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Northwest Missouri State University


Centennial Society

Hal Wilmarth
Hal Wilmarth

Jack and Gilda Otte
Jack and Gilda Otte

Charles Schultz and Patricia Bowers Schultz
Charles and Patricia Schultz

Monte and Irma Lee Wilson
Monte and Irma Lee Wilson

The Centennial Society was an exclusive membership opportunity that served as the foundation to enable Northwest to develop, enhance and strengthen its academic programs. Members were alumni and friends committed to the advancement of the University. Their commitment will sustain Northwest's heritage of excellence and ensure educational opportunities for future generations of Bearcats.

Each member invested $1,000 a year for five years, above and beyond their traditional annual support, and allowed Northwest to build the infrastructure needed to successfully complete the largest fund-raising effort ever initiated at Northwest. In recognition of the centennial, membership in The Centennial Society was limited to 100 of Northwest's most prestigious alumni and friends, chosen because of their commitment to the University and their trail-blazing spirit.

We thank the following members of The Centennial Society for their investment in the next 100 years of Northwest.

Centennial Society Members

  • Aquila, Inc. - Judy Ness, Kansas City
  • Edna Mary Asbell, Maryville
  • Linda Borgedalen Baer, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Jim & Gaye Ballinger, Parkville
  • C. Taylor & Maxine Barnes, Falcon, Colo.
  • Don & Ann Beeson, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ned & Margie (dec.) Bishop, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Jim & Beverly Blackford, Maryville
  • Robert & Sue Bolin, St. Joseph
  • Mel & Valorie Booth, Mclean, Va.
  • Larry & Dorothy Brandt, Guthrie Center, Iowa
  • Leonard & Mauna Brooke, Carriere, Miss.
  • Everett (dec.) & Shoba Brown, Maryville
  • Lance & Sherry Burchett, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Mark & Marla Burnsides, Maryville
  • Bob & Betty Bush, Maryville
  • George & Ruth Campbell, Topeka, Kan.
  • Tom Carneal, Maryville
  • Bill & Jean Corken, Lee's Summit
  • Ray & Barbara Courter, Maryville
  • Adam Courter, Scott Courter, Lavo (Hansell) Courter, Velma (Hansell) Courter
  • Nell Cowden, Clearmont
  • Larry & Kay Davis, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Charles Derstler, Liberty
  • Ron & Nancy DeYoung, Maryville
  • Mark & Julia Doll, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Denis Brant Downey, Plattsburg
  • Cliff Duffield, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Bud & Suzanne Edwards, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Mike Faust, Omaha, Neb.
  • Robert & Virginia Foster, Maryville
  • Jean Fuller, Maryville
  • Jason Garst, Watson
  • Robert & Virginia Gill, Lawson
  • Tim Gilmour, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Gould Evans Goodman Associates - Becky Mullins & Glen Leroy, Kansas City
  • Jack & Gladys Gray, Commerce, Texas
  • George & Barbara Klein Green, Mclean, Va.
  • Norris & Kathleen Greer, Lee's Summit
  • Mark & Debra Gutzmer, St. Joseph
  • J. D. & Marian Hammond, State College, Pa.
  • Harden, Cummins, Moss & Miller, LLC, Maryville
  • Ralph & Joyce Fink Hook, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Marzella Houghton & Family, Maryville
  • Ronald Houston, Maryville
  • Dean & Aleta Hubbard, Maryville
  • Paul Hubbard, Mission Hills, Kan.
  • Ron & Martha Ideker, Mound City
  • Arthur & Karen Jablonski, Naperville, Ill.
  • Chris & Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, Lewisville, Texas
  • Jim & Connie Johnson, Agency
  • Larry (dec.) & Sandra Jones, St. Joseph
  • James & Patty Joy, Rogers, Ark.
  • Craig & Kerry Kelley Family, Omaha, Neb.
  • Douglas Kinder, Savannah
  • John & Carolyn Koffman, Moberly
  • Charles & Florence Abarr Lawhead, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Richard & Phyllis Leet, Gainesville, Ga.
  • Gweldon Long, Maryville
  • Mary Asbell & Allan Mackenzie, Lubbock, Texas
  • Bill & Jodie Mackintosh, Omaha, Neb.
  • Bill & Cindy McCarty, Panora, Iowa
  • Raymond (dec.) & Ruth Mcclurg, Tulsa, Okla.
  • John & Teresa McCune, Urbandale, Iowa
  • Barry Monaghan, Guthrie Center, Iowa
  • John & Suzy Moore, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Gaylord & Mercedes Morrison, Greeley, Colo.
  • Jack & Gilda Otte, Maryville
  • Blanche Pedley, Pacific Grove, Calif.
  • Chuck & Linda Place, Albany
  • Milton & Zella Ploghoft, Athens, Ohio
  • Margaret Polsky, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Roberta Richey & Family, Gladstone
  • Jon & Donna Rickman, Maryville
  • Deon & Jodee Roush, Maryville
  • Mike & Kellye Rouw Family, Omaha, Neb.
  • Max & Lynn Ruhl, Maryville
  • Daniel & Patricia Runde, Atchison, Kan.
  • Charles & Patricia Schultz, Maryville
  • Bob & ZoAnn Severson, Maryville
  • R. Joe & Nancy Smith, Redfield, Iowa
  • David Snider, Olathe, Kan.
  • Michael & Susan Snodgrass, Marshall, Minn.
  • Stan & Debbie Snyder, Maryville
  • Rollie & Caroll Stadlman, Chillicothe
  • Dan Stanton, Rock Port
  • Robert Lee & Cassalou (dec.) Stanton, Rock Port
  • The Frank Strong Family, Maryville
  • Steve & Carol Sturm, Lee's Summit
  • Kay Thomas, Blue Springs
  • Jerry & Mary Throener, Maryville
  • Peggy Whan, Springdale, Ark.
  • Sharlis Marple Wheeler, Hollywood, Fla.
  • Joyce & Harvey White, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Garvin (dec.) & Imogene Williams, Maryville
  • Hal Wilmarth, Maryville
  • Greg & Cindy Wilson, Omaha, Neb.
  • Montgomery & Irma Lee Wilson, Maryville
  • Kelly Wise, Wise Motels Inc., Atlantic, Iowa
  • Martha Faye Woollums (dec.), Albany
  • Larry & Carole Zahnd, Maryville
  • Joe Zelenz, Cedar Hill, Texas
  • Paul Zimmerman, Rock Port

For more information on The Centennial Society, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (660) 562-1248 or advance@nwmissouri.edu.

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