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News Release

Meghan Davis and Angel McAdams Prescott.

Northwest's collaborative graduate student and entry level staff training program was recognized with the Innovative Program Award at the Missouri College Professional Association conference. The program is a combined effort of the Office of Campus Activities, Residential Life and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing. Pictured are Residential Life Area Coordinator Meghan Davis and Director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams Prescott.

Oct. 18, 2010

Staff, students represent Northwest at MoCPA

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University was well-represented earlier this month as students and staff members attended the Missouri College Professional Association Conference, where Northwest also received the Innovative Program Award.

The award was given for Northwest's collaborative graduate student and entry level staff training program, which is a combined effort of the Office of Campus Activities, Residential Life and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing.

"Being recognized with the Innovative Program Award is very humbling," Dr. Sam Jennings, director of student development for the Missouri Academy, said. "We appreciate the accolades and hope above all that other institutions can take our example of success at Northwest and adapt it to fit their needs. Helping others achieve more in the name of students would be an outstanding outcome of state-wide recognition."

Additionally, Northwest graduate students Kat Donovan and Brittany Davis placed third in the Graduate Student Case Study Competition. They were the only first-year graduate student team to place among the top three.

MoCPA is the state affiliate of the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International. The association promotes the learning and development of students enrolled in institutions of post-secondary education through the ongoing professional development of college student affairs administrators and student development educators.

During the conference, Oct. 3-5, participants focused on topics that included professional advancement, mentoring and leadership development.

Northwest Director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams Prescott served as the 2010 conference chair and was appointed 2011 conference chair. Also representing Northwest on the conference committee were Aimee Rea, program committee co-chair; Candice Wolf, registration committee chair; Rose Viau, sponsorship committee co-chair; and Anthony Mittan, student intern.

Northwest is represented on the MoCPA executive board by Dr. Jackie Elliott, president; Rose Viau, secretary; Scott Shields, public institutions representative; and Dr. Matt Baker, member at large.

Tim Crowley was one of three conference keynote speakers. Other Northwest staff members who presented at the conference were:

  • Candice Wolf - " Ignite Your Awards Process and Light a Fire Under Your Chapters and Activities Board Roundtable"
  • Judy Frueh - " Are You Balanced?"
  • Dr. Matt Baker - " Behavioral Intervention Team Roundtable"
  • Brad Whitsell - " Empowering Residents for the Future"
  • Sean Eddington - " Know-Be-Do: Leadership Development"
  • Dr. Jackie Elliott - " Creating a Smoke-Free Campus"
  • Scott Shields - "Don't Just Survive...THRIVE!"
  • Jerry Fuentes and Emily Fuentes - "Cultural Transition Programs for International Education"
  • Rose Viau - "Leading a Team Away From the Five Dysfunctions"

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468