Alumni Achievements

  • Cassie Tucker Watson (M.A. ’12) is now Assistant Director at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
  • Jason Anderson (M.A. ’11), has been appointed the area director of Kansas City operations for Park University, effective February 1st. He most recently served the university as development director.
  • Emily Martinez (M.A. ’12), a professional school counselor at Frances Willard Elementary School, was honored by the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools with a Five Star Service Award in December 2015.
  • Dr. Jeanette Cowherd (Ed.S. ’00) has been named superintendent of the Park Hill (Mo.) School District after a unanimous vote of the Park Hill Board of Education.   The appointment is effective immediately.
  • Dr. Matt Miller (B.A. ’99, M.A. ’03, Ed.S. ’10) will become the Moberly (Mo.) schools new superintendent, effective July 1, after a unanimous vote by the Moberly Board of Education.
  • Linda K. Formella (B.A. ’81), managing broker for Michael Saunders & Co. (Sarasota, FL) was named 2016 president of Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.
  • Janita Butler Webb (B.A. ’09, M.A. ’14) was honored December 8th as District Employee of the Month for the Kansas City, Kansas School District. She is in her second year as a Teacher Leader at Noble Prentiss Elementary School. Photo
  • Harlan Brownlee (M.A., ’04) has been named CEO of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tammy Bunch (M.A., ‘05) was named 2015 Missouri Counselor of the Year and is a finalist for the American School Counselor of the Year.
  • Khadian Kelly (M.A. ’10) is director of compliance at the University of Central Florida.

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SOE Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

2015 Larry Long (Ph.D., '97)
2014Rodney Watson (Ed.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’07)
Dorothy Watson (’64)
2012Suzanne McCanles (’97)
Yvonne S. Wilson (’76)
Steve L. Obenhaus (’88)

  Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Archive