Dr. Susan Sims-Giddens has seen the nursing program at Missouri State grow and flourish since 1998, when she came to the university to teach. She brought years of experience working in settings from hospitals to private offices. She retired as a full-time faculty member in 2016. She has been teaching part-time online since. Now, she’s a member of the Onward, Upward … [Read more...] about 5 questions with campaign cabinet member Dr. Susan Sims-Giddens
Who: Mike Ingram Career: Founder and CEO of Ingram Enterprises, parent company of Fireworks Supermarkets, Fireworks Over America, Fireworks World and several investment companies. Fun fact: In 1978, he opened Wet Willy’s Water Slide on South Campbell Avenue. MSU degree: Bachelor’s in sociology, 1972 Service to the foundation: Ingram has been on the Board of Trustees … [Read more...] about Meet Missouri State University Foundation Trustee Mike Ingram
You see this group at major events and athletics contests on campus and across Springfield. They also raise the national and international profile of MSU when they perform at events like the London New Year’s Day Parade. Many aspects of the Pride Band — uniforms, equipment, the state-of-the-art Wehr Band Hall and even the performers themselves — are possible thanks to … [Read more...] about Pride Band’s marching orders from supporters: Be among the nation’s best!
Kamran grew up in an immigrant family who built a business from the ground up. When he came to Missouri State as a first-generation student, his goal was to graduate debt-free. Because of people like you who support MSU, he will. Learning a love for business, seeing a struggle Choudhry was born in New York. His parents had emigrated from Pakistan in 1997. After they … [Read more...] about Thanks to scholarships, student can move up and move on debt free
For a recent book, Dr. John Schmalzbauer, a professor of religious studies, spent years researching and collaborating with experts from around the nation. In 2018, he and a co-author published “The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education.” “It’s an overview of all the work that’s been done on the heightened role of religion in higher education,” he … [Read more...] about Faculty endowments give Missouri State a place on the national stage