St. Louis Chapter
Hosts Golf Tournament Fund-Raiser
St. Louis Alumni Chapter hosted a four-person scramble golf tournament on
July 25 on the North Course at the Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Mo.
Sixty-eight alumni and friends played in the tournament, including a team
from Truman's Office of Advancement. The winning teams posted 58s, shooting
13 under par for a three-way tie. More than $3,400 was raised by the golf
tournament to go toward a scholarship. Congratulations to tournament organizers
Matt Mudd ('94), Geoff Truskowski ('98), Tim Bahr ('90), and Kurt Schulz ('90).
The tournament was
made possible by generous corporate sponsors that included Advantage Capital
Partners, Edward Jones, Eli Lilly and Co., Evian Natural Spring Water, Golden
Eagle Distributing, People's Bank and Trust Co., and World Wide Technology
The winning golf
team, sponsored by Eli Lilly and Co., was Blake Shuert; Steve Shuert; Drew
Jones; Kurt Schulz ('90), coordinator; and Chris Frey.
team was Steve Brenner ('90)( left); Kurt Schulz ('90) (middle), coordinator;
Dave Dude (right); Bob Stevens (not pictured); and Kenny Stevens (not pictured).
team was Sean Delauter (left); Geoff Truskowski ('98) (middle); Kurt Schulz
('90) (right), coordinator; and Jason Lindsey (not pictured).
Kirksville Alumni Chapter hosted a barbecue July 19 at the home of President
Jack Magruder, and his wife Sue. More than 70 alumni and friends attended
and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Sodexho. Chapter President Jim Bergman
introduced university guests and other chapter officers. Several door prizes
were awarded, and President Magruder spoke to the group about campus improvements
and University goals.
The Kirksville Chapter
officers met on July 28 to discuss a calendar of events which included a Freshman
Send-Off on Aug. 10 at Thousand Hills State Park. The Chapter will attend
the Truman football game on Sept. 30, and a fall recognition banquet is planned
for Nov. 16 on the Truman campus in the Student Union Building.
record crowd of 51 attended the Dallas Alumni Chapter reception on June 9
at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas. All Dallas- and Houston-area
alumni and friends were invited to the reception. A complimentary dinner followed
the reception with remarks by special guest speaker President Jack Magruder.
The Dallas Alumni
Chapter presented President Jack Magruder ('57) with a Stetson hat when he
visited Texas earlier this year. President Magruder (center) shown with Gerald
Roulette ('81) (left) and Sheryl Roulette (right).
Reception for new
Denver Alumni Club
All Truman alumni
and friends are invited to a reception to find out more about the new Truman
Alumni Club being established in the Denver area. The reception will be held
Sept. 29 at the Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver.
The cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. To
RSVP, contact (800) 452-6678; email@example.com.
Welcome Truman Freshmen From Around The Country
Each summer, Truman
Freshman Send-Offs are hosted all around the country by Truman's regional
alumni chapters. These events welcome incoming Truman freshmen from the chapter
area, providing a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to meet other Truman
students and alumni from their hometown or the surrounding area. The students'
parents are also invited, as well as all alumni and friends from each chapter.
This year's Freshman Send-Offs were attended by Truman staff from the Admission
Office, the Career Center, and the Advancement Office.
The Chicago Alumni Chapter hosted the first Truman Freshman Send-Off of the
2000 season on July 30 to welcome Truman freshmen from the Chicago area. This
year, the Chicago event had a record crowd of more than 90 students, parents,
alumni and friends. The event was held at Chicago's beautiful Lincoln Park
Zoo in downtown Chicago. Refreshments were served, guests played trivia games,
and many door prizes were given away.
- The Kansas City Alumni Chapter hosted their Freshman Send-Off on Aug. 2,
at Loose Park, near the Plaza in Kansas City. Approximately 90 attended, including
alumni, students, and their families. A picnic meal was served, games were
played, and lots of prizes were given away, including Sprint phone cards.
- The Central Iowa Alumni Chapter hosted a picnic on Aug. 4, at Columbus Park
in Des Moines, Iowa, followed by a night at the ballpark to watch the Iowa
Cubs play the Oklahoma Rangers. More than 30 were in attendance, including
alumni, students, families, and friends. Door prizes and gift certificates
were drawn, and then everyone headed to the ballpark for an exciting baseball
- The St. Louis Alumni Chapter Freshman Send-Off took place at Quail Ridge
Park near Wentzville, Mo. on Aug. 6. The St. Louis Chapter achieved the highest
attendance for this summer's Freshman Send-Off events. More than 100 people
were in attendance, including 35 students and their families, local alumni
and friends. Great games were played and lots of door prizes were given away.
Freshman Send-Off event, the Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter hosted a picnic on
Aug. 6. at McClung Park in Jefferson City, Mo. About 25 individuals attended,
including four local Truman freshman students from the Mid-Missouri area.
One of the students, Kelly McGrath, was awarded a $200 scholarship by the
Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter. Lots of door prizes were given away and everyone
got well acquainted.
Kyle Sanders ('89)
(left) presented freshman Kelly McGrath with a $200 scholarship from the Mid-Missouri
KIRKSVILLE - Thousand Hills State Park, just west of Kirksville, was the
setting for the Kirksville Alumni Chapter Freshman Send-Off on Aug. 10 to
welcome freshmen from the Kirksville area. More than 60 people attended, including
students, families, friends and alumni. The chapter presented care packages
to each freshman student, games were played, and door prizes were given away.
ARIZONA - The Arizona Alumni Chapter is pleased that two individuals from
Arizona will be starting at Truman this fall. The chapter showed their Truman
spirit by assembling care packages that were shipped to the students at their
Alumni Leadership Conference
Truman's National Alumni Association (NAA) will host the second annual Leadership
Conference on Homecoming weekend, Friday, Oct. 20. The conference will be
held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Student Union.
The conference is open
to all alumni chapter officers, NAA board members, executive committee members,
and prospective alumni chapter officers. The purpose of the conference is
to provide information and tools to assist Truman's chapter leaders. Attendees
will learn helpful tips and strategies for building a strong and successful
alumni chapter. Topics for this year's conference include chapter development,
chapter honor system, successful event planning, and membership recruiting.
Alumni will also share ideas at round-table discussions.
Cindy Moeller ('86),
president of Truman's Central Iowa Alumni Chapter, is organizing the conference.
Pre-registration is required; breakfast and lunch will be served. To register,
contact Denise Watson, Manager of Alumni Relations, (800) 452-6678, (660)
Achieve Honor Status
Last year, Truman's National Alumni Association Board of Directors initiated
a new Honor Chapter Program that provides opportunities for chapters to receive
extra funding. Each chapter has the potential to earn points for achieving
various goals outlined in the Honor Chapter Program. Chapters can earn points
for holding chapter meetings, hosting chapter events, submitting event evaluations,
participating in service projects, and meeting chapter membership goals.
Once a chapter accumulates
enough points to reach a designated honor level, the chapter is entitled to
a monetary award ranging from $250-$800, depending on the alumni population
in the chapter area. Four chapters have already earned Honor Chapter Status
- St. Louis, Dallas, Central Iowa, and Kirksville - and will be presented
with checks during Homecoming. Other chapters still have until the end of
December to reach the honor level for this year.
Honor Chapter Points
Honor Chapter Status for 2000
NAA Welcomes Newest Members
Each year, the National Alumni Association (NAA) welcomes Truman graduates
as new members of the organization. Earlier this summer, the NAA invited the
794 Truman students who were graduating in May to a picnic on the Student
Union Mall. Each spring graduate received a free mouse pad courtesy of the
NAA. Graduates at Truman's Summer Commencement Ceremony on Aug. 5 also received
a mouse pad from the NAA.
All Truman graduates
become members of the NAA and are invited to join one of Truman's regional
chapters located around the country. Truman has chapters in Arizona, Central
Iowa, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Kirksville, Mid-Missouri, and St. Louis.
In addition, an Alumni Club is located in Houston, and a new club is being
formed in the Denver area. Alumni who do not live near one of the eight chapter
areas can still join any of the regional chapters in order to take advantage
of the many benefits offered through the chapter memberships.
are $20 per year per person or $30 per year for couple memberships. Members
receive information on all alumni events in the chapter area, bookstore discounts,
Student Recreation Center Passes, nationwide car rental and hotel discounts,
and discounts at local hotels in Kirksville.
the Summer Commencement Ceremony, each Truman graduate was presented with
a Truman mouse pad courtesy of the NAA. Shown L-R: Charles Hunsaker ('98),
Truman's annual fund coordinator; Jack Bowen ('58) ('61), Kirksville, Mo.;
Steve Justice ('70) ('81), League City, Texas; and Laura Marie Hoffman ('00),
St. Louis, Mo.