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University of Central Missouri – Sesquicentennial Celebration

December 15th was the date for University of Central Missouri’s holiday Sesquicentennial Celebration, which was held on December 15th at the Carriage Club. The festive event capped off a year of festivities to celebrate University of Central Missouri’s 150th anniversary. More than 100 alumni, friends, and supporters of the University attended the festive event, which was hosted by Becky and Homer Kay. Special Guest Mayor Quinton Lucas shared remarks about the transformational power of higher education. 

Julie Lindstrom and Jennifer Seymour

 

Amanda and Jake Lotspeich

 

Courtney Goddard, UCM Alumni Foundation; and Mayor Quinton Lucas, special guest

 

Mayor Quinton Lucas, special guest; and Roger Best, UCM

 

Phil LeVota and Roger Best, UCM

Read more in the January 22, 2022 issue of The Independent

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