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Northwest Missouri State University

Mark DeVore '71, '75

Mark DeVore '71, '75


Maryville, Missouri

Current City

Branson, Missouri

Alumni Association Board Member

Board member since 2013

Board Involvement

  • Member of the Mentor Committee


  • M.S. Health, Northwest Missouri State University, 1975
  • B.S. Physical Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 1971

Occupation / Employer Name

Instructor 38 years: Combined Secondary and College level (adjunct)

Titles: Instructor: Biology, Health, Physical Education, Alternative School Co-Director, Hearing Impaired Director, Branson Schools, Nutrition (Ozark Technical Community College.)

Coach: Football, Wrestling, Track, Softball

Locations: Savannah, MO; Heatly State High School, Queensland, Australia; Belvidere, IL; Shawnee Mission East, Mission, KS; Branson School District, Branson, MO; Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, MO

Northwest / Community Involvement

  • Currently serving on the NW Alumni Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Springfield Alumni and Friends Chapter, Active participant in Alumni fundraisers.
  • Sponsor of SPED FISH, an annual activity taking special needs students fishing for a day.
  • Co-assisted by Bass Pro Shops Employees who donate gifts for each participant, grades 3-12.
  • CERT (community emergency response team) member 9 years, Search rescue, flood relief

Interests / Hobbies

  • Fly Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Archery
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Fishing Rod Building
  • Officiating High School Wrestling
  • Sponsoring SPED Fish
  • Instructing Fly Casting
  • Home Improvement Handyman
  • Singing

Activities or Organizations Involved In While Attending Northwest

  • Football/Wrestling letterman
  • Phi Sigma Epsilon
  • Synchronized Swimming Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Blue Key Leadership organization.