Megan Marcacci Campos is the 30th scholar to be recognized by The Partnership for Educational Excellence in commemorating its 25th anniversary in 2017. This education 501(c)3 foundation in Macoupin County CUSD7 has invested nearly $800,000 in district children since 1992. The Partnership is celebrating the accomplishments of some of its 393 past scholars with weekly mini-biographies throughout this school year.
Megan Marcacci graduated from Gillespie High School in 1999, earning a $500 Partnership for Educational Excellence tuition scholarship.
Megan used her award toward tuition and fees at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She majored in communications and minored in Spanish, earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 2003.
Since then she has pursued a career as a meeting and event planner. Currently she is working for Wells Fargo Advisors at their headquarters in downtown St. Louis. As part of the marketing department, her primary responsibilities include budget planning; sourcing and negotiating vendor contracts; planning all logistics for an event; executing the event; and reconciling invoices.
“I’ve been married for five years to John Campos,” she says. “We have one son, Charlie, who is three years old. We also have our westie/French bulldog, Romeo.”
In her free time Megan says she enjoys “spending time with family and friends, domestic and international travel, cooking, exercise and conscious living, the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues, and shopping locally-sourced items.”
Calling her choice of Millikin University “one of the best decisions of my life,” she adds, “not only because of the wonderful education I received, but also for the relationships I made which continue to bless my life.”
The Partnership scholarship was invaluable because it “contributed to my education at Millikin,” she concludes
Megan is the daughter of Jerry and Susie Marcacci of rural Sawyerville.
For information or to donate: www.thepartnership7.org or The Partnership, P.O. Box 125, Gillespie IL 62033.