MACC Students on All-Missouri Academic Team
The Missouri Community College Association honored two Moberly Area Community College students in Jefferson City during a recent ceremony. The students were named to the 2014 All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state's top community college students.
Mallory Belt is a student, part‐time employee, and full‐time mother, and she still makes time to be involved in campus activities including PTK and the Collegiate DECA program. She received the Breaking Traditions Award and the Rotary Club Scholarship. She has helped plan and execute campus activities including MACCʹs career expo and campus picnics.
Lilit Khamalyan has been on the president's and the dean's lists, and is a member of a faculty‐nominated women's honorary service sorority. Lilit says that her most significant endeavor at MACC has been working as a tutor in the learning center. In the center, she helps students get over the stress and frustration that led them to the learning center in the first place and leads them to think positively.
Each student received a scholarship made possible by a donation from MOHELA, the state's not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.
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 36 other states have adopted the idea and made it their own. Students are nominated by their campus' PTK advisor.
2014 All-Missouri Academic Team member Lilit Khamalyan with (l-r) Moberly Area Community College President Dr. Jeff Lashley, Missouri Community College Association Executive Director Zora Mulligan, and MACC instructor Dr. Bill Justus.
2014 All-Missouri Academic Team member Mallory Belt with (l-r) Moberly Area Community College President Dr. Jeff Lashley, Missouri Community College Association Executive Director Zora Mulligan, and MACC instructor Dr. Bill Justus.