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UCM Aviation, UCM Alumni Foundation, University News

UCM Celebrates New Skyhaven Aviation Center, a Vision That Became Reality Thanks to Generous Donors, State Support

With much fanfare, including music provided by student marching band members, and a ribbon cutting with hundreds of guests, the University of Central Missouri on Sept. 8 celebrated the opening of its new Skyhaven Aviation Center at the Max. B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.

September 11, 2023
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UCM Alumni Foundation, University News, biology, chemistry

First Endowed Chair Honors Professor Emeritus John Hess, Supports Mentorship in Biology and Chemistry

Recognizing the value of strong professor-student relationships, UCM alumnus Dr. Stephen Lacey and his wife, Ann Lacey, Coppell, Texas, are establishing the John Hess Endowed Chair in Biology or Chemistry for Student Mentorship with a $1 million gift to the University of Central Missouri Foundation. An agreement creating this first-ever endowed chair at UCM was signed formally during a recent ceremony at the W.C. Morris Science Building.

September 10, 2023
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UCM Alumni Foundation, ucmalumni, UCM Advantage Scholars, University News

Gift from UCM Alumnus Gives Underserved Students Advantage for Success

Contributing to the success of underserved students, Michael S. Harding, a 1973 University of Central Missouri graduate who grew up in St. Louis, has established the Harding Family UCM Advantage Scholars Endowment with a $250,0000 gift to fund a comprehensive college access and completion program for UCM’s incoming freshmen.

June 15, 2023

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