Dr. Linda Pettijohn ’79 was honored by the Missouri State University Board of Governors as a 2019 inductee into the University’s Wall of Fame. The wall honors employees who have excelled at MSU and significantly contributed to the success and positive collegiate experience of students. Dr. Pettijohn worked in the College of Business at MSU from 1987 to 2010.
L.B. Galbearth, Jr. ’94 was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in June 2019. LTC Galbearth made history as the first U.S. Army officer to complete the Certificate of Management Excellence from the Harvard Business School. He is also the first Department of Defense military officer to complete the Advanced Management Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School. He earned degrees in history and political science from Missouri Western and holds a graduate certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management and a Master’s in Health Sciences from Touro University in 2011.
He is also a graduate of the Army Recruiter and the Recruiter Company Commander courses and holds the Gold Badge in Recruiting. He is a graduate of the Health Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security and Training Course, Health Services Human Resources Course, Health Services Logistics Course and the Multifunctional Logistics Course. He is a graduate of the Army Command General Staff College and the Naval War College Command and Staff. He has completed the Homeland Security Planner’s Course and Joint, Inter Agency, Multinational Planner’s Course at the National Defense University. He holds Peace Operations Specialized Training Certificates in Military Studies, Human Rights and Gender Studies from the United Nations Peace Operations Training Institute. He and his wife, Toni (Foster) Galbearth ’91, have four children. He is currently serving as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 7455th Medical Battalion in Topeka, Kansas.
Jason Tolen ’95 is assistant principal at Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Christopher Hamilton ‘05 and Heather (Teeter) Hamilton ‘06, announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Jean, born July 8, 2019.
Matt ’08 and Allie ’11 Canaday announce the birth of a daughter, Stella Marie, born June 14, 2019. She has a brother, Cooper.
David Carriger Jr. ’72, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 30, 2019.
David Dinning ’73, New Braunfels, Texas, Aug. 9, 2019.
Patti Jo (Hackett) Hale ’76, Kansas City, Missouri, March 27, 2018.
Ivan E. Herpel ’74, Gower, Missouri, March 5, 2019.
Harold Dean Johnson ’64, Derby, Kansas, June 14, 2019. He served as assistant professor of engineering and technology at Missouri Western 1971-76.
Kenneth G. Johnson ’63, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 8, 2019. He taught computer science at Missouri Western for 37 ½ years.
Matthew A. Landess ’08, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Sept. 14, 2019.
Elizabeth A. Moore ’86, Ruskin, Florida, March 8, 2019.
Heather A. Riley ’95, Belton, Missouri, July 8, 2019.
Roger W. Roberts ’91, Kansas City, Missouri, May 24, 2019.
Mary A. Rasmussen ’74, Lake Placid, Florida, April 25, 2019.
Lee R. Schuster, Coronado, California, Aug. 13, 2019. He was an adjunct instructor at Missouri Western for more than 20 years.
Maisie I. (Brumge) Stevenson ’77, McAllen, Texas, July 7, 2019.