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Northwest Missouri State University


Northwest Alumni Association

A Message from the Director

Greetings, Bearcats,

FrBob Machovskyom one Bearcat to another, I welcome you home to Northwest Missouri State University and your Northwest Alumni Association. Alumni and friends of Northwest make up a large and impressive network of over 70,000 strong. One thing that connects us all is our strong affinity toward all things that are associated with Bearcat Nation. I thank each of you for your support and hope you will help Northwest continue to mentor, connect, promote and inform thousands of Bearcats new and old.

You may be wondering how you can stay connected with such a large network of Bearcats. Look through our website to learn about all the exciting events and opportunities developed to help you stay engaged and involved with Northwest. You can volunteer at your favorite alumni event, or attend a Northwest chapter watch party or social. The possibilities are endless.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be connecting soon with other Bearcats through a variety of options and your Alumni Association. I encourage you to stop in and see us at the Alumni House anytime you find yourself Maryville.

Remember. “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

Forever Green,

Bob Machovsky

Bob Machovsky ‘15
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Gifts



A message from the President

Linda PlaceOnce a Bearcat, always a Bearcat…..  Every student, alum, and Northwest friend embraces this sentiment.  For Bearcats around the globe it is a call of pride in our Northwest family.

As president of the Northwest Alumni Association, it has been an exceptional experience to connect with fellow alumni and hear their unique journeys to Maryville, MO and our beloved alma mater.  Some arrived from close to campus and began a path that would take them to the far corners of the earth, and there are those that arrived from far away and found, at Northwest, a place they could call home.

The Northwest Alumni Association, with a goal of fostering lifelong relationships and an aim to Connect, Mentor and Promote alumni, students and the University, is the embodiment of that community you found on campus and an extension of your Northwest experience.  

I ask you to heed the call, and join your fellow alumni at an event or on campus.  Help mentor a young grad, and share your Northwest experience.   Your Alumni Association and your Northwest Family are calling….Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.

Forever Green,

Linda Place '72, '09
President, Northwest Alumni Association