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STLCC Students, Faculty Recognized by MCCA

March 31, 2011

Seven students and four faculty members from St. Louis Community College recently were recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for classroom excellence.


The seven students were chosen to the annual MCCA/Phi Theta Kappa 2011 All-Missouri Academic teams. First-team selections were STLCC-Florissant Valley’s Joshua Golden and Rachel Wood of STLCC-Wildwood. Students named to the second team were Wildwood’s Tracy Shelmire, Forest Park’s Fatine Bouraqqadi and Meramec’s Trevor Martin. Florissant Valley’s Kenneth Campbell and Derick Kalebe of Forest Park were named to the third team.


Wood, who is pursuing a degree in general transfer studies, also was named a Bronze Scholar through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She will receive a $1,000 award.


Since 1994, the MCCA/Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic teams recognize scholarly achievements of students enrolled in community colleges. Students must excel in the classroom; have the intellectual curiosity to pursue academic, career and cultural enrichment outside the traditional classroom; show evidence of substantial talents in academic and technical education; and demonstrate the ability to share this development with others. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year institutions.


Four STLCC faculty members received Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients were Teresa Huether, professor in mathematics at Florissant Valley; Pamela Garvey, associate professor in English at Meramec; Afzal Lohdi, chair of the science and physical education department at Wildwood; and Casey Shiller, assistant professor and coordinator of the baking and pastry arts program at Forest Park.


The Governor’s Awards are presented in conjunction with MCCA to faculty statewide for their effective teaching and advising, service to the school community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.  Recipients are chosen by their respective institutions.