News Release


Syntitha Morehead is NCMC’s Outstanding Student for October

October 9, 2017


Syntitha Morehead from Milan, Missouri, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for October. Syntitha is a nontraditional, online student and an Early Childhood Education major.

Syntitha is married and has two children that keep her very busy. One of her children has an illness that requires Syntitha to keep her schedule very flexible. “I love the flexibility of online or hybrid classes,” said Syntitha. “Online works with my schedule. I’m a parent going back to school to earn my degree; my schedule keeps me very busy. NCMC is close to home, and I can do most everything online when it’s convenient to my schedule.”

As a nontraditional student, Syntitha is going back to school to finish her degree after getting married and starting a family. “I haven’t been in college for sixteen years, online classes, never! At first, taking online classes was very overwhelming, but once you get it, Blackboard is so easy to use. I love the app, it’s very convenient for working parents,” stated Syntitha.

When asked why Syntitha chose NCMC she said, “I was scared to death to come back to school. I thought, there is no way I can do this,” said Syntitha. “But now, I’m getting better grades than I did in high school. I’ve enjoyed my Early Childhood classes and special education classes. I’ve learned so much and my life experiences have helped me with my assignments, speeches, papers, everything.”

Each month, a student is nominated by a faculty or staff member to be featured as an Outstanding Student based on their dedication to educational success, attitude toward learning, and hard work in their field and activities.

To learn more about opportunities at NCMC, visit or contact the Admissions Department at 660-359-3948. x1410.

Photo: Syntitha Morehead, an NCMC online student from Milan, Missouri has been selected as this month’s NCMC Outstanding Student. Pictured is Syntitha on the main campus outside of Geyer Hall.