Romine Wins MCCA Award
Senator Gary Romine received the Missouri Community College Association's Distinguished Legislator Award at a ceremony held in St. Louis today. Romine serves Missouri's 3rd Senate District, which includes Iron, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington counties, as well as part of Jefferson County.
Mineral Area College president Dr. Steve Kurtz says Romine was selected to receive the award because of his strong support of community colleges and the students they serve during the 2013 legislative session. "It was an easy decision," said Kurtz. "As a former trustee of Mineral Area College, he had firsthand experience as to the needs of all Missouri community colleges, which was abundantly evident in this last session. He took the lead on providing a community college voice regarding the higher ed funding formula; helping with SB 339, the workforce development bill; and generally supporting the mission of higher ed in Missouri, especially the A+ program. We couldn't be more pleased that he is being recognized by the Missouri Community College Association."
The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.