2 area students receive MSSU Dolance Awards

Friday, April 13, 2018

Leadership recognition to Brewer, Burns

Monett and Pierce City students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin received honors during the 27th annual Glenn D. Dolence Leadership/Service Recognition Assembly, held April 4 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Emily Brewer, a secondary education major from Monett, and Ashley Burns, a biology, ecology and conservation student from Pierce City, were among the 35 students 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.