An employee for Fresh Ideas for the past six years, Denise Terry now owns an honor from the MIAA.

Earlier this month, she received the conference’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) Mentor of the Year award – which goes to someone who has had a profound impact on the lives of students throughout the year and is voted on after MIAA student-athletes submit nominations.

Terry, who is affectionately referred to as “Momma D” by Missouri Southern students, is the cashier in Mayes Dining Hall.