Vol. 20 No. 31 - May 2, 2016


  • Physicist to Give Commencement Address

    Brandon Sorbom, a physicist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the commencement address during graduation ceremonies May 7.
    Sorbom is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at MIT and the lead author of the ARC Reactor design study, a student-led conceptual design for a small, modular fusion pilot plant. Along with other students, researchers and engineers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, he is working on applying new superconducting magnet technology to accelerate the development of fusion energy as a usable power source in the future.
    A native of Southern California, Sorbom received bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and engineering physics from Loyola Marymount University in 2010. At LMU, he performed undergraduate research in astrophysics and electrostatic confinement fusion, and he built a small fusion device called a Farnsworth Fusor.
    As part of his thesis work, Sorbom repaired and refurbished an old linear particle accelerator in the basement of his lab building. He is currently using the accelerator to study the response of superconductors in a simulated fusion reactor operating environment. He hopes that his research will help enable a faster path to realizing fusion as a source of clean energy for the world.
    Graduation ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. May 7 in Stokes Stadium.

    Brandon Sorbom
    Photo courtesy of Lillie Paquette - MIT School of Engineering
  • Students Receive Academic Honors Awards

    The Annual Academic Honor Awards Assembly, which recognizes outstanding students who have dedicated time, energy and talent to their academic achievement, will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room, with a reception beginning at 5 p.m.

    Alumna Carli Conklin (’97, ’99) will be the guest speaker. She is a 2012 recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award, Legal Scholar Category, and a 2014 recipient of the University of Missouri School of Law’s Board of Advocates Faculty Achievement Award. In 2016, Conklin was selected to receive the Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP Excellence in Research Award, the University of Missouri School of Law’s highest award for faculty scholarship.

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting
    Drake Abbey

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting
    Danielle Cox

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Agricultural Science
    Miranda Biddle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Anthropology
    Sarah Lamkin

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art
    Sadie Pafford

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art
    Benjamin Flowers

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communication
    Madeline Perel

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Athletic Training
    Kevin Madden

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biology
    Jordyn Williams

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Finance
    Jonathan Gilmor

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Management
    Jessica Bucci

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Marketing
    Anushri Thakkar

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Chemistry
    Sierra Dickey

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Journalism
    Jonah McKeown

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Public Communication
    Caitlyn Bess

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Communication Studies
    Clara Hughes

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Kaytlin Tippin

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Kylie Warner

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science
    Yong Zheng

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Creative Writing
    Kira Chatham

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Economics
    Nathan Kuhl

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Elementary Education
    Elle Irons

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Secondary Education
    Conner Katsev

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education
    Stephanie Sherman

    Outstanding Graduate Student in English
    Hayden Wilsey

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in English
    Dani Eschweiler

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science
    Abigail Werner

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in French
    Lauren Schultz

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in German
    Dana Megargle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science
    Ashley Kuykendall

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in History
    Patrick McGlasson

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Chloe Jackson

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Justice Systems
    Breanne Durovic

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership
    Krista Llewellyn

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Linguistics
    John Ross

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics
    Michael Marmorstein

    General George C. Marshall ROTC Award
    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Military Science

    Michael Naterlin

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: General Concentration
    Lindsey Davis

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Liberal Arts
    Michael Marmorstein

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance
    Taylor Jokerst

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Nursing
    Laura Kathryn Dungan

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Physics
    Tyler Gardner

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science
    Brandon Bolte

    Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Psychology
    Roberto Rentería
    Megan Amelia Todd

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sociology
    Daniel Wagner

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Spanish
    Derek Benjamin

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Theatre
    Ryan Webb

    Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
    Benjamin Batzer

  • Bulldog B.I.T.E. Winners Announced

    William Fries, a junior computer science major, won the first-ever Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch competition and earned $3,000.

    Fries won for his pitch of a small USB security device for protecting digital data, such as emails, passwords or encryption keys. The product keeps data offline and securely encrypted, while still allowing for easy access with a short pin.

    Anthony Hill, a junior accounting major, won second place and $2,000 for SpiroRip, a notebook ripping device. Stephen Cutler, a junior business administration major, received third place and $1,000 for Lily Luggage, a luggage concept that combines motorized wheels with Bluetooth technology.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, allowed participants to pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept. Judges selected six teams to attend the live pitch competition March 31 in St. Louis to present their product to a panel. Contestants were judged based on the problem, product/service solution, market, competition, value creation, seed money, a Q&A session and the presentation of the project.  

    The judges for Bulldog B.I.T.E. were alumni Stacey George (’00), Amanda Gioia (’93), John Haney (’01), Chris LeBeau (’05) and Kevin Tibbs (’95).

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. was sponsored by Truman alumni Doug (’94) and Diane (’95) Villhard.

    Alumnus Doug Villhard (center) talks with the finalists of the Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch competition. The finals took place in St. Louis, March 31, with several Truman alumni serving as the judges.
  • Students Still Have Time to Donate to Paino Fund

    Hundreds of students celebrated President Troy and Kelly Paino at “It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog,” the official student send-off for the Painos.

    Donations were also collected for the Troy & Kelly Paino Emergency Student Relief Fund. The fund, created in the Painos’ honor, will benefit students facing economic hardship and provide resources to help students continue their education at Truman.

    Student donors have the opportunity to be a part of Truman history by contributing to the fund. If 1,000 students contribute $1 or more to the fund, alumni donors will contribute an additional $10,000. Students can donate online at trucampaigns.truman.edu/projects/painoproudstudentcampaign or in McClain Hall 205.

    Donations will also be accepted from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2-3 in the Student Union Building.

  • Campus Community Campaign Donations Eligible for Matching Donations

    The Troy & Kelly Paino Emergency Student Relief Fund was created in the Painos’ honor to thank them for their years of service to the Truman community. The fund will provide financial assistance to students facing economic hardship. Donations to the fund will help students in need achieve their dreams of receiving a Truman education.

    Thanks to the generosity of alumni donors, donations to the fund by faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar. Approximately $20,000 in match money is still available, so faculty and staff are encouraged to make their donation to take advantage of the match and increase the impact of their donation. Gifts also count in the Campus Community Campaign. Donations can be made online or sent to the Office of Advancement in McClain Hall 205.
    Donors to the Campus Community Campaign are also entered in a drawing for giveaways. More information about the Campus Community Campaign can be found online at isupport.truman.edu.

  • End of the Semester Donations and Trash Collection

    This spring, as students begin to move out for the summer or graduate, several Kirksville stores are willing to accept donations of furniture, appliances and clothing that is no longer needed. When donating items please remember to make sure they are clean, in good condition and seasonal.

    For those students living off campus looking to dispose of items that are not in good condition and cannot be donated, please refer to the City of Kirksville trash collection site or call City Hall at 660.627.1224.  
    Kirksville locations that will accept donations:

    The Crossing Thrift Store

    1105 S. Baltimore
    10 a.m.-8p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Helping Hands Mission
    111 E. Harrison St
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Out Reach Mission
    301 N. Elson
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Salvation Army
    420 S. Baltimore
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Scrapper’s Den
    106 E. Illinois
    10 a.m.-5 p.m.



  • Staff Council to Offer Lemonade Lounge

    This event is an opportunity for staff to socialize and relax after a busy semester. Enjoy chilled lemonade, snacks and assorted lawn games. This year Staff Council has partnered with the Kirksville Kiwanis Club and any donations made at the lemonade stand will go directly to supporting the Kiwanis Playground in Honor of Shag Grossnickle and Harvey Young.

    1-3 p.m.
    May 4
    Sunken Garden
    Rain site: Student Union Building Alumni Room

  • Service Recognition Lunch Scheduled for May 12

    The Service Recognition Lunch will be at noon May 12 in the Georgian Rooms. Honorees receive two complimentary tickets. Others may purchase tickets at $10 each in the Human Resources Office, McClain Hall 101.

    Five-Year Honorees
    Lindsey Blake, Financial Aid
    LaRoy Brandt, Biology
    Thomas Brawner, Sodexo
    Daniel Carpenter, Sodexo
    Eric Davis, Business Office
    Kelly Evans, Sodexo
    Dustin Howard, Information Technology Services
    Timothy Humphrey, Chemistry
    Susan Lambert, Nursing
    Eileen Maggart, Physical Plant
    Kenneth McKim, Physical Plant
    Shelly Miller, Sodexo
    Amber Perkins, Sodexo
    Christina Pinkerton, Sodexo
    Edward Pretre, Athletics
    Lesley Rogers, Physical Plant
    Donovan Shafer, Physical Plant
    Stacy Simmons, University Counseling Services
    Terry Smith, Sodexo
    Brian Snyder, Health & Exercise Sciences
    Angela Stutsman, Physical Plant
    Janine Whitt, Physical Plant
    Linda Yearns, Sodexo

    Ten-Year Honorees
    Laura Bates, Student Union/Center for Student Involvement
    Marilyn Benner, Sodexo
    Erin Brown, Athletics
    Angie Buck, Physical Plant
    Angela Carron, Business Office
    Myra Collins, Regional Professional Development Center
    Daniel Davis, Athletics
    Marla Fernandez, Business Office
    Mario Jaquez, Physical Plant
    Roger Marsh, Mail Services
    Leslie Motter, Library
    Madeline Nash, University Counseling Services
    Jerrin Primm, Physical Plant
    Leah Rehm, Sodexo
    Edward Rogers, Communication
    Cynthia Roewe, Sodexo
    Tim Schwegler, Athletics
    Brian Shelton, Physical Plant
    Robert Techau, Physical Plant
    Timothy Walston, Biology
    Paul Yoder, Education

    Fifteen-Year Honorees
    Lori Allen, Library
    Katie Best, Publications
    Katalina Bulen, English & Linguistics
    Xiaofen Chen, Economics
    Terry Crook, Physical Plant
    Dean DeCock, Statistics
    Mike Elam, Physical Plant
    Jonathan Gering, School of Science & Mathematics
    Kasey Graves, Information Technology Services
    Marsha Hall, Sodexo
    Sarah Hass, Upward Bound
    Tina Hines, Physical Plant
    Walt Howd, Information Technology Services
    Amber Johnson, Society & Environment
    Brandon Kaestner, Sodexo
    Christina Kaestner, Sodexo
    Liz Lay, Assessment & Testing
    Robert Lowe, Sodexo
    Elaine McDuff, Society & Environment
    Wendy Miner, Education
    Brent Orton, English & Linguistics
    Peter Ramberg, Chemistry
    Daisy Rearick, Library
    Sandra Rempe, Justice Systems
    Melissa Rodman, Registrar’s Office
    Jeffrey Vittengl, Psychology
    Jimmy Whisenant, Sodexo

    Twenty-Year Honorees
    William Ashcraft, Philosophy & Religion
    Anne Bergey, Biology
    Mark Campbell, Agricultural Science
    Lora Cunningham, Sodexo
    Joyce Edwards, Physical Plant
    Stephanie Fore, Biology
    Judy Gooch, Business Office
    Larry Kaestner, Sodexo
    Shuan Klingsmith, Physical Plant
    Susan Limestall, Campus Recreation
    Carla Line, Sodexo
    Shirley McKamie, Music
    James McNabb, Information Technology Services
    Patricia Mickey, Music
    Diane Moore, Art, Music & Theatre
    Debra Nothdurft, Center for Academic Excellence
    James Padfield, Health & Exercise Sciences
    Stephanie Powelson, Nursing
    John Quinn, Political Science
    Darin Schnetzler, Library
    Robert Tigner, Psychology
    Cindy Tuggle, Sodexo
    Kevin White, Athletics

    Twenty-Five-Year Honorees
    Joe Billington, Physical Plant
    Mark Hanley, History
    Rena Hays, Sodexo
    Eric Howard, Mathematics
    Huping Ling, History
    Tim Maize, Physical Plant
    Ron Manning, Classical & Modern Languages
    Halley Miller, Sodexo
    Kyung Mun, Business Administration
    Lori Murray, Regional Professional Development Center
    Sara Orel, Art
    Cathy Sherrow, Printing Services
    Gregg Siewert, Classical & Modern Languages
    Heidi Templeton, Public Relations
    Mark Weidner, Center for Academic Excellence
    Teresa West, Student Union
    Tracy Williams, Information Technology Services

    Thirty-Year Honorees
    Brad Chambers, Advancement
    María Di Stefano, Graduate Office
    Donna Fude, Upward Bound
    Neil Gilchrist, Business Administration
    Sharon Hackney, Library
    Lucy Lee, Classical & Modern Languages
    Jason Lin, Business Administration
    Deborah McCormick, Library
    Bob Mielke, English & Linguistics
    Cheryl Miller, Physical Plant
    David Partenheimer, English & Linguistics
    Steven Smith, Business Administration

    Thirty-Five-Year of Honorees
    John Dahlman, Sodexo
    Kathy Elsea, Financial Aid

    Forty-Five-Year Honorees
    Melinda Hettinger, Library

    Gary Blurton, Physical Plant
    Barbara Burke, Physical Plant
    Paula Cochran, Communication Disorders
    Elizabeth Delmonico, English & Linguistics
    Paul Fellows, Business Administration
    Jeff Gall, History
    Rebecca Green, Classical & Modern Languages
    Susan Guffey, Biology
    Thomas Hueber, Music
    James Jereb
    , Art
    Gregory Jones, Music
    Robert Jones, Art
    Melinda Maggart, Physical Plant
    David McCurdy, Chemistry
    Julie Minn, Classical & Modern Languages
    Paula Moore, Multicultural Affairs
    Brenda Moore, Biology
    Alanna Preussner, English
    David Robinson, History
    Steve Seward, Music
    Kathy Williams, Physical Plant
  • Picnic Planned for Spring and Summer Grads

    All 2016 spring and summer graduates are invited to the graduate picnic from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 4 on the mall.

    There will be a free barbecue picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, dessert and drinks. All graduates will receive an alumni T-shirt.

    Those who cannot attend may stop by McClain Hall 205 after May 5 to pick up their alumni T-shirt. For additional details, contact Denise Smith at 660.785.4174 or bulldogforever2@truman.edu.

    This event is sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter and Truman’s Office of Advancement. The rain site is the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

  • ROTC to Host Commissioning Ceremony

    There will be an ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 7 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. All are invited to attend.

  • New Faculty and Staff Email System

    The faculty and staff email system is being replaced. The manufacturer has discontinued the old system. A new email system with many improvements is now available. All faculty and staff email must move to the new system, and should contact the ITS Service Center at 660.785.4544 to schedule their upgrade.

    The new email server provides the following improvements:

    * Larger email mailbox sizes;

    * Auto-discovery easy setup (email settings will be populated automatically to most computers and mobile devices);

    * Improved client compatibility for Mac Mail, Mac Microsoft Outlook, improved Android support, improved Thunderbird support, etc.;

    * Outlook Anywhere - Full Microsoft Outlook web connectivity from off-campus without requiring a VPN connection;

    * A much improved Microsoft Outlook Web Application that works with all current web browsers and supports viewing shared calendars via the web;

    * High-availability email services (built-in email server clustering and redundancy protections).

    This link will answer the frequently asked questions about the email upgrade and has the step-by-step guides for setting up Android and iPhones with the new system.
  • Save the Date: Paino Reception June 11

    The Board of Governors will host a reception in honor of Troy and Kelly Paino for their service as President and First Lady of Truman from 3-5 p.m. June 11 in the Student Union Building Hub.

  • Study Abroad Opportunity in Peru

    Applications to study abroad this summer at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Cusco, Peru, are now available.  

    Students may complete six credit hours during the four-week summer program and choose courses from a variety of disciplines including beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish, Incan architecture, art and design in Cusco, history of the Inca civilization, contemporary society and culture of Peru, biodiversity of Peru and photography.

    To apply, fill out a Truman online application and a CCIS online application, send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office in Baldwin Hall 118. Applications are due May 16. For more information, visit the CCIS Peru Summer website or contact the Study Abroad Office at 660.785.4076.
  • Study Abroad Opportunity in Japan

    Truman, in partnership with Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan, is now accepting applications for the September 2016 enrollment for the student exchange program. Research fields for the master’s program include computer and information sciences, applied chemistry, frontier bioscience, global business analysis/planning, medical/health care systems and more. Doctoral programs are also available. Courses are taught in English. For more information and to apply, contact the Study Abroad Office in Baldwin Hall 118 or at 660.785.4076.
  • DPS May Interim Hours

    The Department of Public Safety will have different hours over the May interim.

    May 6                               
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    May 7                          
    8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    May 8                          

    May 9-13                   
    7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    May 14-15               

    May 16-20               
    7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    May 21-22               

    May 23-27           
    7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    May 28-30               

    May 31-June 3           
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    In case of emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies contact Michelle Horvath, director of the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards, at 660.665.5621.
  • "Great Advice for Grads" Publication Now Available

    Inceptia has published the third annual “Great Advice for Grads,” a collection of articles that offers practical advice and words of wisdom for money, loans and living one’s best life.
    The 2016 eGuide offers a special mix of subjects tailored to what students most want to know. This includes money and loan how to’s, as well as advice about career strategies and life lessons readers can apply to their own situations.
    Great Advice for Grads 2016 features timely and motivational content, including: “A Professor’s Guide to Winning with Money”; “Top Five Things to Do About Your Student Loans After Graduation”; “Should I Pay Down Student Loans or Build an Emergency Fund”; “The Three Things Every College Graduate Should Know”; “Valuable Lessons Learned From My Time in Corporate America”; and artwork from cartoonist and finance expert Stephanie Halligan.

  • Central Steam System Shutdown

    This year’s annual central steam system shutdown for maintenance and inspection is scheduled for May 9-11. The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water throughout the shutdown period, except for buildings with their own boilers. These include Barnett Hall, Campbell Apartments, Centennial Hall, Ryle Hall, the Student Recreation Center and West Campus Suites.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue for the Truman Today will be available May 16.


  • Notables

    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Mu chapter has received the national Excelsior Risk Management Award. Throughout the course of the semester there were many changes done to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Risk Management Policy. Monthly meetings with Michelle Horvath gave risk manager at the time, Anthony Pangan, ideas and ways to promote member safety.

    Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Schwarzman Scholars

    Schwarzman Scholars is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 class.

    Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.

    In addition to a core curriculum, scholars will focus on one of three academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Beyond the classroom, scholars will gain unrivaled exposure to China and a broader network of important relationships through prestigious internships, mentorship opportunities, distinguished speakers and extensive travel throughout China.

    In addition to evaluating applicants’ proven intellectual and academic ability, the admissions process is heavily focused on evaluating applicants’ leadership potential, strength of character, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

    The scholarship is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend. The scholarship will be extended to 125 students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

    To learn more about application requirements, click here.
  • Lloyd and Lois Elmore Scholarship

    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester available annually, depending on need.  Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman.

    Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to LaPlata in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and LaPlata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in LaPlata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the LaPlata Christian Church. The Elmores established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church.

    Eligibility Criteria
    a. High school graduate from northeast Missouri
    b. Current Missouri resident
    c. Active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Financial need
    e. Acceptance to Truman
    Selection Criteria
    a. Completed application form
    b. Evidence of financial need
    c. Proof of acceptance to Truman
    d. Written letter of recommendation from the local clergy
    e. Receipt of all the above by the application deadline, May 27

    Renewal Criteria
    a. Student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average
    b. Complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months
    c. Evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Maximum renewal of three times

    A PDF is available here to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must send in their materials by May 27 to McClain Hall 203. 
  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy. Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus’s first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $2,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. Citizen, attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri, and be a sophomore, junior or senior in college. To access the application for this scholarship, visit moslf.org and find the link to Scholarship Central. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 B. Davis Scholarship for 2016. Click here to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Personality Type Scholarship 2015

    Typology Central, a personality type indicator community, is offering a scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students. The scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

    Diabetes Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia, or whose life has been affected by it. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Grimes Scholarship
    The Grimes Companies, a logistics and transportation company, is offering a $750 scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students majoring in any supply chain management, logistics or industrial engineering related degree program. The scholarship was created to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry. The deadline to apply is June 15. Details are available at grimescompanies.com/scholarships.

    FlipKey Scholarship

    FlipKey will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. The scholarship can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Eligible students should submit a 1,000- word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. Only one essay per entrant is accepted. Applicants must include their name, college or university at which they are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The winner will be featured on FlipKey’s blog. Only full-time students 18 or older enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. For more information, visit their website or contact Jacqueline Gormley.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here.