Students honored during Dolence Awards ceremony

Twenty-five students were recognized during the 26th annual Glenn D. Dolence Leadership/Service Recognition Assembly, held April 5 at Missouri Southern.

Tori Page, senior chemistry/math major from Joplin, received the Leader of the Year Award.

Student Services and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) at Missouri Southern sponsor the awards which are presented to graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills on campus and who have made a difference in the areas of campus organizations, student employment, student services or athletics.

The awards are named in honor of Dr. Glenn D. Dolence, former vice president for Student Services at Missouri Southern, who retired from MSSU in 1996 after 27 years of service. He later served as mayor of Webb City, Mo., and has held a variety of other posts in the community.

Spring 2017 Dolence Award Honorees

ALABAMA
Gadsden
Laynce Sanders
Kineseology-Health Promotion

ARKANSAS
Centerton
Rebecca Morrison
Dental hygiene

Fayetteville
Greg Reynaga
Biology/pre-med

Lowell
Megan Harrison
Social work

ILLINOIS
Edwardsville
Emma Gilion
Spanish

KANSAS
LaCygne
Ashley Abeyta
Elementary edutation-language arts

MISSOURI
Joplin
Carly Cecil
Biology/pre-med

Catherine Coulombe
Health promotion

Mariah Evans
Communications/PR

Blair Freed
Biology/pre-med

Trent Hayes
CIS

Devonn Kastl
Dental hygiene

Robin Nelson
Education – P.E. K-12

Tori Page
Chemistry/math

Gabe Patterson
Health promotion

Duncan Street
Political science-legal studies

Miller
Kandace Eck
H.R. management

Monett
Megan Gonzalez
Secondary education –English

Nevada
Colby Smith
Biology/pre-med

Saginaw
Kelly Samuel
H.R. management

Stockton
Aubrey Wilson
Elementary education –social studies

Warrenton
Allison Banze
Respiratory therapy

Webb City
Katie Miller
Accounting (Master’s program)

OKLAHOMA

Grove
Jordan Blythe
Respiratory therapy

Miami
Taylor Gaines
Biology-biotechnology