Three Rivers College names Rep. Steve Cookson 'Legislator of the Year' | News
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Three Rivers College has chosen State Representative Steve Cookson as the winner of its 4th Annual Legislative Advocacy award.
The award honors Cookson, who is an alumnus of Three Rivers College, for his outstanding support of Three Rivers during the last legislative session, and an unparalleled dedication to furthering higher education in Southeast Missouri.
Cookson was elected in 2010 as representative for House District 153, which includes portions of Ripley, Butler, Wayne and Carter Counties.
Prior to his election, Cookson spent the majority of his career in the field of education, and has served on several education-related committees in the Missouri House of Representatives.
“We are very pleased to have partners like Rep. Cookson in the Missouri legislature,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Three Rivers College. “It is with his help that we have been able to continue providing quality, affordable education to our community.”
The award was presented during the college’s Legislative Brunch and Round Table meeting, held Dec. 6. At the meeting, Three Rivers staff and local legislatures discuss the current state of the college, and the legislative agenda of the year to come.
This year, the round table’s topics included a need for increased equity in higher education funding, challenges in credit transference between two-year and four-year colleges, and possible improvements in entrance exam requirements.
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