Three University of Central Missouri alumni were recently honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators during the group’s awards banquet on March 29th at the Spring Conference. One of the alumni is a former Sedalia 200 administrator.

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The Superintendent of the Warrensburg R-6 School District, Scott Patrick, was among the superintendents from each of the eight MASA districts who received the Robert L. Pearce Award. Patrick is the former Superintendent at Sedalia 200 - special services.

According to a press release from UCM, the Pearce Award program is a long-standing tradition of the association honoring excellence in education and community leadership among Missouri school superintendents.

Retired Warrensburg R-6 superintendent and UCM assistant professor of elementary and early childhood education, Deborah Orr, was one of eight emeritus educators to receive the Outstanding Emeritus Educator Award. The award recognizes retired administrators based upon length of service, their participation in MASA, significant accomplishments during their careers as educators, and their continued interest in public education since retirement.

Beth Rutt, a member of the Warrensburg R-6 Board of Education and director of student activities at UCM, was among those who received the Friend of Education Award. Rutt has been a member of the Warrensburg R-6 Board of Education for 26 years, including five years as president.