Student from Holden Receives Missouri Colleges Fund Awards Scholarship

A William Woods University student from Holden has received a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of her accomplishments in school. The student, Patty Heppner, is a junior majoring in athletic training/sports medicine.

Money for the scholarship came from Aventis Pharmaceuticals in Kansas City, which provided $16,500 to Missouri Colleges Fund to fund $1,500 scholarships at each of the 12 MCF-member independent colleges and universities. The funds were restricted to students enrolled in a medical-related field.

Heppner is a member of the Sports Medicine Club, Students for Social Work Club and Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She volunteers at Whiteman Air Force Base Youth Center and Hospital, St. Patrick’s Youth Group, Adopt a Highway Program, Warrensburg Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities.

A graduate of Holden High School, she was a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Journalism Who’s Who of American High School Students, and Future Career and Community Leaders of America. She also played softball, basketball and volleyball.