One August day in 2009, Terri Fiala Menghini, '86, and her family were midflight as their plane began to experience severe turbulence. When she saw the concern spreading across her kids’ faces, Menghini, said: “Don’t worry; if God wanted to take me, it would’ve happened a week ago.” Bolt from the blue Just days before, as Menghini biked along a highway in the Colorado … [Read more...] about Former volleyball Bear now an Ironman, despite being hit by lightning
On the last day of his first year as a teacher, Blaine Broderick's, '14, classroom was ready for summer: Chairs were stacked on tables, books were corralled in plastic tubs, the dry erase board was clean. His fourth and fifth graders were at an end-of-year assembly, giving Broderick, a special education teacher at Summit Intermediate in Nixa, time to reflect on a great start … [Read more...] about 2014 spotlight: Special education teacher wins award during first year in classroom
She’s skulking through dark streets photographing buildings for inspiration for her oil paintings. These low-quality snapshots help her recreate a story of the rural America that she loves. Occasionally, she gets taken down to the police station on her quest to capture images of her subjects. But usually, in her small hometown of Brookfield, Missouri — where she photographs … [Read more...] about Painter’s work gaining recognition; solo shows planned around U.S.
Dr. D. Kim Bowman, '64, and her mother, Inez, '41, share many things in common. They both love teaching. Inez Bowman, now 97, educated elementary students during her career in the 1940s. Kim, 72, is an associate professor of modern languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. They are both world travelers. Inez’s late husband and Kim’s father, former … [Read more...] about Mother, daughter now both Golden Bears
Scholarships for children and grandchildren of alumni Keep the tradition going in your family! MSU has two scholarships available exclusively for students who are children and grandchildren of Missouri State graduates. Continue the Tradition For out-of-state children and grandchildren of graduates. Centennial Legacy Leadership Scholarship For an undergraduate … [Read more...] about Bear siblings