MizZoom with Drew

Join us for an evening with MizzouMade Denver Broncos’ QB Drew Lock, moderated by Mizzou alumnus and CBS4 Sports Anchor Michael Spencer!

This is a free event with a suggested donation of $10 to the Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship Endowment.
Mizzou Alumni Association members who attend will be entered to win a Drew Lock autographed item.  Not an MAA member? JOIN TODAY to be entered into the drawing!

RMT Pumpkin & Carving Kit Pick-Up For Contest

It’s pumpkin carving season, Tigers! We’d like to make this fall festivity a little easier – and more fun – for you and your family this year. Register to reserve your pumpkin, carving kit, and exclusive Rocky Mountain Tigers stencil! Once reserved, Pumpkin Pick-Up is Oct. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sloan’s Lake Park. You’ll then have access to our pumpkin carving contest!
The deadline to enter the carving contest is 5:00 p.m. on October 30. The winner will receive a Mizzou Store gift card.
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All proceeds go towards our Scholarship Endowment fund!


4 Colorado Freshmen Named Walter Williams Scholars

4 Colorado freshmen named Walter Williams Scholars

The award represents the highest level of student distinction at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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Sept. 16, 2020

This fall, the Missouri School of Journalism named 85 incoming freshman Walter Williams Scholars — the highest level of student distinction in the school.  Four hail from the state of Colorado, including two of our RMT scholarship recipients, Sara George and Molly Miller

To qualify, students must have been in the top 20 percent of their high school class, have maintained a GPA of 3.25 or above and have earned at least a 33 on the ACT or 1480 on the SAT.

“We are excited to have a stellar group of Walter Williams Scholars, and we are particularly excited to have the second highest number in our program’s history, said Brian Brooks, associate dean emeritus and Walter Williams Scholars program faculty lead. “They represent the future of American journalism, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Mizzou and the School of Journalism.”

The fall 2020 class of Walter Williams Scholars is:

  • Olivia Anderson, Spring, Texas
  • Mason Arneson, Golden Valley, Minn.
  • Cassie Beisheim, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Casey Bonds, Joplin, Mo.
  • Tommy Briner, Wentzville, Mo.
  • Audrey Brown, Wildwood, Mo.
  • Andreas Busse, Sammamish, Wash.
  • Tommy Carrico, Mount Prospect, Ill.
  • Quinn Coffman, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ryan Cohen, Bolivar, Mo.
  • Jack Copeland, Brownsburg, Ind.
  • Maggie Courtney, Springfield, Mo.
  • Geoffrey Dean, Cary, NC
  • Ellie DeBeer, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Elizabeth Derner, Washington, Mo.
  • Richard Deutsch, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lily Dozier, Camas, Wash.
  • Madelynn Draus, Weston, Ill.
  • Justin Dunbar, Millbrae, Calif.
  • Kara Ellis, Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Ashley Faber, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Kiana Fernandes, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Merrick Foote, Antioch, Ill.
  • Sequoia Gallaway, Ozark, Mo.
  • Katie Gallaway, Plano, Texas
  • Sara George, Boulder, Colo.
  • Parker Gillam, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Kirsten Godfrey, Southfield, Mich.
  • Joe Goodman, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Emily Anne Griffith, Decatur, Ala.
  • Hannah Gundlach, Waterloo, Ill.
  • Ella Haas, Oak Park, Ill.
  • Brennan Haralson, Austin, Texas
  • Jaclyn Harris, Argyle, Texas
  • Ben Henschel, Fairway, Kan.
  • Emily Hood, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Ava Horton, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Jonathan Jain, Kennett, Mo.
  • Emmet Jamieson, Rochester Mills, Pa.
  • Thomas Jamison, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Caitlin Kane, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Teagan King, Geneva, Ill.
  • Sam Kingery, Teutopolis, Ill.
  • Zoe Krause, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Danielle Laue, Lisle, Ill.
  • Patrick Leonard, Glenview Manor, Ky.
  • Gabe Levi, Chicago, Ill.
  • Claudia Linder, Eads, Tenn.
  • Lindsey Linkous, Thompsons Station, Tenn.
  • Caleb Logue, Santa Rosa, Calif.
  • Connor Manley, Crystal City, Mo.
  • Maddie Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Marta Mieze, Ballwin, Mo.
  • Molly Miller, Cherry Hill Village, Colo.
  • Mia Montgomery, Bolivar, Mo.
  • Ryan Moore, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Maya Morris, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Matthew Newkirk, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Nico Orantes, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Maddie Orr, Columbia, Mo.
  • Ethan Peter, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Faith Quist, Minnetonka, Minn.
  • Emma Reiser, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Sigi Ris, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Gabby Rivera Kroenke, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Amy Schaffer, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Faith Schilmoeller, West Plains, Mo.
  • Bradford Siwak, Richmond Heights, Mo.
  • Elese Smith, Jerseyville, Ill.
  • Maren Stephens, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Johnny Sterrett, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bailey Stover, Columbia, Mo.
  • Emma Tacchia, Joliet, Ill.
  • Caitlin Tate, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Sarah Tierney, Lakeway, Texas
  • Cass Tobin, Springfield, Mo.
  • Jackson Valenti, Raymore, Mo.
  • Kortay Vincent, Tulsa, Ok.
  • Ian Wesselhoff, Plainfield, Ill.
  • Nick Winkelman, Plano, Ill.
  • Brynn Winkler, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Shannon Worley, Wildwood, Mo.
  • Molly Wright, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Cayli Yanagida, Olympia,  Wash.
  • Owen Ziliak, Chicago, Ill.

Mizzou Rise in rankings

Rise in rankings

Mizzou jumps 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities and is recognized as a Best Value School and a Best College for Veterans.

  • This is a photo of MU's rankings.


September 14, 2020
Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amidst unprecedented challenges facing higher education, the University of Missouri has jumped 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities, rising to No. 124 in the publication’s newest rankings of more than 380 public and private institutions.

UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Choi said the rise in rankings is a testament of the commitment to excellence by the entire Mizzou community.

“This level of improvement doesn’t happen without a dedicated team fulfilling our mission of education, research, outreach and economic development and telling our compelling story,” Choi said. “Every one of our more than 8,000 faculty and staff have been putting in their best effort as we meet our commitment to serving our students and providing them with the high-quality education that they have come to expect from Mizzou.”

MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 last year to No. 85, among the Best Value Schools — a measure of colleges that offer the best value for students getting need-based financial aid. When compared to other public national universities identified by U.S. News & World Report, Mizzou ranked No. 12 for Best Value and No. 1 among public national universities in neighboring states (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois). Additionally, Mizzou climbed 13 spots to No. 86 among the Best Colleges for Veterans.

MU started this fall with a 4% increase in opening-day enrollment — a rise due, in part, to a record 90% retention rate — a measure of freshmen who return as sophomores. Preliminary increases from the previous fall also include 7.6% more underrepresented minority students, 5.3% more Missouri residents and a 12.9% increase in transfer students.

The new rankings are included in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges, which was released today by U.S News & World Report and are based on data from 2020. Rankings of National Universities include 389 schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral programs and show a commitment to producing groundbreaking research. The institutions are ranked on more than 15 measures of academic quality.

“We are pleased to see improvements in the rankings and believe that the investments we have made in student success will continue to be reflected in increased performance and measurable results,” said Maurice Gipson, vice chancellor of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at MU. “The fact that we are experiencing a record retention rate indicates to me that our increased focus on retaining students is providing them with an atmosphere where they can thrive.”

In the 2021 edition, Mizzou registered improvements in the six-year graduation rate as well as peer evaluation, among others. Another student outcome that showed improvement was the average six-year graduation rate for students who receive Pell grants, which rose from 55% last year to 59%. In the category of student excellence, the percentage of MU freshmen, who entered in Fall 2019, in the top 10% of their high school class rose from 30% to 33%.

“These rankings are an important measure of institutional quality and excellence,” Provost Latha Ramchand said. “Our 15-point improvement reflects the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and shows Mizzou will continue to evolve and grow as a leading national research university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.”

The Best Value Schools ranking is based on such factors as the average net price paid by undergraduates after receiving need-based grants and the percentage of undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants — aid that students don’t have to pay back. From academic year 2018-19 to 2019-20, the percentage of students receiving scholarships increased from 50% to 58%. In addition, the Best Value ranking considers how well the institution performed in the overall U.S. News & World Report’s national universities ranking.

Plus, MU rose three spots to No. 60 among public national universities.

Robert Ross, director of the MU Student Veterans Resource and Support Center, said he is pleased that Mizzou continues to be recognized as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans and credits the university’s commitment to service members, veterans and their families.

“Campus leadership has created a veteran friendly environment that places a high premium on student veteran success, and we continue to enhance our veteran friendly toolkit,” he said.


Mizzou’s 109th Homecoming Announced

Mizzou’s 109th Homecoming will be Oct. 17 vs. Vanderbilt

The birthplace of Homecoming will celebrate the 109th installment on Oct. 17 vs. Commodores

COLUMBIA, Mo. – There is no Mizzou tradition quite like Homecoming, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic altering the 2020 Mizzou Football schedule, Mizzou and Mizzou Athletics both still plan to celebrate Homecoming this season. This year’s celebration will be the 109th Mizzou Homecoming and it will be held the weekend of Oct. 17 when Mizzou Football hosts Vanderbilt at Memorial Stadium.

In times like these, traditions are more important than ever, and Mizzou is committed to hosting a Homecoming experience. Homecoming will look different this year but the tradition will always be Timeless and True. All Homecoming activities will follow current campus safety guidelines and fun, new virtual experiences will bring Homecoming to you. Follow us on social {Facebook.com/MizzouHomecoming / instagram.com/mizzouhomecoming} for updates.

For all the latest on Mizzou Football, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on social media (@MizzouFootball on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).

Mizzou Football 2020 Schedule Announced

SEC Announces Mizzou’s 2020 Football Schedule

Tigers open 10-game SEC slate in Columbia against No. 3 Alabama

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Football now has its full schedule of games for the 2020 season, as the Southeastern Conference unveiled its 10-game, SEC-only schedule live on SEC Network Monday evening (Aug. 17).  The Tigers will open their revamped schedule in Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 26, as they welcome No. 3 Alabama to Memorial Stadium. Below is the complete 2020 schedule:

Date                       Opponent
Sept. 26                 ALABAMA
Oct. 3                     at Tennessee
Oct. 10                   at LSU
Oct. 17                   VANDERBILT
Oct. 24                   at Florida
Oct. 31                   KENTUCKY
Nov. 7                    Open
Nov. 14                  GEORGIA
Nov. 21                  at South Carolina
Nov. 28                  ARKANSAS
Dec. 5                     at Mississippi State

The Tigers, under the direction of first-year head coach Eliah Drinkwitz, will welcome Alabama, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas to Memorial Stadium with road games at Tennessee, LSU, Florida, South Carolina and Mississippi State.

Alabama will be making its first trip to Mizzou since the 2012 season, while Mizzou will head to LSU for the first time since the 2016 season. The Tigers will also face SEC west foe Mississippi State for the first time since 2015. The remaining seven games feature the other six teams in the SEC East, and the Tigers’ permanent cross-divisional rival in Arkansas.

Now that the schedule is complete, the Tigers are set to play games against the nation’s No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 8 teams among their 10-game SEC slate.

Mizzou’s game with Arkansas, originally scheduled for Nov. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, will now be played in Columbia at Memorial Stadium on the same date. For customers that purchased tickets via Ticketmaster, refunds will automatically be refunded to your credit card. All other tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Contact the Kansas City Chiefs Fan Experience department at 816-920-4237 or e-mail fanexperience@chiefs.nfl.com with questions.

New 5280 Club Donors

Our alumni, friends and family overwhelmingly showed up to support the Mizzou Alumni Association through the Scholarship Challenge in June! Over the course of 5 days, the Rocky Mountain Tigers Mizzou Alumni in Colorado raised over $12,000 to support scholarships for students from Colorado. We had more donors and raised more money than all other Mizzou alumni chapters and surpassed $75,000 in our endowment!

We couldn’t have accomplished our goal without the help of everyone who donated and we’re recognizing our 5280 Club members, who donated $52.80 or more during the scholarship challenge! With your support, we were able to award $11,250 in scholarships this year through our Scholarship Endowment!
#TigersSupportTigers and we are truly honored to have your support. MIZ!

New 14er Club Donors

We have amazing alumni and friends, and this very special group helped us SUMMIT our Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship Challenge goals. This year, all of you helped us raise over $12,000 total to support Mizzou scholarships for students from Colorado and surpass $75,000 in our endowment! We had more donors and raised more money than all other Mizzou alumni chapters

THANK YOU to each of you who joined the 14er Club during the Scholarship Challenge! With your support, we were able to award $11,250 in scholarships this year through our Scholarship Endowment!

14er Challenge Achieved


WE DID IT, TIGERS! We SUMMITTED our goal and met our 14er Challenge during the Mizzou Alumni Association scholarship challgenge!

We’d like to thank everyone who supported our scholarship program and donated! We’re excited to see who all joined the 14er Club and 5280 Club, and we’ll be sending out a final number of just how much we raised this year, so stay tuned!

Thank you again for your support and GO TIGERS!

Scholarship Challenge is BACK!

Scholarship funding helps open doors; as our next generation of Tigers prepares to begin their college journey, your support helps local students make their Mizzou education a reality.

The Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship Challenge HAS OFFICIALLY RESTARTED and will run through Friday, June 12! Your donations will support the Rocky Mountain Tiger Scholarship Endowment, so we’ll share stories throughout the week from our Rocky Mountain Tiger scholarship recipients currently at Mizzou! Follow us on social to see all the great things our scholars are up to!

Did you know there are 58 mountains in Colorado with elevations of 14,000 feet or higher (14ers), including Mt. Columbia at 14,077 and Missouri Mountain at 14,074? As part of the MAA Scholarship Challenge, we are having another 14er Challenge this year to get a donor for each of the 58 14ers. And, the Mizzou Alumni Association has generously agreed to unlock an additional $500 contribution for each 10 unique donors. For those willing to donate from a two person (or more) household, please make individual donations.

Become members of our 14er Club and 5280 Club by donating $14 or $52.80 (or more) this week and maximize your support to the RMT Scholarship Endowment – then tell a friend! All new 5280 Club members will receive one of our unique 5280 magnets. Together, we can support the next generation of Tigers.Thank you all for your support!

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