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Northwest Missouri State University

Sue Hockensmith '72

Sue Hockensmith '72


Lewis, Iowa

Current City

Manchester, Missouri

Alumni Association Board Member

Board member since 2017

Board Involvement

  • Member of the Promote/Inform Committee
  • Board Member: 2010-2014


  • B.S. Elementary Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 1972

Occupation / Employer Name

  • Owner/Education at Lakeside Children’s Academy

Northwest / Community Involvement

  • Co-Founder of St. Louis Alumni and Friends Chapter, Co-President, 2010-2017
  • Alumni Board of Directors, 2010- 2014, 2017-Present
  • Parkway School District Committees - Parkway Government Relations
  • DeSoto School Board
  • Parkway School Board

Interests / Hobbies

  • Pony Bird, served on the Board of Directors since 1977, Dana and Sue Hockensmith - Co-Founders (Son Philip was the first resident in June 1977)
  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Cardinals Baseball
  • Music

Special Memories of Northwest

Fabulous Music Program; Opportunity to meet diverse students from around the world (I am still a friend to Haruyo Sadaie from Japan who I met in 1968-1969); Maryville Community was small and welcoming; Enthusiasm and Strong Connection to the University because of faculty and involvement, no car so I couldn’t get away each weekend; I met my husband, Dana, in 1969 at Northwest and we married in 1971; Freshmen Orientation Leader; Mother Of The Year while I was teaching at Our Lady Of Lourdes in Columbia in 1973. 

Activities or Organizations Involved In While Attending Northwest

  • Madrigal Choir
  • Tower Choir
  • Spirit of Christmas 1970
  • Resident Assistant in Perrin Hall 1969-1970
  • Head RA Perrin Hall 1970-71