Crowder Students Earn State and National Recognition

Crowder Student Carl Davies
Crowder Student Michael Kiele

Neosho, MO – Crowder College students, Carl Davies-Kiilu (Nairobi, Kenya) and Michael Kiele (Neosho) received awards at the annual Phi Theta Kappa luncheon at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri earlier this month. The luncheon is sponsored by Missouri Community College Association.

Both students were named part of the All-Missouri team which recognized 57 students statewide. Kiele was named a PTK Coca-Cola National Bronze Scholar. As one of four students in Missouri, Kiele was presented a $1,000 scholarship for his efforts.

Kiele graduates in May and plans to continue to pursue a degree to become an art instructor. Davies-Kiilu is in his first semester of Crowder’s nursing program and plans to pursue a degree to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

PTK All-Missouri team recognizes high-achieving students at community colleges who demonstrate academic excellence, intellectual rigor, leadership, and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Students were accompanied by PTK co-sponsor Dr. David Schieffler.