Gibson Receives Missouri Colleges Fund Scholarship

Jessica Gibson, a William Woods University junior from Holts
Summit, Mo., is the recipient of the Hellenic Spirit Foundation Scholarship
from Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF).

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in education
degree programs. Gibson was nominated by Dr. Allan Ensor, assistant professor
of special education, for her outstanding achievements as an education student.
Gibson graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2008. In
high school, she participated in the softball program and the Cadet Teaching
Academy. She received the Seal of Excellence Award her senior year for her
participation in the academy.

During her senior year in high school, she chose
The Special Learning Center to volunteer her time and utilize her cadet teaching
hours. Her time spent at the center led Gibson to pursue a career in the field.

In 2010, Gibson graduated from Moberly Community College
after receiving the A+ scholarship from the state of Missouri to begin her
college courses. Last August she transferred to William Woods University to
study special education.
Gibson recently received a promotion at the Special Learning
Center to have her own classroom of 2- and 3-year-old children. Her
responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, preparing specific sensory
activities and building gross motor skills.