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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 Anna Failor of Centralia and Melissa Huntsman of Moberly.

GE Capital Solutions presented a scholarship to Kelly Dyer of Columbia, LaToya Glasgow of Brunswick, Amanda Hargis of Madison, Athena Sharp of Brunswick, Isis Shelley of Columbia, Jessica VanVactor of Mexico, and Ashlee Wertz of New Bloomfield.

Others receiving scholarships were Melissa Williams of Booneville, Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Brittanie Frost of Fulton and Kyleene Powell of Moberly, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654; Jamie R Birge of Huntsville, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Huntsville Chapter); Kerri Bunch of Moberly, PEO-KJ Chapter; Melissa Minnis of Moberly, Business and Professional Women of Missouri (Moberly Chapter); Amanda Ingersoll of Moberly, Beta Sigma Phi – Preceptor Laureate Eta; Joyce Stahlschmidt of Paris, Ruth Lawrence Memorial Scholarship.

MACC New Traditions Department Scholarships were presented to Stephanie Ley of Moberly, Janet Shuck of Monroe City, Lisa Steiner of Kirksville, and Mary VanCleve of Moberly.

New Traditions Advisory Committee scholarship was awarded to Ashley Morrison of Monroe City.

Diane David of Moberly and Stefanie Schneider of Salisbury 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 Director of Career and Placement Services, at 660-263-4100 or 800-MACC-070 x 11232.



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