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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Northwest Family of the Year

Tina Griffin, Aramark representative and director of campus dining, left, and Dr. John Jasinski, president of Northwest, far right, pose with the 2009 Northwest Family of the Year: (beginning second from left) Matt Moore, Julie Victor Moore, Mary Victor, Tom Victor, Chris Victor, Megan Victor and Tim Victor. Chad and Jodi Victor McDaniel and their daughter, Lina, are not pictured.

Sept. 21, 2009

Victors of Omaha are Northwest Family of the Year

The Victor family of Omaha, Neb., was recognized during halftime of the Saturday, Sept. 19, Family Weekend home football game as Northwest's 2009 Family of the Year.

Sponsored by University food service and maintenance vendor Aramark, the Family of the Year award is bestowed each fall during the University's three-day salute to families who have students attending Northwest. The recognition comes with a $750 scholarship and other prizes.

Megan Victor, the daughter of Tom and Mary Victor of Omaha, Neb., nominated her family for the award. She and her brothers, Chris Victor and Tim Victor, are triplets, all graduating from Northwest in 2009. Chris and Tim live in Omaha, Neb. Megan is a graduate assistant in the Talent Development Center and will graduate with a master's in education in 2010. In addition, her sisters, Jodi Victor McDaniel and Julie Victor Moore - who are twins - are Bearcat alumni. Jodi and her husband, Chad McDaniel, graduated from Northwest in 2003 and live in Mount Vernon, Wash. Julie graduated in 2004 and 2006, and her husband, Matthew Moore, graduated from Northwest in 2003 and 2006. They live in Gretna, Neb.  

Each of the Victors was highly involved as Northwest students. Jody was president of Sigma, Sigma Sigma sorority, was a Student Ambassador and was Alpha Omega president; Julie was president of Phi Mu sorority and was senior class president; Megan was president of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and was a Student Ambassador; and Tim and Chris were involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and worked on campus.  

"Our parents have successfully put five kids through college in a matter of 10 years. We are all Bearcats for life," wrote Megan Victor in her Family of the Year application. "… As alumni, our pride in the school and everything it stands for continues to grow. Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat!"

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468