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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


Meet Ray Burton

Ray Burton, a native of Clinton, Mo., is a retired dentist. He practiced dentistry in Warrensburg for 21 years before selling his practice in 2003. He also is the owner and operator of C&R Rentals in Warrensburg.

Ray graduated from UCM with a BA in chemistry in 1978 and received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1982. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Orthodontics Society, earning the Fellowship Award in both organizations. He also has membership in the Missouri Dental Association, the Springfield Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Ray voluteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Warrensburg. He and his wif,e Cynthia, have one adult son and one grandchild. Cynthia earned two degrees from UCM, a BS in 1981 and an MBA in 1984, and is a former UCM instructor.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $20,000 to endow new scholarship
  • $25 for Fund for Excellence
  • $50 to department scholarship
  • $25,000 for baseball scholarships
  • $25,000 for scholarships
  • $100,000 for wrestling
  • $250 for Fund for Excellence