46th Valley Women's Hall of Famer to be Inducted

Posted April 29, 2014


Media Relations Contacts:

April DeGraff, (660) 831-4172, degraffa@moval.edu


 Marshall, Mo. (April 29, 2014)—Missouri Valley College’s Valley Women organization will honor three individuals at its annual tea at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in the Ferguson Center Formal Lounge. The 46th inductee into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame, the 2014 Outstanding Senior Woman and the Valley Women Scholarship recipient will be recognized.


Pam Reeder, MVC library director, will be inducted into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame.


Reeder has served the Missouri Valley College community for 25 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Central Methodist University. After graduation, Reeder taught K-6 vocal music and band, as well as private piano lessons for 15 years. Following her passion for music, Reeder has performed with the CMU orchestra and Marshall Municipal Band, and served for many years as a piano accompanist for children’s choirs at First United Methodist Church in Marshall.   


Reeder began her career in librarianship at MVC in 1989 working as a technical services librarian.  In 1992, she received her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Missouri. Shortly after, she was promoted to director of Murrell Library and received promotion to assistant professor in 2004.


Reeder has served on various committees at Missouri Valley including student and faculty grievance committees, co-chair of the HLC committee, technology committee, and is currently chair of the curriculum committee. She is a current council member of the MOBIUS organization for libraries in Missouri and is a past member of the MOBIUS cataloging committee. Reeder has written successful grant applications for traveling exhibitions, book discussion groups and library equipment.


“I am honored and humbled to be chosen as an inductee into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame. There are so many great women who have made wonderful contributions to Missouri Valley College,” Reeder said. “My hope is that the work I do will have a lasting, positive impact on our students, faculty and staff.”


The Valley Women will also present Emily Adams with the 2014 Outstanding Senior Woman award. The Outstanding Senior Woman Award is decided on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and service, and is voted on by MVC faculty, staff and Valley Women members.


Adams, from Marshall, Mo., is an elementary education major with a minor in history. She is on the Dean’s List and is active in Student- Missouri State Teacher’s Association, Concert Choir and Students for Christ, and volunteers at the MVC Early Childhood Lab School.


An MVC junior woman will be awarded the Valley Women scholarship at the event. Money for the scholarship comes from private donations and fundraisers.


The Valley Women’s Tea is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.




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