Two students from Camdenton were recognized in a leadership assembly recently at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Faith Scheidemantle and Grace Scheidemantle, both English majors, were among 35 students to be MSSU Spring 2018 Dolence Award honorees. 

They were recognized during the 27th annual Glenn D. Dolence Leadership/Service Recognition Assembly, held Wednesday, April 4, at MSSU, St. Elizabeth

Allie Heckemeyer of St. Elizabeth was also an honoree. She majored in Health Promotions.

Forrest Bunter, a senior music major from Neosho, received the 2019 Leader of the Year Award.

Student Services and Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern sponsor the awards, which are presented to graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills on campus and who have made a difference in the areas of campus organizations, student employment, student services or athletics.

The awards are named in honor of Dr. Glenn D. Dolence, former vice president for Student Services at Missouri Southern, who retired from MSSU in 1996 after 27 years of service. He later served as mayor of Webb City, Mo., and has held a variety of other posts in the community.