Nine MCC students named to 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team

Nine Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association.

Students are selected for the 40-member All-Missouri 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.

The MCC honorees, their hometown, certificate/degree plan and home campus:

Second Team (10 honorees statewide, $350 scholarship each)
  • Emily Eason, Lee’s Summit, undeclared, MCC-Longview (not currently enrolled)
  • Rachel Merrill, Pleasant Valley, associate in arts, MCC-Maple Woods
  • Eli Salazar, Blue Springs, associate in arts, MCC-Blue River
Third Team (20 honorees statewide, $250 scholarship each)
  • Jacque Calvert, Kansas City, pre-professional health sciences, MCC-Longview
  • Brittney Gilmore, Independence, surgical technology, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Garrett Gunderson, Kansas City, associate in arts, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Connor McNeall, Kansas City North, associate in arts, MCC-Maple Woods
  • Makoto Narita, Kansas City, graphic design, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Raye Shane, Kansas City, associate in arts, MCC-Blue River

Ten Missouri students were named to the First Team. They each receive $500 scholarships.

The All-Missouri Academic Team will be honored at MCCA’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon April 24 at Stephens College in Columbia.

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.