Our Alumni

The multifaceted approach of a Truman education helps you contemplate who you are and the impact you want to make on the world. Truman gives you the tools you need to pursue meaningful work throughout your entire career.

Alumni Stories

Rachel Humphrey and Bryan Heartsfield
Alumni Reunite to Help Global Vaccine Efforts
Neosha Franklin
Neosha Franklin ('10): Strategist, Creator, Communications Enthusiast
Laura Stark
Laura Stark ('15): A Career in Sports Performance
Anson Long-Seabra ('17): Computer Science Alum Leverages Social Media for Musical Success
Nathan Rueckert ('03): A Way to Pass the Time
Girl holding figurine
Reina Koyano ('12): Course Correction
Gary Clubb
Gary Clubb ('05): Executive at 20th Century Fox
Stephen Roberts at the Delta Sky Club
Angel McGee (’12): The Rewards of Working for the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy
Anthony Cooperwood ('93, '94): Practice Makes Perfect
Derrick Rohr ('06)
Derrick Rohr ('06): Two Decades of Learning
Three people at a publicity table at an event promoting Sporting club events
Sara Kluba ('12, '14): Event Manager for Sporting Kansas City
Huan Truong, Computer Science alumnus
Huan Truong ('11): Navigating the Future
Lori Nix ('93): The Past Meets the Future
Chapman Family
Rich (’98) and Melissa (Davis) (’00, ’02) Chapman: Finding a Home in the Right Place
Zac Burden ('03, '09): Teaching Outside the K-12 Classroom
Stephen Roberts at the Delta Sky Club
Stephen Roberts (’68, ’71): Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher
Corinne Brinkerhoff
Corinne Brinkerhoff ('02): Writing & Producing in Hollywood
Paul McCain
Paul McCain ('12): Starting His Own Business
John with friends at the Muny
Vicki Patryla (’69, ’70): What's in a Name
Sarah Foltz (’10): Administrative Coordinator & Cultivation Events Specialist for Development, National World War I Museum & Memorial
Paul Niehaus ('09): Making Music Come to Life
John with friends at the Muny
John O'Brien ('14): Combining a Practical Side with a Creative Side
Kate Reynolds ('02): Sowing the Seeds of a Healthy Future
Krisha Shrestha
Krisha Shrestha ('11): Product Manager with AnnieCannons
Dan Sem
Dan Sem ('95): Lending a Helping Hand Around the World

Truman alumnus Mark Grider
Mark Grider ('95): Building a Broad Base for a Law Career in Washington, D.C.

Emma Merrigan ('14) Graduate Student
Emma Merrigan ('14): Translating Skills from Classroom to Career

More Stories

We are proud of the many ways Truman graduates are making an impact on the world.

Nathaniel Buttram (’14)
Musician/Bariton Vocalist, United State Navy Band, Sea Chanters

Cody Sumter (’10)
Senior Product Manager, Uber

Corey Owens (’06)
Public Affairs Advisor

Oseyi Ikuenobe (’05)
Head of Product, Orders and Checkout at Square

Akela Cooper (’03)

Dominic Armstrong (’02)
Opera Singer

Corinne Brinkerhoff (’02)
Television Writer/Producer/Screenwriter

Jason Beckfield (’98)
Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Jenna Fischer (’95)
Actor and Producer

Darwin Harris (’95)

Charlie Miller (’95)
Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect, Cruise Automation

Mark Taggart  (’95)
President and CEO, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance

Scott Piper (’93)
Opera Singer

Kristopher Battles (’92)

Lara (Runnels) Olsen (’91)

Glenn Jacobs (’90)
WWE Wrestler (Kane)

Dawn (Wellington) Tartaglione (’90)

Harsha De Silva (’89)
Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

Kevin Fitzpatrick (’89)
Non-Fiction Writer

John J. Sastry , Esq., CFP ® (’88)
Chairman of the Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame

Chuck Woods (’86)
Leader in the Aerospace Industry

Mike McClaskey (’85)
Retired CIO & CHRO, Dish Network

Ray Armstead (’84)
Olympic Gold Medalist

Greg Brown (’84)
President/CEO, Learfield Communications

Michael Schwend (’83)
President/CEO, Preferred Family Healthcare

Les Dunseith (’80)
Editor and Educator

Mary Rhodes Russell (’80)
Justice for Missouri Supreme Court

Rhonda Vincent
Bluegrass Singer

Greg Gerhardt (’79)
Parkinson’s Disease Researcher

Trudy Cooper (’76)
Co-Founder, Outback Steakhouse

Michael Gallatin (’75)
Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, Frazier Healthcare Partners

Michael D. Pierschbacher (’74)
CEO/President and Director,  American Life Science Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Larry Moore (’67)
Kansas City Television News Anchor Emeritus

Timothy Joseph (’67, ’69)
Novelist, Teacher/Professor, Technical Writer, Environmental Engineer

Sandra Benitez (’63, ’75)

Ken Norton (attended)
Professional Boxer

Maurice Medland (’61, ’77)

John J. Pershing (1880)
General of Armies of the United States

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