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Four Ways Volunteers Make Mizzou Stronger

What are you willing to do for Mizzou?

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

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

This summer, Dudley McCarter, JD ’75, completes his term as president of the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA). I can’t thank him enough for his dedication to Mizzou. McCarter is a great example of how volunteers’ efforts make Mizzou stronger. Some examples.

Recruiting students: Alumni help by encouraging top students to consider Mizzou. Some alumni, especially outside Missouri, staff tables at college fairs and share Mizzou experiences. Several members of the MAA Governing Board wrote letters to admitted students encouraging them to attend MU. That personal touch can make a difference.

Strengthening the Mizzou network: Volunteers organize events that bring alumni together. These networks are key to the Mizzou alumni experience.

Raising scholarship funds: Volunteer time and talent drive events such as galas, golf tournaments, trivia nights and scholarship banquets. These efforts make MAA the largest distributor of scholarship funds of any affiliated organization at Mizzou.

Advocating for higher education: Did you know that more than 5,000 alumni help the university with its legislative issues? As state appropriations have dropped over the years, alumni contacts with their local legislators have become vital. Mizzou advocates make a difference in Jefferson City.

Our focus on volunteerism has never been stronger. As a volunteer organization, we would love to find a role for you and your talent in MAA. So, what are you willing to do for Mizzou?