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New York Times Best Selling Author Rachel Macy Stafford to Speak at UCM

By Jeff Murphy, April 25, 2018

WARRENSBURG, MO – New York Times Best-Selling Author and highly sought-after inspirational speaker Rachel Macy Stafford will speak at the University of Central Missouri at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in Hendricks Hall.  Stafford’s presentation is the inaugural event for the Whiteman Spouses’ Club Speaker Series, a new collaborative effort to foster relationships between military spouses from Whiteman Air Force Base and neighboring communities.

Best known for her work as “Hands Free Mama,” all three of Stafford’s New York Times best-selling books,“Hands Free Mama,”“Hands Free Life,” and“Only Love Today,” resonate deeply with audiences across America. Stafford is a certified special education teacher and has been a featured as a parenting expert by NBC’s TODAY show. In an increasingly digital age, Stafford’s message of overcoming distraction, living better, and loving more is especially relevant for strengthening families and building communities.

As a featured speaker for parenting and education forums, and frequent advocate for intentional living, Stafford will encourage guests to define what gives their lives meaning and offer practical tools to establish daily habits that will leave their hands free to grasp what really matters and fulfill their purpose. This event is open to the public, and tickets are available online at or at the door, space permitting. Guest parking for the event is available in parking lots 3 and 24 at South and Maguire streets, parking lot 18 across from the Lovinger Building at Maguire and Clark streets and parking lot 33 at the Multipurpose Building.

The Whiteman Spouses’ Club (WSC) is a 501(c)3 organization run entirely by military spouses at Whiteman Air Force Base. The WSC provides resources and support to military families stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base and to the surrounding communities, annually awarding more than $20,000 to support education and community organizations in Knob Noster and Warrensburg, Mo., including the Survival House Adult Abuse Center, The Teachers Warehouse, and the planned All Inclusive Playground located in Warrensburg. The cornerstone of WSC’s charitable giving is the WSC Scholarship Program that has awarded more than $80,000 to military children and spouses since 2015.

To learn more about Stafford, visit


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