Alyssa Riggs was the recipient of the Student Shout-Out Award for October at Spoon River College, and will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. She was nominated for exemplifying the SRC core values of caring, responsibility, integrity, respect, and fairness.

“Alyssa shows responsibility by always attending class on time, completing her assignments early, asking questions when she needs help, volunteering to show her work to help others, and participating in all our discussions,” said Becca Werland, English faculty. “Alyssa is a single mom of an infant, and she also works while attending school. She hopes to become a nurse practitioner, and she does everything she can to make sure she is succeeding in all aspects of her life!”

Riggs is currently taking prerequisite classes in preparation for completing the Associate Degree in Nursing at Spoon River College. She then plans to transfer to Bradley University for the Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

The Student Shout-Out is an initiative that encourages any faculty or employee to nominate a student who deserves a special shout-out for exhibiting the core values of the college—caring, respect, integrity, fairness and responsibility—or going above and beyond to help others.

SRC student Alyssa Riggs presented with the October Student Shout-Out Award and gift card by President Oldfield