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B. D. Simon, BS-Civil Engineering (‘38). B.D. turned 91 years old on July 10. Mr. Simon has received the distinguished service award from the University of Missouri Alumni Association, which is the highest award given by the MAA. He also received the Bronze Star with the United States Army for his work with the Filipino Guerrilla Unit. He serves as a chairman on the board for the University of Missouri Engineering Advisory Council as well as on the Columbia College Council.

John W. Tabash, BA-Bio Science (‘77). John is enjoying his orthopedic practice. The majority of his patients are between 8-16 years of age and they keep him young. He has been married for 21 years to his lovely wife Mary & has two great children, Julie, 18, and John, 16. He enjoyed his years at Mizzou and had fun playing football. He said he had a great group of teammates and coaches and most importantly received a great education.

Sid Lindley, BS-Business Administration (‘51). Sid keeps in frequent contact with Roland Oakes, who played football in ’45 - ’48. Roland lives nearby and they see each other frequently for lunch.

Bob Orsi, BS-Recreation & Park Administration (‘74). Bob recently retired after 32 years as the Director of Park and Recreation with the Geneseo Community Park District. He also retired from the IC Association of Park Districts Board of Directors in July 2007.

Russ Sloan, BS-Education (‘61), M-Education (‘63). Russ recently accepted the Directorship of the Business Resources Center at Lake-Sumter Community College in Leesburg, Florida.

Rich P Bernsen, BS-Business Administration (85’), BS-Secondary Math Education. Rich is now retired from his teaching career of 20 years. Before that, he worked in credit & collection.

Ray Cliffe, BA-Art (‘48). Ray was involved with football as a player, coach, & official for 64 years. He played pro football with the St. Louis Knights in ‘53-‘54. He is in the Missouri State and St. Louis Football Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the coveted Bob Broeg Award in 2006. Ray also received the Don Faurot Man of the Year Award in 2007.

Harold Burnine, BS-Education (‘56). Harold, also know as “Hank”, is semi retired after 42 years in Health Care. He was a letter winner in both Football and Track.

Jack Frier, BS-Business Administration (‘50), lettering in Football & Baseball. Jack and his wife Dotty have been married for 57 years. They just moved to St. Peters, MO after living in Webster Groves, MO for 52 years.

Men's Swimming

Rick Kammerer, BS-Business Administration (‘80). Rick started swimming competitively again after a 28 year hiatus. He is training with the Rice Aquatics Masters team in Houston and recently won his age group in the South Central Zone Championships in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 back. He’s on to Nationals in August. Good luck, Rick!

Rosalyn Dunlap, 1979-1984. BS in Home Economics in 1983 and MBA in 1994. After attending school at Mizzou, Rosalyn received her law degree at Florida A&M. She now practices law in Orlando, FL.

Men's Track & Field

Dale E. Steffey, BS-Civil Engineering (‘44). Dale is now 85 years old and retired. He enjoys drawing, painting, and cartoon drawing as a hobby.

Howard W. Robertson, BS-Agriculture (‘57), lettering in Football & Track. Howard has been with State Farm Insurance in Highland as an agent for 48 years. He has a granddaughter whom attends Mizzou.

Men's Golf

Fred Mayer, Fred serves as council for the Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm in St. Louis and never misses a Mizzou Football game.

Gary L. Stickfaden, BS-Business Administration (‘65). Gary followed his career for 30 years with KPMG and retired to pursue his dream of playing professional golf. He did so for 9 years and now he is awaiting the return of his amateur status so he can compete in the Senior Am Gold events. He and his wife of 44 years, Nancy, travel to see their grandchildren quite often.

Men's Basketball

Jerry A. Fowler, BS-Education (‘59), M-Education (‘66). Jerry turned 80 years old in June and had a big birthday party with family and friends. Two former MU Basketball players attended, Bud Heineman and Bob Murrey.

Howard V. Garrett, BS-Education (‘63), M-Education (‘67). Recently Howard has become a board member with the Varsity M Association. As of July 1, he also has become a member of the Springfield, MO/ Greene County Park Board, serving on the recreation committee. He retired in 1997 as Principal of Poplar Bluff, MO High School. Currently he serves as a deacon at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, MO and has been on mission trips to Mongolia. He has been married for 44 years to his wonderful wife Judy Kay and has three children and nine grand children. The 10th grandchild is on the way arriving in February of 2008.

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