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MACC New Traditions Scholarships Awarded

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, Beta Sigma Phi – Preceptor Laureate Eta, GE Capital Solutions, PEO-KJ Chapter, Missouri Association for Family and Community Education, Carolee Hazlet, Moberly Area Community College, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654, Ruth Lawrence Scholarship and The New Traditions Advisory Committee.

Family and Community Education Scholarships were presented to Wendi Bentley and Heather Owens both of Moberly.

GE Capital Solutions presented a scholarship to Elizabeth Akers of Williamsburg, April Duncan of Harrisburg, Raychelle Love of Queen City, Tara Thomas of Monroe City, Ashley Wertz of New Bloomfield, Melissa Wieschhaus of Kingdom City and Christina Zeagler of Columbia.

Receiving MACC institutional scholarships were Jamie Byrd of Auxvasse, Tiffany Detjen of Middletown, Micah Graviett of Moberly, Stephanie Ley of Moberly.

Others receiving scholarships were Heather Kindle of Armstrong, Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Marcia Dodd and Kyleene Powell both of Moberly, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654; Tracie Stafford of Huntsville, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Huntsville Chapter); Kerri Bunch of Moberly, PEO-KJ Chapter; Melissa Minnis of Moberly, Ruth Lawrence Scholarship; Angela Ancell of Moberly, Beta Sigma Phi – Preceptor Laureate Eta.

Kyleene Powell of Moberly and Athena Sharp of Moberly received fee waiver scholarships.

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 660-263-4100 or 800-MACC-070 x 11232.

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