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STLCC–Florissant Valley celebrates Academic Excellence at Emerging Scholars Banquet

November 20, 2012

Emerging Scholars awards banquet  
Jasimine McNutt, center, was named the Emerging Scholar of the Year. Also pictured are Marcia Pfeiffer, left, STLCC-Florissant Valley president, and Doris Graham, member of the STLCC Board of Trustees.

















Eleven students recently were honored at the 17th Annual Emerging Scholars Banquet at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. 

The Emerging Scholars for 2012 were Camilla Banks, GoWoon H. Choi, Larry Greene, Admir Gusic, Jenny Jackson, Olajomoke Joel, Eric Johnson, Jasmine McNutt, Sharon Parsons, Sheridan Stewart and Omobolaji Vidal.

Jasimine McNutt was recognized as Emerging Scholar of the Year while Eric Johnson and Admir Gusic both received the Merit Scholar Award.

The program was established in 1996 as a way to recognize academic excellence, encourage students taking developmental courses, and challenge the long-held assumptions about the appropriateness of developmental courses at the college level.

Emerging Scholars are students who:

  • Complete coursework in two or more developmental areas: English, math, reading.
  • Successfully complete 24 or more credit hours in college-level coursework.
  • Achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average.

“I continue to be a champion of this wonderful program because we have seen over 50 percent of the Emerging Scholars graduate since the program was initiated 16 years ago,” said Marcia Pfeiffer, STLCC-Florissant Valley president.

To date, 451 students have qualified for the program and more than $12,000 in scholarships have changed many lives.