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From Fanning Batters to World-Class Deals, Focus Pays Off for Jim Crane
Mentored by the late Coach Robert Tompkins, Houston resident James R. Crane learned the value of staying focused as a former Mules baseball standout. With his rocket of a right arm, during the 1974 NCAA D-II College World Series, he pitched his way to a team record 18 strikeouts in a single game, including fanning 11 batters in a row.
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Vandepopuliere's Success Tied to Mule-Like Drive
Before Joe Vandepopuliere invented internationally known products and became a UCM alumnus, he discovered that successful people have something in common with mules - they aren't afraid of hard work. The son of Belgian immigrants grew up on a vegetable farm in rural Parkville, MO, where he often worked in harmony with Missouri's beloved state animal.
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Nissanka's Charge Could Revolutionize an Industry
Born in Sri Lanka and spending his high school years in Zambia, Don Nissanka came to the U.S. with only a suitcase and ambition. From humble beginnings as a UCM international student, he now is poised to revolutionize the world's battery industry.
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PR Graduates, Student Connect through Internship
University of Central Missouri student Katie Thomas found out this summer just how small the business world can be. She worked alongside two UCM alumnae, sisters Becky Freetly-Graber and Sara Freetly-Grubb, during an internship at Pineapple Marketing Group in Lee's Summit. The women discovered they have more in common than they realized.
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Tell Us about Your New Baby and Receive a Free Banz
Central Missouri's newest future alumni will be in style and protected from the sun's rays with a pair of Baby Banz, a special gift from the UCM Alumni Association. A free pair of the sunglasses made just for kids will be provided for each birth announced by UCM alumni in Central Today. Better known as Baby Banz, the sunglasses also will be available for purchase through the Alumni Online Store.
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