Delores and the late John Kuttler of Trenton, Missouri, were recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for their outstanding support of Missouri Community Colleges. Delores was present to receive the 2023 Award of Distinction at the statewide MCCA convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. This is one of the highest awards given to an individual who goes above and beyond to support Missouri community colleges.
John served as a member of the Trenton R-9 and Trenton Junior College Board of Education just prior to the separation from the R-9 District and was very instrumental in the planning and construction of Hoffman Hall on the NCMC Campus. Mrs. Kuttler is an NCMC alum and a former art instructor for the R-9 District and the College. In 2011, John and Delores donated the largest gift in the history of the institution, a 312-acre farm in Buchanan County.
The Kuttler Animal Science Complex at the NCMC Elizabeth & Arthur Barton Farm Campus provides a hands-on classroom for instruction in animal science. John’s untimely death in 2018 resulted in another generous gift being received by the NCMC Foundation. These funds not only help enhance the equipment, buildings, and programming at NCMC but also make a positive impact on current and future students.
John and Delores have always encouraged their family to continue their education, and they are proud that many are NCMC alumni.
MCCA is Missouri’s largest advocacy group for community colleges. “MCCA is where the state’s 12 community colleges come together to share ideas and advance common goals.”-www.mccatoday.org.
Each year, MCCA honors individuals and businesses who support community colleges in Missouri and provides recognition to those who are selected based on their support, generosity, commitment, and partnerships with community colleges in the state.
Photo: Delores Kuttler with President Dr. Lenny Klaver at the MCCA Awards ceremony in Kansas City, MO. Photo courtesy of MCCA