Alumni Relations

Alumni Association

The Missouri Western State University Alumni Association was established in 1970 to advance the educational interests of the university. The Association provides opportunities for alumni to stay in touch with Missouri Western.

The Alumni Association works directly under the Alumni Relations office. The association is led by a board of more than twenty alumni who are dedicated to getting alumni involved in the life of MWSU.

A number of programs have been established to achieve the goals of the Association. Each year the Alumni Association recognizes the accomplishments of past students and current instructors with Distinguished Service Awards. The Association also sponsors events such as reunions for alumni during Homecoming, commencement receptions for graduating seniors, as well as a reunion luncheon for former students of St. Joseph Junior College. Regional alumni committees help to plan alumni activities in St. Joseph, Kansas City, Columbia, and St. Louis.

Many of the flowers and shrubs adorning the campus were planted through a beautification program of the Alumni Association. For more information on how to become involved in the Alumni Association, contact Colleen Kowich, Director of Alumni Relations at

Alumni Association Board of Directors



David Slater 1David Slater ’82, President Pleasant Valley
Angie Springs 2Angie Springs ’02, First Vice-President St. Joseph
Mary Vaughan 1Mary Vaughan ’79, Second Vice-President St. Charles
Shelby Coxon 1Shelby Coxon ’99, Past President
Kansas City
Sheryl Bremer 1Sheryl Bremer ’81 St. Joseph
Joe Byer ’11 Kansas City
Carole Dunn ’91 St. Joseph
Karree Anne Hedden ’02 Kansas City
Diane Hook 1Diane Hook ’90 St. Joseph
Claudia James ’89 Kansas City
Jim Jeffers ’73 St. Joseph
Linda Kerner 1Linda Kerner ’73 St. Joseph
Brandy Meeks ’07 Clarksdale
Kendell Misemer ’82 Stanberry
Arthur Montgomery ’89 St. Louis
Phyllis Myers ’56 St. Joseph
Molly Pierce ’77 St. Joseph
Natalie Redmond ’00 St. Joseph
Ralph Schank 2Ralph Schank ’82 Savannah
Tom Schnedier 2Tom Schneider ’64 St. Joseph
Jennifer Stanek 2Jennifer Stanek ’99 St. Charles
Joe Vigliaturo 2Joseph Vigliaturo ’76 St. Joseph
Lilia White ’12 St. Joseph
Reyhan Wilkenson ’15 Kansas City
Tona Williams ’00 St. Joseph


Meeting Dates:

Alumni Board meetings are open to all interested alumni.

Thursday, November 16, 2014; 6:00 p.m.; MWSU Campus

Thursday, February 12, 2015; 6:00 p.m.; MWSU Campus

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 9:00 a.m., MWSU Campus

Saturday, August 8, 2015; 9:00 a.m., MWSU Campus

Please RSVP to Jenna Stevens (