Vol. 26 No. 33 - May 31, 2022


  • Truman Announces Academic Honor Rolls


    Truman has released its academic honor rolls for the spring 2022 semester.

    Students who received a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the spring semester can now find their honor roll information posted online.

    The President’s List, for students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, can be accessed at truman.edu/honors/spring-2022-presidents-list. The Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List, featuring students with a grade point average between 3.50-3.99, can be found at truman.edu/honors/spring-2022-vice-president-for-academic-affairs-list.

    To qualify for either list, a student must be an undergraduate and complete at least 12 hours of credit during the semester.

    Lists are organized by state and home town. Home towns are based upon the permanent address given to the University by the student. Students who have requested a directory hold on their information are not included on the lists. Any questions regarding student eligibility for inclusion on the lists can be directed to the Academic Affairs Office at 660.785.4105.
  • Students Honored for Outstanding Academic Achievement


    The annual list of outstanding students has been released. The recipients are determined by their respective departments.

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art   
    Wesley Scafe

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art   
    Maggie Adams

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communication   
    Ashley Burgess

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Classics   
    Hannah Debeaux Bowman

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Creative Writing   
    Kimberly Ramos

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in English   
    Macy Cecil

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in French   
    Emily Kemp

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Linguistics   
    Lauren Polak

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: General   
    James Haessig

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Liberal Arts   
    Patrick Northem

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Pre-Certification   
    Joseph Hans Sauer Hammond

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: with Emphasis Groups   
    Jocelyn Corinne Brauns

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Spanish   
    Lauren Willis

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Theatre   
    Bonnie Jeune

    Outstanding Graduate Student in English   
    Ashleigh Harding

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting   
    Rayna Cross

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Finance   
    Morgan Mann

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: International Business   
    Felipe Campos

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Management   
    Andrew McVicker

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Marketing   
    Abby Kranz

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting   
    Caleb Bruemmer

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Anthropology   
    Nikki Newhouse

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Communication Studies   
    Jackson Elder

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Journalism   
    Rachel Becker

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Public Communication   
    Grace Horsefield

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Economics   
    Jessica Rood

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in History   
    Amaris Garber

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Justice Systems   
    Hannah Loera

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

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Philosophy   
    Kimberly Ramos

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science & International Relations   
    Macy Cecil

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Psychology   
    Audrey Allison

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Psychology   
    Vivian Ou

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Religion   
    Kimberly Ramos

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sociology   
    Shania Montufar

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership   
    Haleigh Jones

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Agricultural Science   
    Ethan Gooch

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   
    Lizzie Cremer

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biology   
    Brooke Diehl

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Chemistry   
    Alex Platt

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science   
    Dat Tuan Tran

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics   
    Tyler Beauregard

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Physics   
    Lauren Hoffman

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Statistics   
    Madison Nguyen

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Disorders   
    Bailey Hughes

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science   
    Lea Moose

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science   
    Kirstyn Dietle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Nursing   
    Elivia Henry

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Athletic Training   
    Renee Williams

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders   
    Sloane Totta

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Education/Elementary   
    Olivia Gooch

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Education/K-12   
    Abby Gunn

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Education/Secondary   
    Shannon Fetzner

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Education/Special Education   
    Saydie Potter

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interdisciplinary Studies   
    Jesse Wren
  • Director Selected for Greenwood Center

    Brandon Herscovitch has been selected as the director of the Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center.
    Herscovitch brings to Truman extensive leadership experience in the autism and applied behavior analysis fields as clinician, academic, business person, researcher and advocate. Prior to accepting this position, Herscovitch owned and operated a multi-location applied behavior analysis (ABA) agency and taught graduate level courses in advanced ABA and organizational behavior management (OBM).
    In addition to his role as director, Herscovitch will also serve as a clinical assistant professor of applied behavior analysis.
    With an estimated open date of fall 2023, the Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center is ramping up to serve the community. Herscovitch has already started building relationships at Truman and in the surrounding communities to work toward providing services that will best meet the needs of northeast Missouri.

    The Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center has been a collaborative effort with support coming from the Missouri General Assembly, local elected officials including Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin, The Sunderland Foundation, AT. Still University and Adair County SB40.

    For more information on the Greenwood Center, visit greenwood.truman.edu.
  • Shroyer Earns Presser Scholar Distinction


    Lucas Shroyer has been recognized by the Department of Music as a Presser Scholar.
    The award is selected by the music faculty at Truman to recognize a student of high-level academic and musical accomplishment who embodies the qualities of leadership and citizenship. The recipient is one who has grown individually and who has contributed earnestly to the success of the Department of Music.

    This fall, Shroyer will begin his fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance where he studies with Jesse Krebs, professor of music. He performs in Wind Symphony I, University Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Uncommon Practice, the piano studio and is an active member of the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity. He recently won the Truman Wind Symphony Concerto Competition and had the opportunity to perform Michele Mangani’s Concerto as a soloist with the ensemble. Shroyer also received second place in the 2021 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Woodwinds Competition and was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Mostly Mozart Concerto Competition. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in clarinet performance.

    The Presser Foundation recognizes 200 awardees in music departments and schools across the United States each year. As a Presser Scholar, Shroyer will also receive approximately $4,000 through the Truman State University Foundation to use as he sees fit.
  • Truman Earns “Lookin’ Good” Award from Chamber of Commerce

    The Economic & Community Development Committee of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Truman with the “Lookin’ Good” Award. The committee believes Kirksville’s appearance is important and awarded Truman for its outstanding landscape throughout campus. Pictured left to right, front row: Sandra Williams, chamber executive director, Larry Whitney, committee member, Stacy Tucker-Potter, director of engagement and chamber board member, Kelly Jones, chamber services coordinator. Back row, members of the physical plant, Samuel Allison, Michelle “Mada” Smith, Michael Pinksa, Harley Robbins, Davey Bingham, Jason Humphrey and Daniel Robbins, supervisor.
  • Nurse Mentor Receives Appreciation Award

    Teresa Doss was presented with an appreciation award for 10 years of service by Nola Martz, assistant professor, Pam Melvin, associate professor, and Corie Pryor, clinical coordinator. Doss is an registered nurse at Brookfield R-3 School District and has been a preceptor for Truman nursing students since 2012. She has mentored approximately 80 students during her time as a preceptor, and the nursing students that have had the privilege of working with her have highly recommended her to future students. Pictured, from left to right: Nola Martz, Teresa Doss and Pam Melvin.


  • Starbucks and Einstein Special Summer Hours

    During orientation days Einstein’s will be open from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Starbucks will be open from 1-5 p.m. Orientation days are June 1, 6, 9, 16, 22, 27 and 30.

  • CAE Summer Schedule

    Throughout the summer months the Center for Academic Excellence will continue to monitor the advise@truman.edu email and respond to inquiries as they come in. However, the Zoom open advising site will not be monitored regularly due to changes in summer staffing and work-flow. Open Zoom-in/walk-in advising will resume after fall classes start.

  • Spring Cleaning Advised for Zoom Cloud

    Due to recent changes in Zoom policies, Truman must delete older recordings stored on the Zoom Cloud. Any Zoom recordings from the year 2020 or earlier should be downloaded from the Zoom Cloud, then saved or upload to another location before the deletion date of June 1. For more information, visit Zoom Cloud Storage Issue Guide.

  • Master of Athletic Training Program Deadline is June 1


    The Master of Athletic Training program is accepting applications for the 2022 cohort that begins July 1.

    Students interested in health care can consider a career in athletic training, which encompasses injury evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment, as well as program administration. Athletic trainers work closely with medical professionals to provide overall care and treatment to a variety of physically active individuals.

    Application deadline is June 1. Those interested in applying should contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available June 13.


  • Betty L. McLane-Iles

    Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French, had her historical novel on the Spanish Civil War and French Resistance featured in the April 18 issue of Publishers’ WEEKLY journal. Recently McLane-Iles’ had another piece of work republished in its second edition by Page Turner Press, California. It is featured as a main publication in this leading trade journal.

  • Yang Zhou

    Yang Zhou, graduate saxophone student, recently won first place in the 2022 Southern Illinois Young Artist Organization (SIYAO) Instrumental Competition.