March Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner – Courtney Dougherty

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The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the March Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Courtney Dougherty! Courtney is a Site Facilitator for Adventure Club.

Courtney Dougherty, Site Facilitator, Adventure Club, University of Missouri College of Education

Brooke Ward’s nomination

Courtney is the best co-worker to have! She goes above and beyond everyday in her work. She gets everything accomplished that needs to be, she lends helping hands to everyone, and always does so with a smile on her face. Since the pandemic Courtney has stepped up and taken on many new challenges in the office without hesitation. We truly are so lucky to have her at Adventure Club! We love you Courtney!


Megan Becwar’s nomination

Courtney is dedicated to providing great experiences to students. This year, she planned the activity calendar for the school year for all AC programs. My students have had a blast using her plans to make felt rats for Chinese New Year, grow germs in petri dishes to learn about handwashing, and dozens of other enriching activities. She is always supportive and encouraging to coworkers and will go out of her way to help problem-solve and brainstorm. During our full-day programs, Courtney is always energetic and willing to take on any task to make the day a great experience. By helping others, she has a positive influence on all of Adventure Club. I have been so impressed with Courtney’s abilities and the positive way in which she represents AC and the COE to our families and community.


Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award, University of Missouri College of Education

Established by former Interim Dean Rose Porter, the Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award celebrates the dedication, resolve, leadership, and overall excellence of individuals making significant contributions to the MU College of Education. Rose Porter has always been a strong advocate for staff, noting that “they keep the place running.” Jill Williams-Graham (M ED 1990) and her husband Dr. Steven Graham, Sr. Associate Vice-President, UM System, joined Dr. Rose Porter and her husband Dr. Michael Porter, recognizing the immense impacts staff have in the running of the college. 


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