The Student Award Ceremony is typically held on a Wednesday or Thursday approximately two weeks prior to graduation at 3:00 p.m. at the Vehicle and Power Center Conference Room. College employees should submit the name of the student and the award to the Student Activities Director. If possible, the nominator or designee should be at the ceremony to present the award to the student.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The College may nominate up to ninety 2nd year students as outstanding campus leaders. The criteria is GPA of 2.8 or higher, citizenship, service to the college and/or community, leadership, and potential for future achievement. These nominations are typically due in November; the award is presented at the Award Ceremony. See Article Jenzabar CX (CARS) System for directions to query student GPA's by department.
Breaking Traditions. The Breaking Traditions Awards are sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in order to recognize outstanding non-traditional career and technical students and the adults who support them. DESE's ceremony is typically held in April at the Capitol to recognize and provide statewide publicity for the selected nontraditional students, career-technical programs, schools, and employers. More information and application forms can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/guidance-counseling/ page. All Breaking Traditions nomination forms must be sent as an email attachment from the school contact person to the regional College and Career Consultant (CCC) no later than February 1.
Outstanding Student. Academic departments give out this award to one student in each option of a program. (For example, Nuclear Technology has three options. The program will be able to give three outstanding student awards, one per option.) Nominations should be based on the following qualities: superior workplace readiness skills, academic skills, technical skills, human relation skills and overall performance. Programs may opt not to nominate an outstanding student.
In order to have time to review nominees, order plaques and notify parents, nominations should be submitted six weeks prior to the award ceremony. Off-campus sites will receive plaques through interoffice mail to give to the outstanding students. Outstanding students are also designated in the commencement program.