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MACC Awards Scholarships

Moberly Area Community College recently held an awards ceremony to present scholarships through the New Traditions program. The scholarship funds come from a variety of sources, including MACC, a state grant for displaced homemakers, and local businesses and civic organizations. Organizations providing funding include: Business and Professional Women, GE Capital Solutions, Missouri Association for Family and Community Education, Carolee Hazlet, Moberly Area Community College, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654, Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Laureate Eta Chapter, PEO-KJ Chapter and The New Traditions Advisory Committee.

The ceremony also honors Breaking Traditions winners. The Breaking Traditions award honors students who have chosen a field, which is considered nontraditional for their gender. A nontraditional female student is enrolled in a career-technical program that has a male population of 75 percent or more.

A nontraditional male student is enrolled in a career-technical program that has a female population of 75 percent or more. Christina Zeagler of Columbia received honorable mention. She is a drafting design technology student and was nominated by MACC Drafting Design Technology Instructor Deanna Blickhan. Reynald Lachhman of Columbia, received regional honors. He is a practical nursing student and was nominated by MACC PN Coordinator Terry Bichsel. Andrea Wilson of Keytesville received regional honors. She is an industrial technology student and was nominated by MACC Director of Career Placement Services Pat Twaddle. Micah Graviett of Moberly received the state award. He is an associate degree nursing student and was nominated by MACC Assistant Professor of Nursing Shelli Dougherty. Stephanie Ley of Moberly received the state award. She is a welding student and was nominated by Pat Twaddle.

Receiving MACC New Traditions Institutional Awards were Amy Bland of Harrisburg, Marcia Dodd of Moberly, and Melissa Minnis of Moberly.

G.E. Capital Solutions presented Scholarships to Julia Browning of Madison, Katherine Hopper of Salisbury, Heather Kindle of Armstrong, Amy Sparks of Martinsburg, Tara Thomas of Monroe City, and Christina Zeagler of Columbia.

Displaced Homemaker Fee Waiver Scholarships were presented to Deborah Drummond of Ashland, Nika Gordham of Madison, and Amy Sparks of Martinsburg.

Others Receiving Scholarships were Kelly Cruse of Moberly and Marcia Dodd of Moberly, Moberly Auxiliary 2654/VFW; Jamie Landes of Macon, Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Mary Carnahan of Moberly, PEKO-KJ Chapter Scholarship; Jamie Birge of Huntsville, Business Women of Missouri-Huntsville Chapter; Angela Ancell of Moberly, Business Women of Missouri – Moberly; Andi Swetnam of Moberly and Donesha Woods of Moberly, Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Laureate Eta; Wendi Bentley of Moberly and Heather Owens of Moberly, Missouri Association for Family and Community Education (FCE); Rianna Scarbrough of Columbia, New Traditions Advisory Committee.

Eligibility for scholarships includes academic standing plus overcoming a barrier to educational achievement. Barriers include seeking a career that is not traditional for one’s gender, being a single parent, displaced homemaker or dislocated worker, having a disability, limited English proficiency or economic disadvantage. Most of the scholarships are awarded to students in Associate of Applied Science or Associate Degree Nursing courses of study, although private scholarships may also be awarded to students working toward an Associate of Arts degree.

Those interested in participating in the New Traditions program are urged to contact Patricia Twaddle, MACC Vocational Counselor, at 660-263-4110 or 800-MACC-070 x 232.

 

photo IDs (left to right):

1302 - Displaced Homemaker Fee Waivers (a state-wide grant program)

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Deborah Drummond, Nika Gordham, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1303 –Business Women of Missouri, Moberly chapter

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Jo Ancell, Moberly (representing BWM-M), Angela Ancell, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1304 – MACC Institutional New Traditions Scholarships

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Amy Bland, Marcia Dodd, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1305 – Beta Sigma Phi – Laureate Eta

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Jeanie Gelski (representing Beta Sigma Phi – Laureate Eta), Andi Swetnam, Donesha Woods, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

 

1306 - Business Women of Missouri, Huntsville chapter

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Fannie Lou Wilhite (representing BWM-H), Jamie Birge, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1307 – G.E. Capital Corporate Citizenship Committee

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Leslie Redding (representing GE), Kristina Zeagler, Julia Browning, Katherine Hopper, Heather Kindle, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1308 – Ladies Auxillary to the VFW Post 2654

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Elaine Avery (representing the LAVFW), Kelly Cruse, Marcia Dodd, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1309 – Family and Community Education, Randolph County Chapter

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Bonnie Kisor (representing FCE), Heather Owens, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1311 – PEO-KJ Chapter

MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Greg Mosier, Amy Hager (representing PEO-KJ), Mary Carnahan, MACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

 

1312 – The State Winners of the Breaking Traditions Awards

Diana Reynolds, Kirksville, Career Education Coordinator for Region II, Pat Twaddle, nominator of Stephanie Ley, welding major, Moberly, post-secondary female State Winner, Micah Graviett, A.D.N. major, Moberly, post-secondary male State Winner, Shelli Dougherty, Micah’s nominator

 

1313 – The Regional and Honorable Mention Winners

Diana Reynolds, Pat Twaddle, nominator for Andrea Wilson, Keytesville, industrial technology – power plant major – postsecondary female Regional Winner; Kristina Zeagler, Columbia, DDT major, (Deanna Blickhan nominator (not pictured) Honorable Mention; Reynald Lachhman, Columbia, P. N. major – postsecondary male Regional winner; Terry Bichsel, Rey’s nominator

 

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