College Celebrates 88th Commencement
Alumnus Todd McCubbin encouraged graduates to spend their lives leading, loving and serving during his address at Moberly Area Community College's 88th Commencement exercises on May 13, 2016, in the Fitzsimmons-John Arena.
McCubbin is the Executive Director for the MU Alumni Association and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Relations for the University of Missouri. In his position, he is responsible for overall management of the 45,000 member association and the Mizzou Annual Fund. Originally from Harrisburg, MO, McCubbin played for the Greyhounds and graduated from MACC in 1991 before continuing his education at Truman State and MU.
There were 729 graduation applicants for the 2015-16 academic year, with 205 participating in Friday's ceremony. A number of awards and scholarships were announced during the event and at an earlier scholarship reception for recipients and donors. Among the honorees were:
• Altrusa Club Scholarship ($800): Emily Van Jura (Moberly, MO)
• Richard J. Chamier Memorial Scholarship ($1600): Travis Bradshaw (Columbia, MO)
• Jack Conroy Scholarship ($300): Kyle Moser (Fulton, MO)
• Raymond & Lorene Elsbury Scholarships ($3000): Renee Brochu (Columbia, MO) & Travis Gittemeier (Moberly, MO)
• Cleo A. Noel, Jr. Scholarship ($150): Guzel Tuhbatullina (Moberly, MO)
• Alfred & Hazel Parrish Student Award ($750): Brett Wegman (Taylor, MO)
• Alfred & Hazel Parrish Faculty Award ($750): MACC Assistant Professor Michelle Scanavino, (Mexico Campus)
• James D. Phelan Scholarship ($2,200): Travis Gittemeier (Moberly, MO)
• David W. Stamper Memorial Scholarship ($14,000): Travis Bradshaw (Columbia, MO)
• Stan Isle Memorial Scholarship ($500): Megan Keim (Hannibal, MO)
• Robert Lee & Margie Lou Dudley Scholarship ($3000): Alex Burden (Macon, MO)
MACC also awarded the Superintendent's Scholarship to 98 graduating high school seniors in 39 area school districts. These students will be attending MACC in the fall and were nominated by their school district's superintendent. The renewable scholarship is valued at $300 per semester and is applied to educational expenses at the College for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.