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Northwest Missouri State University


Anitra Svendsen '05, '07

Anitra Svendsen '05, '07

Hometown

Boone, Iowa

Current City

Country Club, Missouri

Alumni Association Board Member

Board member since 2013


Board Involvement

  • Member of the Connect Committee

Education

  • M.S. Educational Leadership, Northwest Missouri State University, 2007
  • B.S. Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 2005

Occupation / Employer Name

I’m in my 11th year of teaching at Savannah R-III School District. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade.

Northwest / Community Involvement

  • President of the St. Joseph Alumni and Friends Chapter for many years
  • Current treasurer of Junior League of St. Joseph
  • Member of PEO Chapter EJ
  • Church involvement

Interests / Hobbies

  • Traveling
  • Spending time with family and friends

Special Memories of Northwest

I was just beginning my freshman year at Northwest when the twin towers were attacked on September 11, 2001. I remember my floor-mates in Hudson Hall all gathered around a television as we processed what was happening. The entire university came together for a vigil at the bell tower. That’s the moment I first felt and understood what was meant by ‘Bearcat Family’. At a time when people were terrified and scared, we felt safe at Northwest and comforted by those around us. 

Activities or Organizations Involved In While Attending Northwest

  • Sigma Society
  • College of Education Ambassadors
  • Student Missouri State Teacher’s Association