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Culture of Service

Become the Power of Red by
Joining UCM Alumni Advisor Network

Following the steps of world-renowned institutions, the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association has become the first higher red connect graphiceducation organization in Missouri to launch the Evisors Alumni Advisor Network.The online system opened to alumni in December and will be unveiled to students in February. Our first step is to engage you as advisors. It's quick and easy. Just connect to ucmo.edu/alumninetwork and create your online profile (you can import your LinkedIn profile if you have one), set up your availabilities and spread the word. It's that easy to be the POWER OF RED.

Worldly Perspective

India graduates

UCM Visits India in February

Our university's history of internationalization recently took a new turn. With 10% of our student population comprised of international students, your alma mater has never been more global. American students fly away and study abroad while international students land at KCI with Warrensburg and Lee's Summit for destinations. Another interesting fact is the rapid enrollment among Indian students, especially in our computer science master's degree program. While our 1,507 Indian students are becoming acquainted with American culture, we're going to India to experience their culture and visit alumni, friends and parents. Learn more about our Hyderabad and Mumbai visits.

Engaged Learning

"Good to Great" Motivates Alumnus

Andrew Vollmer '06, a member of Norfolk Southern's executive team, was motivated by a message from Foundation Executive Director Jason Drummond in the recent UCM Magazine. His organization also has embraced the philosophies of Jim Collins' book, "From Good to Great." "Your message motivated me to do two things: to quit procrastinating and read the book... and to become a consistent and generous donor to the UCM Foundation in appreciation to you and your team for working hard to make my alma mater an even greater university." Join Andrew to be the POWER OF RED. Make a tax-deductible gift today at ucmo.edu/giveonline

Future-Focused Academics

UCM Visits White House

UCM President Chuck Ambrose and Missouri Innovation Campus MIC Partnerspartners visited the White House to share their commitment to expand college access. Ambrose said, "Expanding this partnership gives us an opportunity to align leadership, talent and economic needs of this region to meet national goals for degree completion." The MIC is the result of the university's understanding of emerging needs for our country and for current and future generations of students. Read more.

Athletic News

Mules Run Past Northeastern State
on National Television

The Mules Basketball team shot nearly 60% from the field and pulled away from Northeastern State for an 81-62 win in front of a national television audience Dec. 20 on the CBS Sports Network. Read more here

UCM Football Wins Bowl Game, Taylor Named AP Little All-America First Team

Mules Football ended its season on a high note, defeating Southeastern Oklahoma 48-21 in the Live United Texarkana Bowl. The bowl win is the third in Mule history and the first under Coach Jim Svoboda. Bowl MVP LaVance Taylor also continues to win honors, most recently First Team AP Little All-American, an honor dating back to the 1930s for NCAA Div. II, III and the NAIA players. Read more here.


Mule Nation Alumni Clubs


Saturday, Jan. 24
Mule Nation STL
Mules vs. Lindenwood Lions
1 p.m., pregame reception at Tilted Kilt
1566 Country Club Plaza Drive
St. Charles, MO
3:30 p.m., game starts
Learn more here

Friday, Feb. 6
Mule Nation Houston
Houston Winter Invitational
and Reception at Minute Maid Stadium

4 to 6 p.m.
Learn more here



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Your Events

Talking Mules at Webster University
Jan. 23-25
Support our Talking Mules at the 2015 Gorlock Gala Tournament
For information, email Jack Rogers

Mule Nation STL
1 p.m., Jan. 24
Mules vs. Lindenwood Lions

Mule Nation Houston
4 p.m. Feb. 6
Minute Maid Park Baseball Invitational

UCM Visits India
Feb. 24 and 26
More information Hyderabad
More information Mumbai

Class of 1965 and
50-Year Society Reunion

April 23-24
More information here

College High Reunion
June 12-13
More information here


To learn more about upcoming events, visit our official event page

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