OTC donors, employees and initiatives were honored by MCCA at its annual convention and trade show.
The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) honored Ozarks Technical Community College employees and donors at its 58th annual convention and tradeshow held in St. Louis from Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
At the convention, MCCA recognized Emerson with its Award of Distinction, one of the highest awards MCCA bestows. In 2020, Emerson donated half-a-million dollars to the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which opened in August 2022. The 120,000-square-foot facility is the first advanced manufacturing training facility in Missouri.
In addition, OTC’s College Director of Facilities and Grounds Raymond Wade earned the Administrative Professional Leadership Award from MCCA. Wade and his employees were instrumental in the successful and timely opening of the Plaster Manufacturing Center.
While they were not selected as winners, the following OTC employees and initiatives were finalists for MCCA awards.
- Dr. Judy Dasovich – Excellence in Teaching Award
- Jill Colony – Classified Staff Achievement Award
- Harlow “Sandy” Sanders – Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award
- Game Changer Grant Awards – MCCA Innovation Award
The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA brings the state’s 12 colleges together for advocacy, professional development, information and collaboration.