division for 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05, 2003-04, 2001-02, 2000-01 and 1999-2000. It also earned the MCMA’s Sweepstakes Award in 2014, 2013, 2004-2011, and 2002.

Individual Awards

  • Sweepstakes Award – First Place
  • Best Overall Newspaper – Third Place
  • Web Page – First Place
  • News Writing – Third Place, Olivia Hall
  • Editorial Writing – First Place, Brittney Farrow
  • Feature Writing – Second Place, Spencer Gleason; Third Place, Cassie Kibens
  • In-Depth Writing – First Place, Spencer Gleason and Rebecca Biundo; Third Place, Spencer Gleason, Olivia Hall and Marissa Diercks
  • Investigative Writing – First Place, Spencer Gleason and Cory Montero; Second Place, Spencer Gleason, Olivia Hall and Ashley Higginbotham
  • Sports Column – First Place, Spencer Gleason
  • Feature Photography – First Place, Spencer Gleason
  • Sports Photography – First Place, Spencer Gleason; Third Place, David Kloeckener
  • Editorial Cartoon – First Place, Cory Montero
  • Information Graphics – First Place, Cory Montero and Justin Villmer; Second Place, Cory Montero
  • Page One Design – First Place, Cassie Kibens, Rebecca Biundo, Cory Montero and Jason Jamison
  • Editorial Section – Second Place, Billy Gardner, Dalila Kahvedzic, Jake Hunn and Cassie Kibens
  • Sports Page – First Place, Spencer Gleason and David Kloeckener
  • Photo Page – Second Place, Alex White and Kayla Cacciatore
  • Feature Page – First Place, Rebecca Biundo; Third Place, Marissa Diercks, Olivia Hall and Dalila Kahvedzic
  • Special Section – First Place, Montage Staff
  • Website – First Place, Montage Staff
  • Multimedia – First Place, Aaron Landgraf
]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/stlcc-meramec-student-newspaper-receives-mcma-sweepstakes-award/feed/ 0
ECC to Purchase Facility Near Union Campus http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ecc-to-purchase-facility-near-union-campus/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ecc-to-purchase-facility-near-union-campus/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:14:13 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9611 East Central College trustees gave authorization Monday, April 13, to purchase a building near campus to house several of its career and technical programs.

The board approved purchasing the former Gala Center, located southeast of the main campus in Union.

The Precision Machining and Industrial Engineering Technology programs currently housed at Four Rivers Career Center in Washington will be relocated to the new facility, as well as the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program now located on the main campus.

College President Dr. Jon Bauer said the purchase is an exciting opportunity for the college.

“This purchase is the next phase in the development of the college, and it will enable us to grow and enhance these critical programs,” Bauer said. “This opportunity allows us to accomplish this within the next year, and to do so at a cost much less than new construction.”

The cost of the building is $1.2 million. The college is purchasing the facility from Bequette Construction, Inc.

Once the purchase is finalized, work will begin on plans for its renovation. Bauer said he expects renovation to begin later this year, with the relocation of the programs expected in 2016.

“The building is as close as you can get to the main campus. It will allow students in these programs to more easily access the full array of services available on campus, and to schedule classes without traveling between two locations,” Bauer stated.  “With this enhanced facility we will be able to increase enrollment in these programs and subsequently better serve the region.”

East Central will continue to partner with the School District of Washington on several programs, including Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Welding, and Early Childhood Education.

Bauer noted that East Central College has benefitted from the partnership with the School District of Washington for decades.  “Our joint programs will continue and our partnership has never been stronger.” As the district is able to utilize additional space at Four Rivers, Bauer said there is potential for even more collaboration with the college.”

“The timing will be good for both institutions as we work to provide more opportunities for our students, Bauer said.

“I wish to congratulate East Central College on the acquisition,” said Dr. Lori VanLeer, superintendent of the School District of Washington. “Both ECC and the School District of Washington need more space as we are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency while also providing outstanding programs and services for students.

“We consider this an opportunity to potentially expand and build on our partnership with the college. We have a joint commitment to serving students of this region and we value our relationship with the college. Although they are relocating some programs, it opens the door for innovation on both fronts. I believe in the future we will see business, industry, the college and the School District of Washington working even more closely to ensure the success of students,” VanLeer said.

This year ECC is paying $80,769 to the school district to lease 12,426-square feet of space at Four Rivers.  Bauer stated that ECC plans to continue to offer general education classes as needed in Washington and will continue to work with business and industry on non-credit and customized training courses.

Existing fund balances will be used to purchase the 19,807-square foot building. The facility was built in 2007.

Jim Perry, president of the ECC board of trustees, stated that the college is fortunate to acquire a building of that quality for the price.  “This is a great opportunity to acquire space for several of our career-technical programs in such close proximity to campus,” Perry said.  “Students will benefit from being closer to services on campus.”

The former Gala Center sits on 4.33 acres and includes parking for 255 vehicles.

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ecc-to-purchase-facility-near-union-campus/feed/ 0
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/three-rivers-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/three-rivers-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:32:20 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9607 Contact:          Rob Dixon                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        MCCA Executive Director
(417) 598-0290 (mobile)
(573) 634-8787 (office)
Rob.dixon@mccatoday.org

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

 Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015.  Two Three Rivers 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:

Amanda Hendrix.  Ms. Hendrix is currently studying social work, with plans to eventually earn a master’s degree in social work.  Her career goal is to help people by doing something she loves. She has been very active in Phi Theta Kappa, the student veterans association, and as a CASA volunteer.

Micaela Griffin. Ms. Griffin, a general education major, plans to complete a double major in occupational therapy and theater and speech.  Her goal is to help others with the career she chooses and motivate them in life.  She has been active in PTK, her church choir, theater, and crocheting for a variety of organizations.

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.

# # #

 

 

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/three-rivers-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/feed/ 0
ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-louis-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-louis-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:30:26 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9605 Contact:          Rob Dixon                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             MCCA Executive Director
(417) 598-0290 (mobile)
(573) 634-8787 (office)
Rob.dixon@mccatoday.org

St. Louis community COLLEGe STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015.  Seven St. Louis 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:

Sherell Adams.  Ms. Adams is currently studying business and accounting, with plans to become an accountant. She serves as the executive vice president of Phi Theta Kappa – Xi Epsilon, and is a member of the chemistry club, the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, and the International Club.  She earned leadership awards from the chemistry club and AAWCC, and was a business club student spotlight.

Ms. Adams 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.

Salmedina Alic. Ms. Alic, a general transfer studies student, plans to become an optometrist. She is a member of the Chemistry Club and has served as the vice president of finance for Phi Theta Kappa – Xi Epsilon.  She has earned the outstanding mathematics award and has been on the Dean’s List.

Brionna Nixon.  Ms. Nixon is majoring in business administration, with plans to become the chief executive officer of a major company.   She is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, the mathematics club, student appellate committee, global classroom club, performing arts club, and First Baptist Missionary Church youth ministry.  Ms. Nixon has also served as Phi Theta Kappa chapter president.

Gabrielle Reed.  Ms. Reed is a criminal justice major with plans transfer to University of Missouri-St. Louis and become a criminal attorney. She has received many honors including student government departmental award for criminal justice, STLCC athletic scholarship, Sapare Aude scholarship, Board of Trustees Continuing Education award and Dean’s List. Ms. Reed is involved in PTK’s officer team, Global Classroom, the Criminal Justice Club, and Friends of Wesley Bell Campaign for City Council.

Sarah Ogent.  Ms. Ogent is currently studying philosophy with plans to attend law school and become an international lawyer, fighting for human rights. She is a St. Louis Community College Emerging Scholar, a member of the PTK Honor Society, and the Dean’s List.  Ms. Ogent is involved in the Socratic Society, Model United Nations, and serves as a peer tutor.

Kerstyn Larash.  Ms. Larash is a clinical psychology major who wants to help people heal and grow through psychotherapy.  She is the president of Beta Rho Epsilon – PTK. She also volunteers for the homeless and composes music.  Ms. Larash earned a place on the Dean’s List, and has received the Academic Excellence Award and Academic Excellence in Psychology Award.

Jade Maragliano.  Ms. Maragliano is a nursing student who wants to become a registered nurse.  She is the president of Volunteers of Wildwood, Vice President of Fellowship for PTK, treasurer of the student government association, a student ambassador, and a member of the science club.  Ms. Maragliano earned a place on the Dean’s List, and has received the Leadership Award and the Board of Trustees Honors Scholarship.

Ms. Maragliano 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.

Honey Di Dela Pena. Ms. Dela Pena’s hometown is Mandaue City, Phillipines. Her career goal is to become a CPA. She is currently studying business administration with plans to transfer to the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Honors Ms. Dela Pena has received include the Board of Trustees Honors Program Scholar and the Dean’s List. She currently holds a 4.00 GPA.

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.

# # #

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-louis-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/feed/ 0
ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-charles-community-college-student-honored-in-jefferson-city/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-charles-community-college-student-honored-in-jefferson-city/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:28:44 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9603 Contact:          Rob Dixon                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    MCCA Executive Director
(417) 598-0290 (mobile)
(573) 634-8787 (office)
Rob.dixon@mccatoday.org

ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015.  A St. Charles Community College student was honored by the Missouri Community College Association today in Jefferson City.  The student was named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students.  The student honored includes:

Jennifer Kennedy.  Ms. Kennedy is a psychology major who plans to earn a doctorate in psychology and work within her field.  She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Senate, the Book Club. Honors she has received include PTK 5 Star and the Dean’s List.

Samantha Schoonover. Samantha is also a psychology major who plans to transfer to Lindenwood University and pursue child psychology. She is an officer of Phi Theta Kappa and the Book Club. She is on the Dean’s List and is also a PTK 5 Star member.

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.

# # #

 

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/st-charles-community-college-student-honored-in-jefferson-city/feed/ 0
OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ozarks-technical-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ozarks-technical-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:27:20 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9601 Contact:          Rob Dixon                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MCCA Executive Director
(417) 598-0290 (mobile)
(573) 634-8787 (office)
Rob.dixon@mccatoday.org

OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN

JEFFERSON CITY

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.

# # #

 

 

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/ozarks-technical-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/feed/ 0
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/metropolitan-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/ http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/metropolitan-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:23:45 +0000 http://mccatoday.org/?p=9599 Contact:          Rob Dixon                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       MCCA Executive Director
(417) 598-0290 (mobile)
(573) 634-8787 (office)
Rob.dixon@mccatoday.org

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY

Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015.  Five Metropolitan 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:

Jakob Ganschow.  Mr. Ganschow is currently majoring in sociology and philosophy with plans to earn a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale. He is the recipient of many honors including the Dean’s Honor List, Student Excellence in the Social Sciences Award, and served as Phi Theta Kappa chapter president.

Gage Borgfield. Mr. Borgfield, a political science major, plans to become an attorney specializing in criminal law. He has been involved in many college activities including Phi Theta Kappa, the Honors Program, and Kappa Tau and has been on the Dean’s honor roll.

Mr. Borgfield is also a Gold 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.

Jacqueline Vernon. Ms. Vernon, a business major, plans to work in finance for a public school district. She sits on the leadership team for Phi Theta Kappa – Kappa Tau, and she volunteers at Wayside Waifs and with Relay for Life in Lee’s Summit.

Ms. Vernon is also a Bronze 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.

Julie Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton is working toward her nursing degree from MCC, and will transfer to the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she will pursue a career as an RN. She has been involved in many college activities including Phi Theta Kappa. Honors she has received include honor roll, dean’s honor roll, the Fran and Wally Good Reentry Scholarship, the President’s Scholarship for Returning Students, and the Penn Valley Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Lina Khalaf. Ms. Khalaf is currently pursuing an associate of arts degree and plans to transfer to UMKC with a career goal of becoming a surgeon. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Bloch Scholarship, and the TRIO Program.

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.

# # #

 

 

]]>
http://mccatoday.org/2015/04/metropolitan-community-college-students-honored-in-jefferson-city/feed/ 0