Truman Alumni

  • Sesquicentennial Presidential Celebration April 14

    March 27, 2018

    Please join us for this event designed to honor those who have held the position of Truman State University President throughout the past 150 years and to celebrate their invaluable contributions in leading Truman to this special moment in time. All 16 past presidents will be represented. Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall • 4 p.m. […]


  • TruCare Offers Opportunity to Serve

    March 2, 2018

    The monthlong TruCare service initiative will again take place throughout March, giving everyone with a Truman connection an opportunity to show how dedicated the University is to service. Designed as a way for alumni and friends to share in the spirit of the Big Event, TruCare allows anyone with a Truman affiliation to count service […]


  • Mr. Myers Goes to Washington

    January 9, 2018

    A Missouri haberdasher turned political workhorse in Washington, D.C. — the life story of Harry Truman has been widely told. What many do not know, however, is his story shares some similarities with an alumnus of the school that now bears his name. Not long after graduating from the University with a Bachelor of Science […]


  • A Friendship Formed at Freshman Orientation Leads to a Life-Altering Donation

    January 7, 2018

    After working more than 20 years in corporate America, Raymel Speed (’91) was restless. Like many people, he felt destined for a higher purpose, but he did what most people are too afraid to do – he quit his job and went back to school in his 40s. Speed earned his teaching certificate and became […]


  • Visit Iceland This Summer Through the Alumni Travel Program

    December 30, 2017

    Spots are filling up fast for the Alumni Travel Program’s trip to Iceland, June 9-15, 2018. Participants will have opportunities to whale watch, visit one of the world’s largest geothermal power stations and explore the frozen landscapes featured prominently in “Game of Thrones.” Among the sites to behold on this scenic trip are the Gullfoss, […]


  • Truman Athletics Hall Of Fame Class Unveiled

    November 10, 2017

    Two of the most dominate female student-athletes in their respective sports and a conference championship basketball team highlight the class of 2017-18 for the Truman Athletics Hall of Fame. Elizabeth Economon (softball) and Sara Murray (women’s soccer) combine for more than 228 wins for the Bulldogs, eight NCAA tournament appearances, and each holds numerous school […]


  • Truman Earns No. 1 Ranking for 21 Consecutive Years

    September 20, 2017

    In the recently released 2018 Best College rankings, conducted by U.S. News & World Report, Truman was again listed as the No. 1 public university – No. 8 overall – in the Midwest regional rankings. Truman was the only Missouri university in the top 10, and it was the state’s only public school listed among the top 85 institutions rated in the […]


  • Truman Earns Best Buy Honor for Third Year

    August 14, 2017

    Truman has been designated as one of only 20 public colleges profiled as a best buy in “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018.”  To receive a “Best Buy” designation, schools had to have high academic rankings, an inexpensive or moderate price, and a high quality of student life on campus. This year’s edition marks the 34th […]


  • University Preps for Sesquicentennial

    On Sept. 2, the University will officially be 150 years old. To celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary, there will be a variety of activities throughout the 2017-18 academic year. For additional information on events and future updates, check out the sesquicentennial website at


  • Celebrating 150 Years!

    July 14, 2017

    Founded September 2, 1867, Truman State University is celebrating 150 years. There will be a community celebration on September 8, 2017, in downtown Kirksville. During Homecoming 2017, October 13-15, special activities will take place and the Sesquicentennial will be celebrated in numerous ways. Special promotions will continue through June 2018. For more information on Truman’s […]


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