Hank Steinbrenner


Leslie C. and Gladys E. Eversmeyer Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Leslie (Les) and Gladys Eversmeyer loved God and family. Les and Gladys would probably say that is all one really needs to know about them, but their story is much richer than that. They exemplified lives of character, humility and lifelong learning.


Sally Spickelmier Marble, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Sally Spickelmier Marble lived from March 20, 1950, to June 4, 2019. She was the daughter of the Reverend Harold (a Methodist pastor) and Elizabeth Spickelmier. She was a 1968 graduate of Fayette High School, and a 1971 summa cum laude graduate of Central Methodist College (University. She held a master's degree from Missouri University. After earning a degree in education, Sally married Max Marble.She then taught third grade in the Kansas City area for three years. When Max became a United Methodist minister, they formed a team and served congregational and extension ministry appointments in Missouri, coordinator for Volunteers in Mission in Dallas, Texas, and the USA board for the Ludhiana Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, India. In addition to filling many roles in the local church, Sally enjoyed several part-time jobs. She taught children of seasonal migrant workers, worked one on one with children with disabilities, gave piano lessons, and wrote Sunday School curriculum for children and youth for the United Methodist Board of Education. Her main mission in life was to raise a family.She was a mother to Laura Marble, a Montessori teacher, and Andrew Marble, Ph.D. in astrophysics. She enjoyed two grandchildren, Emma and Neill Marble


Dr. Berry Ezell and Florence Puckett Morton


George and Louise Vaughan


Ginn Family Memorial


Norma Comer Bates


Victor M. Huddleston Jr., Memorial


Paul and Helen Shuck Ross


V-12 Navy


Frances E. Daniel


Anna W. 'Billie' Drakesmith, Memorial


C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten


Mary Rogers McKinney


Dr. Harold L. Momberg


Berenice Morrison-Fuller Connell


Lenora Belle Harris Jacobs


Rogers-Holman Family


Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hodge


Marian Vogt Robinson


Dr. John D. Hutcherson


Ginn Family Memorial


T. Berry Smith Memorial


Lawrence Kevin Anderson


Luerena Mathewson See


Sherman and Naomi Roberts


Louise Morris Hope


Buell United Methodist Church, Trustee


Dennis Wilson McDaniel


Phillip E. and Phyllis Baylor


Dick and Becky Curry


Linda Addison Palmer


Robert Craig Brown, Memorial


W.S. and L. Gray


Innes Family


James L. and Lone McCormick Martin


Robert E. and Bunny Pieper Long


Elaine Hull Duren Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Dr. David and Arlene Schinke


Leslie M. Johnson


John A. and Jennie Reynolds Rich


O. Wayne Botkin


Lew Wallace Jacobs, Sr.


Judith Kapp McGuire, Class of '59


Rev. W. E. and Laura Corbin Akers


Robert and Donna Puyear


Martha Smith Luck, Trustee


Lewis Manning and Evangeline Boggs Means


Mary Lee Forderhase, Memorial


Dr. Lester C. Shell, Chemistry


Troy D. Cole Memorial


Lillian Kingsbury Edmonston


Frank and Margaret Lee, Trustee


Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Brown Sr.


Tully B. and Maureen Richardson Chenoweth, Jr.


Lilburn A. Kingsbury


Joe W. Ward Memorial


Charles H. and Jeanne A. Nunning, Presidential


Harris-Patton-Guyton


Hart-Shelton Family


Margaret Clyde Jenkins


Jim and Edna Burch, Presidential


R. Harvey and Ethel Van Scoyoc Humphrey, Memorial


Anderson-Garst


Hank Steinbrenner


Elnora Cunningham Tucker


Drew C. Bates


Kramer C. and Grace Brown Herndon


Rev. Louis and Margaret Evans


Miss Eulalie Pape


James P. and Helen Puckett, Class of '59


Catherine Naegeline Carnes


Jeremiah Kingsbury


Perry/Bayley, Presidential


Huston C. Smith


Rev. Elbridge W. Bartley, Sr.


Judge John R. Hairston


Joan Davidson Bristol


Esther C. Glendinning, Presidential


David Inman

Establish by the Central Methodist Board of Trustee in honor of David Inman.


O.A. and Anne Robinson


Dick and Ginny Dalton, Presidential


Kay Hendricks Hawks Memorial, Class of '59


Dr. John Cannon


Clatworthy Family, Class of '59


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker


Mary Louise Perry


Willma Hargrove, Class of '39


Centenary United Methodist Church


Sidney J. and Ardis Wehrli Kimbell


Helen Hornback Wert


Rev. Edward Y. and Suzette Orear Ginn


Dr. B.I. Lawrence


Julia Bayley Brewer

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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bingham


J.L. and Cora E. Adkins


Alice Jo Harper Jackson, Class of '59


Dr. Thomas B. and Frances F. Mather


Paul H. and Mary Ellen Chenoweth, Presidential


William B. Hall


James L. and Barbara Saunders


Dorothy Orr Wilson


William G. Guerri


Richard D. and Gina Winn Bailey


Robert G. and Judy Martin Parsons


George and Adah L. Lambier


Joe A. and Pan Howell


Nola D. Quisenberry Robinson


Edna Uphaus


Mary Janette Huston Kendrick, Presidential


Paul R. and Annah C. Whitener


Warren and Madeleine Kingsbury


Dr. Ralph and Vera Ross Gillet


F. Lucille Foster Vocal Performance, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


William Goff Caples


McMillan Lewis and Joseph W. Lewis


Edwin A. and Elizabeth May Brown Jenner


Martha Payne Tedrow


Beverly Seehorn Brandt


Fred and Lynn Thornton, Class of '59


Lawrence R. Fawks


Bailey Grandchildren


Georgianna Wilson Tebbetts, Presidential


Franklin Wesley McGuire


George Will and Harriet Shirley


Lena and Marshall Gillette


William B. and Naomi Willis Selah


Louis C. Bailey


Shoemaker Family, Presidential


Paul and Helen Shuck


Ferguson and Addie Hyatt Bell


Fleece-Devaney


Clara Drinkwater Newnam


Kenneth R. and Mary Louise Ahmann, Presidential


Virginia Maier Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Uncas M. McGuire and Will


Alice Jo Harper Jackson


Candace M. and Arthur M. Clough


Nanna Mae and Glenn Brooks


Donald Spalding


Lt. Col. and Mrs. Marvin C. Hamilton


Dr. and Mrs. Elbert Cole


Paul W. King


Mary Carroll Lawrence Jacobs


Everett C. Buckner, Memorial


June Chon Neville


Fleeta McElroy Summers


Westen-Meyers


Dave Lewis, Class of '59


Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Barker


Agnes Griffin Brown, Memorial


William E. and Esther Wilson Wood


Rev. Ivan Lee LaTurno


Dr. Arthur Lee Shuck


Shoup Family


Marie and Emmett Carmichael, Presidential


C.A. Clingenpeel


Kenneth and Johnnie Lawrence, Presidential


Sydney Louise Hayden


William Dean and Jacquelyn Hawker Whitworth, Class of '59


Ralph C. Hon


Robert M. Heyssel, Presidential


Samuel Yankee, Class of '59


Dr. Benjamin Kies, Presidential


W. L. Hairston, Athletic


Dr. and Mrs. M.P. Leech


Dr. Dan and Maggie Elliott


C.F. and Sylvia Huddleson


Rodgers and Ruth Windsor Adams, Class of '59


John D. Smart


Berenice Morrison-Fuller Connell


Vodra Wright and Emma Lee Godbey Philips


James Virgil Smith, Jr.


Lynn Harland and Donna Morris Logan, Presidential


Robert D. Crowe


Richard E. Armitage Memorial


John A. and Elizabeth K. Epple


Kermit W. Klinghammer


Elizabeth P. Birkhimer


Robert and Suzanne Kountz


Patricia Ann Simpson LaTurno


Dr. Nelson A. Bryant Jr.


Dr. Benjamin G. Strehlman


E. Edwin and Bymiece Riegel Hansbrough, Presidential


Ralph and Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther


Dean E.P. Puckett


Mitchell Jacobs Turnage


Everett Marshall King


Rita Sisson, Presidential


E.E. and Maude Adkisson Rich, Presidential


Mitchell Family, Presidential


Dr. Raymond R. Holden, Jr


Dr. Marianne E. Inman

Created by the Central Methodist Board of Trustees


Jayne Ginn Martens


W. Darrell and Shirley Swisher Meyer, Class of '59


Ronald Hendrix Alexander


Donna Morre Lisle, Memorial


Amelia Taubman Jacobs


Margaret Steiner Hughes


Nannetta Marshall Brame


Don and Barbara Madden Wright, Class of '59


Margaret White McKee


Fred R. and Patricia Phillips Hilgeman, Class of '59


Robert V. and Ruth Winter Swanson


Mr. and Mrs. Alan Brueggemann


Anderson-Garst


Wellborn Estes


Daisy Ann McKee Jacobs


John A. and Marion Eberhard Downing


Claude T. Smith


Gene and Doris Biermann, Class of '59


Lew Wallace Jacobs III, Presidential


Marilyn Dickinson Dimond-Scholfield Family


Christina Finlayson-Dana


Leonard Rush Jenkins


William B. Kountz, Academic


Donald R. Eidson


Vinita Park United Methodist Church


Prof. Thomas L. Yancey and Dr. Joseph Geist


John F. and Lucy Eason Shackelford


John and Lucia Renner


Edwin L. and Nadine Taylor Orear


Margaret Woodward Drakesmith, Class of '59


Baskett-Wells-Alexander


Dr. J. Brewer and Winifred Olendorf Marshall


Dr. David and Lee Stewart


Carlton and Aliene Knight


Dorothy Kendrick Siler, Presidential


Sydney and Gretchen Shackelford


Robert L. Summers


Charlotte and Tony Proett


WayneKidwell and Elaine Bridwell-Kidwell, Class of '59


Milton S. Miller


Eleanor B. and John R. Swinney


Erastus Paul Puckett


William Armine Meyer and Veta Groce Meyer, Memorial


James T. Bristol


Dr. Ralph L. and Beulah Sutter Woodward


Barbara Hahne Memorial


Barbara and Bob Hahne


C. Paul and Addie Louise Downey Tiley


Edwards/Scarborough


Dr. Donald Pruess


Braxton Rethwisch


Rev. Fielding Marvin


Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Bergsten


Linda Dreyer


Terry L. Loomis, Memorial


Dr. Thomas A. and Lora M. Perry


Lew Wallace Jacobs, Jr.


Jennie Carlisle Golding


Mr. and Mrs. Burton Smith


James Robert 'Bob' and Eleanor J. King, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

The Kings created a home and family where hard work and Christian values were developed and nurtured.Their children knew that hard work would pay off.The Kings exemplified their values daily through their tireless professional careers and their countless giving of their love of church and music.


Biswell and Forbes Family, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

The Biswell and Forbes families have been leaders of the Howard County community since the early 1800s. Some have been farmers or teachers, while others have served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church, a Board member of the Howard County Electric Co-op, and a Judge. Over the years more than a dozen family members have attended or graduated from what is now known as Central Methodist University: Charles Bedford Biswell, Hubert Harold Biswell, Mary Josephine Biswell, Myrtle Edith Biswell Sanford, Diane Elizabeth Biswell Ferrier, Frederick Orin Biswell Jr., Kathy Jo Biswell Brady, Richard Alexander Forbes, Charles Theodore Forbes, Missouri Maurice Forbes Long, Helen Elizabeth Biswell Forbes, Kenneth Cecil Forbes, Debra Kay Forbes, and Dayna Beth Forbes Salsgiver. The education that they received helped them immensely in their respective paths through life. This scholarship is to honor the members of those families that have come before in hopes that the support will spur the recipients on to great things.


Cooper County Health Improvement Corporation Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Ted '81 and Martha House, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Charlotte Summers Wenneker, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Beth Hammond and Rev. Dr. John Gooch, Class of '59, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

I am honored to be added to the growing number of Class of ’59 Hall of Sponsors – number 23.It is so special to see this list continue to grow. Looking back on my years at Central College (names do change) I would lift up these memories… I helped organize Zeta Psi Lambda and was the charter president.I survived Dr.Schaff with my Elementary Education peers.I was gone from campus one semester, traveling to Germany as a 4-H Exchange student.And I returned to find John Gooch waiting for me!Those events helped shape my adult life. I would lift up these accomplishments… both of our children are now our friends and productive honorable adults.I spent many hours in data processing helping prepare a large hospital corporation for 2000; it was completed with zero defects.This is my twentieth year as a volunteer AARP Tax Preparer.I / we have learned much in this last year in how to live with this world wide Covid-19 pandemic.Beth Hammond Gooch March, 2021


Walter Ray Newcomb & Lloyd Dean Olsen Hall of sponsors Scholarship


Walter Ray Newcomb and Lloyd Dean Olson Memorial Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Dr. Don Sheets graduated from Central University (then CMC) in 1944 and assisted professor Abernathy in the physics department as an instructor in the Navy V-12 program at Central.Later that year, he began his work in chemistry with Monsanto Chemical Company.He pursued a career in teaching at Mississippi State University and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and would retire in 1983 after a 21 year career as Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.


William and Betty McIntosh Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

On June 16, 1974, Betty & Bill were married in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. After teaching 25 years in the Business and Economics Department, Betty retired in 1992. Her favorite retirement activity has been listening to first graders read at the Fayette Elementary School for 20 years. Bill retired in 2002. With a life w long interest in classical music, he studied piano for 20 years and also learned to play the organ. He has served as substitute organist at Linn Memorial and several other churches in the area.He served Linn Memorial for 42 years as its treasurer. They enjoy retirement in their Fayette home as they keep up with their family.


William and Betty McIntosh Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

On June 16, 1974, Betty & Bill were married in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. After teaching 25 years in the Business and Economics Department, Betty retired in 1992. Her favorite retirement activity has been listening to first graders read at the Fayette Elementary School for 20 years. Bill retired in 2002. With a life w long interest in classical music, he studied piano for 20 years and also learned to play the organ. He has served as substitute organist at Linn Memorial and several other churches in the area.He served Linn Memorial for 42 years as its treasurer. They enjoy retirement in their Fayette home as they keep up with their family.


Eula Willis Wise, Gerald W. Wise, Patricia Wise Wilson and Mary Vickars Wilson, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Eula Willis Wise, Gerald W. Wise, Patricia Wise Wilson and Mary Vickars Wilson, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Eula Willis Wise, Gerald W. Wise, Patricia Wise Wilson and Mary Vickars Wilson, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Eula Willis Wise, Gerald W. Wise, Patricia Wise Wilson and Mary Vickars Wilson, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Eula Willis Wise, Gerald W. Wise, Patricia Wise Wilson and Mary Vickars Wilson, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Berenice Fuller Connell, Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Berenice Fuller Connell, Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Berenice Fuller Connell, Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Anderson-Garst


Anderson-Garst


William Hairston, Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Anderson--Garst


Louis C. Bailey, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Dr. Ralph and Vera Ross Gillet, Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


George Will and Harriet Shirley, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


George Will and Harriet Shirley, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Carolyn Summers and Tad Perry, Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Carolyn and Tad Perry are both CMU graduates and active with the CMU community.Carolyn as a member of the CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Tad as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2000 [Board Chair 2013-2021].Carolyn [Summers] graduated from Central Methodist [College] University in 1966 where she distinguished herself as a leader [president of her Delta Phi Omega sorority, student body secretary, member of the Judicial Court, elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities]. She was a math and business major [not majors where you found many women]. This despite the fact she came to college after skipping her senior year at Armstrong High School.In 1966 she began what became a twenty-seven-year career with IBM.On multiple occasions she was recognized by IBM. A marker for the Regional Manager’s Award is the special Waterford glass vase sitting on her fireplace mantle with a rose in it. Indiana’s Highest Sales Award was twice enjoyed. Carolyn was truly an elite IBMer.Having worked in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, in 1989, she added Indiana to her states when she married Tad Perry, a fellow CMU graduate. Upon retirement from IBM, it was less than a week before a friend approached her about working during the South Dakota legislative session.Carolyn became the Second Assistant to the Clerk of the South Dakota House of Representatives, often referred to as the Bill Clerk.She spent nine years in this role.Tad, a 1965 graduate, majored in Political Science. As an undergraduate he was president of his fraternity [Mokers], was a class officer and member of the Student Council, editor of the 1964 Ragout, and was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. After graduation, Tad earned graduate degrees [M.A. and Ph.D.] from the University of Missouri-Columbia before becoming a Professor of Political Science at Ball State University. He concluded his twenty-three year career at Ball State as a university administrator when he became the Executive Director for the South Dakota Board of Regents, the CEO of the public university system. In 2009, he retired after fifteen years in that role. He is the past chair of both the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. In 2010, he was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives.Both Carolyn and Tad have extensive CMU connections.Carolyn’s parents were both alumni. Tad’s father was chairman of the English Department for twenty years [1943-1963]. Their family is in a third generation of members attending CMU.Being fully retired for the past decade the Perrys continue to live in South Dakota.They travel extensively to see their four children and five grandchildren and other wonders of the world.Their favorite travel story is when on top of a Swiss mountain they took a rest break at a small tavern where one other couple was seated. A voice calls out “Tad is that you?”. The other couple in that remote place were Fred and Jenny Bergsten, both CMU graduates and past members of the Board of Trustees, wearing CMU sweatshirts. Four CMU graduates 5,000 miles from campus.


Dr. John D. Gardner Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Elbert "Gabby" Haenssler, Presidential Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Gabby attended and graduated from Central College, now CMU, then graduated from the University of Missouri with a MA, Ed.At Central, he worked with the basketball and football teams and played baseball.He was the sports editor of both the college newspaper and yearbook.At Central, Gabby began to officiate sports and did radio interviews for a Boonville, Missouri radio station.While in Columbia, he was part of getting youth sports teams started and continued officiating at sports events.Following college he was a member of the MSHSAA Officials and MSHSAA tennis committees and served on the board of directors of the Saint Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, as well as many other boards and committees.


Dr. C.E. and Betty Hix

As a professor at Central, Dr. Hix and Betty were well known among students as a kind and caring couple who hosted student meetings in their home.Dr. Hix and Betty Hix sponsored scholastic honor societies and clubs, including the Theologs, a theology club open to students preparing to enter the ministry. Phi Rho Kappa, Central’s Philosophy club held bi-monthly meetings at the Hix’s house on Lucky Street. They were also involved in the Christian Association and Kappa Chi. Their door was always open and students remember playing card games and gathering for coffee and dessert after the meetings.


Joe Montgomery Memorial Nursing Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Harryette J. Campbell Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


James C. Hunter Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Ponder Perry Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

The Ponder / Perry Hall of Sponsors Scholarship was created to reflect upon and celebrate the experience Mike ’86 and Connie ’87 had while students at Central Methodist.They meet on campus and started a life together that has been rich and fulfilling. They have enjoyed raising their children in Cape Girardeau and watching them grow into adulthood and beginning their own families.


Wallace Jacobs Turnage, Jr. and Dara M. Turnage Hall of Sponsors Scholarship, Jr. Scholarship

Wallace Turnage was born in Fayette, MO and graduated from Central Methodist University in May, 1965.After graduation he attended the University of Missouri- Columbia graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Law in June, 1968.The classes and helpful faculty at Central Methodist were instrumental in preparing Turnage for his career. In my earlier years I played the piano and I was in the band at Fayette High School.My wife is an artist and agreed that our current scholarship for fine arts, including theater and music to honor Dr. Joe Geist and Professor Thomas Yancey would be a good start.The Ashby-Hodge Gallery is a most valuable asset to the University and with the guidance and support of these two gentlemen it is a success.


Robert A., Sr. and D. Joan (Fulbright) Knight Presidential Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Robert and Joan Knight were both born and raised in South Central Missouri where they resided for most of their lives.Each was born to a schoolteacher; in fact, Bob’s mother taught Joan’s mother in school sending Joan’s mother on a career path that would culminate in almost 50 years of teaching elementary school.With that educational foundation in their lives, Bob and Joan each continued their education with post-secondary degrees and each served in education in various capacities throughout their careers.Bob served as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator as well as being a long-tenured member of the Missouri and later the National Society of School Business Officials.Joan was a teacher and administrator of the local Headstart program for over thirty years and was a long-time participant in Kappa Kappa Iota, a national society organized for the promotion of education.Education was an important focus for them in the lives of their four children and ten grandchildren and the Knights modeled life-long learning for their family by continuing their own postgraduate work well into adulthood.Bob and Joan were active in their community, each serving in a variety of leadership and volunteer capacities.Both were faithful, active, and life-long members of the United Methodist Church, serving more than 50 years in the Waynesville United Methodist Church.


Edward R. Jr., and Linda (Aycock) Richmond Presidential Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Ed and Linda Richmond of Memphis, Tennessee, were both born and raised in the Mid-South.Ed spent 40+ years in various aspects of the real estate and development industry.An avid outdoorsman, Ed has enjoyed many hunting and fishing experiences near home and abroad.In addition to caring for home and family, Linda participated in the Garden Club and remains a very active member of her church.Linda has volunteered in many education-focused programs, including substitute teaching, tutoring students and adults, and participating in other literacy initiatives.The Richmonds supported and encouraged both their children and grandchildren to value education and not surprisingly one grandchild has now gone into education, teaching environmental studies to young students.Ed and Linda are charity-minded and support a number of causes caring for vulnerable populations and for the environment, two of their favorites of which are St. Jude Children’s Hospital and The Baddour Center.


Joni and Gary Phillips, Class of '59 Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Upon graduation from Central, Gary attended med School for 1 yr, then enrolled in Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary, securing a BD, becoming an ordained Methodist Minister and a PhD in pastoral counseling.Gary’s primary work was with children following a 20 period in 3 psychiatric hospitals in Chicago.He met his wife Joni at Northwester State University, Department of Psychology where both were teaching.They would continue at Northwest for 20-30 years.Over the last 20 years, Gary has had a private practice in the State of Illinois where his work concentrates on children and family. Gary cherished his time at Central and the lifelong friendships he made, such as his roommate, Bishop, Fritz Mutti.Gary is a native of St. Joseph, IL.


Thurmon Family Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Charles "Dude" and Marjorie McMillan Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Dana McMillian Jacob, daughter of Fayette legends Dude and Marjorie '48 McMillan, and her husband Gus Jacob have established a Hall of Sponsors Scholarship in Dude and Marjorie's name.The scholarship will be awarded to an education major from Howard County, with a preference for a graduate of Fayette High School.Dana and Gus, wanted to honor her parents and could not think of a more fitting tribute than to establish the scholarship at Central Methodist University.The Fayette and Central community meant everything to “Dude and Marjorie” and they were as deeply woven into both as one could be.


Laura Perry Massie Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Laura Perry Massie graduated from Central Methodist University in 1962 with an A.B. in Spanish. She grew up in Fayette and was a frequent visitor to the CMU campus throughout her formative years as her father, Dr. Thomas A. Perry, was a Professor of English and Chair of the Division of Language Arts. While at CMU Laura played drums in the Marching and Concert Bands, served on the Pan-Hellenic Counsel and was a member of Delta Pi Omega Sorority and Tau Lamba language arts honorary society. While in college she studied Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.Laura taught high school Spanish before returning to graduate school to complete a master’s degree in Library Science. As a librarian she served school systems in Missouri and Arizona. She found a special place in municipal libraries where children’s literature was a special interest. She was Library Director of the Farmington Public Library [Farmington, Missouri], the Navajo County Public Library [Winslow, Arizona]; the New Madrid County Public Library [Portageville, Missouri]; and the Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System [Marianna, Florida] before retiring.


Miss Pape Delta Pi Omega Alumni Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Miss Eulalie Pape, the founder of Delta Pi Omega was a force of her own and extended her time, energy and mentorship to the hundreds of young ladies who proudly represented the “Deltas”.She earned degrees in education and a master's degree from University of Missouri and did advanced graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and at the Alliance Francaise in Paris, France.She taught high school in Cameron and Carthage, several years at Stephens College and 35 years at Central Methodist College in Fayette, where she was associate professor in the foreign language department.


Maurice Wilson Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

In the fall of 1961 Maurice enrolled at Central Methodist College where he continued his musical talent in the Concert Band.He was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, joined the Beta Sigma Fraternity, the DeMolay Club and served three years as a Dorm Assistant.During his senior year he was elected president of Phi Mu Alpha and Treasurer of Beta Sigma.Maurice graduated with a degree in Political Science in 1965.He was an early adopter and advocate for information technology, eventually overseeing the IT support network for OHA’s 10,000 employees.He retired in 2011 after 43 years of Federal service.Maurice was a lifelong Methodist and member of Messiah United Methodist Church, where he served as Treasurer and the church’s Lay Leader; sang in the choir, including a special performance at the National Cathedral along with the CMU Concert Choir; and a frequent volunteer for tasks large and small.Maurice loved the outdoors, tending to his lawn and flowers, and hiking in Prince William Forest.


Ted and Mardi House Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Ted ‘81 and Mardi House are pleased to offer their Hall of Sponsors Scholarship.Ted received a bachelor’s degree in political science from CMU in 1981 and the J. D. from UMKC in 1984.Mardi is a 1987 graduate of Kansas State University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering) and is employed as a Technical Lead Engineer with the Boeing Company. The scholarship is available to political science, history or music majors or any student with a declared intention to attend law school from the Missouri counties Jackson, Howard, Cole, St. Charles, Pike, Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery, Saline, or Lafayette.


Susan Markland Donnelly Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

I am a 1970 graduate of Central Methodist, from Armstrong, MO, with a degree in education.I later received a Masters in educational administration.I taught for 31 years, 30 in Fayette, teaching elementary, middle school, and also served as the high school librarian.I have owned and managed rental properties, sold real estate, and have run an antique shop, and served for many years on the local library board. I have two sons and five grandchildren. I still keep busy with bridge, PEO, and various activities around Fayette. I enjoy serving on the board of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery, and attending some of the many events available at Central Methodist University.


Coach Bill Holmes Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

“Coach Holmes” (1929-2017) as he was known to everyone, graduated from Northeast Missouri State University, where he earned his BA and MA in education.He would also serve his country in the Navy during the Korean War. His athletic career included soccer, boxing and football.He became the head football coach at Central Methodist College (University) in 1965.His teams would lead the nation in passing and would become conference champions.He would also teach at Central for 11 years.Coach Holmes was inducted into the Hairston Hall of Fame at CMU as well as the Herculaneum Hall of Fame, where he taught high school. Coach Holmes believed in a mantra of “What you know is important; who you know is more important and providing a service to those you know is most important.”


Sarah Bee Mounter Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Sarah Bee (Crigler) Mounter was a trail blazer for her family.Born and raised in Fayette, Missouri, she was the first of eleven family members to attend Central College, Central Methodist College, or Central Methodist University.Following high school, she entered Central College in 1924 and earned an Associate’s Degree in Education in 1926.


Alpha Phi Gamma Moker Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Alpha Phi Gamma commemorates our Brotherhood by honoring all departed members who have passed since our founding in 1945.We are happy to celebrate our fraternity of 78 years on the campus of CMU with the establishment of our second HOS Scholarship. This annual award will acknowledge leadership skills as displayed through student government, professional organizations, and/or university athletics.


R. Kenneth and Nancy H. Seward Band Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Excellence, motivation and dedication were their touchstones.Their dedication to their profession and students was exceptional.The Sewards were proud of their alma mater.Nothing could be more fitting to their memories than a contribution to Central Methodist.To the future winners of the Seward Award, congratulations.Whatever path you choose to follow, your challenge is to make the same contributions in life as the Sewards made.Good luck!


R. Fred and Barbara Alexander Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Dr. Farris Woods and Professor George Vaughn Hall of Sponosors


Class of 1959 Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Dr. Kenneth Lassen Martin Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Kenneth Lassen Martin, 97, of Normandy Park, WA passed away in his own home on December 7, 2022. He was born February 2, 1925 to Kenneth Gilbert Martin and Aagot Lassen Martin in Portland, OR. He grew up as their only child and was very active in his younger years. He ran the high school radio station, played the baritone, worked summers as a fire scout near Astoria and helped his father run a school for the blind in Eugene. He graduated high school at 17 and promptly joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended Central Methodist University for his undergraduate degree through the Marines and then returned to Oregon for medical school. While in medical school, he met a senior nursing student, Carolyn Balme. They dated until he was called to serve in the Korean War where he served in both Korea and Japan as a medic in mobile hospital facilities. His time in Korea ultimately sparked his interest in trauma and orthopedic surgery. Ken and Carolyn were married in 1954 after he returned from Korea. He began his orthopedic career with an internship in Virginia followed by residency at OHSU in Portland and at the University of Washington. Ken and Carolyn moved to the Queen Anne area in Seattle where Ken completed his training and set up his first practice downtown. They ultimately moved to Burien where Ken opened the first orthopedic practice in the area. His practice on Ambaum moved to the new Three Tree Medical Building, where it continues to this day.There was never an outing in the community where he wasn’t recognized and thanked for “fixing” something…arm, knee, shoulder, hip! He specialized in it all, making him one of the last general orthopedists to practice in Seattle. His love of orthopedics and caring bedside manner made him beloved by his patients, staff and colleagues.Throughout it all, he always maintained his dry sense of humor and love of life. His work ethic and his dedication to service of others was evident throughout his life.An avid skier, pilot, gardener and love of maintaining his property provided him a huge amount of joy.Ken maintained a deep faith throughout life and held an extraordinary love for his wife Carolyn and Gil, Julie and Cari, sons in law, Troy and Roger and grandchildren, Riley (Brian), Kyle, Connor, Ben, Jack, Lauren and Mia.It was Ken’s wish to establish a scholarship at Central Methodist University.


The Robert Nicolay '68 Endowed Presidential Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

Robert received his bachelor's degree from CMU in 1968 and his Masters from University of MO School of Journalism in Columbia, MO.Bob retired from the Post-Dispatch as an obituary columnist.He had a tremendous love of music and theatre and enjoyed attending performances throughout the St. Louis area.Bob and his wife, Lyn, passionately supported local music and theatre programs.Bob's record collection was 2nd only to the collection of Charles Menees, the fist Jazz critic for the Post-Dispatch and a Jazz educator.


Jane Belew Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


Ruth Nickerson Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship


John Bellefeuille Endowment for Chemistry


Vondie and Aureta O'Conner Science and Education Scholarship


Marilyn Caul Math Legacy HOS

Marilyn Caul grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and graduated in 1968 from Central Methodist College with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Education.Following in her mother’s footsteps, Marilyn taught Junior High math in Independence, Missouri for one year.However, she was fortunate to join IBM in 1969 as a Systems Engineer working with educational institutions. She held several technical, marketing and business management positions during her thirty-year career with IBM.With early retirement, Marilyn continued her career in Houston as a Business Advisor at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center, as CFO of a manufacturing company and as Director of Ministries at Chapelwood United Methodist Church.Marilyn returned to Southeast Missouri in the fall of 2012 where she and her husband built a home in the countryside. She joined the Central Methodist University board of Trustees in 2020 and currently serves as the Secretary of the Fayette Together Board of Directors.Education and lifelong learning are a cornerstone of Marilyn’s life. As a student at Central, she benefited from the generosity of earlier scholarship donors. She now carries that tradition forward by endowing this Hall of Sponsors scholarship for other math majors.


The M. Kathy Vieth, STEM Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

I had the honor to meet with class of ’66 alum, Kathy Vieth, in Denver at the most wonderful, St. Mark’s Coffeehouse on 17th St.Kathy is a self-directed individual who has been a leader from the heart, her entire life.Growing up in Nevada, MO.Kathy would spend the four years following her high school graduation at Central and finds humor in being one of a few who literally never left campus for 4 years.As Kathy began to share her Central experience with me, it was clear, she was one with tremendous forward vision.She humored at the story of having secured an engagement with Ike and Tina Turner to perform at Central.Kathy stated that all of the details were set to go and the idea was turned down.Ike and Tina were then but a small “go-go” band, entertaining in the K.C. and St. Louis areas.Deeply involved with the Delta Sorority, as treasurer and V.P., she was also the President of Student Body, demonstrating her desire to lead.Lead she did.Kathy felt her journey at Central served her well and after receiving her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Central in 1966, she enjoyed a successful career in the Banking Industry.From there, Kathy took a position with IBM in 1974.She would remain with IBM for 18 years, where she ascended the corporate ladder and utilized her tremendous skills as a leader.Kathy achieved the level of Vice President of Product Development, and earned recognition as the first female Vice President on the Development side of “Big Blue.”As Vice President, Kathy was responsible for development of the IBM ThinkPad, the company’s successful entrance to the personal computing market.In 1992, Kathy took early retirement from IBM and moved to Vail, Colorado, where during her retirement she served on numerous corporate boards of directors, and worked as a management consultant.Retirement is a word which Kathy hasn’t quite equated as she has seen two other successful ventures in private mortgage and Dos Lobos, LLC, her business consulting company.This, in addition to starting another!Today, Kathy’s professional, direct and engaging style makes her a sought after national public speaker on the topics of business and personal development.She speaks to corporations, business groups and at Colorado Mountain College.Kathy is passionate about helping business and women’s groups and sharing her experiences as a corporate leader.Kathy’s motto is the “Five I’s of Personal Success”:Integrity, Intelligence, Initiative, Intuition and Interpersonal skills.Kathy’s professional story is truly one of a historical account of women in business.I couldn’t help but relate to the Mission and Creed of CMU.Kathy states: “When I was one of the few women climbing the corporate ladder, we pioneered many of the best practices businesses are implementing today.Today, I share my story with others to help them ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.”She believes young women are responsible for their own direction and that they should, be good, look good and proceed full steam ahead.A philosophy which very much describes Kathy, herself.


The Wallace Jacobs Turnage Jr., and Dara M. Turnage Scholarship for Dr. Farris Woods and Professor George Vaughn Hall of Sponsors Scholarship.

Wallace Turnage was born in Fayette, Mo. and graduated from Central Methodist University in May 1965. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. While at Central, he was a member of Alpha Phi Gamma, serving as the president in 1965, and also lettered in golf. After graduation, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Law in June 1968. While attending school, he worked for Commercial Trust Company in Fayette and a bank in Columbia, and after graduation he was employed with the Valley National Bank of Arizona. After becoming a branch manager, he went into loan administration. Following mergers with Bank One and Chase Bank, he continued in loan administration, retiring in 1993, afterward he joined Arizona Business Bank as its Chief Credit Officer. Turnage fully retired after a merger with Colorado Business Bank in December 2009. He passed the Missouri and Arizona Bar exams but continued in banking, where he used his knowledge of the law. However, he admits that almost 50 years in banking is almost too much. Turnage is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Turnage states, “The classes and helpful faculty at Central Methodist were instrumental in preparing me for my career. It is now time to support Central, to enable it to continue to support future generations. In my earlier years, I played the piano, and I was in the band at Fayette High School. My wife is an artist and agreed that our current scholarship for fine arts, including theatre and music, to honor Dr. Joe Geist and Professor Thomas Yancey would be a good start. The Ashby-Hodge Gallery is a most valuable asset to the University and with the guidance and support of these two gentlemen, it is a success. I met Dr. Geist upon attending Central, and I was a friend of Professor Yancey for many years before that, as he rented rooms from my grandmother, Allie Jacobs Rennolds. “I have very fond memories of attending Central and of all the lasting friendships formed while there.” The Dr. Farris Woods and Professor George Vaughn Hall of Sponsors Scholarship was funded by Wallace and Dara Turnage.They were instrumental in Wally initially majoring in Biology.


Arthur & Shirley Summers Memorial Scholarship

Wallace Turnage was born in Fayette, Mo. and graduated from Central Methodist University in May 1965. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. While at Central, he was a member of Alpha Phi Gamma, serving as the president in 1965, and also lettered in golf. After graduation, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Law in June 1968. While attending school, he worked for Commercial Trust Company in Fayette and a bank in Columbia, and after graduation he was employed with the Valley National Bank of Arizona. After becoming a branch manager, he went into loan administration. Following mergers with Bank One and Chase Bank, he continued in loan administration, retiring in 1993, afterward he joined Arizona Business Bank as its Chief Credit Officer. Turnage fully retired after a merger with Colorado Business Bank in December 2009. He passed the Missouri and Arizona Bar exams but continued in banking, where he used his knowledge of the law. However, he admits that almost 50 years in banking is almost too much. Turnage is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Turnage states, “The classes and helpful faculty at Central Methodist were instrumental in preparing me for my career. It is now time to support Central, to enable it to continue to support future generations. In my earlier years, I played the piano, and I was in the band at Fayette High School. My wife is an artist and agreed that our current scholarship for fine arts, including theatre and music, to honor Dr. Joe Geist and Professor Thomas Yancey would be a good start. The Ashby-Hodge Gallery is a most valuable asset to the University and with the guidance and support of these two gentlemen, it is a success. I met Dr. Geist upon attending Central, and I was a friend of Professor Yancey for many years before that, as he rented rooms from my grandmother, Allie Jacobs Rennolds. “I have very fond memories of attending Central and of all the lasting friendships formed while there.” The Dr. Farris Woods and Professor George Vaughn Hall of Sponsors Scholarship was funded by Wallace and Dara Turnage.They were instrumental in Wally initially majoring in Biology.


Bill & Dione Auchly Hall of Sponsors

Wallace Turnage was born in Fayette, Mo. and graduated from Central Methodist University in May 1965. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. While at Central, he was a member of Alpha Phi Gamma, serving as the president in 1965, and also lettered in golf. After graduation, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Law in June 1968. While attending school, he worked for Commercial Trust Company in Fayette and a bank in Columbia, and after graduation he was employed with the Valley National Bank of Arizona. After becoming a branch manager, he went into loan administration. Following mergers with Bank One and Chase Bank, he continued in loan administration, retiring in 1993, afterward he joined Arizona Business Bank as its Chief Credit Officer. Turnage fully retired after a merger with Colorado Business Bank in December 2009. He passed the Missouri and Arizona Bar exams but continued in banking, where he used his knowledge of the law. However, he admits that almost 50 years in banking is almost too much. Turnage is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Turnage states, “The classes and helpful faculty at Central Methodist were instrumental in preparing me for my career. It is now time to support Central, to enable it to continue to support future generations. In my earlier years, I played the piano, and I was in the band at Fayette High School. My wife is an artist and agreed that our current scholarship for fine arts, including theatre and music, to honor Dr. Joe Geist and Professor Thomas Yancey would be a good start. The Ashby-Hodge Gallery is a most valuable asset to the University and with the guidance and support of these two gentlemen, it is a success. I met Dr. Geist upon attending Central, and I was a friend of Professor Yancey for many years before that, as he rented rooms from my grandmother, Allie Jacobs Rennolds. “I have very fond memories of attending Central and of all the lasting friendships formed while there.” The Dr. Farris Woods and Professor George Vaughn Hall of Sponsors Scholarship was funded by Wallace and Dara Turnage.They were instrumental in Wally initially majoring in Biology.


Pay It Forward First Generation Hall of Sponsors

Carl White was born on April 18, 1926, in Bexar, Arkansas, the youngest of five siblings.His family moved to Springfield, Missouri, during the Depression.He graduated from high school in Mexico, Missouri, in 1943.On April 14, 1944, four days shy of his 18th birthday, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy.During his two years in the military, he served as a Radarman Second Class on the USS LSM-238 in the Pacific theater.Upon discharge, Carl returned to Missouri &, thanks to the GI Bill, enrolled at Central Methodist College in Fayette.There he earned a bachelor's degree in economics.Carl was employed with the Missouri Department of Corrections for 45 years, starting as a caseworker at the Missouri State Penitentiary.At the time of his passing on April 21, 1998, he was serving as superintendent at Algoa Correctional Center, Jefferson City, Missouri.


Judy and Roger Drake Trustee Hall of Sponsors Scholarship

On behalf of Central Methodist University, we extend our sincere gratitude for your leadership and commitment in supporting the educational opportunities of Central Methodist University and its students.


Ashley Stedziewski

Pre-Education

Sarasota, FL


Jacob Henson

Pre-Health Related Profession

Lebanon, MO


Jaxson Grossenburg

Pre-Education

Marshall

I am from Marshall, Missouri and I am the oldest of three kids. My major is in Elementary Education and plan to get my degree in Administration in the future. After I graduate, I plan on beginning my career as a 2nd-5th grade teacher, while also attending school to get my masters. My interests include scouting, history, and music. I am an Eagle Scout and and I play both the trombone and cello. In high school I participated in band, jazz band, orchestra, debate, academic team, and scouting. I chose CMU because I heard that it had an amazing education program and my dad went to CMU to be a kindergarten teacher, but ultimately decided that it was not for him. This scholarship is important to me because it will allow me to continue my education with the accumulation of extra debt.


Noah Kee

English

Franklin

My name is Noah Kee, and I am from Franklin, Missouri. I am the second oldest of four, and our whole family is very close. My brother Josiah graduated from Central in 2019. My brother Timothy is studying at State Fair Community College in Boonville. My sister Joanne is a senior at Fayette Highschool. My mother Chara teaches art at the Daly Elementary School in Fayette, and my father Dana is a social worker at University Hospital in Columbia. I am an English major, and I am also learning Spanish. On campus, I am involved in Inscape, CMU’s literary magazine, intramural sports, and campus ministries like the Navigators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Center for Faith and Service. My interests outside of the University include canoeing, disc golf, and music.


Montana Stangel

Physics

Rockville, MO

I am from a small town called Rockville Missouri, and graduated from Rich Hill High School. I am the youngest of seven children, ranging in age from 42 to 20 years old. I plan to get a Bachelor of Science in Psychology to help either athletes or children. I am very adventurous and love the outdoors. I also love playing softball and sand volleyball with my friends. I chose CMU because it felt like home when I first stepped foot on campus.


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Joceline Sanchez

Accounting

Boonville, MO

My name is Joceline Sanchez-Castro, and I am proud to say that I am given an amazing opportunity to continue my education in accounting. I am also blessed to say that I am working as an intern at Gerding, Korte, and Chitwood, an accounting firm in my hometown Boonville. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be either a translator or have a career that dealt with numbers. In high school, that is when I realized that I liked accounting so I decided to major in it so I can eventually take the CPA test and become a Certified Public Accountant in the near future. I can say that I also haven’t given up on being a translator, even though I haven’t taken any classes for it, because the accounting field is in high need for Spanish speaking people as the Hispanic community keeps growing in the U.S. I am very grateful for having the opportunity to attend college to further my knowledge and education, so I can graduate and exercise my major at my current place of employment.


Allie Schulte

Elementary Education

Marshall, MO


Nill Bruce

Communication Studies

Arlington, TX


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Casey Brooks

Music Education

Pacific, MO

I am from Pacific Missouri, a small town outside of St. Louis. I will be majoring in Music Education so that I can be a band director. After graduation I plan on working towards a Master’s in Music Performance so that one day I may be able to perform the flute professionally. Playing flute is my favorite thing in my life, and I am so excited that I get to play for CMU. I chose CMU because of the close-knit atmosphere within student life, the lovely campus, and wonderful faculty.


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Kole Viebrock

Business

Versailles, MO


Bryce Daugherty

Criminal Justice

Kennett, MO

I am from Kennett, Missouri. I am majoring in criminal justice. After I graduate from CMU, I plan on pursuing a career as a state trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, messing around with new technology, getting outdoors and hiking, and helping other people when I can. I chose CMU for the supportive learning environment that everyone from faculty and staff to fellow students create.


Madison Steiner

Biology

St. James, MO


Hope Chappel

Communications

Excelsior Springs, MO


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Jessica Mowry

Mathematics

Arnold, MO


Leah Starnes

Nursing

Machesney Pk, IL


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Taylor Parks

Pre-Health Profession

Glasgow


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Alexis McClure

Accounting

Poplar Bluff, MO

I grew up in Poplar Bluff, MO with my mom, stepdad, and 2 brothers. At Central, I am majoring in Accounting and Criminal Justice. During my freshmen year, I joined Theta Chi Upsilon, DECA, and in the color guard for the campus’ marching band. My first year in DECA, I became the state president. In my free time, I love to read, color, and hang out with friends. I chose Central because of the tight-knit community, the amazing accounting/business program, and great on-campus activities. After I graduate from Central Methodist University, I am planning on pursing my CPA certification, along with earning an auditing job.


Murphy Quint

Exercise Science

Fayette, MO

I am originally from Fayette, MO and grew up in this small town since I was little. My mother and father both graduated from CMU in the late 90’s and participated in Greek life just like me. I am currently majoring in exercise science with hope of getting into the masters of athletic training program in two years. I am also minoring in political science. Once I graduate from CMU I plan to further my career into the professional sports world, hoping to become an athletic trainer for the NFL. Some of my interest include reading books, and spending time with family and friends. I chose CMU because it has always felt like home.


Emily Ratliff

Psychology

Higbee, MO


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Odmund Bautista

Computer Science

Sedalia, MO


Luke Seest

Physical Therapy Assistant

Rolla, MO

I am a graduate of Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo. I intend on graduating Central Methodist with a business degree and a minor in finance. I also plan to get my real estate license and go into real estate when I graduate. Some of my interests and hobbies include playing baseball, hanging out with friends, fishing, and sometimes playing video games. I personally chose Central Methodist because I was very pleased with the great education as well as their great baseball program that I am excited to join.


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Trace Brown

Nursing

Ashland, MO


Nolan Simon

Business

O'Fallon, MO


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Quenia Butler

Pre Health Related Profession

Columbia, MO


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Gabriel Anderson

Accounting

Denver, CO

My name is Gabriel Anderson and I am from the city of Arvada, Colorado. I am currently attending Central to get my Bachelors in Business Management, graduating in Spring of 2024. I am the captain of the Rocket League and Valorant Esports teams here on campus.


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Natalie Quinteros

BA Nursing

Richmond, TX

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but last year I moved to a small town outside of Houston called Richmond. I am a communication major and after graduation I plan to either continue furthering my education by earning my masters or I will start my career in sports media. I chose CMU because of the opportunities it has provided me with continuing my soccer career while receiving higher education.


Ryan Fouts

Business and Pre-Dental

Bartlesville, OK

My home town is Bartlesville Oklahoma, and if you're not certain where that is you wouldn’t be the first here at Central Methodist. It is south of Tulsa Oklahoma about an hour and 3 hours south of Oklahoma City. Some information about me is that I have worked since the age of 16 toward my college finances. I have 2 jobs as a premed student, and one of those is owning a state recognized business here on campus called Ryan’s Dawgs


John Brownell-Hecke

Pre-Education

Slater, MO

I am a Junior at Central Methodist University, originally from the small town of Slater, Missouri. My musical interests started from a young age, when my instrumental classes began in the fifth grade. Thanks to the wonderful educators of my past, I decided to continue my passion with a music major, and hope to make a career out of it after graduation; this scholarship allows me to make that a reality. I chose Central Methodist University because of its deep inclination with music, and look forward to both my classes, as well as concert band and other activities throughout the year.Music reaches out to many individuals in a variety of different ways. Thinking of the influences music has had on my life, I hope to one day become like those who have helped me along my musical journey. I'll continue to try my best to create a difference in the world of music. Again, thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness, as well as the opportunities provided by this scholarship.


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I am a Junior at Central Methodist University, originally from the small town of Slater, Missouri. My musical interests started from a young age, when my instrumental classes began in the fifth grade. Thanks to the wonderful educators of my past, I decided to continue my passion with a music major, and hope to make a career out of it after graduation; this scholarship allows me to make that a reality. I chose Central Methodist University because of its deep inclination with music, and look forward to both my classes, as well as concert band and other activities throughout the year.Music reaches out to many individuals in a variety of different ways. Thinking of the influences music has had on my life, I hope to one day become like those who have helped me along my musical journey. I'll continue to try my best to create a difference in the world of music. Again, thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness, as well as the opportunities provided by this scholarship.


Margaret Powell

Marine Biology

Pilot Grove, MO


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Audrey Graham

English

Everett, WA


Zane Meyer

Chemistry

Columbia, MO


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Emily Gann

Vocal Music

St. Louis, MO

I call Lake Saint Louis, Missouri home and go back to visit my parents, brother and dog often. I am majoring in Music Education and plan to inspire K-12 students after graduation. I thoroughly enjoy theatre and choir, and actively participate in both programs on campus.I chose Central Methodist University because the atmosphere seemed amazing. After my first year, I am confident that my assumption was correct. My peers, professors and lifelong friends I have made feel like family to me, and I could not have chosen a better place to further my education.


Marcus Young

Business

Ozark, MO


Jamar Clark

Undeclared

Sedalia, MO


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William Bowers-Delius

History

Fayette, MO

I was born and raised in Fayette, and I was brought up by my mom and grandparents. It's also the reason I chose Central as my first-choice college, as I grew up practically right next to it. I am currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree of Education at CMU. I hope to move into the secondary education field after I finish college while also working on my Master's. Additionally, I hope to keep up my hobbies with e-sports, musicianship, and board games. Also, I hope to reconnect with some of my activities that I participated in in high school, such as theater, concert band, and marching band.


Brittany Dush

Religion and Church Leadership

Park Hills, MO

My name is Britt Dush. During my time here, I will be studying and pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Church Leadership. I am from Park Hills, MO but have lived in various locations due to my father being a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. Once I graduate CMU, I have plans to apply and hopefully attend Asbury School of Theology in Wilmore, KY to get a Master of Divinity to become an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church. My interests are in music, technology, and theology/philosophy. I am always looking to learn something new!</p>


Rocio Castillo-Garcia

Psychology

Lamonte, MO


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Karlee Lachance

Pre-Physical Therapy

Park Hills, MO


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Dawson Wiswall

Biology

Fayette, MO


Cadence Lutman

Music

Versailles, MO


Evan Robertson

Business

St. Louis, MO


Garrett Mauzey

History

Mendon, MO


Haylie Sims

Sports Management

Columbia, MO


Matthew Barker

Criminal Justice

Kingsville, MO

I went to Holden High School in Holden, MO. I grew up there with my dad, mom, and younger brother. While growing up, dirt track racing was always a family hobby. When I was old enough to drive a go kart, I partook in the family hobby. Here at Central, I plan to double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. With my degrees, I plan to become a police officer and work my way into the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a negotiator. On campus I am involved in the Envy Dance Team, Alpha Phi Gamma, and I am also a Student Ambassador for Central. Being involved in these teams and activities shows just how amazing the Central experience is. The reason that I chose CMU is because of the size and closeness of the campus. I love being able to walk across campus and always see someone I know. This gives campus a family feel.


Mallory Boyer

Freshman

Troy, MO


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Madison Bates

Business

Zimbabwe

I graduated from Moberly High School. I am extremely honored to have received an academic scholarship that will allow me to continue my education at CMU. In addition to attending school full time, I also work 20+ hours a week to help pay for my education, so this scholarship is a true blessing for me. While at CMU, I plan to study business and someday, hope to own my own small business. I want to find a rewarding career where I can help my community and become a role model for other female entrepreneurs.


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Kacey Mejia

Sociology

Montebello, CA


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Duke Newsted

Religion and Church Leadership

Centralia, MO

I have never wanted to go to school anywhere but Central Methodist University. It is an honor to be a student at this great University and even a bigger honor to be selected for this scholarship. The opportunities this scholarship will provide will be enormous. I have worked hard to do my best academically while staying involved in all my volunteer religious endeavors.


Chase Rankin

Undecided

Troy, MO


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Stephanie Rodriguez

Business

Subiaco, AR


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Kara McQuerrey

Religion and Church Leadership

Plattsburg, MO


Juliana Shields

Biology

Lake Ozark, MO


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Abagail Taylor

Pre-Health Related Profession

Chillicothe, MO


Ky'On Bass

Business

Houston, MO

I’m from League City, Texas. I’ve been on the dean’s list ever since my freshman year. I was a part of the conference winning and ranked football team playing on the football team at the defensive line position. I was raised in a military household where I have one younger brother.


Erin Williams

Pre Physical Therapy Assistant

Tuscumbia, MO


Paul David Reinert

Music

Park Hills, MO


Kaitlyn Kongdara

Exercise Science

Saginaw, TX


Jacob Barks

Undeclared

Sedgewickville, MO


Andrew Adams

Music Education

New Franklin, MO

I am a Music Education major at Central Methodist University, and I want to become an influential band director like my own band director, Mrs. Lisa Dobbs, at New Franklin. After my Undergraduate Degree at Central, I want to get my Masters at Mizzou in either Music Education or Composition. I like listening to all sorts of music, as well as playing games with my friends (both online and in person). I chose to go to CMU because of how small it is.


Mason Sickler

Music Education

Moberly, MO


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Jordon Gutierrez

Pre-Physical Therapy

Mcallen, TX


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Avery Davis

Pre-Nursing

Olathe, KS

I am from Olathe, Kansas.As soon as I stepped onto Central campus, I knew it was the place for me. Everyone was so friendly and willing to help it really felt like a family. The beautiful campus, excellent academics, and competitive sports teams made my college decision easy. I will be starting my sophomore year at Central, and I am involved in the sorority Kappa Beta Gamma, and I am also on the Women’s Soccer Team.


Nathaniel Echols

Communication Studies

Foley, MO


Mikayla Kincaid

Music Ministry

Fredericktown, MO


Nicholas Brumitt

Pre-Nursing

Williamsville, Mo


Dacus Leech

Criminal Justice

Rockaway Beach, MO


Alec Bell

Business

Festus, MO

My hometown is Festus, Missouri and I graduated from Festus High School. Looking at my future at CMU, I will be majoring in business. Additionally, I will be a member of the men’s soccer team. I intend, and have aspirations, of being successful in both my academics and athletics over the next 4 years at CMU. I know that will be encouraged by the proud staff and students of the university.


Tambria Wilson

Education

Cape Girardeau, MO

My name is Tambria Wilson 5ft 1/2" quiet but sweet young black woman, who loves R&B, Gospels, Christian Rap, and Rap. A fun fact about my name is that my initials are the exact same as my mother's (TNW), which is also true for my sister and dad (JDW). I am the oldest of two children and was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, MO. I grew up in a split home and my father left when I was 5, but has always stayed in my life. He and my mother are still really good friends who do everything they can, to work together and help support me and my younger sister. This scholarship will help lighten the load for my parents with my tuition. I've always been a woman of many firsts, though never intended in being so. In my 7th grade year I became the first girl to play tackle football in the Junior high, then my freshman year of high school, became the first girl to play an actual position besides kicking on the football team (Girls were only allowed to kick and the last female kicker was back in the late 1990s). I played offensive Line as a guard and defensive line as defensive end and the same year, I became the first girl to wrestle. Southeast Missouri was just starting to implement girls wrestling, so my entire freshman year I wrestled male opponents. By my sophomore year, the program was split into boys and girls wrestling. I'm a first-generation private college student, I say private because both my parents went to college and mother earned her BA in middle school math. I'm very hardworking and dedicated to reaching my goals. I finished high school with a 4.02 GPA (not weighted) and was in the top 10% all 4 years of high school with a class of 290 students.


Nyjahl Vaughn

Physical Therapy Assistant

East St. Louis, IL

I choose CMU because when I went on my visit the campus had more to it than just the life of a football player. I plan on a PTA major with hope of becoming a PT.


EmmaLee Campbell

Pre-Education

Rocheport, MO


Evan Cox

Business

Columbia, MO


Maon Mitchell

Music Ministry

Lake St. Louis, MO


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Grace Pinkerton

Business

Caney, KS

I am from a small town in Kansas called Caney. My mom works as an insurance agent at a small independent company. I am a business major and I am not quite sure what I want my emphasis to be yet, but I am leaning toward marketing or management. My goal is to become a marketing manager after graduating from Central Methodist University. I have a passion for wrestling, art, reading, and being with my friends and family. I chose to come to CMU because of the women's wrestling program, but when I got to campus I fell in love with the school itself. In high school, some would say I was overly active. I was a member of FFA, KAY, NHS, FCA, drama, art, wrestling, manager for the volleyball team, scholars bowl among others. I am currently a member of the CMU women's wrestling team.


Katherine Bangert

Pre-Nursing

Coldwater, MO

I am 20 years old and was born and raised on a beef cattle farm in the small town of Coldwater, Mo. Throughout high school I participated in every sport I was given the opportunity too and have continued my athletic career as a member of Central’s track and cross country teams. I am now a junior at Central and am excited to be entering my second semester of the nursing program! In my spare time from studies and practice I enjoy volunteering at Faith Family church, walking around town and swimming at DC Rogers lake. I enjoy working with children and staying active and am looking forward to finding a way to incorporate those passions into my career as a nurse in the future!


Cassidy Brent

Psychology

Knob Noster, MO

I am presently pursuing a BS Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Biology. After graduation I plan on applying to Medical School and completing a degree in Psychiatry. My end goal is to work with young children and adolescents.


Kyle Schleeter

Biology

Fayette, MO


Sara Ratliff

History

Higbee, MO

I am currently a senior History and Sociology double major from Higbee, Missouri. On campus, I am a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Pi Gamma Mu honors societies


Nathaniel Echols

Communications

Foley, MO


Arielle Prince

Music

Pevely, MO


John Fender

Music Ministry

Columbia, MO

I am from Columbia, MO. I am the oldest of three siblings, which comes with a lot of responsibility, but I believe it has helped prepare me for adulthood. I am majoring in Music Ministry and plan to be a Worship Director and Professional Musician after graduation. I love all aspects of music from a plethora of instruments to production work. I also love using my talents for the church. CMU has given me the ability and opportunities to add and further my skills as both a Worship Leader and Musician and Student.


Josh Derendinger

Music Education

Boonville, MO

My family and I live in Boonville, Missouri, which is not that far from Fayette. My interests are playing different instruments, and Drum Corps. My major is Instrumental Music Education. After graduation, I'm planning on teaching any middle school, and/or high school bands in Missouri. I chose CMU, because of three reasons; small campus, nice people, and an incredible music program. I've been coming to CMU ever since I went to Music Camp in 7th grade. Since then, I've continued to come for camp, and take trumpet lessons with Dr. Perkins. Every time I go to CMU, I always have friendly faculty, classmates, and the fact everyone knows me by my name, instead of a number, is a huge win. Having all the classes close together is also a huge win.


Hunter Hanson

Communication Studies

Saldotna, AK


Abigail Taylor

Pre-Health Related Profession

Leavenworth, KS


Clayton Gochenour

Physical Therapy Assistant

Boonville, MO

I grew up in Boonville, Missouri having sports being an active part of my life. In High School, I got hurt playing Basketball and I went to Physical Therapy. The combination of the rehabilitation environment mixed in with my love to help people inspired me to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I learned that Central Methodist had a Physical Therapist Assistant program, so I jumped on the opportunity since it is close to home. I am now in my last semester of Physical Therapist Assistant school and I want to work towards a Doctorate in Physical Therapy


Damian Walker

Mathematics

Eolia, MO

I am from the small town of Eolia, Missouri. I graduated at the top of my class of only 33 students. I am majoring in Structural Engineering and hope to one day start a career in that field. I have always been interested in building things and problem solving so this field of work seems like a good fit for me. I chose CMU because I wanted to further my education on a smaller campus that really cares about their students as well as to have the opportunity to continue to play football. CMU was an obvious choice as it met all of my criteria perfectly and I am very happy that I made the decision to enroll. I am grateful for the things CMU has done and will continue to do for me.


Devyn Armstead

Pre-Education

Franklin, LA

I am from Franklin, Louisiana. I am the 3rd oldest child out of 5. I have two brothers and two sisters. Other than playing football, I like to do outdoor activities such as riding horses, ATV’s, and fishing. My major is Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry.I chose CMU because they gave me an opportunity to not only play football, but to pursue my education as well


Jackson Rotert

Sports Management

Montrose, MO

Currently at CMU I am studying Sports Management and Business Education. When I graduate I will leave with a Bachelors of Science in sports Management and a teaching certificate in business. My plans with this degree is to coach basketball at the Division 1 level. I love basketball and I would love to make a career out of it. But I also love movies, reading, and board games, such as chess. I choose CMU because of how close knit everyone is and because of the opportunities that can come out of meeting people who also attend/ attended CMU.


Amy Blair

Biology

Maywood, MO


Ethan Vandall

Exercise Science

Moberly, MO


Lyna Aida Williams Whitehead

Music Education

Fayette, MO


Jaren Vanmeter

Pre-Education

Bethany, MO

I am from a small Midwest town in Bethany, Missouri with a great school system. Both of my parents are alumni from Central Methodist and when I had my college visit the campus was beautiful, staff were welcoming, and it just felt like home for me.


Carter Bailey

Exercise Science

New Franklin, MO

I grew up in Rocheport, MO and attended New Franklin High School. At Central Methodist, I am pursuing a degree in athletic training and physical therapy. Upon completing my education, I hope to join a major university sports program. It will great to stay involved with athletics and be able to help people recover from injuries. My interest in this field of study began during my senior year of high school basketball when I tore the ACL in my right knee. Going through the surgery and recovery process, I realized how meaningful and impactful one person can be in helping others recover from injuries. This experience led me to Central Methodist where I am excited to be part of the athletic training program and a member of the golf team.


Rachel Smith

Accounting

Wentzville, MO

My name is Rachel Smith and I am from Wentzville, Missouri. CMU has been so good to me so far in my academic journey. I chose this school to pursue both of my athletic and academic careers. What I have experienced here is beyond what I ever thought I would and I am so grateful for it. Although I have had a wonderful three years here, I am planning on making the fourth my best year yet.


Jennifer Ning

Pre-Health Related Professions

Fulton, MO


Nii Bruce

Communications

Arlington, TX

I was born in Arlington, Texas to a family of 4. I will be coming in to major in communications so after I graduate I plan to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. On campus will be playing football for the Central Methodist University football team.


Andre Piterman

Business

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

I am from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.I’m starting a new chapter at CMU where I feel like it is a great fit for me for both, a great soccer team and a really good education with my major being business. After I’m done with college I’d like to play professional soccer, but if that is not possible I’d like to stay connected to sports and business by getting a job at a sports team, but on the administrative side.


Paige Lakenburger

Biology

Smithville, MO


Kaylee Schmohe

Biology

Hannibal, MO

I am currently a sophomore at Central Methodist University and majoring in biology, minoring in chemistry. I am from Hannibal, MO where I grew up as a Hannibal Pirate. I have an older sister who also attends Central Methodist. After I graduate from CMU, I plan on going on to medical school to fulfill my dream of becoming a cardiovascular technician. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, shopping, and watching sports in my free time. I chose Central Methodist because when I went on a campus tour with my sister I could tell how much everyone enjoyed being around each other and how much fun they had together.


Jennifer Durbin

Marine Biology

Chilicothe, MO

I’m currently a junior here at Central Methodist. Even though I grew up around here, in the land-locked Midwest, I’ve always been drawn to the creatures of the deep. I’m now studying marine biology under the watchful eye of Professor Thurmon. Using this knowledge from CMU I will be able to full observe these creatures in their natural habitats.


Taylor Meadows

Marine Biology

Seneca, MO

I am from Seneca, Missouri, which is a small town just outside of Joplin. I am majoring in Marine Biology, and I am planning to go to graduate school to pursue a PhD after earning my bachelor’s degree here. I’m extremely interested in sharks and I’m passionate about saving them, so I started the cause “No MO Shark Fins” to represent and educate Missourians in the fight to get the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act passed in legislation. I chose to go to CMU because of the amazing Marine Biology program, the small size, and how professors genuinely care about each of their students.


Jett Rollins

Biology

Springfield, MO

I was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. I plan to major in biology during the next 4 years I spend at Central Methodist University. CMU caught my interest as a school for the future for me because I was offered a football and academic scholarship. The reason I chose CMU is because I was presented with the attitude that I was wanted at this school and I was very impressed with my visit as a whole.


Avery Hays

Biology

Lebanon, MO

I am from Lebanon, Missouri, just a few hours from Fayette. At CMU I am majoring in biology, with a dual minor in chemistry and criminal justice. I am planning to look into the field of forensic science or perhaps a more medical based career path. I am currently a sophomore here at CMU play for the varsity volleyball team. I love the atmosphere and the at home feeling that Central Methodist gives off, and I so glad to get to call this school home.


Emily Millstead

Music

Holden, MO


Aeris Barton

Biology

Fayette, MO


Emilia Schleper

Biology

Pacific, MO

I live in Pacific, Missouri (a few miles from Six Flags).I am a cheerleader on both the sprit and competition squads here at CMU which consumes a lot of my free time outside of class. I am loving my experience here at CMU! The small town feel of the University offers a close sense of community, and safety while offering the academics and opportunities I want. CMU is a little over two hours away from home allowing me to be far enough away to begin learning and growing on my own, but close enough to drive home to be with family. I absolutely love the atmosphere! My professors are friendly, approachable, encouraging, and make learning fun. I made friends from all over the country and abroad during my first year and am thrilled to be back on campus to continue making more memories.


Cora Johnson-Woessner

Psychology

Encinitas, CA

I am originally from a small town on Maui about the size of Fayette and moved to San Diego California when I turned 15. Once I met Joe Parisi, he told me about the wrestling program they were starting up and that I should consider joining the team. After I visited and fell in love with the campus I ended up committing and becoming the first female to sign on to the women's wrestling team at Central Methodist. My major at the moment is psychology which will help in the future with my plans on helping kids in the juvenile program. I know now after attending CMU my freshman year and being involved in the student life that this is the school for me and I am so happy that I am able to call myself a Central Methodist student.


Shea Luby

Nursing

Hillsboro, MO

My name is Shea Luby and I am from Hillsboro, MO. I have 3 brothers and am the only girl sibling. I plan to major in nursing and eventually become a nurse practitioner. While studying nursing, I am also part of the varsity volleyball team. I am very passionate in both my studies and on the court.


Samuel Petrin

History

Palm Coast, FL

The reason I chose to come to Central was to experience something new. I have always lived in Florida and never traveled much. Coming to Central would allow me to not only step out of my comfort zone but help me excel in academics and sports.


Ross Nelson

Business

Winston, MO


Lindsey Gantz

Chemistry

Knob Noster

I was drawn to Central Methodist University because of its size. I grew up in a small town with a graduation class size of about twenty-eight students. The small, personal size of Central Methodist was warm and welcoming and I knew it was perfect for me the moment I stepped onto the enchanting campus.


Alyssa Yung

Nursing

Glasgow, MO


Peyton Schafer

Biology

Hermann, MO


Madison Thompson

Pre-Health Related Professions

Waynesville, MO

My home town is Waynesville, Missouri. I plan on majoring in Nursing/PreMed. After I graduate I hope to become an ultrasound tech. Some of my interests include playing softball, playing with my dogs, and watching Netflix. I chose CMU because of the scholarship they offered me and I am able to play softball.


Alex Perez

Political Science

Fayette, MO


Kaycey Mejia

Sociology

Montebello, CA


Hannah Bailey

Music Education

Waynesville, MO


Jesse Hill

Pre-Education

Salem, MO

I am originally from Steedman, a small rural farming town in Missouri. The major I intend on pursuing at CMU is a bachelor’s in occupational therapy assistant. I hope to eventually enroll in a master’s program to become an Occupational Therapist. Post-graduation I would like to serve the smaller Missouri towns with my acquired skill set. Traveling OTA/OT is my first choice of practice. As someone who has worked as a CNA making home visits, I have seen the need these people have for care that they potentially cannot access due to their medical condition or situation(s). I have always been interested in helping others and being a team player.I choose Central Methodist University because of the atmosphere. Everyone I have met so far has been helpful and kind. The resources and facilities offered have exceeded my expectations. The facility staff is supportive and dedicated to the students. I will be beginning the OTA program officially this fall and am beyond excited and grateful for this opportunity.


Elyse Travis

Religion and Church Leadership

Golden, IL


Riley Walker

Exercise Science/Athletic Training

Eolia, MO


Kayla Karpe

Pre-Health Related Professions

Hayward, CA

I am from Hayward, California. At Central Methodist University, I am studying nursing. I intend to become a pediatric nurse after graduation. I have interests in cooking and helping others. I choose Central Methodist because they have a fantastic science program and also a wonderful softball team.


Jessica Mowry

Mathematics

Arnold, MO

I am from Arnold, Missouri, a town close to St. Louis. I am currently majoring in mathematics and minoring in education to earn my teaching certificate. I chose Central Methodist University to continue playing volleyball and be close to home. At Central Methodist University, I am a part of the volleyball team and the sorority Kappa Beta Gamma.


Maria Cervello Sanjurjo

Business

Barcelona, Spain


Landon Rothgeb

Pre-Education

West Plains, MO

I came from a small town in southern Missouri called West Plains. I had been looking at so many different colleges, but the Lord and his wisdom led me to Central Methodist. I had been attracted to the small campus, town, and great teachers that welcomed me. I also compete in Golf and found out that CMU offers a Golf program. I now proudly play for the CMU Golf team.


Jennifer Nelson

Biology

Fayette, MO

I am from Fayette Missouri. My major is health science and I am getting a dual degree in physical therapy assistant.I chose CMU because it was a very welcoming place. As soon as I stepped foot on the campus the first time I know that I would love it there.


Corinne McClure

Criminal Justice

Barnhart, MO


Jonathan Loden

Biology

Joplin, MO


Sydney Callahan

Pre-Health Related Professions

Jacksonville, MO


Avery Hayes

Biology

Lebanon, MO

My name is Avery Hays and I am from Lebanon, Missouri. I play on the volleyball team. I plan to major in biology and eventually join the medical field.


Rhakala Blackmon

Biology

Jefferson City, MO

I'm from Jefferson City located in Missouri and I attended Jefferson City High school.At Central Methodist I will be majoring in biology and participating in volleyball and track.


Keighlan Cronin

Health Care Administration

St. Charles, MO


Nicholas Lembke

Exercise Science

Fayette, MO


Lillian Miller

Marine Biology

Kirksville, MO

My hometown in Kirksville, MO. The first time I was on campus was on Band Day my freshman year. It was the first time that Kirksville had ever participated and we didn't know what to expect. We pull up to the school and the building architecture alone was beautiful. We get off the bus and as the day goes on I find so much more to love. I decided I wanted to go on a tour and the student to teacher ratio added to an amazing marine biology program was enough said. I decided that day that Central was my dream college.


Brenden Shelton

Biology

Colon, MI


Brayden DeVoe

Communications

Eidenburg, TX


Aeris Barton

Biology

Fayette, MO


Jordon Browning

Marine Biology

Maysville


Jacob Wheeler

BSN-Nursing

Franklin, WI


Tate Hanners

Chemistry

Marble Hill, MO

I am from a small town in southeast Missouri called Marble Hill.I made the decision to come to CMU because of the small-town feel of the university and faculty. I appreciate the commitment that CMU faculty truly put toward helping their students succeed. While at CMU, I spend a large majority of time tutoring other students in various academic areas (predominantly math/science), assisting faculty with labs, and participating in the chemistry and pre-medicine honor society (Gamma Sigma Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Delta).


Natalie Guerrero

Pre-Education

Austin, TX

I was born and raised in Austin Texas. I chose to study at Central Methodist University because I loved the small town and family type atmosphere I felt when I made my visits.I really wanted to continue my education in a school with a smaller student to teacher ratio and I felt that CMU was the perfect match for me and will help and support me throughout my four years of college.After my first year, I am happy to say that I have so much support here at CMU from all of my professors, coaches, and new friends.


Madisyn Parks

Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant

Glasgow, MO


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Miah Contreras

Biology

Edcouch, TX

I intend on studying biology and after getting into the medical field. I plan on becoming either a traveling nurse or an anesthesiologist.


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Caleb Monning

Business

Liberty, MO

I am from Liberty, Missouri where I currently live with my mom, dad, and brother. As of now, I am planning on pursuing a business major and I hope to one day run a business of my own revolving around sports. Sports have always been a significant part of my life, especially baseball and basketball. I also really enjoy working out, spending time with friends, and watching movies. Central Methodist's emphasis on caring for their athletes physically and in the classroom is a tremendous reason I chose to go there. I was very impressed with their training and how active they are helping their student-athletes succeed in the classroom.


Matt Barker

Criminal Justice

Kingsville, MO


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Lyndsey Koll

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Lincoln, MO


Sabrina Bear

Pre-Education

Gilliam, MO


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Mallory Boyer

Vocal

Troy, MO


Rennell Parker

Business

Florissant, MO


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Faith Jasper

Pre-Education

Salem, MO


Alissa Simmons

Marine Biology

Columbia, MO

I am from Columbia, Missouri, where I attended Muriel Battle High School. I played on the Varsity Golf team since freshman year, and I will continue to play golf at CMU.


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Kristen Coontz

Biology

Versailles, MO

My name is Kristen Coontz. I am from Versailles, Missouri. I transferred into CMU last year and I am so glad I did! I am a nursing major, and I am currently applying for the program. After I graduate, I plan on working towards being a traveling nurse. I want to experience the medical world in as many places I can so that I can learn as much as possible. I am also involved in a few things on campus outside of academics. I am on the Cheer and STUNT team, as well as a member of the sorority Zeta Psi Lambda.


Kaylee Kapeller

Pre-Med Biology

Defiance, MO


Alexis Dillon

Pre-Health Related

Portland, MO

I grew up in Portland, MO.I chose CMU because it was a college that was very small and building are very close together, as well as it is not to far away from home.


Hayley Engleman

Accounting

Raymore, MO

My name is Hayley Engelman and I am a senior at Central Methodist University. I am a part of the CMU Cheer Team. I plan to obtain two degrees: accounting and banking & finance. I also plan to graduate in May of 2024 with 150 credit hours to complete that requirement of the CPA license.


Quenia Butler

Pre-Education

Columbia, MO


Christopher Doyle

Biology

Springfield, MO


Anna Valencia

English

Fayette, MO


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Jackson Sumrall

Business

Lee's Summit, MO

I am from Lee's Summit, MO.I chose CMU for many reasons. For one, they offered me a baseball scholarship. One of the biggest reasons I chose CMU was because it was far enough away from home to have the college experience that I wanted, but close enough to where it’s not impossible to come home and see my family.


Keaton Mayes

Business

Wellsville, MO


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Xavier Colburn

Accounting

Belton, MO


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Paul Reinert

Music

Park HIlls, MO


Alyssa Ammons

Biology

Orange, Tx


Trenton Blankenship

Physical Education

Grandview, MO

I am from Grandview, Missouri which is south of Kansas City. My family moved there when I was less than a year old and have been there ever since. I am now a senior at CMU and currently on the baseball team. I am dual majoring in Physics and Mathematics.


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Dylan Cole

Cybersecurity

Bismark, MO


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Mikela Dimond

English

Fayette, MO

My name is Mikela Dimond! I am from Fayette, MO.I am a sophomore at CMU with a major in English. I am so thankful for this scholarship to allow me to further my education and attain my goals as I move forward.


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Hayden Herrick

Chemistry

Sedalia, MO


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Madelyn Mehl

Pre-Education

Cuba, MO


Timothy Nowlin

Theatre Arts

Centralia, MO

I had a wonderful freshmen experience. I made a lot of good memories, kept a healthy balance with my studies and social life, and I made lasting relationships with people who’ve already made a big impact on who I am and my worldview.


Tucker Karl

Business

Hardin, MO


Matthew Hamilton

Pre-Education

Moscow Mills, MO


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Jackson Sumrall

Business

Lee's Summit, MO


Joceline Sanchez

Accounting

Boonville, MO

My name is Joceline Sanchez-Castro, and I am proud to say that I am given an amazing opportunity to continue my education in accounting. I am also blessed to say that I am working as an intern at Gerding, Korte, and Chitwood, an accounting firm in my hometown Boonville. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be either a translator or have a career that dealt with numbers. In high school, that is when I realized that I liked accounting so I decided to major in it so I can eventually take the CPA test and become a Certified Public Accountant in the near future. I can say that I also haven’t given up on being a translator, even though I haven’t taken any classes for it, because the accounting field is in high need for Spanish speaking people as the Hispanic community keeps growing in the U.S. I am very grateful for having the opportunity to attend college to further my knowledge and education, so I can graduate and exercise my major at my current place of employment.


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Carrig Irelan

Biology

Columbia, MO


Tucker Sauer

Marine Biology & Theatre

St. Louis, MO


Zyshonne Cowans

Undeclared

Glasgow, MO

I’m Zy’Shonne Cowans. I am a member of Cross Country and Track and Field. I am from Glasgow, Missouri and I am very excited to be at this university and to be able to prosper, get a great education, make friends, and make the most out of the sports I’m doing and my college experience!


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Leah Starnes

Nursing

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Anthony Funk

Computer Science

Springfield, MO


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Madison Eames

Pre-Education

Higbee, MO


Kalier Castro

Biology

Dorado, PR


Maya Elliott

Marine Biology

Lebanon, MO


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Gracie Ussery

Pre-Education

Independence, MO

I am from Independence, MO. I have played softball since I was young and will continue to do so at Central Methodist. Not only does CMU have a great education program but also an amazing softball program so that made the choice easy for me. Central Methodist was my #1 school after I went to a camp there and fell in love with the facility and coaching staff.I have played softball since I was young and will continue to do so at Central Methodist. Not only does CMU have a great education program but also an amazing softball program so that made the choice easy for me. Central Methodist was my #1 school after I went to a camp there and fell in love with the facility and coaching staff.


Endiya DeVoe

Pre-Health Related Professions

Edinburg, TX


Colby Vincent

Undeclared

Macon, MO


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Tucker Sauer

Marine Biology and Theatre

St. Louis, MO


Lucas Icarte

Music

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Ryan Fouts

Business and Pre-Dental

Bartlesville, OK

My home town is Bartlesville Oklahoma, and if you're not certain where that is you wouldn’t be the first here at Central Methodist. It is south of Tulsa Oklahoma about an hour and 3 hours south of Oklahoma City. Some information about me is that I have worked since the age of 16 toward my college finances. I have 2 jobs as a premed student, and one of those is owning a state recognized business here on campus called Ryans Dawgs. You could say I have a very busy schedule. When I originally came to Central Methodist University I was extremely thankful for my scholarship, but I had thought it wasn’t the only option for college. I quickly realized because of your scholarship it was. Throughout my education in high school I always ate with a “silver spoon” but when it came to my senior year I suddenly discovered that after I graduated my parents expected me to be on my own. This was a very difficult realization and something I did not expect. It has been hard, I must admit, trying to make ends meet. Your scholarship truly has made my life easier and without it I truly doubt I would be able to go to college due to the financial burden. Aside from that I am someone that has lost a lot these previous years. My close cousin at the age of 35 was killed tragically this previous summer in a motorcycle accident leaving behind a wife and two boys. Without giving much time to process this I was dropped off at college 2 weeks later and told I was notgetting gas money to get back home, or any financial assistance whatsoever. Because of these emotional and financial barriers, life has been very difficult. Through your scholarship I have the ability to continue to pursue my education, which I am extremely thankful for. What I would like for you to take away from this thank you letter isn’t sadness, it's rather that you should be proud that you have given someone who is extremely thankful a chance to fight through these tough times and end up a more educated and driven member of society with large aspirations.


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Benjamin Miller

Undeclared

Bellflower, MO

I am from the small town of Bellflower Missouri, this was a huge factor in why I chose to come to Central Methodist. I have not yet decided on my major, therefore I am just taking general courses. After I graduate I plan to use my experience and education gained here to get a good job and continue my life. I am leaning towards a degree in biology as I enjoy being outdoors most of the time.


Charles Johnson

Accounting

Maryland Heights, MO


Jaydon Uptegrove

Pre-Health Related Professions

Sedalia, MO


Audrey Langlotz

Pre-Professional Health

Boonville, MO


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Andrew Adams

Music Education

New Franklin, MO

I am from New Franklin, MO.I chose to go to CMU because of how small it is. I love smaller, more personal and independent learning and living environments and I believe that CMU has a good balance of being big enough to have a college experience, but small enough that you know everyone in your department.


Mia Dembowski

Pre-Nursing

Bell City, MO


Dillan Kessing

Math

Sedalia, MO


Emma Thompson

Business

Bixby, OK


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Noah Kee

English

Franklin, Mo

My name is Noah Kee, and I am from Franklin, Missouri. I am the second oldest of four, and our whole family is very close. My brother Josiah graduated from Central in 2019. My brother Timothy is studying at State Fair Community College in Boonville. My sister Joanne is a senior at Fayette Highschool. My mother Chara teaches art at the Daly Elementary School in Fayette, and my father Dana is a social worker at University Hospital in Columbia. I am an English major, and I am also learning Spanish. On campus, I am involved in Inscape, CMU’s literary magazine, intramural sports, and campus ministries like the Navigators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Center for Faith and Service. My interests outside of the University include canoeing, disc golf, and music.


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Noel Rilea

History

Overland, MO


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Emily Millstead

Pre-Education

Holden, MO

I am from Holden, Missouri. I am a Junior Vocal Music Education major, and I am currently studying to be a choir teacher. I am involved in a bunch of organizations across campus. I am a proud member of NAFME, S-NATs, and SAI. I am a member of the CMU color guard, and I will be partaking in the school's opera production this year. Some of my hobbies include reading and writing, art, and anything music related.


Jordon Browning

Marine Biology

Maysville, MO


Hope Chappel

Communications

Excelsior Springs, MO


Alyssa Ammons

Biology

Orange, TX


Zane Meyer

Chemistry

Fulton, MO


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Hannah Bailey

Pre-Education

Waynesville, MO


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Nathaniel Echols

Communications

Foley, MO

I was born in Arlington, Texas to a family of 4. I will be coming in to major in communications so after I graduate I plan to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. On campus will be playing football for the Central Methodist University football team.


Arielle Prince

Music

Pevely, MO


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William Bowers-Delius

History

Fayette


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Nyjahl Vaughn

Physical Therapy Assistant

East St. Louis, IL


Kara McQuerrey

Religion and Church Leadership

Plattsburg, MO

I’m from a small town outside of Kansas City, MO called Plattsburg. Right now, I’m a Religion and Church Leadership major, with the hopes to dual major with History. While in high school I participated in golf and theatre. With this scholarship it will allow me to continue being involved in theatre, for which I have a great love for. This scholarship means so much to me because CMU has been the college I wanted to go to since the 6th grade. I instantly fell in love with the campus when I visited for a weekend in the summer.


Alden Senor

Pre-Nursing

Glasgow, MO


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Melissa Schnelting

Psychology

Gerald, Mo


Natalie Snell

Business

Ballwin, MO

I am Natalie Snell, a marketing major at Central Methodist University. While I was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Fayette has become a second home to me. Thanks to dual-enrollment courses, I will be able to graduate a semester early (December 2024). In addition to earning my degree, CMU has given me the opportunity to play college soccer, as well as grow in my walk with Christ. I am a member of the CMU Navigators and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Central Methodist University has given me amazing experiences and incredible friends. This place will always have a special spot in my heart.


Kaitlyn Bailey

Theater ARts

Garden City, MO


Noah Kee

English

Franklin, MO


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Matt Barker

Criminal Justice

Kingsville, MO


Abigail Crispell

Marine Biology

Woodhaven, MI


Lyna Williams-Whitehead

Music Education

Fayette, Mo


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Paul Reinert

undeclared

Park Hills, MO


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Luke Greenstreet

Business

Festus, MO


Axton Eisenbels

Business

Poplar Bluff, MO


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Dillan Lembke

Mathematics

Fayette, MO


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