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Magazine Turns 100

MIZZOU magazine is an important tradition.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95. Photo by Rob Hill.

One of the things I love about Mizzou is how well we celebrate our traditions. In 2011, we celebrated 100 years of Homecoming during a special weekend on campus that resonated with our Mizzou family.

With this redesigned issue of MIZZOU magazine, we dive into another centennial, though there are no parades and football games. Still, MIZZOU magazine is one of our greatest traditions. It’s a piece of MU that comes into your home quarterly, year after year. And it is vital to the Mizzou Alumni Association’s mission of creating lifelong relationships by informing and involving alumni with one another and with MU.

This high-quality periodical exists through a true partnership between MU and the association. Since 1987, we have mailed MIZZOU to every graduate, rather than only to members and donors. That’s rare among peer alumni associations, and it speaks to MU’s commitment to alumni relations. The only downside: Receiving the magazine sometimes causes nonmembers to think they have joined the association. (If you have not joined, I welcome you!)

Although MIZZOU magazine is a key piece of communication that keeps all alumni connected to their alma mater, it’s easy to take it for granted. On the centennial of the magazine, I ask you to pause and consider the photographs that have sparked memories, articles that have piqued your interest and the Class Notes that have recalled old friends.

This magazine chronicles the life and times of the Mizzou family, and it has earned a spot among our honored traditions. Here’s to another 100 years!