Jarius Tarver receiving November Student Shour Out award from SRC President, Curt Oldfield

Jarius Tarver with President Curt Oldfield

Spoon River College students Zachary Hagmeier (not pictured) and Jarius Tarver of Macomb were the recipients of the SRC Student Shout-Out awards for November. Both will receive $100 Visa gift cards.

“Zachary is an outstanding online student who exhibits hard work, effort, and responsibility in all of his coursework,” said Becky Leverette, Psychology faculty who nominated Hagmeier for the award. “He is always highly engaged in our online environment and showcases his knowledge of the weekly material in every discussion post, homework assignment, and short essay response he submits. His writing illustrates that he not only understands the material but also has the ability to apply, analyze, and evaluate it. It has been an absolute honor to have Zachary as part of this online course, and I predict he will make great strides toward accomplishing his future educational and career goals.”

Tarver was nominated by Jade Powers, student advisor, who said “Jarius is always welcoming students and staff with a warm smile. He works almost (if not) full time at MDH, and mentors young men on how to be professional and productive and respectful members of society. He is a member of the Macomb SGA and was the only student volunteer to serve the Thanksgiving lunch. He is an absolute gem.”

Tarver also received words of praise from TRIO advisor Johna Lawens. “Jarius always brings great ideas to every SGA meeting along with the drive to implement them. He gives 100% to everything that he does, even though he works evenings and sometimes lacks sleep. He is very goal driven and I am excited to see him achieve all of those goals in his future!”

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.