A record 9 UMSL people named to ‘30 Leaders in their Thirties’

by | Nov 4, 2017

Eight alumni and a staff member of the University of Missouri–St. Louis made up nearly a third of this year's recipients of the North County Inc. award.

The 2017 class of North County Incorporated’s 30 Leaders in their Thirties (Photo courtesy of Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs)

This past Tuesday, North County Incorporated named eight alumni and a staff member of the University of Missouri–St. Louis to its 2017 class of 30 Leaders in their Thirties.

“With UMSL alumni and staff making up almost a third of the recipients, it goes to show the great impact the university has on the region and the highly skilled and passionate professionals it helps create and attract,” Chancellor Tom George said.

The UMSL group had a healthy representation from the College of Education. Five of the eight alumni hold at least one if not multiple education degrees.

NCI recognized all the honorees for their influential work in their early careers and their civic engagement in the north St. Louis County area.

“We are proud of this exceptional group of community, civic and business leaders who, as young adults, are excelling in their professions and making a difference in north St. Louis County,” NCI President and CEO Rebecca Zoll said in a statement.

The award luncheon took place Oct. 31 at Christian Hospital.

The nine UMSL recipients are as follows:

Erin Brooks, BS chemistry 2007, OD 2011, MS optometry 2013, is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Optometry.

Michelle Cooley, MEd secondary education 2014, MEd education administration 2017, is an instructional coach at Westview Middle School in the Riverview Gardens School District.

Enrique Flores is a staff member and works as the real estate development director for University Square Community Development Corporation at UMSL.

Bruce Green, MEd education administration 2005, is the assistant superintendent for high school education, technology, school safety and alternative education for the Hazelwood School District.

Christiane Hubbard Jackson, MEd adult and higher education 2008, PhD educational leadership 2011, was recognized as a north-county resident and volunteer. She is the director of Institutional Research at St. Charles Community College.

Norman Mann, BS criminology and criminal justice 2001, is a captain and commander of staff services for the St. Louis County Police Department.

Kevin Martin, MEd 2011, EDSP education administration 2012, EdD educational policy leadership 2016, is the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School in the Hazelwood School District.

Miranda Ming, BSEd secondary education 2008, MEd education administration 2010, EDSP education administration 2011, PhD education 2015, is assistant principal at Jennings Senior High School in the Jennings School District.

Jacqueline Womack, BSBA 2010, is the Normandy branch manager for U.S. Bank.

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