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Edward Jones Inc. Earns MCCA Distinguished Business/Industry Award

October 30, 2013

Rodney Gee  
Rodney Gee, left, of Edward Jones Inc. serves as president of
the STLCC Foundation Board of Directors. He is shown with
Kevin Gomez, who served as an Edward Jones intern last 
spring. Edward Jones earned a 2013 Distinguished Business/
Industry Award from the Missouri Community College 

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recognized Edward Jones Inc. with a 2013 Distinguished Business/Industry Award for its support of St. Louis Community College and the STLCC Foundation.

MCCA’s Distinguished Business/Industry Award is presented annually to individuals and/or businesses that have engaged in significant partnerships with their local community college to stimulate economic activity and support community college students and programs. It is one of the most prestigious honors the association presents.

“Edward Jones has been a consistent and generous partner of the college through its support of the STLCC Foundation,” said Jo-Ann Digman, the foundation’s executive director.

Edward Jones has had a presence on the STLCC Foundation Board of Directors since 2003, and has committed to continuing that presence through a leadership succession plan. Rodney Gee, the current foundation board president, is a principal for financial advisor diversity performance for Edward Jones.

Edward Jones has supported the foundation’s signature gala, “Falling in Love…in Five Courses” since 2011, as well as other events. The company in 2012 established a paid internship program through STLCC-Forest Park’s Business Administration department. To date, all interns have received job offers from the company.

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.