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New centers open to serve students

2020-09-18T14:58:07-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Applied Learning, Campus News, Features|

Center offers credit for service One of Missouri Western’s values is service, and Dr. Melody Smith said the University is now “putting action” behind that value. After pilot programs in the spring and summer, this fall marked the full launch of the Center for Service, where students can earn credit [...]

Letter from the Alumni President Mary Hausman Workman ’75

2020-09-18T14:58:39-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, University Advancement|

Fellow alumni, I am truly excited to have been asked to be the president of the Missouri Western State University Alumni Association for the 2020-21 academic school year. I am a proud ’75 graduate of Missouri Western’s elementary education department, and to this day appreciate the faculty who helped me [...]

Graduate student takes advantage of 100% online program

2020-09-18T15:06:59-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Alumni Profiles|

Angela Thro was looking at masters programs at several universities when she connected with Dr. Susan Bashinski, dean of Missouri Western’s Graduate School. Missouri Western had just the program she wanted – a masters in K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education – and she will graduate December 2020. Unlike most of the [...]

Dr. Jordan Siewert ’08: Chronicling the unexpected journey

2020-09-18T15:07:27-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Alumni Profiles|

Dr. Jordan Siewert never expected to write a book, but when his daughter was born in 2014 with a congenital heart defect, he found that he wanted to share his experiences. “I felt that maybe my story could speak to someone,” said Dr. Siewert, a native of St. Joseph, Missouri. [...]

Happy 50th anniversary to the Alumni Association!

2020-09-18T15:08:03-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Alumni Relations|

In the first edition of the alumni newsletter in March 1970, it was announced that Missouri Western had formed an Alumni Association, and a board and officers were elected. According to the article, the purpose of the group was to advance the educational interests of Missouri Western and provide opportunities [...]

Alumni Association Awards

2020-09-18T15:05:39-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Alumni Relations, College of Professional Studies, Craig School of Business, Faculty Excellence, International Student Services, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

The Missouri Western State University Alumni Association has announced the names of its alumni awards honorees. A virtual Alumni Association Awards Banquet will be premiered on YouTube in October. Award winners are: Pat Modlin ’88, retired executive and current business owner: Distinguished Alumni Award. After retiring from Cerner Corporation as [...]

IRONMAN Griffon: Dr. Adrienne Johnson

2020-09-21T14:55:22-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Alumni Profiles|

2.4-mile swim 112-mile bicycle ride 26.2-mile run Become an Ironman That is the list now owned by Dr. Adrienne Johnson, associate professor of education, who checked the Ironman goal off her bucket list last fall when she competed in and finished IRONMAN Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Johnson said she had [...]

Letter from the Executive Director Kim Weddle ’00

2020-05-12T15:03:30-05:00May 11th, 2020|Alumni News, University Advancement|

As I am writing this letter to you, our world has become surreal. We are asked to stay in our homes and only venture out for necessities in an effort to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. I miss my colleagues and the vibrancy of having students on campus. [...]

Letter from the Alumni President Tona Williams ’00

2020-05-12T15:04:08-05:00May 11th, 2020|Alumni News, University Advancement|

Dear Fellow Alumni, As I sit down to write to you all, I feel at a loss for words. We started this spring semester off with great momentum. The fall had us growing our community with so many successful and exciting events. Basketball season took off and we looked great! We [...]