As the school year comes to a close, University of Missouri staff, faculty and students reflect on the university’s many achievements and successes from this past year. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the support and commitment from MU’s donors, alumni and friends to continued excellence in education.
The university will celebrate and give thanks to our donors, alumni and friends through the following campus events during April, National Volunteer Month:
The Chancellor’s Society 11th Annual Luncheon and New Member Convocation
Chancellor’s Society members will gather at the Residence on Francis Quadrangle on Saturday, April 28, at the invitation of Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and Mrs. Anne Deaton and the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence Development Committee. They will recognize new Chancellor’s Society members. Following the convocation, the members will walk to Reynolds Journalism Institute for lunch and to hear from several students who have benefitted from scholarships from the Chancellor’s Fund. For more information about the Chancellor’s Society, the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence, or the Development Committee, please contact Sue Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-4790.
The College of Education 44th Annual Recognition Awards Banquet
On Friday, April 20, 2012, the College of Education will honor faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the college who have achieved levels of excellence in education. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Gentle Doctor Benefit
A long-standing tradition at the College of Veterinary Medicine, the non-profit gala will take place on Saturday, April 21. The event supports the college and its students. Proceeds from the gala have been used to establish an endowed fund for veterinary medical students. Additionally, funds from the gala allow the college to award one scholarship on an individual basis each year. For more information, please contact Gina Damico Landeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-5972.
The Jefferson Club New Member Convocation
Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and Mrs. Anne Deaton and the Jefferson Club Trustees will gather before the Jefferson Club dinner on Saturday, April 28 to congratulate and recognize new Jefferson Club Members. For more information about the Jefferson Club, please contact Ashlee Smith at email@example.com or 573-884-9110.
The 42nd Annual Jefferson Club Dinner
Following the New Member Convocation, Dr. Deaton and Jefferson Club members will gather for an evening of cocktails, dinner and sharing MU nostalgia. This year’s Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Visiting Lecturer is Major Garrett, BJ ’84, BS Political Science ’84. Currently, Garrett serves as the congressional correspondent at National Journal in Washington, D.C.
The 8th Annual Legacy Society Event
Legacy Society members will gather for a reception and brunch on Sunday, April 29 to highlight one of MU’s stellar collaborative research efforts – the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, a research laboratory involving the College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering. James (Jimi) Cook, DVM ’94, PhD ’93, director and co-founder of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory is the featured speaker. The program also will feature music by the Naturelles, Mizzou’s premier all-female a cappella ensemble. For more information about the Legacy Society, please contact James Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-884-3419.
The 7th Annual Legacy Teachers Luncheon
The MU School of Medicine celebrated the seventh annual Legacy Teachers luncheon on April 5, 2012. The Legacy Teachers program was created in 2005 to recognize patients who serve as some of the best and most memorable teachers for our future physicians. Each year, third-year medical students invite and reflect on patients who have had a lasting impact on their ability to provide patient-centered care. For more information, please contact Carrie Nicholson at email@example.com or 573-884-2472.
The 22nd Annual Sinclair School of Nursing Banquet and Awards Ceremony
The School of Nursing will recognize six dedicated graduates and friends of the school for their commitment to the profession of nursing, their accomplishments and their service. The awards banquet will take place on Friday, April 27. For more information, please contact Shoshana Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shamrock Society Gala
The College of Engineering society’s premiere event celebrates donors, alumni and friends with a night of dancing, food and fellowship with alumni and friends who share a strong devotion to the college. The reception will take place on Friday, April 27. For more information, contact Nicole Theberge at email@example.com.
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