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Jefferson College student Kayla Christian of Hillsboro recently received the 2019 Breaking Traditions Award for her success as a nontraditional student in the College’s popular Automotive Technology program.
The Breaking Traditions awards, sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), provides an opportunity for students, career-technical programs, educators, and schools to receive recognition and statewide acknowledgement for their achievements related to nontraditional careers.
“These students and educators exemplify the importance of lifelong learning,” Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven said. “By choosing nontraditional career programs, they are showing there are many paths to success for Missouri students.”
Ron Scaggs of Festus, retired Law Enforcement Coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career and numerous years of service to our country.
“This award is a small token of the United States Attorney’s Office’s appreciation for Ron’s many years of hard work and loyalty,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Missouri.
After years of in-depth preparation and a thorough on-site visit, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the College's accreditation for another 10-year period with no focused visits or additional monitoring reports.
Sanction free accreditation is important because it is an indication of academic and institutional strength. Jefferson College is thankful to the Commission for their efforts to make certain that the College’s academic programs, services, and operations remain strong.
After completing a vigorous and comprehensive curriculum filled with numerous tactical exercises using the latest instructional technology, a class of 16 students (028 Day Class) recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial, ready to serve and protect our community and region while meeting the ongoing need for qualified officers in Missouri.
Jefferson College student Katie Glassey of Ste. Genevieve, who will graduate from the Teacher Education program with her Associate of Arts in Teaching degree this May, is the statewide recipient of the 2018 Ruth Brinkmann Award.
Recipients are selected from Missouri’s 13 community colleges and must be preparing to transfer to a university to complete a degree in teacher education. The award criteria includes grade point average, an essay, and a letter of recommendation.