Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year

Members of Truman’s alumni chapters and clubs devote time and effort planning events, serving in leadership roles, supporting current students, and initiating fun and innovative ways to bring alumni  together. This award singles out a volunteer leader who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

2016 Bulldog Forever Volunteers of the Year:

Marsha (James) Redmon (’79), NEMO Alumni Chapter

Marsha Redmon
A native of Knox County, Missouri, Marsha (James) Redmon attended Truman, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in May of 1979. Marsha began working for Dean Rosebery, Head, Division of Science, in December of 1978 and has dedicated her career to the Division of Science and the School of Science and Mathematics.

Following the reorganization to schools, Marsha moved to the departments of agricultural science, chemistry and physics, and she spent five years managing the Office of Student Research. Marsha has also served on several University committees.

Truman has been a tradition for Marsha and her family. Her husband, Chris, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history in 1989; daughter Elizabeth (Redmon) Altepeter graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; daughter Kathleen (Redmon) Nuebling earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2008; and son Thomas Redmon earned two degrees — a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Education degree in history in 2013.

Marsha has been actively involved with the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter for many years, serving as social chair, planning and organizing dozens of events. In 2011, the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter recognized Marsha for her service and dedication by presenting her with their Chapter Bulldog Forever Award.


Christopher Wiedmeyer (’96), Kansas City Alumni Chapter

 

chris-wiedmeyer-2016Christopher Wiedmeyer began his career after graduation working as an admission counselor for Truman in the northwest Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska regions. He moved to Kansas City in 2001 to work for a company in its hiring and retention department, a job Chris viewed as being the next step; as an admission counselor, he had helped usher students into college, and now he would be able to usher them into the workforce. He moved into an educational advisement role as one of the founding counselors for the University of Phoenix Campus in Kansas City, which in turn led to his position as a corporate trainer at Community America Credit Union. For the past 13 years, Chris has worked in the financial services industry for credit unions as a trainer, currently serving as a client development manager for Allied Solutions, a provider of financial services and support for credit unions.

In September 2014, Chris married Dennette, and together they are raising a son, Dominic. Both are active runners and are currently training for their next sprint triathlon. Recent travels have taken them to Hawaii, Tahiti, Italy and Portugal. It is Chris’ goal to set foot on every continent and their upcoming trip to Brazil in November will “check off” South America.

Chris was a member of the committee that initiated the Kansas City Golf FORE Scholarship Tournament — which funded Truman’s Kansas City Alumni Chapter Scholarship for selected area students. This past July, the Kansas City Alumni Chapter completed their 16th annual tournament and awarded two scholarships to first-year students from the Kansas City area.

While attending Truman, Chris was involved in Centennial Hall Government, Lambda Chi Alpha and CAL (Campus Activity Leader) for freshmen move-in. He also was a member of the Truman tennis team and served as a Joseph Baldwin Academy counselor. Chris has been a Kansas City Alumni Chapter member for 16 years.

While attending Truman, Chris was involved in Centennial Hall Government, Lambda Chi Alpha and CAL (Campus Activity Leader) for freshmen move-in. He also was a member of the Truman tennis team and served as a Joseph Baldwin Academy counselor. Chris has been a Kansas City Alumni Chapter member for 16 years.


Past Recipients of the Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year Award

 

  • 2015: Naomal “Vid” Vidyasagara (’92)
  • 2014: Michael A. Wilson (’91)
  • 2013: Tania Cook (’85)
  • 2012: Will Sass (’72, ’77)