Spotlight On: Andrew Beck

Scholar Andrew Beck is pursuing his business degree using L&C’s 2+2 program with Missouri Baptist University.
Program: Business
Class of 2022
Hometown: Jerseyville

Rather than viewing his education as simply a means to an end, Jerseyville scholar Andrew Beck uses his time at Lewis and Clark Community College as an opportunity to mold himself into the sort of employee he wishes to be.

As a 2020 graduate of Memorial Christian Academy, Beck has maintained a long line of academic successes, including a 12-year run as a high honor roll student, dating back to his primary school days. In high school, he earned the Salesmanship Award (fundraising), Perseverance Award, Exemplary Conduct Award and won the Scripture Memorization and Speech Recital for 12 consecutive years. With such a strong academic record, Beck could have chosen to attend a number of schools, but decided on L&C.

“There were so many good reasons to choose Lewis and Clark,” he said. “It has a great reputation and it’s affordable. It’s close to me and gave me the option to attend classes remotely, which allows me to work more.”

Because of his academic prowess, Beck was awarded the L&C Board of Trustees Scholarship in both 2020 and 2021, the 2020 Scott Credit Union Scholarship and the 2021 Busey Bank Scholarship.

Beck is quick to credit several teachers and co-workers among his mentors. Among them is L&C Sociology Professor Christina Chapman.

“Andrew is mature, intelligent and eager to learn,” Chapman said. “He’s incredibly professional and just a great all-round student.”

After Beck completes his Associate in Applied Science in Business Technology at L&C, he plans to take advantage of L&C’s 2+2 program with Missouri Baptist University, where he hopes to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

For more information on L&C’s Business Technology program, contact Adviser Matthew Murphy at (618) 468-5256 or

To learn more about 2+2 and other transfer programs offered through L&C, contact Enrollment Services at (618) 468-2222 or

For information about scholarships offered through the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation Scholarship Program, contact Deborah Edelman at (618) 468-2010 or