Trailblazer: Gary Vernon, ’92, working to make NW Arkansas a biking destination

Even as a kid, Gary Vernon was obsessed with bikes – specifically, in those days, those of the BMX variety. Sure, lots of kids in the early ‘80s loved to hop on their bike and push it to its limits. But helping design and build a professional-quality track?  That’s a...

On Campus


Caribbean Semester Events Go Virtual

Caribbean Semester Events Go Virtual

A variety of in-person and virtual events have been offered this fall as Missouri Southern celebrates the Caribbean Semester. “The theme semester is a Missouri Southern tradition and has been in existence since 1997,” said Dr. Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute...

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Project Stay Approved for Nearly $1.5 Million Grant

Project Stay Approved for Nearly $1.5 Million Grant

The Project Stay program at MSSU was recently approved for a grant by the United States Department of Education that will provide nearly $1.5 million for the program over the next five years. Project Stay works with qualified students to provide resources that will...

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Alumni


Voices of Southern: Terrence Scott

Voices of Southern: Terrence Scott

As the director of ticketing operations and event management, Terrence Scott is a familiar face at games and other athletic events on campus. You might also recognize him as a former member of the Lions football team, having played as a defensive back from 2006-10....

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Lost and Found: 1977 graduate reunited with class ring

Lost and Found: 1977 graduate reunited with class ring

Teresa Winter isn’t sure exactly when she lost her class ring, but it was likely sometime in 1993. And she was probably on horseback. “At that time, my husband and I had horses,” said Winter, a 1977 graduate of Missouri Southern who now lives in Neosho. “We did a lot...

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Athletics


LaFerlas Honored with New Academic Advising Center in NEZ

LaFerlas Honored with New Academic Advising Center in NEZ

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony held Oct. 16 marked the dedication of the new LaFerla Academic Advising Center in the North End Zone Facility. Don and Gloria LaFerla have provided generous support to Missouri Southern for more than 30 years, including multiple...

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Hardwood Heroes

Hardwood Heroes

JUNIORS CAM MARTIN, ZOE CAMPBELL TALK RECORD-BREAKING BASKETBALL SEASON CAM MARTIN Cam Martin’s junior season on the hardwood was memorable – in more ways than one. Of course, the season as a whole was dampened by the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic made it end...

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