Forrest Bunter, a senior music major from Neosho, received the 2019 Leader of the Year Award during the 27th annual Glenn D. Dolence Leadership/Service Recognition Assembly, held Wednesday, April 4, at Missouri Southern.

A total of 35 students were recognized this year during the awards ceremony. Student Services and Omicron Delta Kappa 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 2018 Dolence Award Honorees

ARKANSAS

Gravette
Lacey Newell
Biology/Pre-Medicine

ILLINOIS

Mascoutah
Courtney Jablonski
Nursing

KANSAS

Coffeyville 
Darrin Bentley
Law Enforcement

Pratt
Jenson Maydew
Psychology

OKLAHOMA

Bartlesville
Isabella Gawlik
General Studies/English

Fairland
Molly Caudill
Health Promotions

McAlester
Caleb House
Business Administration

MISSOURI

Bolivar
Cora Butcher-Spellman
Public Relations

Branson
Zach Wuest
Health Promotions

Camdenton
Faith Scheidemantle
English

Grace Scheidemantle
English

Carl Junction 
Karissa Degani
Biochemistry/Pre-Pharmacy

Kaitlin Fraser
Biology/Pre-Occupational Therapy

Katie Wiele
Biology/Pre-Medicine

Carthage
Elizabeth Burken
Nursing

Darren Prater
Law Enforcement

Fairview
Alejandro Nunez
Health Promotions

Galena
Shannon Longstreet
Nursing

Joplin
Kong Lee
Health Promotions

Hailey Roughton
Marketing

Garner Rudroff
Biology/Pre-Dental

Manuela Vergara-Pinilla
International Studies

Sierra Wells
Health Promotions

Lamar
Tinsley Rutledge
Secondary Education

Maryland Heights
Allison Anth
Social Work

Monett
Emily Brewer
Secondary Education

Neosho
Bethany Ames
Psychology

Forrest Bunter
Music

Catherine (Kate) Kelley
Mass Communications

Noel
Grant Stickland
Health Promotions

Ozark
Cheyanne Stevens
Biology/Pre-Medicine

Pierce City 
Ashley Burns
Biology/Ecology & Conservation

St. Elizabeth
Allie Heckemeyer
Health Promotions

Seneca
Courtney Cook
Radiology

Webb City 
Chloe Hargrove
Accounting