OTC Students Honored for Academic Achievement

Seven OTC students were honored for their academic achievement and leadership at the Missouri Community College Association’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon.

Three of the students received the MCCA Student Leadership Awards. (Pictured above)

Priscilla Nakkungu is the Missouri Regional President for Phi Theta Kappa and wants to take the knowledge from OTC’s Biological Clinical Sciences classes to her home country of Uganda.

Taylor Eakins is the president and historical of The Helpers, a student-run community service club. The group has performed over 90 hours of community service under Eakins’ leadership.

Macy Neal is a member of the Hollister High School and OTC dual-graduation program. She’s been a full-time OTC student for her junior and senior years of high school. Upon graduation, she’ll attend the University of Arkansas to study journalism.

Four other students were named to the 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team.

Sarah Rife is a hospitality management student at OTC. She is a past regional president of Phi Theta Kappa and plans to transfer to a four-year university to study business.

Adam Cassidy is a first-generation student from Ozark. He plans to transfer to Drury University to study philosophy. He’s served as a regional president of Phi Theta Kappa.

Rhiannon Harp is pursuing an associate’s degree in English at OTC and wants to obtain a bachelors in professional writing at a four-year university. She’s a volunteer at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.

Sarah Martin is graduating in May with an Associate of Science in Biological Clinical Services. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Mississippi for pre-med.

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