The Great River Tigers Alumni Association sponsored their 7th annual Student Send-Off on July 26th, 2019 at Jackson Park Golf Course in Palmyra, Mo.. One hundred and eighty eight people were in attendance including 45 students.
Dean Daubert, vice chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was the guest speaker. Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and his wife Melinda also attended the event. Chancellor Cartwright spoke to the crowd about his goals for the university since he took over the job two years ago..
Jordan Frericks and her family attended the event again this year. Jordan spoke about her year since graduating from the university and being a member of the girls’ basketball team. Last year she spent playing basketball in Germany..
Earlier in the year seven merit scholarships were awarded by the GRT. These students were given a certificate and introduced to the crowd. Ten names were drawn at random and 10 $500 scholarships were awarded.
|$1000 Merit Scholarships||$500 Luck of the Draw Scholarships|
|Garret Catron||MAA 4 year renewable||Adam Albright||Rachel Bringer-Shepherd|
|Lauryn Hinthorne||GRT||Scot Roberts and Kyler Rademan||Troy Disselhorst|
|Della Rodenbaugh||GRT||Aubry Boulware||Jerry and Carla Schoenborn|
|Maddie Janes||GRT||Suzanne Wetton||County Market|
|Returning Students||Sponsor||Emily Dehner||Fiddlesticks|
|Madison Kim||GRT||Nolan Wasman||Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu, and Mitchell|
|Abby Laws||GRT||Olivia Foreman||Jared and Gina Pontius|
|Keller Shewell||Lew Mar||Kale Flaspohler||GRT|
Deam Daubert and members of the GRT helped serve the pork loin dinner.
GRT had several ways to raise money. These included a signed football which was auctioned off, and selling tickets for a Mizzou firepit and football tickets to the Mississippi game.