Deanna Patton-Spotser of Canton is the recipient of the Student Shout-Out for March at Spoon River College, and will receive a $100 Visa gift card. She was nominated by Melissa Miller, coordinator of the Allied Health program at Spoon River College, for her amazing drive and determination to achieve her goals.

“Deanna is a single mother of three who owns her own business, works, and goes to school. Her positive attitude and determination to succeed are traits to be admired and celebrated. She welcomes challenges and is not afraid of the bumps in the road,” Miller said.

Patton-Spotser is on track to graduate this May with an Associate in Applied Science degree, Medical Laboratory Technician, making her eligible to take the national certification examination, and she is already making plans to transfer to either Bradley or ISU for a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science.

Patton-Spotser is a member of TRIO and the HEAL (Healthcare Enthusiast and Leaders) Student Association.

“Deanna is an inspiration and once you meet her, you won’t forget her,” Miller said. “Her spirit and attitude make her stand out in a crowd, but her hard work and sincerity will move her to front of any line that she is in. She has a bright future ahead of her.”

The Student Shout-Out is an initiative that encourages any faculty or employee to nominate a student who deserves a special shout-out, “The reason can be big or small, but the important thing is that we hear about the positive and helpful things our students are doing,” said Abby Beck, TRIO advisor on the Macomb Campus.

Deanna Patton-Spotser