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Six Months Into War, UCM Graduate Shares Her Story of Working With Orphans in Ukraine 

By Kathy Strickland, August 26, 2022

Above left, University of Central Missouri alumna Allina Robie holds a 2-year-old girl, who has two siblings in a different orphanage in Ukraine. Their mother was deemed mentally incapable of taking care of them, but also mentally incompetent to surrender the rights to her children. Allina is focused on getting them adopted because getting them home isn’t an option. The sketch of the photo was drawn by Madi Harrison, Allina’s friend who founded Artists Against Trafficking. 

WARRENSBURG, MO – — Editor’s Note: Aug. 24, 2022, marked Ukraine’s 31st Independence Day and the six-month milestone of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. University of Central Missouri alumna Allina Robie gives her firsthand account of her experience helping orphans in Ukraine since the war began.
“I didn’t know much about war — I know a lot more now — but I knew it was real when they already got to Kyiv,” Allina Robie, ’17, recalls about the night of Feb. 23, 2022. “We had no way of knowing how far west they would come.”

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UCM Board of Governors Approves Construction of Roger Denker Wrestling Facility

March 30, 2022

WARRENSBURG, MO — The University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved the construction of the new Roger Denker Wrestling Facility at the UCM Multipurpose Building, it was announced Wednesday, March 30.

The board, in its December 10, 2021, meeting, approved naming this state-of-the-art area the "Roger Denker Wrestling Facility," which benefits from substantial gifts from two former UCM wrestlers, Dan Power and Gary Ervin, who competed under Coach Roger Denker's tutelage. The facility will be in memory of Denker, honoring the former coach for his leadership in transforming the lives of UCM wrestlers.

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2022 News

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UCM Alumnus, Garmin International Marketing Executive to Speak on Campus (9.7.22)

CASE District VI ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Advancement Work' Panel Includes Input from UCM President, Coordination from Staff (6.29.22)

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Scholarships and Awards, Announces 2022-23 Performance Schedule (5.26.22)

UCM Alumnus Executive Produces Marvel Studios’ Six-Part ‘Moon Knight’ Series (4.29.22)

Reggie Jackson to be Keynote Speaker at UCM's First Pitch Event (4.1.22)

‘Match Madness’ Generates Support for UCM Student-Athletes (3.25.22)

$1M Alumnus Gift to Benefit UCM’s College of Education (1.10.22) 


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