2019 Back to School Send-Off


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
Incoming Students Sponsor Student  Sponsor
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
Trevor Stratton 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.





July 26, 2019
6:00 am — 9:00 am
Jackson Park Golf Course 1222 W Line St, Palmyra, MO 63461, USA
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