Thursday, March 31, 2011

MCC students shine at PTK honors lunch

Phi Theta Kappa awards lunch @ Jefferson City

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said it best: "The people sitting in this room today are the future leaders of tomorrow."

That room the governor was addressing was the Phi Theta Kappa awards lunch in Jefferson City honoring some the top faculty and students from community colleges across the state.

As part of the Missouri Community College Association's Rally Day at the state Capitol, the awards lunch highlighted some of the top performing students and faculty that have made a distinct impact on their campus, community and peers back home.

A number of Metropolitan Community College students were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, which recognizes 35 of the top academic and philanthropic students in the state.

All-Missouri First Team award winner:
J.R. Byers - majoring in Teaching at MCC-Longview - was honored for his leadership with the campus PTK chapter and academic success in the classroom.

All-Missouri Second Team award winner:
Colton Adams - majoring in Education at MCC-Maple Woods - was honored for his tireless work with various student activities and organizations.

All-Missouri Third Team award winners:
Helen Capelton - majoring in Human Services  at MCC-Penn Valley - was honored for her dedication to PTK, her education and community service through the college.

Robert Gaines - who hopes to become an attorney through MCC-Longview - was honored for his academic success and work with PTK's honors program on campus.

Candace Troublefield - majoring in French Education at MCC-Blue River - was honored commitment to her community and campus PTK honors program.

First Team award winners receive a $500 scholarship. Second Team award winner receive a $300 scholarship and Third Team award winners receive a $150 scholarship.

For more photos from the event, check out the MCC-Longview photo blog.

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