ucm spirit in action: Stories

Our alumni, donors and friends impact the University of Central Missouri in countless ways. Here are just a few of those stories...

 

Meet Alumnus Richard Phillips

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HOW HIS ROOTS HAVE LED HIM TO EMPOWERING DREAMS AT UCM...

He remembers the stories his mother told him about teaching in a one-room schoolhouse and credits her for his decision to go to college. Yet his focus when he came to Warrensburg...  READ MORE

 

MEET UCM ALUMNUS ADRIAN ANDREWS

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2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT

Adrian Andrews has lived on high alert during his 28 years with the U.S. Secret Service, leading federal and state undercover stings and providing protection detail for presidents, vice presidents and foreign dignitaries. He was honored by the UCM Alumni Foundation in October as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.  READ MORE

 

MEET UCM ALUMNUS Rick Mustion

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2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT

Rick Mustion’s extraordinary professionalism, competence, commitment and character are credited with his military achievement becoming a major general. The two-star designation is the highest permanent rank given during peacetime in the uniformed services, requiring final approval by both the Senate and President. He was honored by the UCM Alumni Foundation in October as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. READ MORE

 

MEET UCM ALUMNUS Dan Power

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2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENt for service

Dan Power has succeeded in three career paths – education, real estate and finance – and along the way, has helped every community where he and his wife, alumna Shirley Barr, lived and raised their family. He was honored by the UCM Alumni Foundation in October as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for Service.  READ MORE

 

ALUMNA IS “EPITOME OF GIVING BACK”

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DR. CYNTHIA “MAMA J” JOHNSON’S POWERFUL STORYTELLING INSPIRES UCM STUDENTS

Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson, Ed.D., gives back to her alma mater, the University of Central Missouri (UCM), by speaking to education students about her experience overcoming poverty, stuttering and a learning disability thanks to help from caring teachers and her parents. A national leader in equitable education, Johnson also serves on the College of Education Advisory Council. READ MORE

 

ALUMNI FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE $1.3 MILLION IN SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

FY17 Payout Graph

Record-breaking 9.72-percent increase from FY16 and nearly triple the payout since FY12

The UCM Alumni Foundation broke another record—increasing the payout from its endowments in support of students and academic programs to an all-time high. The Foundation Board of Directors authorized a payout of $1.3 million for fiscal year 2017, which is a 9.72-percent increase from FY16 and nearly triple the payout since FY12. This is the fifth consecutive year the payout increased. READ MORE

 

 

 

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