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Five UCM Employees Featured in Warrensburg Star-Journal’s "20 Under 40" Publication for 2023

By Jeff Murphy, October 25, 2023


University of Central Missouri employees are among 20 indvidiuals under age 40 who are recognized in a publication produced by the Warrensburg Star-Journal  to celebrate outstanding young people in this area.

WARRENSBURG, MO – The contributions five University of Central Missouri employees have made to their community through their work and service were celebrated in the 2023 edition of “20 Under 40,” a special section in the Warrensburg Star-Journal, a community newspaper serving readers throughout Johnson County, Missouri.

Released on Oct. 20 in print and online, this is the third consecutive year the Star-Journal has published this special section as a way to honor young people who contribute to the county in many ways. Twenty individuals who are under age 40 are recognized for their efforts in areas that include business, education, civic involvement and community service. Selections were made on the basis of nominations from the community and the Star-Journal staff. Members of the publication’s newsroom narrowed the field of nominees to create a publication chock full of stories about young adults who are helping to create a bright future for this area.

UCM employees who were recognized include individuals who have multiple professional responsibilities at businesses or organizations off campus. University honorees are Tyler Habiger, director of annual giving at the UCM Alumni Foundation; Joe Jennings, administrative sergeant at the UCM Department of Public Safety; Rebekah Mauschbaugh, communication and events library assistant at UCM and co-owner of Lamplight Bookstore in Warrensburg; Courtney Swoboda, director of Military and Veteran Services; and Lindsay Tegtmeier, an adjunct professor at UCM who also serves as an agent at State Farm.

Individuals who want to learn more about these “20 Under 40” honorees and other area residents who are featured in the publication can do so by visiting the Star-Journal’s website at


This Warrensburg Star-Journal group photo taken outside the UCM Ward Edwards Building features many of the individuals who were recognized in the newspaper's "20 Under 40" publication for 2023. This includes five university employees, Tyler Habiger, Joe Jennings, Rebekah Mauschbaugh, Courtney Swoboda, and Lindsay Tegtmeier,


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