Anne Case-Halferty joined MAA in March of 2013 as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. In this role, she manages the Alumni Scholars program and serves as the liaison to regional alumni chapters including Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina, as well as several chapters in central and Southern Missouri.
Born and raised a Tiger, Anne is a third generation Mizzou alum who grew up in the Columbia area. A 2004 Boone County Alumni Scholar, Anne graduated from the College of Arts & Science in 2008 with her bachelor's degree in English and political science and went on to earn a graduate degree in public administration (MPA) in 2011. As a student, Anne participated in Summer Welcome, the Alumni Association Student Board, Mystical Seven, Mortar Board, and was the 2007 Homecoming Queen. Her husband, Christopher Ruff, is a military veteran studying computer and electrical engineering at Mizzou.
Applications for incoming and transfer students headed to Mizzou in Fall 2015 are now available. This year’s application deadline for incoming students is February 1st, 2015.
The Mizzou Alumni Association is the largest campus provider of scholarships, awarding over $500,000 to nearly 450 students in the 2014-2015 academic year. MAA is proud to support our best and brightest students through our scholarship program and continually invests more funds each year into our scholarship program. For more information about our alumni scholarship program and application instructions, visit www.mizzou.com/scholarship.
Current students are also eligible to apply for scholarships, including our True Tiger Scholarship program, our Diversity in Leadership scholarship, and several other regionally available awards. For more information and a complete list of scholarships available to returning students, visit http://www.mizzou.com/returningscholarship2015.
Homecoming, Mizzou’s most famous and cherished tradition, announced its theme “Celebrating Our Stripes” and unveiled this year’s official logo August 12th. This year’s celebration is slated to take place on Saturday, October 25th when Mizzou faces off against Vanderbilt at Faurot Field. The Mizzou Alumni Association is excited to invite alumni from all over the country to come home and take part in this year’s celebration.
Last year’s homecoming celebration was one of the bigger, bolder and black-and-golder than ever, and the Homecoming Steering Committee expects 2014 to be even better. Last year, the statistics were impressive:
6,237 units of blood collected at the Homecoming Blood Drive
161,585 pounds of food were donated to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri
50,000 Tigers attended the Homecoming Parade
300 students volunteered during the Homecoming Day of Service
67,124 fans filled Memorial Stadium for the football game
The University of Missouri has come a long way in the past 175 years. Celebrating its founding in 1839, this year’s Founders’ Day on February 11th marked the beginning of a yearlong celebration of this significant milestone in Mizzou’s history.
MU was founded in 1839 thanks in large part to the efforts of then-Missouri lawmaker James S. Rollins, who saw the need for higher education in central Missouri. Today, MU is one of six American public universities with units in law, medicine and veterinary medicine on one campus, and it has the most powerful research reactor of any university in the United States. As a research institution, MU spends about $240 million annually to do basic science research and develop products that change lives — from healthful foods to a cancer treatment with no discernible side effects. MU’s ability to foster collaboration has so impressed members of the most prestigious science academies that eight have chosen the university as their destination to teach and perform research. Granted membership into the prestigious AAU in 1908, the University of Missouri is one of only 34 public universities in the U.S. with AAU status.
Yes, the University of Missouri has come a long way from its rugged beginnings in frontier Boone County. What began as a few structures on a dirt grid is today an enchanting 1,262-acre botanic garden. With the University’s recent transition into the SEC, Mizzou has continued to strengthen and develop its programs and initiatives while attracting high-performing students and celebrated faculty. Students, faculty, administrators and staff will continue to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mizzou’s founding throughout the year, and many look forward to what the next 175 years will hold.