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Missouri legislators participate in State Tech’s ‘Traveling Showcase’
On February 1, State Technical College of Missouri hosted a special “Traveling Showcase” for Missouri legislators. The event was an opportunity for lawmakers to tour the main campus in Linn, Missouri, to learn more about the unique role that State Tech plays in higher education in the state.
During the showcase, State Tech President, Dr. Donald Claycomb gave a tour of several highly specialized labs such as aviation maintenance, machine tool technology, powersports technology and heavy equipment technology. In addition, legislators learned about the high job placement and some of the employers who have hired State Tech graduates.
“It was an honor to have members of the general assembly on campus to showcase Missouri’s State Technical College,” said Claycomb.
A dinner was provided to the legislators immediately following the tour. During the dinner, Claycomb presented additional information relating to college demographics, student success and the economic impact of the college on the state of Missouri.
Legislators and guests in attendance included:
Rep. Gary Cross–District 48
Rep. Steve Hodges–District 161
Rep. Mike Kelley–District 126
Rep. Brent Lasater–District 53
Rep. Melissa Leach–District 137
Rep. Tom Loehner–District 112
Rep. Nick Marshall–District 30
Rep. Bill Reiboldt–District 130
Rep. Chrissy Sommer–District 15
Rep. Wayne Wallingford–District 158
John Morelli, Legislative Assistant to Representative Ronald Schieber
Amy Hodges, wife of Rep. Steve Hodges
|Missouri legislators tour the Aviation Maintenance hangar during State Technical College of Missouri’s ‘Traveling Showcase’ on Feb. 1. Front row, from the left: Rep. Bill Reiboldt; Rep. Melissa Leach; Rep. Wayne Wallingford; Rep. Chrissy Sommer; Rep.Gary Cross; and Rep. Nick Marshall. Back row, from the left: Rep. Tom Loehner; Rep. Steve Hodges; Rep. Brent Lasater; And Rep. Mike Kelley.
With more than 35 academic programs, State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission to prepare students for profitable employment and a life of learning.
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