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MACC Awards Scholarships

12/2/2009

Moberly Area Community College recently held an awards ceremony to present scholarships through the New Traditions program. The scholarship funds come from a variety of sources, including MACC, a state grant for displaced homemakers, and local businesses and civic organizations. Organizations providing funding include: Business and Professional Women, GE Express Financial Solutions, Missouri Association for Family and Community Education, Moberly Area Community College, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654, Carolee Hazlet and The New Traditions Advisory Committee.

Family and Community Education Scholarships were presented to Carissa Haney and Amber Richison.

GE Express Financial Solutions presented scholarships to Nicole Bridgeman, Alicia Cook, Shelley Hess, Lacy Peavler, Marcie Osborn, Jessica Wilkerson and Chrissa Wright

Receiving MACC institutional scholarships were Mark Gibson, Nicole Guerra, Tmara Huffman, Andrea Krog, Jamie Landes, Julie Murphy, Nicole Shields,Tiffany Timbrook and Susan White.

Others receiving scholarships were Amy Sparks New Traditions Advisory Council Scholarship; Julie Browning and Rianna Scarbrough, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654; Jamie Egan, Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Erica Johnson, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Huntsville Chapter); and Mary Carnahan, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Moberly Chapter).

Debbie Drummond, Amy Bland and Chrissa Wright received fee waiver scholarships.

Eligibility for scholarships includes academic standing plus overcoming a barrier to educational achievement. Barriers include seeking a career that is not traditional for one’s gender, being a single parent, displaced homemaker or dislocated worker, having a disability, limited English proficiency or economic disadvantage. Most of the scholarships are awarded to students in Associate of Applied Science or Associate Degree Nursing courses of study, although private scholarships may also be awarded to students working toward an Associate of Arts degree.

MACC’s New Traditions program is part of a state-wide network of resource centers that assist vocational educators and students who are members of special populations in the pursuit of non-traditional, high tech, high demand careers.

The primary purpose of these centers is to help students prepare for the workforce by helping them identify job interests and providing access to training for marketable skills.

Financial assistance, information, referral services and a range of support services are offered to participants in the New Traditions program.

Those interested in participating in the New Traditions program are urged to contact Patricia Twaddle, Director of Career and Placement Services, at 660-263-4110 or 800-MACC-070 x 232.

 

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IMG_3487GE Express Financial Solutions: Recipients: Jessica Wilkerson; Alicia Cook; GE Representative, April Warren; MACC President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson;Director of Career and Placement Services, Patricia Twaddle.

IMG_3489Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2654: VFW Representative, Elaine Avery; Recipient, Julie Browning; MACC President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson; Director of Career and Placement Services, Patricia Twaddle.

IMG_3494The Randolph County Chapter of the Missouri Association of Family and Community Education: Recipient, Carissa Haney; FCE Representative Bonnie Kisor; MACC President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson; Director of Career and Placement Services, Patricia Twaddle.

IMG_3492Displaced Homemaker Fee Waivers: Dean of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Greg Mosier; Recipients, Amy Bland, Deborah Drummond; MACC President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson; Director of Career and Placement Services, Patricia Twaddle.

IMG_3494MACC New Traditions Institutional Scholarships: Dean of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Greg Mosier; Recipients, Julie Murphy, Susan White, Tamara Huffman, Jamie Landes, Nicole Guerra and Mark Gibson; MACC President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

IMG_3497Private Scholarship Donors: Elaine Avery (Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2654); Steve Moore, (New Traditions Advisory Committee Scholarship); Bonnie Kisor, (Randolph County Chapter of the Missouri Association of Family and Community Education); Fannie Lou Wilhite, (Huntsville Business and Professional Women); Carolee Hazlet (Carolee Hazlet Scholarship); April Warren (GE Capital Solutions)