Photo gallery: MCC honorees at Missouri Community College Association event

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recently published its photo album from this spring’s annual awards luncheon.

The awards from MCCA are twofold.  These awards honor outstanding community college educators each year with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. They also recognize outstanding Phi Theta Kappa scholars by naming them to the All-Missouri Academic Team.

Faculty Awards:

The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching are for instructors from each community college campus in Missouri for work done during the previous year.

  • The MCC honorees by campus:
    • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River
      • Kimberly Glackin, psychology instructor
    • Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology
      • Cecil Davis, HVAC instructor
    • Metropolitan Community College-Longview
      • Keet Kopecky, biology instructor
    • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods
      • Chad Montuori, foreign language instructor
    • Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley 
      • Mildred Nottingham, literacy instructor

Student awards:

MCCA Student Leaderships Awards: This award is presented annually to an exceptional student leader from each of Missouri’s community colleges/campuses. The MCC honorees by campus:

  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River
    • Elizabeth Smith
  • Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology
    • Jakob Drentlaw
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview
    • Ryley Crabtree
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods
    • Betty Alem
  • Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley 
    • Emily Hutchins

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.

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.

  • First Team: Members of the All-Missouri First Team receive a $500 scholarship.
    • Traycie Williams, MCC-Blue River
  • Second Team: Members of the All-Missouri Second Team receive a $350 scholarship.
    • Jackson Daniel, MCC-Blue River
    • Ashley Winslow, MCC-Longview
    • Rapulu Okolo, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Third Team: Members of the All-Missouri Third Team receive a $250 scholarship.
    • Lilian Odom, MCC-Longview
    • Jessica Muraski, MCC-Penn Valley

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The Missouri Community College Association:

The MCCA 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.