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Media Advisory: University of Missouri System supporters to rally at State Capitol

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John Fougere

February 24, 2015

WHAT:   More than 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the four University of Missouri System campuses and MU Extension will gather at the State Capitol for the 41st annual Legislative Day on February 25. The day is sponsored by the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension and includes visits with legislators, campus and Extension displays, a legislative rally, and a legislative panel on higher education issues.                            

Alumni Alliance Chair Jim Foil will emcee the legislative rally. Speakers include University of Missouri System Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Research and Economic Development, Dr. Hank Foley and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Diehl.

The Alumni Alliance will also recognize five individuals with the Presidential Citation Award for their outstanding service:  Ron Wood (MU), Troy Schulte (UMKC), Susan Rothschild (Missouri S&T), Hubert Hoosman (UMKC) and Ronda Elfrink (MU Extension).

WHEN:   Wednesday, February 25, 2015
               UM Legislative Day Rally: 11:30 a.m., 1st Floor Rotunda
               University displays, 3rd Floor Rotunda, with legislator visits to follow

WHERE:   Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

The Alumni Alliance is a group of 40 members, comprised of alumni from each University of Missouri campus as well as representatives of MU Extension. The alliance was created by the Board of Curators in 1969 to encourage communication and cooperation among the system campuses and to help university advocates speak with one voice when delivering messages to legislators, community leaders and the public. MU Extension was added to the alliance in 1994.

 

 

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