MCC students honored for academics, leadership at MCCA luncheon

MCC student Monica Fritchey (center), Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar for Missouri and member of the All-Missouri Academic Team, with MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty (left) and MCC-Blue River President Jacqueline Gill

Thirteen Metropolitan Community College students were honored April 25 for their academic success and campus leadership at the Missouri Community College Association’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon. The event was in Jefferson City.

(Note: We’ll be adding photos from the luncheon as we get them.)

Five students received Phi Theta Kappa student leadership awards:

  • Lacy Goettling, MCC-Blue River
  • Michael Friedl, MCC-Business & Technology
  • Tavoi Launiu, MCC-Longview
  • Alex Derrickson, MCC-Maple Woods
  • Caitlin Mountjoy, MCC-Penn Valley

Eight MCC students were honored for making the 2018 All-Missouri Academic Team.

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):

Second Team (10 honorees; $350 scholarships):

  • Elizabeth Meares, MCC-Longview

Third Team (20 honorees; $250 scholarships):

  • Margaret Warren, MCC-Longview
  • Bryan Shockey, MCC-Maple Woods
  • Ajoke Ilori, MCC-Maple Woods
  • Mi Dohn, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Adam Franks, MCC-Penn Valley

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.