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Nunn, Ballard Earn Local Awards

September 04, 2009

An administrator and faculty member from St. Louis Community College have been recognized for professional achievements.

Rod Nunn  
Rod Nunn

Rod Nunn, vice chancellor for workforce and community development, is a recipient of the Inclusive Leadership Award from the St. Louis Business Journal. The award recognizes ethnic minorities who are making their mark on the St. Louis business community, and will be presented Sept. 17.

Under Nunn’s leadership, STLCC secured more than $15.2 million in grants and contracts during fiscal year 2009. The workforce and community development has forged a number of local strategic alliances, including partnerships with business and community organizations such as Boeing, AmerenUE, Better Family Life Inc. and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Nunn has earned Excellence in Public Service Commendation recognized by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development as well as the national Workforce Leadership Award from Jobs for America’s Graduates. 

Kelly Ballard  
Kelly Ballard

Kelly Ballard, associate professor in mathematics at STLCC-Meramec, is one of eight recipients of the 2009 Excellence in Education Award, to be presented Sept. 18 at the St. Louis American Foundation’s Salute to Excellence Scholarship and Awards Gala. The event honors the area’s leading African-American educators, and provides thousands of dollars for scholarships for minority students.

A co-valedictorian at Normandy High School, Ballard holds a master's degree in real analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master of liberal art from Washington University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and has earned a Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award.