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STLCC Students, Faculty to be Recognized by MCCA

March 01, 2012

Eight students and five faculty members from St. Louis Community College recently will be recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for classroom excellence.

Eight students were chosen to the annual MCCA/Phi Theta Kappa 2012 All-Missouri Academic teams. First-team selections were Forest Park’s Arun Lamichhane, Meramec’s Charles Lambert and Jamison Rybak of Wildwood. Students named to the second team were Meramec’s Tim Potthoff and Forest Park’s Khadaega Thabet. Jeannine Shaffer of Wildwood, and Daniel DePina and Stephanie Meinert of Florissant Valley were named to the third team.

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.

Five STLCC faculty members received Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients are Donna Babbitt, assistant professor in accounting and business administration at Wildwood; Sue Counte, associate professor in accounting at Meramec; Andrea Nichols, associate professor of sociology at Forest Park; Joe Worth, professor in counseling at Florissant Valley; and Gail Heyne Hafer, professor in business administration/economics at Meramec who is serving as an administrative intern in the office of the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the Cosand Center.

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.

The All-Academic Team and Governor’s Awards will be presented at a special luncheon March 28 in Jefferson City, Mo.