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First-Year/University Experience Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2011
 
CONTACT: Dr. Susan Craig
Director, First-Year Experience
417.625.9732
e-mail: craig-s@mssu.edu
 
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - The First-Year Experience Office at Missouri Southern State University announces the following awards for the fall 2011 semester.
 
Outstanding University Experience 100 Instructor
Josh Doak has been selected as “Outstanding University Experience 100 Instructor” for fall 2011.  Doak has been teaching the course since its inception in 2008.
 
Outstanding University Experience 100 Peer Mentor
Samantha Murphy, junior Accounting major from Joplin was named “Outstanding University Experience 100 Peer Mentor. Murphy worked with Teacher Education/University Experience faculty member, Dr. Larry Flatt. Doak and Murphy both received a $50 gift certificate to the MSSU Bookstore, a plaque, and a place on the First Year Experience Program “Wall of Fame”
 
First-Year Student Writing Contest
The First-Year Experience Office and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) partnered to offer a first-year student writing contest.  Students were asked to write from a prompt related to the common reader for the University Experience 100 classes.  The winners were:
 
First Place: ($125 cash prize)-Dominic Plutino, Diamond
Second Place: ($100 cash prize)-Emilee Denefrio, Carthage
Third Place:  ($50 cash prize)- Heather Vaughan, Webb City
Fourth Place:  ($25 cash prize)-Gabrielle Palmer, Joplin
 
First-Year Emerging Leader Awards
The First-Year Experience Office recognized 60 students as Emerging Leaders.  Emerging Leaders are first-year students who have shown evidence of academic and campus engagement as well as leadership potential for the future.  Emerging Leaders were chosen by the University Experience 100 instructors. 

Following is the list of Emerging Leaders from Fall 2011 students.  
 
ARKANSAS
Bentonville
Logan Hendrickson

Farmington
Colten Wooldridge

Fayetteville
Weston Way
 
KANSAS
Columbus
Keli Gobin
 
Fort Scott
Ethan Schwab

Girard
Nathaniel Radebaugh

Shawnee
Lindsey Miller
 
Lawton
Hillary Thomas

Overland Park
Morgan Smith
 
NEBRASKA
Omaha
Hannah Metcalf
 
OKLAHOMA
Grove
Kayla Curtis
 
MISSOURI
Ash Grove
John Davidson
Krystal Evans
 
Carl Junction
Kayla Atkins
Adyson Conly
Aston Troxel

Carthage
Katelyn Graham

Eldorado Springs
Jaycee Fugate
 
Gladstone
Victoria Winkel
 
Holden
Kelsey Holmes
 
Joplin
Sarah Bentz
Erica Christiansen
Aaron Cox
Seth Ernst
Brook Gipson
Kerri Goucher
Kelsy Graves
Jesse Khopang
Shemaiah Khopang
Sara Koul
Chelsea Meyers
Amanda Mitchell
Melaina Nicolas
Lee Shorter
Keegan “Andrew” Tinney
Trayton Wehmeyer
Aaron Wilcox
Jordanne Wright
 
Maryland Heights
Grace Vik
 
Monett
Billy Storkson
 
Mt. Vernon
Ryan Lacey
 
Neosho
Brandon Dockery
Cody Martin
 
Nevada
Jordan Baker
 
Oronogo
Kaylan Jones
William “Noah” Triplett
 
Peculiar
Kayden Toone
 
Pierce City
Daelia Box
 
Purdy
Brooke Swadley
 
Republic
Alcina Cloyd
 
Sarcoxie
Callie Aleshire
 
Seneca
Seantel Goodman
Kirstin Goodnight
Kenzo VanBaal
 
Springfield
Ricky Rubrecht

Stella
Ashleigh Clarkson Thomlinson

St. Louis
Shaunice Garvin
 
Webb City
Veronica Hasty
Zachariah Pettit
 
Willow Springs
James “Clint” Harper

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