On Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will air a virtual presentation on MMA’s YouTube channel for Maroon & Gold – the Academy’s largest fundraiser of the year. The online event will include an online auction and showcase our cadets and campus with musical performances by MMA cadets, an exhibition performance by the Fusileers Drill Team, highlights of MMA fine arts, and more.
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Maroon & Gold Gala – Online Premiere
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST
This year's virtual event will include an online auction, musical performances by MMA cadets, an exhibition performance by the Fusileers Drill Team, highlights of MMA fine arts, and more. Learn how you can watch and support Maroon & Gold here.
Missouri Military Academy has named Robert Silbaugh vice president for institutional advancement. In this role, Silbaugh will implement the vision for development and marketing of the Academy, leading a diverse advancement/development/marketing team. He will also serve as MMA’s chief fundraiser and liaison to the Academy president.
Campus is quiet this week with cadets on spring furlough, except for campus improvements underway! Maintaining our beautiful 288-acre campus and facilities is a continual effort and priority for the Academy. Thank you to all donors who support MMA. Your gifts contribute to the care and upkeep of our campus.
Cadets Yu-Jen Tong '22 and Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche '23 have earned scholarships to a virtual summer camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology where they will explore the field of engineering.
Named one of America’s top 20 CEOs of 2020, alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumnus Charles “Chase” Hughes ’99 is a leading military and intelligence behavior expert with 20 years of experience creating the most advanced behavior skills courses and tactics available worldwide.
Work on Missouri Military Academy’s Memorial Chapel steeple was completed in the fall 2020 semester as part of the restoration of the historic building.
Thanks to a scholarship courtesy of Chris Schafer ’89 and his wife Jeni, selected freshmen, sophomores, and juniors cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Missouri S&T Jackling Introduction to Engineering Virtual Camp for free.
As 2020 comes to a close, take a look back at some of the amazing things that have happened at MMA.
In partnership with the U.S. Army’s JROTC program, Missouri Military Academy was selected to receive archery materials to add an archery program to the JROTC curriculum. MMA aims to implement archery into the JROTC program as early as spring 2021 and as an extracurricular activity by early summer.
The pilot program, similar to a the automations and robotics course already offered to middle school cadets, will offer an advanced version of robotics lessons to the JROTC curriculum for MMA high school cadets.
Cadets taking Mr. Morgan’s computer science course during the fall 2020 semester combined their computer and COVID-19 knowledge for their final exam. Their final instructed them to create an interactive game that features four COVID-19 safety protocols – social distancing, handwashing, testing and mask wearing.
On Giving Tuesday — Dec. 1, 2020 – Missouri Military Academy alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff stepped up to show their support for the Academy and cadets. With a 43% increase in the number of donors compared to Giving Tuesday 2019, the MMA community contributed a total of $25,645 in immediate donations and annual pledges.
Celebrating the holidays through the voices of Missouri Military Academy cadets, MMA's 79th annual Evensong will air on YouTube on Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Cardinals Care – the philanthropic group of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team – has awarded a $2,000 grant to Missouri Military Academy (MMA) for the purchase of an Iron Mike MP-5 Pitching Machine. This grant helps support MMA’s strategic plan to re-energize athletic programs and infrastructure, thereby improving cadet life.
MMA's rifle team earned 2nd place at the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) Postal Match, 1st place at the Show Me Shootout competition, 3rd place Orion Postal Match and 1st place against Dyer County High School.