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New Traditions Scholarships Awarded to MACC Students

11/3/15
Twenty students attending Moberly Area Community College were recently recognized at the New Traditions scholarship awards ceremony on the Moberly campus. Awards totaling over $7000 came from a variety of sources, including the College, a state program for displaced homemakers, and private donors.

Shannon Smith of Columbia, MO, and Mary VanCleve of Moberly, MO, received the Displaced Homemaker Fee Waiver. Renee Brochu of Columbia, MO, Pamela Barnes of Madison, MO, Elisha Shultz of Kirksville, MO, Misty Rohr of Mexico, MO, and Sarah Yates of Farber, MO received the MACC Institutional Scholarship.

Mallory Kitchen and Eric Johnston, both of Moberly, MO, received the VFW Auxiliary to Moberly Post 2654 scholarship. Libby Cornett of Hartsburg, MO, and Madelyn Harris of Columbia, MO, received the Ruth Lawrence Memorial Scholarship. Cara Souder of Columbia, MO, and Lauren Swaim of Fulton, MO, received the Kimberlee Enochs Keithley Scholarship.

Other scholarship recipients included Trista Churchill of Moberly, MO, who received the Beta Sigma Phi award; Dorothy Rasmussen of Moberly, MO, who received the Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Jennifer Sportsman of Moberly, MO, received the Family & Community Education award; Paige Bennett of Huntsville, MO, received the Huntsville Business Women scholarship; James Kirk of Macon, MO, received the New Traditions Advisory Committee scholarship; and Tamara Hayes of Moberly, MO, received the PEO KJ Chapter scholarship.

New Traditions scholars are exemplary students who overcame economic barriers or other obstacles, such as being in a nontraditional program for their gender, and are recognized for academic achievements. Scholarships are awarded each fall and spring semesters.

The scholarship program would not be possible without the support of contributions from corporate and private donors and state grants. The primary purpose of New Traditions is to assist individuals facing economic or personal challenges in planning for careers that offer more job security, higher wages, and more successful employment outcomes. Career counseling, assessment and support services are available, as well. These programs are free and available to community members seeking assistance with career direction.

Those interested in enrolling in, or contributing to, the MACC New Traditions program should contact Pat Riely, Director of Career and Placement Services, at (660) 263-4100 ext 11232.

 

 

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