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The Story of Jake Emig and Sully

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ALUMNUS Jake Emig and his Recently retired partner are officers in the Kansas City Mounted Police, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.

“I get to do exactly what I loved as a kid,” says Jake Emig, a 2006 University of Central Missouri alumnus and member of the Kansas City Mounted Patrol.  READ MORE

 

Born to make a difference...

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ALUMNA YOLANDA CARGILE HAS MADE HER LIFE'S WORK POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE LIVES OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

As she envisions her upcoming role as Superintendent in the Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Yolanda Cargile, Ed.D, reflects how her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Missouri in social work positioned her to be well-equipped for the role.

“My degree [in social work] has always impacted me,” says Dr. Cargile. “It made me a better teacher, a better principal and better director of student services—it’s the framework that’s helped me throughout my entire professional life.”  READ MORE

 

Q & A WITH THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

AN UPDATE FROM DR. CHUCK AMBROSE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE STATE BUDGET ON UCM

(Posted March 7, 2017)

A financial crisis with the state of Missouri budget caused by a significant drop in expected state revenue will impact state-supported colleges and universities throughout the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and in Fiscal Year 2018. To ensure alumni are in the loop, University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose responded to the following questions:

Q: What should alumni and friends know about the current state of the Missouri budget?

A. UCM learned in late January that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and the legislature plan to withhold $55 million in core funding for the state’s public four-year universities and $12 million for two-year public colleges for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. This results in a loss of $4.15 million in state support for UCM this year. Additionally, Governor Greitens on Feb. 2 unveiled his state budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which will result in an additional revenue loss.As part of a plan to trim state funding by $572 million, the governor’s budget proposal calls for a $159 million (12 percent decrease) in state appropriations for Missouri higher education institutions, with most of the cut coming from public universities. READ MORE

 

UCM Alumni Foundation Approves $1.4 Million to Support Student Success

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BOARD APPROVES 7.81-PERCENT INCREASE FROM ENDOWMENT FOR FY18

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation has increased the payout from its endowments in support of students and academic programs. The Board of Directors authorized a payout of $1.4 million for fiscal year 2018, which is a 7.81-percent increase from FY17 and nearly triple the payout since FY12.  READ MORE

 

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

  

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