ECC All-Missouri Academic Students to Be Recognized

April 20, 2021 | Campus News

Four East Central College students will be recognized Wednesday, April 21, for being named to the All-Missouri Academic Team.

Each year Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, along with participating corporate partners, sponsors the Academic All-USA competition for students attending two-year colleges.

PTK ranks applicants nationally, then forwards results to the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA). The top 40 students statewide are then named Academic All-State award winners, with 10 first team, 10 second team, and 20 third team winners.

The students are:

Gabrielle Campbell – Academic All Missouri Second Team (Transfer pathway – nominated by ECC-Rolla).

Summer Thorp-Lancaster – Academic All Missouri second Team (Transfer pathway – nominated by ECC-Rolla).

Kaili Edler – Academic All Missouri Third Team (Transfer pathway – nominated by ECC-Union).

Jenna Meintz — Academic All Missouri Third Team (Transfer pathway – nominated by ECC-Union).

The students will be recognized during a virtual celebration.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The event is sponsored by the University of Missouri.

Each of the students will receive a cash scholarship from MCCA along with a medallion and certificate honoring their academic achievement.

There are two “competition” levels, one for transfer-track students and one for students who are in workforce preparation programs (AAS and certificate-level programs).  ECC is allowed to nominate up to two students for each pathway from both Union and Rolla.

To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be on track to graduate or complete their programs by the end of the fall semester. Students also are required to submit a lengthy application that involves writing essays and getting letters of recommendation to support their applications.