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New Traditions Scholarships awarded to MACC Students

More than twenty students attending Moberly Area Community College were recognized in April at the New Traditions scholarship ceremony on the main campus in Moberly. Awards totaling nearly $14,000 came from a variety of sources, including the College, a state program for displaced homemakers, and private donors.

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.

Those receiving Displaced Homemaker fee waivers included Brenda Canaday (Columbia, MO), Libby Cornett (Hartsburg, MO), DayNeisha Shivers (Mexico, MO) and Shannon Smith (Columbia, MO). MACC New Traditions Institutional scholarships were awarded to Pamela Barnes (Madison, MO), Misty Rohr (Mexico, MO), and Sarah Yates (Farber, MO).

Other scholarship recipients included:
• Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Laureate Eta: Trista Churchill (Moberly, MO)
• Carolee Hazlet Scholarship: Karla Bevell (Columbia, MO)
• Business Women of Missouri-Huntsville Chapter: Heidi Ellington (Sturgeon, MO)
• Missouri Association for Family and Community Education: Brooke Brake (Moberly, MO) and Lisa Westfall (Higbee, MO)
• Moberly Auxiliary 2654/VFW: Allison Zike (Moberly, MO) and Hanna Wellman (Moberly, MO)
• New Traditions Advisory Committee: James Kirk (Macon, MO)
• PEO-KJ Chapter Scholarship: Kaelynn Garrett (Moberly, MO)
• Ruth Lawrence Memorial Scholarship: Joyce Waller (Jefferson City, MO) and Shelley Ward (Holts Summit, MO)
• Kimberlee Enochs Keithley Scholarship: Brittney Donahue (Bevier, MO) and Rachael Anders (Columbia, MO)

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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