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Ames L. Stewart
Ames L. Stewart’s journey to Central began in 1954 as a Missouri Boy’s State delegate. Stewart, then a Festus High School student, vowed that one day he would teach at the university. Thanks to Dr. Donald Hollis, and the interest and guidance he provided, in 1980 steward turned a vision into a reality.
Prior to his arrival at Central, Steward gained extensive experience in the electronics field that aided his teaching career. He spent 20 years in the United States Air Force as an electronics specialist before owning and operating a video store, Video Village. Stewart then taught a year at Lexington Area Vocational Technical School as an instructor before joining Bendix (Allied Signal) as a calibration technician.
Stewart, professor emeritus of electronics technology, began teaching at Central as an assistant instructor of electronics technology. He was promoted to instructor in 1982, and assistant professor in 1986, the position he held until his retirement in December 1995.
Stewart received bachelor of science degree in electronics technology from Central in 1977, and a master of science degree in industrial vocational education in 1982.
While at Central, Stewart was active in a variety of committees including the university Textbook Advisory Library Advisory committees, as well as the College of Applied Sciences and technology Performance and Recognition, Promotion and Tenure, Spring Contests and Grinstead Scholarship committees. He also served on the Curriculum, Promotions and Tenure, Merit Pay and Advisory departmental committees.
Stewart and his wife, Vicki, have three daughters, Denise, Brenda and Leslie, and a son, Bryan.