Eight Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2018 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association.
Forty-seven community college students from across the state received the honor. In years past, 40 were named, but this year seven students who plan to join the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree were also named.
MCC’s members of the All-Missouri Academic Team:
First Team (10 honorees; $500 scholarships):
- Joshua Gray of Independence, associate in engineering, MCC-Blue River. Gray also was one of 20 students in the nation named to the All-USA Academic Team, and he was the New Century Transfer Scholar for Missouri.
- Monica Fritchey of Iberia, Mo., associate in arts, teaching, MCC-Blue River. Fritchey was also named the Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar for Missouri. Three students from each state (150 nationally) earned spots on the Coca-Cola team.
Second Team (10 honorees; $350 scholarships):
- Elizabeth Meares of Lee’s Summit, associate in arts, MCC-Longview
Third Team (20 honorees; $250 scholarships):
- Margaret Warren of Holden, Mo., associate in arts, MCC-Longview
- Bryan Shockey of Pleasant Valley, Mo., associate in arts, MCC-Maple Woods
- Ajoke Ilori of Kansas City, professional nursing, MCC-Maple Woods
- Mi Dohn of Kansas City, MCC-Penn Valley
- Adam Franks of Kansas City, associate in arts, MCC-Penn Valley
The All-Missouri Academic Team will be honored at MCCA’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon April 25 in Jefferson City. (We’ll add pictures of the honorees after that event.)
Students are selected for the All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic honor society for community college students. Students are nominated by their campus’ PTK adviser and must complete an application.
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 three dozen other states have adopted the idea.