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Alumni Profiles

Candy Whirley ’97: How Many Does it Take to Tango?

2020-05-12T15:02:05-05:00May 11th, 2020|Alumni Profiles, Career Development|

When Candy Whirley ’97 was 30 years old, married and a mother of two, she was managing a restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri when a local corporation asked her to teach a customer service class to their employees. “After I gave them the ‘how-to speech,’ I realized that that was [...]

LaTonya Williams ’03: Determination

2020-05-12T15:13:24-05:00May 7th, 2020|Alumni Profiles, Communication & Journalism|

When LaTonya Williams ’03 was a student, her email signature was LaTonya “I’ll sleep when I graduate” Williams. But even though several years have passed since she graduated, she still doesn’t seem to have gotten the “you can sleep now” memo. Williams, who graduated with a journalism and public relations [...]

Deena Murphy ’85

2020-01-07T12:43:04-06:00January 7th, 2020|Alumni Profiles, Magazine|

Deena Murphy said she really didn’t think about going to college until she was recruited by Missouri Western to play basketball. When she arrived on campus, coaches suggested she also try out for softball, and she ended up playing both softball and basketball throughout her college career. Ironically, it was [...]