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Announcing the 2012 Alumni Award Recipients...

The Awards Committee recently selected five standout alumni to receive the Alumni Associations's prestigous awards:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Merry Smith, B.S. Business Administration '00
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Clarence Duvall, B.A. Behavioral Science '81
  • Service to the University Award: Faith Smith, B.A. Music Education '75
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Jeff Ewing, B.A. Business Administration & B.S. Sports Management '99
  • Educator of the Year Award: Brian Kruger, M.S. in Education '06 & M.B.A. '07

All recipients will receive their awards at Alumni Chapel on Thursday, April 12.  Alumni are welcome to join us at Alumni Chapel to see the presentation on April 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center.

Congratulations to the 2012 recipients!

Spring Break

Spring Break for MBU students was March 12-16.  A group of students went to Gulf Shores, Alabama with the Office of Student Activities for some fun in the sun, while another group went to Chicago with Campus Ministries to serve the people there. View MBU pictures, including some from the Chicago trip HERE.


  • The Young Alumni Progressive Dinner will be on Thursday, April 26 on campus.  Join other young alumni for good food and fun!  Go HERE to sign up now!
  • 80's Reunion: Did you attend Missouri Baptist in the 80's?  Save the date for a big 80's reunion! November 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Come early at 4:30 for a guided tour of campus.  Find out more information HERE.
  • Basketball/Cheerleaders Reunion: Calling all former basketball players (male and female) and former cheerleaders!  We are starting plans for a reunion.  Contact Jessica Johnson if you are interested in helping plan this event.
  • The 2nd annual Spartan Summer Nights dates will be released in the next few weeks!  We hope you can join us!


The Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) division at MBU offers students many opportunities to hone their skills with real world experiences.  HSS faculty and students plan a golf tournament annually.  This year the tournament will benefit the St. Louis Cardinals Care Foundation and the professional development of HSS students at MBU.

Do you like to golf?  Register now for the MBU Health and Sport Sciences Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 14 at Gateway National Golf Links.  Find more details HERE.

In the coming months, we will continue to highlight different ways that you can support MBU.  Hopefully you will find one that speaks to you specifically.  You can choose to donate any time by going online or mailing in a check.  Contact Jon Vestal, Director of Development, if you have any specific questions about giving.

Alumni Spotlight: Tracy McNeil (B.A. Psychology '89)

"I thank God for the opportunity he gave me to attend a great Christian college.  It has afforded me many opportunities in my life and set the stage for others in my family to go after their degree.  I was the first in my family to graduate from college . . . and that is pretty cool!  Thanks MBU!"

Student Activities: I was on the homecoming court my freshman year.  I was a part of the Psychology and Business clubs.  Because I worked 20-30 hrs/week and had to maintain a high GPA to keep my Trustee’s Scholarship, I really wasn’t able to get super involved in clubs or organizations.  I did attend a lot of individual events though and had a great time with the other students.  Oh, and can you count ping-pong and spades as student activities?  If so, then I participated in both of those on a pretty regular basis in the student lounge. 

Why she chose to attend MBU:  I wanted to attend an SBC College in Missouri and decided that staying close to home was best for me.  Of course, the fact that I received the Trustee’s Scholarship didn’t hurt either.

Favorite MBU Professor:  Rick Maclin.  I learned a lot in his classes . . . plus he made them quite entertaining.     

Favorite Memory: Some of my favorite memories probably come from the short time that I stayed in the dorms on campus.  That was my first time “out of the house” and hanging out and getting to know the other students was just awesome!

Occupation:  Real estate broker.    

Hobbies:  Golf, singing, reading, and hanging out with family.

Family:  Husband, Mike.  Six stepchildren (ages 21-35).  Four grandchildren (ages 3-9) and one on the way.
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