Article Category Archives: Alumni News

An Invitation to Participate TruCare

The Alumni Association invites everyone to participate in TruCare, an international service event where the Truman community comes together to volunteer locally to show Bulldog spirit by paying it forward.

What: The Alumni Association is leading an effort to engage Truman State University administration, staff, faculty, students and alumni in a national day of service to “pay it forward” with good works.

Who: Everyone who is a member of the Truman State University community including alumni, students, family and friends.

Where: Everywhere. We encourage everyone to find a local cause.

When: Wear your Truman attire and volunteer during the month of March and record your hours online at We will culminate our efforts in coordination with the Big Event on campus, April 1.

Why: The Truman community encourages thinking globally while acting locally to allow participants to select their own philanthropic causes in their respective communities.

How: Volunteer with a group or by yourself during the month of March. Keep track of your hours online at At the beginning of April we will total up how much impact the Truman community makes by volunteering.

Truman Homecoming Oct. 13-15, 2017

Homecoming 2017 is scheduled for Oct. 13-15!

Mark your calendars now to save the date. This Homecoming will be special as we will be celebrating the sesquicentennial of the University. Whether you graduated in 1967, 1987, 2007 or somewhere before, after or in between, we encourage you to join us for an amazing celebration of the history of our great University!

The Bulldog Forever Banquet on Friday, Oct. 13, will feature alumni and athletic honorees along with the Golden Alumni Diploma Ceremony and other special guests. Plan now to join us! For more information, visit

Alumni Travel Program Ventures to Iceland in 2018

The Truman Alumni Travel Program has selected Iceland as the tentative destination for 2018. The six- to eight-day trip will feature scenic highlights like Iceland’s most famous waterfall, the mighty Gullfoss, the Blue Lagoon and the national park at Skaftafell, along with a stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, the deepest lake in Iceland.

Participants will have opportunities to explore the frozen landscapes featured prominently in “Game of Thrones.” See icebergs, whale watch and visit one of the world’s largest geothermal power stations. Stops include Reykjavik, Geysir, Thingvellir and Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Trip includes at least six breakfasts and five dinners. Current pricing is estimated at $2,500-3,500 plus insurance and airfare. (Pricing and itinerary for 2018 are subject to change.)

Traveling with a group removes the headaches and hassles! Enjoy knowledgeable guides and experienced drivers and organizers. Travel with other Truman alumni and friends and relax in first-class comfort.

Where would you like to go? Contact Alumni Director Denise Smith at with your top travel selections. Future destinations may include Spain and Portugal, Greece, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, Italy, Germany, South America, Napa Valley and Panama, to name a few. Be sure to email to request to be added to the mail list for future trips and to submit your trip preferences.