51st Valley Women’s Hall of Famer to be Inducted

April 25, 2019
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College’s Valley Women organization will honor three individuals during its annual tea at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 in the Malcolm Center Bacon Room. The 51st inductee into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame, the 2019 Outstanding Senior Woman and the Valley Women Scholarship recipient will be recognized.

Tiffany Bergman, associate professor of history and co-chair of the division of social sciences, will be inducted into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame.

Tiffany is the daughter of Dr. Donald D. Peters and Jamie Peters and grew up on a number of military bases between the United States and Germany. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Missouri Valley College in both history and human service agency management in 1993 and went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in history at the University of Texas San Antonio in 1996.

Tiffany and her husband Jody Bergman, a 1993 MVC graduate, are the proud parents of four sons, Caleb, Connor, Caedon and Colstyn. Caleb and Connor will be graduating from Santa Fe High School this May and plan to attend Missouri Valley College in the fall. Colstyn will graduate from the Viking Learning Academy this spring as well. Tiffany, Jody and their boys are very active within the community through Trinity Lutheran Church, the Santa Fe School District, 4H and many other community organizations. Tiffany currently serves as the club leader for the Alma 4H club and assists with many events through the Lafayette County 4H program. This March, Tiffany was presented with the Frank Graham Leadership Award for her service to Lafayette County and 4H.

Tiffany was a founding member of the MVC Beta Chi Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha and has continued to support the organization and its members and goals by serving as their faculty advisor. She was also recognized by Theta Phi Alpha Sorority for her commitment to service with the Outstanding Alumna Compass Award. Tiffany Bergman is an active member of the Missouri Valley College campus and community through her service on many committees and activities on campus.

The Valley Women will also present Léa Filali with the 2019 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.

Léa Filali, from Brussels, Belgium, is a management-administration and marketing double major with a minor in English and will graduate in May. During her time at Valley, she has been a member of the honors program, Alpha Chi Honor Society, the International Club, ENACTUS and SGA, serving as president at one point. She was also a tutor and supplemental instructor in English, chair of the honors student advisory board, a part time library assistant, editor for the Purple Patch, residence life staff member and a member of Sigma Tau Delta, serving as secretary at one point. After graduation, Léa plans to obtain her master’s degree in organizational development with a concentration in strategic human resources and hold a position as a Graduate Assistant.

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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