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Three Rivers College Honors Top Students at Student Excellence Awards

Three Rivers College recognized more than 50 of its highest performing students at its Annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony. Winners were chosen to represent each academic department and career education program, the Three Rivers external locations, honor societies, and major student organizations.

Area students honored were:


Taryn Medlock

Criminal Justice


Kylie C. Wakefield

Teacher Education



Kaley Thies

Spanish Club


New Bloomfield

Jason Clay Jenson




Morgan Morris




Emma Roach

Biological Science



Poplar Bluff

Justin Darnell

Speech Communication




Misty Pryor

Practical Nursing – Kennett Program




Cecille Porter



“The Student Excellence Awards are a celebration not only of academic success but of the hard work and commitment of our student body,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College. “The success these students have achieved is not only an indication of natural ability and talent, but also their dedication to putting in the time and doing the work that makes them the standouts of Three Rivers.”


Winners from academic and career programs are chosen by that program’s leadership based on recommendations from faculty members. The leadership of each organization selects student organization, external location, and honor society award recipients.


Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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