The Crowder College Board of Trustees honored two students who were recognized for their achievement by the Missouri Community College Association.
Kristian Cornell, a nursing student at Crowder's Nevada, Mo., campus, was named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. She received a $1,250 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The program is administered by Phi Theta Kappa. Each community college president or designated representative can submit no more than two nominations for the award. An independent panel of judges determined who can receive the scholarship based on academics, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service.
Meanwhile, Cornell and Sara Brisco were named to the Missouri Community College Association's All-Missouri Academic Team. Both have received scholarships from MOHELA, the state's not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.
In other business, in one year, the number of students being tutored in various subjects has more than doubled at Crowder College.
According to Helen Hale, academic resource coordinator, some 115 students are currently being tutored in one or more of 40 courses at the college. This is up from 55 last spring, and 79 in the fall.
Currently, she said, 31 tutors help fellow students who are struggling with a variety of subjects, including English and mathematics. The tutors are recommended by Crowder professors and are paid for their efforts, but aren't part of the college's work study program, Hale said.
Of last fall's number, Hale said, 15 students earned an A in the class they were being tutored in. Meanwhile, 16 earned a B and 13 a C. Only 6 made a D or F, but 15 students withdrew from the class. Hale said this was because they waited until it was too late for tutoring to help bring their grades up.