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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Hawaiian cruise

Maryville residents and Northwest alumni Kathy Goff ('00), Chuck Goff ('60, '70), Barb Courter ('68, '75) and Ray Courter ('68, '75) were among the 61 travelers on the Tourin' Bearcats Hawaiian cruise.

June 15, 2010

Bearcat travelers return from Hawaiian cruise

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends recently returned from an eight-day, seven-night Hawaiian cruise offered by the Tourin' Bearcats, the Northwest Alumni Association's travel program.

The group of 61 travelers flew to Honolulu, Hawaii, and boarded the Norwegian Cruise Lines' 2,100-passenger Pride of America ship. In addition to a day in Honolulu, ports throughout the cruise included Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; and Nawiliwili, Kauai. Travelers also enjoyed a Bearcat evening social with Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski and First Lady Denise Jasinski, who accompanied the group with three of their four children while celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

"This cruise was a tremendous getaway for everyone who joined us," said Steve Sutton, Northwest's director of alumni relations. "Hawaii is a great destination, and there was a wide range of excursions that fit everyone's interests. I also was pleased with the excellent response we had to this cruise. We had quite a few people on the trip who were from the Maryville and Kansas City areas but also Bearcats from Ohio, Georgia, Alabama and California."

To view a photo album from the trip, visit

For more information about future Tourin' Bearcats' trips, including an Oct. 7-10 trip to San Antonio, call the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or e-mail

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