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STLCC Students, Local Legislator Receive MCCA Awards

November 06, 2012

Four students from St. Louis Community College and a local legislator received special recognition at the recent Missouri Community College Association annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.

The MCCA 201s Student Leadership Awards were presented to Kelly Selby of STLCC-Florissant Valley, Randy Hannah of STLCC-Forest Park, Deborah Caby of the Meramec campus, and Jeannine Shaffer of the Wildwood campus. The award is presented to one outstanding communitycollege student from each of Missouri’s 20 community college campuses. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in leadership activities.

Mo. Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) received the MCCA's Distinguished Legislator Award at the convention. The award was presented in recognition of his support for St. Louis Community College and community colleges throughout the state.

Kelly Selby  
Kelly Selby

Selby is pursuing an associate degree in technology teacher education, and she plans to transfer to a four-year institution so she can become a math or English teacher. She is member of Phi Theta Kappa and has a 3.75 grade-point average. Outside of the classroom. Selby also has taught Sunday school for 12 years, owned a cosmetology business, home-schooled her son, and been an advocate for people with mental illness and their families.

Randy Hannah  
Randy Hannah

Hannah has served as the student government association vice president and the Phi Theta Kappa president. He has received awards including the SGA Leadership Award, the John Bunn Memorial Math Achievement Award, and two departmental service awards as a mentor in the African-American Male Initiative Program. He has spearheaded Forest Park’s Commit to Complete initiative, led a coat drive, volunteered at a food bank, and played a leadership role in the Trees for Joplin community service project.

Deborah Caby  
Deborah Caby

Caby is an active volunteer both on campus and in the community. She serves as vice president of the campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter and chair of the TRIO student board, where she assisted with the design and development of TRIO student programs that include intense academic counseling, tutoring and academic workshops. She has chaired community fund-raising events, helped start a non-profit organization for women coming from abuse, drugs and prostitution, and volunteers at a food pantry to help raise funds for an organization that provides health care for villagers in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Jeannine Shaffer  
Jeannine Shaffer

Shaffer is pursuing a general transfer studies degree at Wildwood. She plans to transfer to Washington University after she graduates.  While at Wildwood, Shaffer has served as the president of her campus’ Phi Theta Kappa chapter, is a member of the Student Government Association, and is in the speech and debate club. She also coordinated the college's Commit to Complete Rally in September.

The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.