Mid-Missouri OSU Alumni have been networking since 1992. We
have arbitrarily established the geographical area within Kirksville
to Rolla and Sedalia to Fulton as "Mid-Missouri" although we
occasionally reach out to individuals further away when there
is expressed interest. We do not duplicate efforts offered by
the Greater Kansas City Alumni Club nor the St. Louis alumni.
Most of our alumni live in close proximity to the University
of Missouri-Columbia where many are working now or were previously
We are not an official alumni club as defined by the Ohio State
University Alumni Association since we do not have an approved
constitution, conduct an election, nor have officers. However,
we do meet informally and correspond as needed to carry out
activities of common local interest or to comply with requests
from the Alumni Association and/or University.
Our primary interests have been student recruitment and supporting
University athletic events.
student recruitment publications are distributed annually
to seven area high schools. Alumni frequently represent the
University at several high school college fairs and at the
Missouri Scholars Academy hosted every June by the University
of Missouri-Columbia. In addition, written and verbal follow-up
contacts are made to students within the region who have expressed
interest in attending Ohio State.
participate in the annual Alumni Scholars Program by distributing
scholarship application materials to area high school guidance departments
and to high school seniors who have applied to the University for
admission. The application deadline is February 15th of each year.
Our Scholarship Committee reviews and ranks the applications. Their
recommendation is forwarded to the University for official action.
The recipient receives a one-time $500 scholarship from the University.
OSU Alumni can usually be found on football Saturdays at the Colosseum
Bistro in Columbia on 402 E. Broadway cheering on the Buckeyes.
To learn more about our activities and to verify game watches, contact
Bob Ball, Primary Contact, by calling (573) 875-0584 or by Email
are needed to help lead the club and to represent the University
at various local student recruitment activities. Also, the
primary means of communication within the club is via email.
If you would like to be included in our listserve or to
become active with the Mid-Missouri Alumni, send your name
and email address to Bob Ball at the address above.