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The 10,000th Life Member

The Mizzou Alumni Association has arrived at a landmark 10k life members.

Brittany Burris

Brittany Ebbertt Burris, of Ellicott City, Md., long an annual member of the Mizzou Alumni Association, joined for life in 2013. Burris rides Libby in her spare time. Photo by Scott Serio.

Brittany Ebbertt Burris, BS Acc, M Acc ’02, is in commitment mode in 2013. On March 9, she married Russ Burris, and on Jan. 14, she became the 10,000th life member of the Mizzou Alumni Association. She joined the association as an annual member soon after graduating. “I wanted to support the university and stay in touch with the alumni base,” says the certified public accountant who lives in Ellicott City, Md., and works for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

Each year for a decade, Burris renewed her annual membership. But this year she merged financial practicality with school loyalty and became a life member. “It’s great peace of mind to know I’ll always be a member,” Burris says.

Standard life memberships are $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for couples. Payment plans are available, and discounts apply for seniors and for annual members of five years or more.

Burris, a big fan of MU athletics, created a Facebook page to help organize local watch parties for Tiger football and basketball games. “I’m just proud to support Mizzou,” she says.