April 2015
50 Year Reunion
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Celebrating the Class of 1965

Calling all members of the Class of 1965 and 50-Year Society members from previous classes! Join us April 23-24 for the 50-year reunion as we reminisce down memory lane at the University of Central Missouri and witness some of the amazing changes happening since 1965.
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Campus News

UCM Named Host Site for Strategic Deterrent Coalition's Inaugural Symposium

The Strategic Deterrent Coalition, a national organization dedicated to supporting and maintaining the nation's strategic nuclear deterrent, has selected UCM as the site for its first symposium, May 4-6. Senior military leaders from Washington, D.C., and academic experts from institutions such as Yale University have roles in the event. Read more.

UCM Foundation Approves Record $1.185 Million to Support Students

Recognizing the financial commitment that a college degree requires, the UCM Foundation has approved an historic amount of support for students and academic programs for fiscal year 2016. The Foundation Board of Directors authorized a payout of $1.185 million from its endowments, a 32 percent increase over FY15. Read more.

Alumni News

Recipients of 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards Announced

The UCM Alumni Association is proud to sponsor several awards that recognize alumni for exemplary achievement and service. Since 1978, the association has honored alumni considered esteemed by their peers as the "brightest and most distinguished" in their field. Honorees for 2015, from left, are: Brig. Gen. Troy Kok, Ashvin P. Vibhakar and Tom Wyrsch. They are being honored during 2015 Homecoming.
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Kok Vibhakar Wyrsch

Alum Featured on NCAA After the GameCrane

Jim Crane '76 was recognized by the NCAA web series, After the Game, which highlights the success of former NCAA student-athletes. Crane, who owns the Houston Astros, attributes his success to lessons learned as an athlete at UCM.
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Athletic News

Jennies Track & Field Crowned National Champions

For the first time in their history, UCM Jennies track and field team can call themselves National Champions. Freshmen, Erika Kinsey captured two individual national championships and the Jennies brought home seven All-America honors. Earlier in the month, Frank Cagnina became the second UCM wrestler to claim multiple national championships as he won his second straight title at 149 pounds and helped lead the Mules to their best-ever national finish. Read more.


Jennies Bowling Hosting NCAA Championship

The St. Louis Sports Commission and UCM are excited to co-host the 2015 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships on April 9-11 at Tropicana Lanes in St.Louis, Mo. Watch the nation's best collegiate bowlers, including our Jennies, the fifth at-large selection! Read more.
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Friday, May 29, Dr. Pepper Park
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The President's Gala
7:30 p.m., April 7
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Lifelong Learning
UCM Gallery of Art & Design
April 16 at 7 p.m.
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50-Year Reunion:
Celebrating the Class of '65

April 23 & 24
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5 p.m., May 22

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