BBQ Celebrates Graduates
The annual Graduating Student BBQ will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 8 on the Mall.
All May and August 2019 undergraduate and master’s graduates are invited to attend. The complimentary meal includes burgers, hot dogs, drinks and dessert. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available on request. This will be an opportunity for graduates to pick up their first official alumni T-shirt. Shirts are also available for pick up in the Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, after April 29 during regular office hours and at commencement, immediately following the ceremonies.
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A Land of Opportunity
A talented student from Park Hill South High School in Kansas City, Norfleet had a wide range of interests, and when he visited Truman during his senior year, he knew it would be perfect. He just wasn’t sold on Kirksville.
Do What You Love
Jamie David’s motto is “do what you love,” and that guiding philosophy motivated her to be active on campus. Among her commitments, she is an executive member of the Student Activities Board and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
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Tapping into his extraordinary musical talents and the practical skills gained through a liberal arts education, Paul Niehaus IV used his understanding of the complex nature of the music world to build a successful career pursuing his passion.
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Originally from Senegal, Sana Camara has chosen to make Kirksville his home. “I am always eager to have a positive impact on my students, whom I cherish as my own family.”