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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently awarded the Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program the AEL High Quality Award for exceptional student outcomes and program operations. DESE annually recognizes local programs that achieve outstanding student outcomes while maintaining a high degree of fiscal integrity in their program operations.
The Jefferson College AEL program earned the award for meeting all set targets for the 2021-2022 academic year: persistence, post-testing, measurable skill gains, and employment after exit. The award was presented to AEL Program Director Julie Johns at the Missouri AEL Directors Conference in Jefferson City.
Jefferson College Vice President of Student Services, Kimberly Harvey-Manus, has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 semester, containing the names of 654 students who earned the academic recognition.
To qualify for the Dean’s List honor, full-time students must achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in at least 12 graded credit hours taken that semester. Part-time students who accumulate 12 or more graded credit hours with a 3.25 grade point average also qualify and must contact the Vice President of Student Services Office within ten days of grade reporting to be included.
Honor students and their hometowns are listed.
Australia, Gold Coast: Drew Jerrett
Brazil, Contagem: Julia Lemos
The Jefferson College Board of Trustees regularly meets in public session on the second Thursday of each month in the Administration Building Board Room on the Hillsboro campus.
Trustees include Steve Meinberg, President; Krystal Hargis, Vice President; Ron Scaggs; Gary Davis; Margie Passmore; and Retta "Susan" Tuggle.
Jefferson College English Associate Professor Lisa Ebert was recently honored by the Missouri Community College Association with the Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominees are submitted from every community college across the state and presented to two outstanding instructors for work done during the previous year.
Jefferson College and the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recently honored Mercy Hospital Jefferson (MHJ) for outstanding support of Missouri community colleges. The hospital received the 2022 Distinguished Business/Industry Award at the statewide MCCA convention.
The prominent award is given annually to businesses that go above and beyond to show their support for Missouri community colleges and the progression of higher education.