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Alumnus Kenneth O. Hartley Gives Back to MACC


Alumnus Kenneth O. Hartley Gives Back to MACC


Hartley photoMoberly Area Community College (MACC) Alumnus Kenneth Owen Hartley recently established an endowment fund bearing his name for the benefit of students at MACC who are enrolled in an Associate of Applied Science program. Hartley, a Moberly Junior College (MJC) 1961 graduate, met with MACC President Dr. Jeff Lashley and staff members to discuss the establishment and guidelines for the Kenneth O. Hartley Endowment Fund. The endowment fund and initial year’s scholarship contributions total over $25,000. The endowment fund will be invested by the Moberly Area Community College Foundation, Inc. according to its endowment investment strategy.

The total amount of awards granted in a single year will be approximately $1,000. To be eligible for the Kenneth O. Hartley Scholarship, applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 hours in their degree program. A selection committee will meet annually to award scholarships.

Upon graduation from MJC, Kenneth (locally known as “Owen”) Hartley transferred to the University of Missouri and earned both a Bachelor of Science degree (1964) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a seasoned project management specialist with over fifty years of experience in the engineering and construction industry having worked on major engineering and construction projects in more than twenty countries (including living in six of them). His specialty was in the design and implementation of project management systems addressing cost, schedule, and management reporting.

He is professionally affiliated with the Project Management Institute, an international organization of over 500,000 members having served on its Board on three occasions, including being its Chair in 1984 and again in 2004. He was also instrumental in establishing the PMI Educational Foundation which promotes “Project Management for Social Good” by providing project management tools, techniques and training for both teachers and students even at the elementary school level in numerous countries around the globe. He holds PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP).

He has been a featured speaker at international Project Management conferences in London, Bejing, Abu Dhabi, Lisbon, Tel Aviv, Prague, and Brussels. Additionally, he has been an invited guest lecturer at the University of Missouri (both Columbia and Rolla), University of California (Berkeley), Stanford, Pennsylvania and Western Carolina University.

Hartley received the University of Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering in 1988. He was also a member of the initial class of inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in Civil Engineering there in 1998.

Hartley retired from Parsons Brinkerhoff in 2014, but remains very active in volunteer activities of the Aurora Colony Historical Society where he serves on its Board of Directors and as a docent at its 1870’s National Historic Registered Farmstead. He and his wife Sandi (still working as Flight Attendant, even after 52 years of takeoffs and landings) reside on the banks of the Willamette River in Canby, Oregon.




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MACC Celebrates Women's History Month


MACC Celebrates Women's History Month


In honor of Women's History Month, we're screening "Norma Rae". This film is a fictionalized 1979 American drama about a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina, who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory, where she works, after the health of her and her co-workers is compromised. The film stars Sally Field in the title role, Beau Bridges as Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, and Ron Leibman as union organizer Reuben Warshowsky.

Crystal Lee Sutton, the real-life union organizer and activist, made a historic stand in 1973 for the right of southern mill workers to organize a union. Sally Field won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the main role, Norma Rae.

Come celebrate Women's History with us!


Two Showings:

Columbia - Monday, March 19, Room 139 2PM
Moberly - Tuesday, March 20, Main 235 2PM


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24th Annual Breaking Traditions Regional Winners


24th Annual Breaking Traditions Regional Winners


Moberly Area Community College’s Career & Technical Education is proud to announce this year’s regional winners for the Breaking Traditions honor. The Breaking Traditions Program recognizes outstanding career and technical students who have chosen to pursue training in a career field that is dominated by the opposite gender. This year, the panel reviewed 56 nominations. The selection process was difficult, as the quality of applicant was exemplary. As an individual who has chosen to break tradition and enter a non-traditional career, they serve as role models for others. We honor their choice and take pride in this accomplishment!

As a regional winner, recipients of this award will receive two scholarships in the Fall of 2018—one that is associated with the Missouri STEM Foundation for $100 and the other associated with MACC for $500 (renewable for the Spring of 2019).

  • Associate Degree Nursing Program: Kenneth Troy Hill, Region 4 Post Secondary Male Regional Winner
    • Nominated by Carisa Atkins, Nursing Program Instructor
  • Engineering Design & Development-- Architectural & Mechanical Design Program: Joelle Greenwood, Region 4 Post Secondary Female Regional Winner
    • Nominated by Deanna Blickhan, AMD Program Instructor

Photo 1 ADN Male Regional Winner 2018
Left to right—Carisa Atkins, Nursing Program Instructor; Kenneth Hill, Associate Degree Nursing; Polly Matteson, Career Pathway Regional Consultant

Photo 2 AMD Female Regional Winner 2018 1
Left to right—Polly Matteson, Career Pathway Regional Consultant; Joelle Greenwood, Engineering Design & Development-Architectural & Mechanical Design; Deanna Blickhan, AMD Program Instructor




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MACC - Mexico Health Programs Open House

MACC - Mexico Health Programs Open House


Get all the info about MACC’s Health Professionals Programs

Breakout sessions for each program:

  • Associate Degree Nursing/Accelerated (ADN, AADN)
  • Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
  • Practical Nursing (PN)
  • Financial Aid


Detailed information about each program including:

  • Application process for each program
  • Deadlines and requirements of each program
  • Clinical Labs will be open for tours


April 12, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 pm

MACC - Mexico
2900 Doreli Lane
Mexico, MO

660.236.4100 x11369



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Career & Tech Spotlights Trace Hedworth


Career & Technical Education Month Spotlights Trace Hedworth

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As MACC finalizes the celebration of National Career & Technical Education, this month, we are proud to present the final student spotlight.

This week we focus on Engineering -- Architectural & Mechanical Design. Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures. Architects typically meet with clients to determine requirements for structures, give preliminary estimates on cost and construction time, prepare structure specifications, drawings and documents as well as scaled drawings with computer software. Architects work on public or private projects and design both indoor and outdoor spaces. They use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) and building information modeling (BIM) for creating designs and construction drawings.

The median annual wage for architects was $76,930 in May 2016. Most architects work full time and many work additional hours, especially when facing deadlines. Self-employed architects may have more flexible work hours.


Trace HedworthName: Trace Hedworth           

Program you are enrolled in at MACC: AAS in Architectural & Mechanical Design

What did you want to be when you were a child? It was a bit of a toss-up between the Red Power Ranger and an engineer.

What called you to the Career & Technical Education Degree Program you are enrolled in? I got into drafting and 3D modeling as a hobby while I was in high school, but hadn’t considered making a career of it until I found MACC’s program.

What is your greatest memory/achievement in this CTE Program? Some of my best memories came from working with 3D printing and watching my models come to life while taking the AMD102 Technical Drawing course with the program lead instructor, Deanna Blickhan.

What has been the greatest challenge in this CTE Program? It’s probably been said a million times, but time management really has been the hardest part of this program.

What advice would you give others about this CTE Program? Be self-motivated to continue learning outside of class. I’ve picked up a lot just from going out on my own and finding tutorials, reading forums, and doing side projects at home.

Who in this CTE Program or Related Industry (Community/Business) do you look up to as a role model/explain? I accepted a position with Cleaver & Associates L.L.C. located in Macon towards the end of my third semester as a drafting intern. The drafting technician that’s been training me Kevin Harrison, is a bit of a role model for me. He’s been doing his best to familiarize me with the ins and outs of land surveying, so I appreciate his guidance a lot.

Favorite class taken in the CTE Program you are enrolled in/explain: Last semester I took a machine tool class taught by Mr. Ancell where I got to work with lathes, and I honestly looked forward to it every day.

What would be your professional/personal motto (or quote)? Never tell anyone everything you know.

What is the biggest overall lesson you have learned during your educational journey? You have to be willing to create your own opportunities.




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