Two East Central College students recently were honored by the Missouri Community College Association in Jefferson City.
JoAnn Aholt, Union, and Megan Fitts, Pacific, both were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students.
Aholt is studying business administration at ECC.
She also is a wife and mother who has homeschooled four children. One of her children graduated from East Central College last spring, two are currently full-time students there and her youngest is taking dual credit classes at the college.
Aholt and her husband have a construction company and raise livestock. They also are starting a bird hunting business on their farm. Aholt is involved in Phi Theta Kappa honor society and other activities.
Fitts is studying fine arts at ECC. She is a student worker in the college’s allied health office. She also serves as president of the art club and a student senator.
Her volunteer activities include face‐painting during college activities and painting a mural for the Union Humane Society.
Fitts has been named East Central’s Outstanding Student in the fine arts program. She has received the Mid‐Missouri Fine Arts Society scholarship, and was awarded the best of illustration honor at the college’s juried art exhibition.
She plans to transfer to the Kansas City Art Institute when she completes her studies at ECC.
Fitts also is a Bronze Scholar Award recipient from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Each year the foundation honors the 150 highest-scoring All-USA Team members from around the country by presenting them with gold, silver or bronze medallions and a stipend.
Each student received a scholarship made possible by a donation from MOHELA, the state’s not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.