Learn more about alumni awards Bears of Distinction Awards Ron Richard, 1972 Outstanding Alumnus Ron Richard represents Missouri’s 32nd senatorial district. He is the only Missouri legislator in a century to be elected both Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader. About the award: The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes recipients for extraordinary achievement … [Read more...] about Meet the 2016 Alumni Association awardees
No one thinks of himself as a terrorist. “Not even members of Boko Haram,” said Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi, assistant professor of history. Oyeniyi, who is from Nigeria, has spent the last 10 years researching the roots of terrorism in West Africa. Looking at terrorism’s Latin root words “terrorem,” which means to instill great fear or dread, and “terrere,” which means to fill … [Read more...] about The Faculty: Eye to eye, or eye for an eye?
Casey Flanigan, nursing major "This scholarship will help tremendously towards my education at Missouri State University. It will assist me as I obtain a degree in the medical field. The medical field has helped me in so many ways and now, with this, I am going to be able to help give back. Growing up in St. Louis has shaped me to be the person that I am today. Being able to … [Read more...] about Meet Bears who benefit from the MarooNation Ball
Tony Hammond, '78, is an American history buff. It’s advantageous, then, that since the 1980s he has been able to have a career in politics and government in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as one of four members of the leadership team for the Postal Regulatory Commission. He was appointed to this role by two different presidents. Passion for public … [Read more...] about Presidential appointee helps regulate U.S. Postal Service
On a cold January day, high school counselor Rob Lundien, '02, stood in the East Room of the White House and heard Michelle Obama recognize him by name. “I got a little emotional on stage as we were recognized,” Lundien, a high school counselor in Kansas City, Missouri, said. “We love our jobs and our kids and we put in long hours, and it was overwhelming to think that … [Read more...] about Alumnus honored as School Counselor of the Year finalist