College of Education Centennial Celebration

The College of Education's history dates back 100 years to the naming of the university as Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1919. This academic year marks the college's centennial celebration. Everyone is invited to participate as we celebrate "My Central, My Legacy" at UCM!

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Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

4:30 p.m. — Legacy Suite Ribbon Cutting, 2nd Floor of Lovinger Building
5:30 p.m. — Mix and Mingle, Sandra Elliott Temple Ballroom
6:30 p.m. — Legacy Alumni Dinner and Celebration, Sandra Elliott Temple Ballroom


saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

1 p.m. — Mules Football vs. Pittsburg State, 
Legacy alumni and all educators were officially honored during the game. 

Lovinger Building

The Legacy Suite in the College of Education's Lovinger Building is a space dedicated to honoring the legacy of those who came before us by commemorating their work as education leaders across the nation and around the globe. 


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College of Education Community Golf Tournament 

As part of its Centennial Celebration, UCM's College of Education invited alumni and friends to a community golf tournament at Pertle Springs on July 26, 2019. A good time was had by all, and the winning team received a $500 cash prize!


View photos from this event on Facebook!


"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's game. It's called an eraser."

— Arnold Palmer  


Legacy educators

On Oct. 25, 2019, UCM's College of Education recognized and commemorated exemplary graduates who continue to embody the university's motto of "Education for Service." The following alumni were nominated and selected to be honored for their lasting legacy in education.

Mr. Thomas Goddard
Class of 1961 and 1964
Mr. Morris Lynn Collins
Class of 1969 and 1973
Dr. Deborah Orr
Class of 1974, 1989, 2001, 2007
Ms. Kim Spencer
Class of 1993 and 2019
Mr. Eduardo Mendez
Class of 2001, 2006, 2018
Mr. Gift Alfred Bwerakumanda Dube
Class of 2010


My Central

My legacy

The University of Central Missouri’s College of Education is celebrating its centennial during the 2019–2020 academic year. The college’s 100-year history is grounded in the preparation of teachers and administrators for early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary classrooms throughout the state of Missouri and beyond. 



 “The foundation of this university sits on the shoulders of teachers and teacher education leaders across the state, and we have remained a leader in teacher preparation in the state of Missouri for 100 years.” 

— Dr. Robert Lee, Dean of UCM's College of Education

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