Three students, including two from Callaway County, have received scholarships from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of their achievements at William Woods University.
The recipients are Jodi Vickers of Fulton, Lisa Huntoon of Kingdom City and Zach Hurst of Jefferson City.
Vickers is an accounting major at William Woods and aspires to take the CPA exam and continue to graduate school. Huntoon is a business administration/accounting and equestrian science major at William Woods.
The money for Vickers’ scholarship came from Wachovia, which provided a grant of $24,000 to Missouri Colleges Fund. This grant provides 16 need-based scholarships valued at $1,500 for qualified students majoring in accounting, business, economics, finance and related disciplines who have a strong academic record and who contribute to the college community by activates both on and off the campus.
Vickers graduated from Fulton High School and, after working full-time time for five years, decided to continue her education at William Woods. Since moving back to Fulton and enrolling at WWU, she has married and has a daughter. She says she recognizes the importance of furthering her education and is determined to graduate to provide a better life for her family.
Money for Huntoon’s scholarship came from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which provided a $15,000 grant for student scholarships on MCF-member campuses. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in a business-related degree-seeking program.
Originally from Chandler, Ariz., Huntoon has spent years working for barns and ranches across the globe, including Australia. Her passion for horses is what led her to William Woods University. She is employed on a horse farm while attending WWU. Huntoon is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and recently joined Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX), an international business organization.