Named in honor of Missouri native and Truman alumnus General John J. Pershing, the Pershing Circle is a prestigious giving club that recognizes cumulative gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 made to Truman State University.
Prior to becoming one of the most famous officers in the United States Army, Pershing attended Kirksville Normal School (now Truman State University), where he received his teaching degree in June 1880. He died July 15, 1948, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with the highest military honors.
Members of the Pershing Circle are invited to the Foundation Banquet held on campus each year.
For more information contact:
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, 100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; Telephone: (800) 452-6678 or (660) 785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.