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Jackson Receives Service Award from MCCA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Carolyn Jackson receives her MCCA awardCarolyn Jackson, senior project associate II at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, recently was honored by the Missouri Community College Association for longtime service. 

Jackson received the MCCA Senior Service Award, presented annually to a long-serving employee from each of Missouri’s community colleges. Recipients are recommended for the award by their college president or chancellor, and must have worked at a community college for 20 years or more. 

Jackson received the award at the recent MCCA Convention in Branson, Mo. She is pictured holding her award with Julie Fickas, Ed.D., president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Forest Park, and Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor.

Other STLCC employees and trustee also earned MCCA awards at the convention. 

Jackson has spent the past 21 years serving STLCC students in several capacities. Since 1999, she has led Upward Bound/TRIO at Forest Park, where she manages and supervises the administrative and programmatic functions of the Upward Bound program. 

She is responsible for developing and submitting grant proposals to the Department of Education and other funding sources. Upward Bound/TRIO maintains high visibility in the community and consults with target schools, community agencies and school administrators concerning program services. Jackson also leads in developing and implementing programming, collecting data to enhance program objectives and conducting in-service training of professionals and other staff. 

Jackson has served on several College committees, and has served as president and vice president of the Institutional Affairs Council. She has generated between $220,000 and $385,000 in funding from programs such as Upward Bound grants, Upward Bound Initiative grants, Upward Bound STEM grant, Foundation grants and Student Support Services grant. 

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