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Dr. Jorgenson Honored at MU

11/11/2009

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, president of Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, was honored by the University of Missouri and the Missouri Community College Association Presidents and Chancellors Council at a recognition ceremony for distinguished and successful mutual alumni.

The presidents and chancellors of the Missouri Community College Association selected outstanding graduates from their community colleges, who later chose to attend and graduate from MU. More than 30 alumni were recognized for their accomplishments.

Jorgenson received an associate degree from State Fair Community College at Sedalia in 1972. She received a master’s degree in higher and adult education from MU in 1987 and a doctorate degree in higher and adult education from MU in 1996. Since 1996, Dr. Jorgenson she has served as president of Moberly Area Community College. Jorgenson has served as the president of the Missouri Community College Association Presidents and Chancellors Council.

“MU, the Missouri community colleges and other public and private colleges and universities in Missouri are incredibly important in the creation of social and human capital in Missouri—gaining access, the preparation of college graduates, finding better jobs, providing good incomes, raising families and providing community leaders in communities all across Missouri,” said Terry Barnes, assistant provost for community college partnerships for MU.

MU is the largest and oldest public university west of the Mississippi River and is the flagship university for the state of Missouri.

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Rose Porter , left, dean of the MU College of Education, is with Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, center, president of Moberly Area Community College, who was honored by the University of Missouri and the Missouri Community College Association Presidents and Chancellors Council. On the right is Brent Bates , vice president for educational services at State Fair Community College.

 

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