Buck recognized with Outstanding Missourian award

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Submitted Photo (Judy Buck, director of the Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston satellite campus, received the Outstanding Missourian award recently from House Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill. Pictured from left were Jim Buck, Rep. Ellen Brandom of Sikeston, Judy Buck and Jetton.)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Speaker of the House Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, and Rep. Ellen Brandom, D-Sikeston, recently honored Judy Buck, director of the Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston satellite campus of Southeast Missouri State University, with the Outstanding Missourian award.

She received the award Jan. 29 on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City.

Buck has been at the center since 1998 and works with faculty, university employees and students to coordinate class schedules, business training opportunities and other student services. She said the most rewarding part of her work is helping students achieve their goals, especially ones who did not think they would have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

Originally from Arkansas, Buck received her bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University. She moved to Southeast Missouri to teach and went on to earn her master's degree in teaching and specialists in education from Southeast Missouri State University.

In addition to her duties as director of the Southeast Missouri State University Sikeston campus, Buck is involved in the Sikeston Rotary Club, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce and PEO.

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