MVC S-MSTA celebrates 40th anniversary

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MARSHALL — The Missouri Valley College Student Missouri State Teachers Association (S-MSTA) is celebrating 40 years on the MVC campus. The original charter was granted on April 27, 1977, and was signed by Doy Meyer, state consultant, and J.A. Kinder, MSTA executive secretary. MSTA is the largest teaching association in Missouri, serving more than 46,000 educators.

To commemorate the 40th year, all student members and education faculty received special anniversary shirts with a logo designed by MVC student Justin Whitten. S-MSTA will hold a senior banquet on the evening of the anniversary, April 27, where the charter will be on display.

“It has been my honor and pleasure to work with great groups of officers and student members through the years. I love getting to see them come in as quiet, shy freshmen trying to find their place in the club and then as time passes, they become the outgoing leaders who make sure all the work gets organized and accomplished. It seems to follow their development as teachers. I have loved being their sponsor and being involved in their planning and projects. We feel we have an awesome and active campus organization,” said Linda Gordon, associate professor of education.

S-MSTA is the pre-professional organization for education majors on Missouri college and university campuses. Members have opportunities for personal and professional growth, development of leadership skills and participation in professional development and networking at local and state levels.

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