MCC student wins $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship

Metropolitan Community College student and Phi Theta Kappa member Amy Teghtmeyer of Blue Springs has been awarded a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship.

Teghtmeyer is on track to graduate from MCC in Spring 2020 with an associate of arts degree. She’s planning to transfer to the University of Missouri to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences.

“My dream is to work with wild birds in rehabilitation and public education at a bird sanctuary,” she says.

Teghtmeyer and the MU tiger

Teghtmeyer, currently attending MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit, spent her first year at MCC-Blue River in Independence. She has been active in the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society and served as president of the Geek Culture Club at Blue River. She credits MCC as a valuable resource.

“I chose MCC because of the very personal educational experience offered at the community college level,” she says. “Going to MCC, I was able to thrive as a student and as a leader by having affordable classes while living at home.”

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs and are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.