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MMA Brotherhood Reunites for Homecoming 2021  

September 17-19, 2021, over 400 Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumni, families, faculty and staff reunited on the Academy’s campus for homecoming, a weekend designed to celebrate MMA alumni. Those attending represented more than 50 different class years, ranging from 1960 to 2021.  

1889 Scholarship Supporters Make a $20,000+ Difference for Cadets

On September 18, 2021, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) recognized the alumni, families, friends and staff who have supported MMA cadets through the 1889 Scholarship Fund in 2020 and 2021. So far, their support has already generated more than $20,000 for MMA cadet scholarships. 65% of the 2021-22 MMA Corps of Cadets receive financial aid to attend the Academy.

Legacy Cadets Recognized at Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet

On September 18, 2021, legacy cadets and their families were formally recognized at the Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet during Homecoming. Legacy cadets are cadets who are sons, stepsons, brothers, grandsons, step-grandsons, nephews or cousins of an MMA alum who completed at least one full year as an MMA cadet. Symbolizing their family's continued history at MMA, they were given a legacy pin.

MMA Corps Celebrates Alumnus Gen. Clifton B. Cates Day

Celebrating one of MMA's most accomplished graduates, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets took time during lunch on 31 August 2021 to remember MMA alumnus Gen. Clifton B. Cates (August 31, 1893 – June 4, 1970) on his birthday. A 1910 graduate of MMA, Cates led a distinguished military career, serving through several major conflicts, including World War I, World War II and the Korean War. He eventually became the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Strong Cadre of Missouri Military Academy Cadets Begin Fall 2021 Semester

On Monday, August 16, the Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Corps of Cadets began their academic classes for the fall 2021 semester. Cadets have been on campus at the Mexico, Missouri campus since late July, when cadet leaders returned to work with MMA commandant staff to prepare for the upcoming year.

The whole core of what MMA stands for is still there, even after the ups and downs of 130 years. I believe in what they are doing.

Chris Gentry ’88

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Senior Ring Ceremony, Fall Family Weekend 2021: Symbol of Strength, Brotherhood & MMA Legacy

On Saturday, October 16, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) seniors were presented their senior rings during Fall Family Weekend. A great source of pride for MMA cadets and alumni, senior rings are a symbol of cadet camaraderie, representing the culmination of their MMA experiences and their lifelong link to the MMA brotherhood.

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