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MACC Singers to Present Holiday Concert



The MACC Singers will present a concert of Holiday music on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the MACC Auditorium.  The choir under the direction of Karen Werner, Professor of Music, will feature both familiar and newly composed Holiday music.  The choir will be accompanied on piano by Jean Harvey of Keytesville, Missouri. 

The audience will be treated to well-known carols both in traditional arrangements and those arranged with a modern twist.  The Norman Luboff arrangement of the Austrian carol Still, Still, Still and the Carol of the Bells will delight the audience with their familiar melodies and wonderful harmonies.

The audience will be energized by a rhythmic Brant Adams arrangement of Here we come a-caroling,  along with Stacey V. Gibbs arrangement of the spiritual Go, Tell It on the Mountain.  Going back to the 16th century the Renaissance composer Girolamo Conversi’s Now Let Us All With One Accord will have the audience feeling joyful with the song’s dancelike quality.  Also from this time period, but with a more reflective tone, the choir will chant Tomas Luis de Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium

The popular group Pentatonix have been delighting audiences since they won the show “The Sing Off” in 2011.  The MACC Singers are excited to present two of this group’s a cappella arrangements.  Their arrangement of Silent Night treats this familiar carol with lush harmonies.  Using hand percussion, the choir will also sing Pentatonix’s version of White Winter Hymnal, originally performed by the indie folk band Fleet Foxes.  

The audience will hear a reflective arrangement of Bethlehem, a traditional shape-note hymn from the American songbook known as ‘Southern Harmony’.  This selection will be accompanied by University of Missouri students Miguel Calleja Rodriguez on violin and Daniel Keeler on cello.  This string duo will also accompany O Notte, an original composition by Randall Stroope.  The text of O Notte is based on a sonnet by the great artist Michelangelo combined with a poem by the German literary scholar Friedrich Rueckert. 

Ashlynne Alexander , the 11 year old daughter of former MACC Singer Amanda Alexander, will perform the solo in the Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory arrangement of Hope for Resolution.  The juxtaposition of a well-known Gregorian chant and a South African anti-apartheid song speaks to us to find our potential towards a peaceful coexistence. 

Following the concert there will be a reception of hot spiced cider and Holiday goodies in the Gary D Steffes Conference Room in the Main Building of the MACC campus.  Tickets for the concert may be bought at the door for $5.00 (adults).  All students and MACC faculty/staff are free. 




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MACC Veteran’s Ceremony


MACC Veteran’s Ceremony - Generational Military Service in the USMC featuring Staff Sergeant Matt Everts, ceremony open to public


Moberly Area Community College will honor veterans at a public ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Main Auditorium on the Moberly campus.

The ceremony will include the posting of the colors by MHS JROTC, under the direction of LTC (R) Christopher A. Lambert, Senior Army Instructor.  The National Anthem and additional music will be performed by Denise Caldarello, MACC Trustee.

The featured speaker will be Staff Sergeant Matt Everts, who served in the United States Marine Corps for ten years.  Everts, who was raised in Iowa, began his service in the Marine Corps and graduated from boot camp in San Diego, California.  He completed Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, California, and then attended Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Basic Hygiene Operator.  He was promoted again as a distinguished honor graduate for his exemplary leadership.  Throughout his career, he was well known as an expert marksman.  He competed on the Marine Corps shooting teams at 9th Engineer Battalion in Japan, and the 8th Engineers at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Staff Sergeant Everts has served in Japan; Thailand; Puerto Rico; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Mount Clemens, MI; and the Naval Amphibious Assault Aircraft Carrier USS Bataan.

Everts has been involved in several humanitarian efforts.  He deployed to Sasebo to install and operate twelve reverse osmosis purification units which provided over 60,000 gallons of drinking water to drought stricken villages.  In Puerto Rico, he deployed to assist with hurricane relief efforts. 

Everts has had the honor of being an Inspector and Instructor where he was responsible for activities in the community, such as performing in color guards, wreath laying ceremonies, flag presentations to families at Veteran’s funerals, and the Toys for Tots program.  In this role, he trained over 300 Marines (enlisted and officers) yearly on the rifle and pistol range.

Everts is employed at the City of Moberly, as the Chief Operator of the Water Filtration Plant, where he has been for the past fifteen years. 

Everts met his wife, Stefanie, while serving in Okinawa, Japan.  They have been married for 21 years and have two children.  Stefanie served as a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant for eight years.  She graduated from the MACC Associate Degree in Nursing Program.  Currently, she is a flight nurse with Air Evac Lifeteam. 

Their son, Skylar, who was born on base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, went to boot camp in August 2016, and is currently a Lance Corporal serving in the Marine Corps at 29 Palms, California.  His Military Occupational Specialty is electronics maintenance.

Daughter, Samantha is currently attending Moberly High School and is planning on becoming a Marine Corps Officer through an ROTC program.

A special invitation is extended to local veterans as well as active duty guard or reserve personnel to gather after the ceremony for light refreshments served by the Alpha Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  A Wall of Honor will display MACC students, faculty and staff who are veterans, or are currently serving our nation. The service is open to the public.  Please join us!

For more information, contact Susan Arment, Director of Institutional Development and Alumni Services, at 660-263-4100 ext. 11550, or .




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MACC Health Programs Open House



Breakout sessions for each program:

  • Associate Degree Nursing/Accelerated (ADN, AADN)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
  • Practical Nursing (PN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • 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

October 25, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm

MACC Moberly Campus
Career center - Room C34

101 college avenue
Moberly, MO

660.236.4100 x11369




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Local Artist featured at MACC Jorgenson Gallery


Local Artist featured at MACC Jorgenson Gallery

The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery at Moberly Area Community College is currently featuring a local artist in a new show entitled Communication Device: Works by R-Q/Bryan Helton. The community is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on Friday, October 13, from 5 to 7pm.


Helton was born in Adair County in 1961. While he remembers being punished for not coloring the same as other children in grade school, it was an art instructor at MACC in 1979 who challenged him to explore the boundaries of what Helton could produce. That encouragement led to a first place showing in the Little Dixie Art League in 1980. Helton followed the muse of his art, first to Columbia, MO, working with paper and sound collage in advertising and live theater, before ultimately moving to New York City.

Based across the Hudson in New Jersey, Helton worked throughout the city, becoming the first on-staff artist at Kate’s Paperie, one of New York’s fine paper stores. Working with handmade papers from around the world, Helton taught paper and package design, lectured at Parsons school of Design, the Fashion institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts, and the Pratt Institute. His work graced a variety of showcases, including appearances on Martha Stewart’s network show.

While his professional work grew, Helton’s personal work continued as well. In the 90s, he was chosen to represent new art in America in San Jose, Costa Rica for the Ministry of Culture and appeared in a Japanese TV documentary on washi, a specific style of Japanese paper making. His works have sold worldwide under his alter ego R-Q, a pop international artist.

In 2002, Helton moved back home to start a new chapter and opened the Odd Pear, an eclectic store offering collectibles and antiques, in downtown Moberly. His artistic work continues using mixed medium, paper, acrylic, and colored pencil. His exhibit includes some of his latest works along with pieces from his past.

“I’ve moved into a place where I allow the paint to create its work,” said Helton. “This exhibit is a primitive communication device of a now grown child without words to explain. I’ve left my works untitled to allow the viewer to draw their own conclusions.”

The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery, named in honor of MACC President Emeritus Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, was created as part of the remodel of the historic MACC Coliseum in 2002. The wing provides an updated and expanded space for Graphic Arts & Fine Arts programs, including lab space, classrooms, and studios. The Gallery hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year featuring the work of national and international artists as well as local high school and MACC student work. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7AM to 8:30PM and on Friday from 7AM to 4PM.



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Summer 2017 President's & Dean's List

Summer 2017 President's & Dean's List

Congratulations to all MACC students who have earned recognition on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the summer 2017 semester.

242 students obtained a 4.00 grade point average in six or more semester hours excluding developmental classes to qualify for the President’s List. 175 students qualified for the President’s List during summer 2016.

146 students obtained between a 3.50 and a 3.99 grade point average in six or more semester hours excluding developmental classes for the summer 2017 semester to qualify for the Dean’s List. During the summer 2016 semester, 128 students qualified for the Dean’s List.

We are very proud to recognize our high achieving students. Congratulations to all!!


President’s List Summer 2017 (242)

Ashland: Jason Beck; Daniel Bollinger; Kathleen Bunton; Katelyn Nichols; Hannah Taylor
Auxvasse: Makayla Morrison
Bethel: Yve Ballard
Bevier: Brandon Head
Bowling Green: Kristin Brown
Brookfield: Lucas Burns
Brunswick: Cheyenne Bennett
Cairo: Kaytlyn Adams; Allison Keen; Nathanial Richardson; Monica Tracy
Callao: Naomi Broussard
Canton: Aubry Boulware; Carley Chinnis; Vera-Clair Eaton
Cedar Falls, IA: Monica Wessels
Center: Andrew Taylor
Centralia: Dayne Aitkens; Pamela Barnes; Madeline Bostick; Susan Haveman; Ashton Kirtley; Darinda Mast; Matthew Romine
Clark: Ashley McGrew
Columbia: Kierston Abeln; Atheer Alhajri; Abdulaziz Alqahtani; Duke Asiedu; Brittany Babb; Allison Baker; Bria Bassett; Marthe Beza; Jaida Bogan; Lauren Bowman; Karissa Brickey; Alexandra Cadwell; Neil Cathro; Amina Celebic; Christopher Chatman; Debby Crespi; Tanner Dampier; Ethon Daniels; Jessica Delius; Abraham Diab; Laura Elliott; Naomi Epps; Claire Finley; Sumayyah Firozi; Laura Fletcher; Adam Fohey; Jeremy Garnett; Shareen Gill; Rebecca Goldsmith; Bailey Gorrell; Amanda Gregory; Maranda Gwinn; Nathan Hardy; Catherine Harris; Anthony Harvey; Abdulwahab Hassan; Darren Hays; Megan Heath; Alexis Hopkins; Fariba Hosseinpour; Gloriya Ilieva; Jaeseok Jeong; Sumin Kang; Malik Kemp; Shelby King; Veronica Korn; Carter Kowalski; James Layman; Vy Le; Elizabeth Legarsky Baker; Jacqueline Leonard; Catherine Ligon; Taylor Liscum; Mallory Loggins; Matthew Lugo; Victoria McAlpin; Kelly McCormack; Kaitlyn Mobley; Tricia Naumann; Theron Nunnelly; Abbygail Pauley; Laura Perry; Brittany Reasons; Weston Rogers; Nadezhda Ryakhmyatullov; Heather Selsor; Megan Sherman; Erin Simar; Brooke Simpson; Andrea Skanes; Sarah Spurlock; Madison Steely; Dane Steinhauer; Najah Thabit; Kayla Timbrook; Lana Torseen; Garrett Tramel; Brandon Tyler; Lizbeth Vazquez; Abigail Walden; Anna Wawrzyniak; Franziska Weston; Amanda Wiley; David Wyatt-Gomez
Curryville: Gail Hughes; Amanda Welch
Ewing: Justice Sly
Farmington: Samantha Ormesher
Fayette: Ryan Thurman
Fulton: Chelsea Crewse; Cynthia Fague; Emily Habjan; Katlyn Huskey; Kendall Love; Kathryn Lowry; Caleb O'Rourke
Glasgow: Devyn Monnig-Johnson
Hallsville: Courtney Cotton; Rebecca Crossgrove; Larissa Harlow; Paige Massey; Sydney Storms
Hannibal: Casandra Draudt; Adrianna Dunn; Autumn Ellis; Danielle Foster; Brandi Griffin; Kylie Linderman; Matthew Thompson
Harrisburg: Hunter Carinder
Hartsburg: Amanda Brush; Nathan Jacober; Julia Lacy
Hazel Crest, IL: Teja Bell
Holts Summit: Zahra Ali; Ryan Smith; Shelley Ward
Huntsville: Royce Black; Morriah Buckler; Cory Burton; Alyssa Helmich; Camryn Hunt; Ashley Nagel
Independence: Sarah Newman
Jefferson City: Carson Killday; Sarah Martin; Makal Mwinkeu; Bartholomew Porting; Anna Schmid; Andrew Wachter; Hunter Watkins
Kirksville: Ziying Fan; Jacqueline Kirkpatrick; Wenyu Lan; Wencheng Li; Samantha McAtee; Stephanie Reed; Zhaoxin Tian; Allison Ridgeway; Dillon Wait; Peicheng Wang; Bailey Wright
Macon: Jenna Herrin; Brett Lucas; Holly Norris; Matthew Pearce
Madison: Hannah Deaver; Breanna Hancock; Daniel Lamm
Marceline: Franklin Herring
Marshall: Caitlin Crawford
Marthasville: Benjamin Gratza
Mexico: Christopher Campbell; Andrea Exendine; Jennifer Fish; Katilyn Foreman; Makayla Foreman; Mercedes Patton; Erin Ward
Minneapolis: Michelle Wiggins
Moberly: Paige Arment; Micah Culbertson; Jess Culbertson; Callie Derboven; Omar Diab; Audrey Freeman; Taylor Ginter; Jeremy Hedrick; Jenna Kitchen; Stephanie Ley; Zachary Mattox; Mari Morgan; Abigail Pemberton; Cory Reinerd; Jessica Shull; Bondit Sinlee; Mae Taha; Jessica Teter; Alesha Vinyard
Mokane: Melodey Sessler; Ashley Sessler
Monroe City: Briana Adams; Dalton Lewis; Alexandria St Clair; Megan Turner; Haylee White
New Cambria: Curtis Mossbarger
New London: Aerial Cox; Kirstyn Dietle; Bailey McMillen
North Aurora, IL: Samantha Lasky
Northbrook, IL: Maria Roman
Novelty: Shawn Johnson
Palmyra: Sarah Whiston
Paris: Nicholas Thomas
Perry: Kaitlyn Woodhurst
Queen City: Schuyler Douglas
Rocheport: Laura Rowe
Saint Louis: Victoria Bergheger
Saint Peters: Faith Prather
Salisbury: Hope Howser; Matt Kimbal; Breanna Perry; Brianna Thompson
Shelbina: Mary Caves
Shelbyville: Brady Douglass
South Holland, IL: Krysta Dean
Steedman: Bessie Boese
Sturgeon: Brittany Bailey; Amanda King; Lane Wolfe
Vandalia: Sally Brookshier
Wellsville: Morgan Gray


Dean’s List Summer 2017 (146)

Alpharetta, GA: Brianna Perry
Ashland: Joseph Fulca; Ryan Millar
Auxvasse: Elaine Brinker
Boonville: Alexandria Sieckmann
Brookfield: Jacilynne Vestal
Canton, MI: LaMonta Stone
Centralia: Derek Dopler; Brittany Dubes; Avery Stephens
Chicago, IL: Tasia Mitts
Columbia: Sanela Abdurahmanovic; Kelechi Adejo; Ghaida Al rasbi; Zachary Baier; Lexis Barry; Brittany Blair; Joseph Brockert; Lauren Brown; Always Craigmyle; Miles Gibson; Madeline Gilmore; Bailey Grieshaber; Lauren Hall; D'Anna Hasik; Brandy Hentschel; Steven Holck; Guan Huang; Jiaqi Ji; Charley King; Rui Kong; Joseph Krull; Madalyn Lewis; Zhengyu Li; Alexandre Lising; Karen Long; Hannah Manring; Gustavo Mendoza; Brice Mueller; Rhiannon O'Neil; Mistura Ogunnaike; Yue Pan; Cynthia Pelt; Hana Phillippe; Dana Qader; Sandeep Rajamani; Emily Russom; Alexander Sandone; Lauren Schulz; Selmeg Shagdarova; Bailee Shelby; Bolaji Shoroye; Harper Smith; Aleena Syed; Jude Thabit; Heaven Vaughn; Daniel Wade; Jiaqi Wang; Khadijah Williams; Yue Xiang; Lu Zhao
Curryville: Katelyn Allen
Elk Grove Village, IL: Tyler Lawson
Ewing: Audra Sly
Fulton: Kortnie Pearson; Maria Saylor; Anna Threatt
Glasgow: Christina Aholt; Chad Thompson
Hallsville: Leah Hicks
Hannibal: Candy Conley; Michael Miller; Maiya Sorrels; Annie Verrant
Hartsburg: Allyssa Johnson
Holts Summit: Lauren Michael
Huntsville: Kailyn Oliver; Patricia Yates
Jacksonville: Hannah Branscomb
Jefferson City: Madison Kenworthy; Bridget LaRue
Kahoka: Anna Ross
Kansas City: Gillian Cutter
Keytesville: Clara DeWeese
Kirksville: Dakota DeVolld; Zihao Lu; Haleigh Simler
Kokomo, IN: Victoria Brew
La Belle: Royda Houghton
La Plata: Mary Carter; Alivia Robinson
Laddonia: Paige Harris
Lancaster: Jesse Wheeler
Louisiana: Savannah Boehlein
Louisville, KY: Carnethia Brown
Macon: Madison Ballance; Reece Dwiggins; Zachary Peterman; Chase Wilson
Madison: Sara Bright
Martinsburg: Amiee Basse
Maywood: Madison Eisenberg
Memphis: Madessyn Zahn
Mexico: Paula Atterberry; Amber Gipson; Kristen Grimm; Jonathan Taylor
Middletown: Julia Stauffacher
Milan: Tasheena Keuhn; Megan Stephenson
Moberly: Brianna Bohm; Amanda Graham; Madeline Hager; Thomas Hall; Melissa Hisle; Justin Howard; Melody Huff; Sean Martin; Ryann McClellan; Justin Schwieter; Kalee Scrogin; Seton Thornhill; Isaac Wiesner; Sabrina Wilson
New London: Austin Curry
Newtown: Allison Garcia
Odenton, MD: Randolph Miller
Palmyra: Hannah Harrison; Kelsey Vail
Palos Heights, IL: Austin Greer
Paragould, AR: Shelby Hall
Perry: Kody Asquith; Wyatt Sharp
Renick: Michelle Stoebe
Rocheport: Cindy Williams
Saint Charles: Brian Gierer
Saint Louis: Sarah Regan
Salisbury: Bobbie Stanfield; Julie Thomas
Shelbina: Quinn Blake; Jaymie Kendrick
Shelbyville: Cameron Christoffer; Donald Cullifer
Vandalia: Kristiana Barse; Brittany Patterson
Wentzville: Dayton Steffeny



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