Zebulon Bartlow of Rushville is the recipient of the Student Shout-Out for February at Spoon River College, and will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Bartlow was recognized by Krista Winters, SRC biology teacher, for the respect he shows to other students as well as his willingness to work with and assist his classmates.
“He always comes to my microbiology class with a smile and a compliment,” Winters said. “He takes his classes seriously and makes sure he has mastered the lecture and lab material before leaving, and when he is unsure of something, he asks for help. He is an upbeat high-spirited person and makes his classmates comfortable when working with them. I enjoy having him in my class.”
Bartlow already has a B.A. and a Master’s in International Relations, and is also a student at WIU. He is currently working towards a MS degree with a goal of being a physician’s assistant.
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.