Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
Corporations, businesses, foundations, and organizations have discovered that investing in Truman is also investing in their future, and the Corporation/Foundation Award recognizes corporations, foundations, and organizations for exemplary support to the University and its students. Some examples of collaborative efforts include recruitment of Truman interns and graduates, participation in lectures and seminars, intellectual exchanges, research alliances and financial support.
2014 Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award Recipient:
Northeast Missouri State Bank
Northeast Missouri State Bank’s record of support to Truman State University began in 1991 with a contribution to the Bulldog General Fund.
The bank continued to provide annual support to that multi-purpose fund over the years while investing in various special initiatives as the opportunities existed. In 1995, the bank made a special contribution to a fundraising drive for a new track at Stokes Stadium and named in honor of Bulldog coaching legend Kenny Gardner.
Truman’s partnership with Northeast Missouri State Bank went to a new level in 2011. As pressure on the University’s operating budget reached a crescendo due to consecutive years of reduced state funding, all areas of campus were impacted, including athletics. The University announced it was discontinuing University-sponsored athletic scholarships for baseball, wrestling, men’s swimming and men’s tennis.
Northeast Missouri Bank responded by making a $50,000 commitment over a period of five years to offer scholarships to student athletes in those impacted sports programs. Now completing its third year of operation, the Northeast Missouri State Bank Athletic Scholarship Program has provided $30,000 in resources to 42 student-athletes to date.
The scholarship program was announced by Randy Riley, a 1975 graduate of Truman State University and bank chairman.
Past Recipients of the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
2013: Preferred Family Healthcare
2011: State Farm Insurance
2010: Preferred Family Healthcare
2009: RiteCare Valley of Columbia
2008: Truman Bookstore-Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
2007: The Boeing Company