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‘I wanted to do this for her, and also give back to students’

Alumnus James B. (Jim) Wingfield, 1978, established a planned gift that will lead to an endowed scholarship that includes his mother’s name.

A Student Story: Natalie Grusch

Natalie Grusch is the first recipient of the MarooNation Kansas City Student Scholarship funded by the MarooNation Ball held in Kansas City. Natalie was able to attend the most recent event, held in spring 2016 with her family.

A Student Story: Vince Balassi

Vince Balassi was one of the first recipients of the MarooNation St. Louis Student Scholarship that is funded by the MarooNation Ball in St. Louis. The MarooNation Ball galas have become signature Missouri State University events with a goal to raise scholarship support for current Missouri State students from those respective areas who exemplify the University’s mission in Public Affairs, these galas have proven to be a success.

Missouri State alumnus leaves legacy through creation of departmental support fund

Robert “Bob” Signaigo has a love for Missouri State that runs deep. He credits his education and experiences at Missouri State University for helping shape his future and his career as a financial advisor, ultimately allowing him the opportunity to give back to the institution.

Donors making a difference

Choosing to start the Reverend John Bettmann Memorial Scholarship at Missouri State just made sense to Theresa Bettmann, a master’s student in the Social Work program at Missouri State. After an impactful semester in class with Dr. Lorene Stone, the professor that started the Al and Margaret Hemphill Scholarship, Bettmann knew just how she wanted to honor and memorialize her father’s sudden passing.

Donors making a difference

From attending Parkview High School and Missouri State University in Springfield to soon traveling abroad to Oxford, England; Zachary Perry’s list of accomplishments would make any alumni proud to be a Bear.

Donors making a difference

Run into T-Asia Mays, a sophomore in the Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State University, and it is hard to imagine her as anything but a MSU Bear. Nearly always donned head-to-toe in Bear Wear (whether it is Friday or not), her love for the University and her Animal Science Program in the School of Agriculture is infectious.

Health-care provider gives Missouri State University his farm, creates faculty chair in psychology

The peaceful 250-acre plot of land near Fair Grove looks like many farms in the Ozarks. There’s a barn, a garden, wooden fence posts and animals wandering languidly. That is, until you enter the building that has a chapel. Not many farms have a building dedicated to healing and finding a higher spirit, with artwork and ceremonial objects celebrating many of the world’s religious traditions. This building, the former conference center of the Holos Insititute of Health, also has libraries, conference rooms, offices and more. The land, livestock, conference center and other structures were all part of a gift to Missouri State from Dr. C. Norman Shealy.

Study Away ambitions become reality thanks to aid honoring MSU professors

Two scholarships honoring retired faculty at Missouri State University helped make a semester of cultural immersion in Argentina possible for MSU senior, Scott Lacombe. The highly beneficial study away experience is growing in importance, but also costs, for many students.

Allison gift updates intramural facilities and opportunities

Though inclement weather forced the festivities indoors, no amount of rain could dampen the excitement of hundreds of Missouri State University students, alumni, and donors that turned out on April 23, 2013 to celebrate the dedication of the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreation Fields and the Betty and Bobby Allison Courts.