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UCM is Fastest Growing University in State

With five commencement ceremonies approaching this Friday and Saturday, the University of Central Missouri is preparing to graduate the most students in a single class in our history. Based on the past five years’ enrollment growth, UCM has become the fastest growing university in the state of Missouri. Read more about commencement.

Campus News

Generation Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to Six Students

While providing a financial incentive to make it possible for more students to pursue study abroad opportunities, the University of Central Missouri also is gaining momentum toward meeting its goal to have 500 students annually studying in foreign countries by 2019. Read more.

Alumni News

Alumnus Learns Real Value of Mule Mascot

muleRichard B. Tudman ’69 ’71 writes about his travels to delve into the history of the Santa Fe Trail, taking he and his wife from Franklin, MO, to Santa Fe, NM. “It has taken years for me to truly understand the meaning of our Missouri Mule Mascot...now I get it.” Read more about Richard and his trip.


Foundation News

Ed See Outstanding Theatre Award Honors Liberty High School Teacher, Don Johnson

Don JohnsonDon Johnson ’94 ’06, who teaches theatre at Liberty High School received the 2016 Ed See Outstanding Theatre Award during the April 9 performance of “The Taming of the Shrew.” When Dr. See retired, he established the award through the UCM Foundation. The purpose of the endowment is to honor UCM theatre alumni who have distinguished themselves in theatre education, community theatre, or some area of professional theatre and have demonstrated commitment and love for the theatre arts. Johnson has directed some 70 productions and has received many awards for himself and for his students. Read more.

Athletic News

Senior Student-Athletes of the Year Honored

Student Athletes 2016

Central Missouri Athletics announced the winners of the 2015-16 Dr. Peggy Martin and Vernon Kennedy Awards for the outstanding Female and Male Senior Student-Athletes of the Year at the 2015 athletics banquet. Julie Ireland from Jennies Soccer, Carly Sojka from Jennies Volleyball, Heavin Warner from Jennies Track & Field, and Shelby Winkelmann from Jennies Basketball and Volleyball were announced as the winners of the Dr. Peggy Martin Award, while Travis Mays from Mules Golf and Caniggia Raynor of Mules Track & Field were named the winners of the Vernon Kennedy Award. Read more.

Mule Nation

Class of 1966

The Class of ’66 returned for a 50-year reunion April 21 and 22. As they toured campus and renewed friendships, they showed their pride and longstanding loyalty as members of Mule Nation! We are equally proud of their achievements and were happy to engage with them to show them today's campus and students.




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