Five Earn Fulbrights

Five Truman graduates are currently serving as Fulbright scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year, a distinction that places the University in the top five master’s colleges and universities in the nation for number of award recipients. All of Truman’s Fulbright recipients teach English in schools or universities. Students selected and the countries for which they

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Alumnus Donates Personal Collection of Items Received While Serving as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Alphonso Jackson, alumnus and former member of the Truman State University Board of  Governors, traveled back to Truman in February 2013 with his wife Marcia and daughter Leslie to donate a personal collection of artifacts he received while serving as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush. Jackson donated the

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Fund Honors Professor’s Commitment

Summer 2012 was Vera Gomez-Piper’s final year leading the Costa Rica Summer Program after having taught at Truman since 1978. The Vera Gomez-Piper Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to honor her upon her retirement from Truman while perpetuating life-changing study abroad experiences for deserving students. Since its inception in late 2012, this endowment has received

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Devil’s Tongue Flower Blooms in Greenhouse

After eight years on campus, a unique flower in the University Greenhouse bloomed for the first time. The Devil’s Tongue flower bloomed in the middle of July and reached the peak of its bloom at an estimated size of two feet in height and six inches in diameter. It shares the same genus as the

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Recent Graduate Featured on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition

Chantell Johnson, who graduated this past May from Truman, was featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition” on July 30. The two-hour program featured Johnson, whose dream, in addition to losing a lot of weight, was to return to Truman and complete her degree. The ABC team visited the Truman campus several times as

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