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College of Professional Studies

Congratulations Alumni Award recipients

2021-08-23T15:46:35-05:00August 19th, 2021|Alumni News, Alumni Relations, Biology, Chemistry, College of Business and Professional Studies, College of Liberal Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Professional Studies, College of Science and Health, Craig School of Business, Education, Global Center, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

Distinguished Alum Teresa Fankhauser ’79 Teresa Fankhauser graduated from Missouri Western with a Bachelor of Science in Education – Speech/Theatre.  Fankhauser joined the St. Joseph Allied Arts Council in 2005 and currently serves as the executive director. She works with local arts agencies, Missouri Western, the [...]

Alumni Association Awards

2021-08-18T11:44:11-05:00September 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 [...]

News Briefs Winter 2020

2020-01-07T14:18:41-06:00January 7th, 2020|Campus News, Chemistry, College of Professional Studies, Education, Library, Magazine|

New master’s degree for teachers Missouri Western began offering a new master’s degree for teachers this fall that is 100% online. The Master of Applied Science in Assessment Differentiated Instruction is for teachers or administrators in pre-K through 12th grade. “Today’s Pre-K-12 classrooms are more diverse than ever, and finding [...]

Griffons Abroad: Egypt and Myanmar

2019-09-17T13:20:30-05:00September 5th, 2019|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Education, Features, Magazine|

  Training teachers in Egypt Dr. Adrienne Johnson spent two weeks in Cairo this past spring when she was selected for an English Language Specialist assignment for the U.S. Department of State. Just 80 people from the United States are selected in the program each year. Dr. Johnson, assistant professor [...]

Professor Lives her Adventurous Dream

2019-09-05T11:57:25-05:00September 5th, 2019|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Magazine|

Just 320 days after surgery for a brain aneurism, Dr. Linda Oakleaf, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, participated in a two-day, 52-mile Harbor to Harbor hike in California, trekking from Oceanside to San Diego. “I’m really glad I did it in spite of the fact that my [...]

HPER Creates New Lab and Upgrades Another

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00September 12th, 2018|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, MWSU Foundation|

There’s a new look in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, making its hands-on labs more appealing and even more functional than before. The Looney Complex now contains a new Personal and Commercial Fitness Lab and a remodeled Health and Exercise Science Lab with new equipment. Dr. Justin [...]

Dr. Greg Vecchi: Bringing the FBI Background

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work|

Dr. Greg Vecchi When criminal justice students are mulling over career choices, their go-to professor for all things Federal Bureau of Investigation is Dr. Greg Vecchi, assistant professor of criminal justice. Missouri Western hired Dr. Vecchi in 2016, who brought a background of working 18 years for the [...]