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2015 Alumni & Friends Banquet Hosted at Lodge

Moberly, Mo. May 1, 2015 – Over 100 people gathered for the Moberly Area Community College Alumni and Friends annual banquet held April 25 at Rothwell Lodge. The evening began with a social hour and dinner. Director of Alumni Services, Susan Arment welcomed the attendees and then introduced MACC President Dr. Jeff Lashley who provided College highlights from the past year. Donna (Harlan) Schaffer '58 provided the invocation.

The anniversary classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1990 and 2005 were recognized, with special recognition going to the Golden Graduates of the Class of 1965. J.W. Ballinger, Kaye (Stallman) Harmes, and Leroy Miller were present to receive their Golden Graduate Certificate.

During the program Dr. Lashley presented the Outstanding Alumni Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award and two Distinguished Service Awards.

The 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award went to Todd McCubbin ('91). A native of Harrisburg, Mo., Todd McCubbin attended MACC from 1989-1991. He was a Moberly Greyhound, and a member of the Brother's Ox, an honorary men's organization. After leaving MACC he graduated from Truman State University with a BA in Communications and Journalism in 1993 and University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters of Education in 1995.

McCubbin was hired as Coordinator of Alumni Relations in 1995. Today, he is the Executive Director of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni relations for the University of Missouri. As the chief alumni engagement officer at Mizzou, McCubbin is responsible for overall management of the 44,000 member association and the Mizzou Annual Fund. He directs a staff of 30 and works closely with the association's Governing Board of Directors.

McCubbin is married to Debbie (Roof), a 1991 graduate of MACC and a former Lady Greyhound.

Charlene Schillie received a 2015 Distinguished Service award. Schillie came to Moberly Junior College in 1976, and was instrumental in initiating and instructing the Marketing /Mid-Management Program. During that time she also served as the Job Placement coordinator, college newspaper and yearbook advisor.

In 1979 she assumed the duties of Vocational Supervisor. Schillie later served as Assistant to the President and eventually Vice-President of the College. In 1989, she became Dean of Vocational Education and retired from the MACC in 1992 after 15 years with the College. Schillie was elected as a MACC Board of Trustee in 1996, serving two terms. She stepped down from the board in 2008.

Also receiving a 2015 Distinguished Service Award is Rodney Loesch. He graduated from MJC in 1966 and from Truman State University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and an advanced degree of Juris Doctorate. Loesch is currently a certified financial planner with Waddell & Reed, Inc. in Independence, MO and is active in the Financial Planning Association, the National Speakers Association, as well as many local boards.

Loesch was first elected to the MACC Board of Trustees in April 2000 where he held the office of Board President, and Vice-President. He announced his retirement from the board in May 2014 as a result of permanently re-locating outside the MACC taxing district. He was awarded the title of Trustee-Emeritus at the end of his term. Rodney and Shirley, his wife of over 45 years, now live in Lee's Summit, MO.

Dr. Jeff Lashley presented Scott Taylor with the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Business Administration and has been employed at MACC since 2007. Taylor teaches Introduction to Business, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Business Law I & II, Advertising, Business Opportunity Analysis, and Human Resource Management. Scott also serves as the MACC Collegiate DECA advisor.

Taylor has a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor's of Science in Management from Missouri State University. He completed post-graduate work in Public Affairs at the University of Missouri and was recently accepted to the California Southern University's Doctor of Business Administration program. Taylor lives in Moberly, MO with his wife, Kendra.

Each year, MACC faculty members nominate seven men and seven women to become members the honorary service organizations of the Brothers Ox and NGN. Brother's Ox was established 1928 and NGN was established in 1935.

Carol (Reynolds) Gerhard ('59) introduced and inducted the following 2015 NGN candidates: Hannah Roberts-Clark and Jennifer Sadler from Columbia, Mo.; December Dreher from New Bloomfield, Mo.; Hope Dunnuck from Centralia, Mo.; Lauren Russell from Newark, Il; Stephanie Willing from New London, Mo.; and Morgan Heetland from Moberly.

Herb Lawrence '54 introduced and inducted the following 2015 Brothers Ox candidates: Jacob Blackmore, Travis Bradshaw, Logan Million, Brandon Shults, and Robert Williams, III from Columbia, Mo.; Shane Jackson from Mexico, Mo.; and Brett Wegman from Taylor, Mo.

A short business meeting was held before the program. The MACC Alumni Association elected Katelyn Brandkamp ('06) and Janet Myers ('77) to the Alumni Advisory Board.

Chef Jeff's Gourmet Catering provided the buffet-style dinner and the Moberly Eagles provided the cash bar.

 Pictures of the event are available are available on the College Facebook page. 


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