Annual MCCA awards honor faculty and staff

MCC’s convention contingent

The annual Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) convention again showcased the top talent at Metropolitan Community College.  A large contingent of MCC colleagues was there to help celebrate the awards bestowed on College honorees.

MCCA handed out its awards in Branson on Nov. 9.

Here’s a look at this year’s recipients:

Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • Hossein Bahmaie, economics instructor, MCC-Longview
  • Jennifer Butler, math instructor, MCC-Business & Technology
  • Cynthia Heddlesten, sociology instructor, MCC-Blue River
  • Greg Sanford, history instructor,  MCC-Penn Valley

Senior Service Awards

  • Tomislav Plecas, graduation advisor, MCC-Blue River
  • Peggy Gann, student services specialist, MCC-Business & Technology
  • Cathy Hardy, music coordinator, MCC-Longview

Distinguished Legislator Awards

  • State Rep. DaRon McGee
  • State Sen. Jason Holsman

About 50 MCC employees attended the event. The MCCA convention will be in Kansas City next fall.

Watch the full slideshow of photos from the awards program.