‘Tis the season to reflect on the year and what we are most thankful for! At MMA, we are thankful to have such a strong community of parents, alumni and Academy friends who support our mission to provide the discipline, structure, accountability, leadership, and life lessons that transform young men’s lives. Read what a few MMA parents are thankful for this season in regards to their cadet’s MMA education.
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MMA parents, alumni and friends of the Academy can show their MMA pride on their Christmas trees! These beautiful, one-of-a-kind brass ornaments depict a three-dimensional image of Stribling Hall, one of the oldest buildings at MMA.
A World War II veteran, Robert M. White II ’33 was a nationally recognized reporter, editor and publisher; a first amendment rights activist and a pioneer in cable television who served in leadership roles for several major news agencies and associations.
On December 3, MMA will kick off the 2019-20 Annual Campaign — “Every Year, Every Cadet Stronger” — on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where millions pay it forward to support the causes that matter to them. On Giving Tuesday, MMA is asking for your support for our cadets and the Academy. Will you make a gift or a pledge and make a positive difference?
A successful actor and singer, Thomas “Christopher” Connelly ’59 starred in several television series and movies between 1963 and 1988.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has selected Missouri Military Academy to serve as the 2020 host for the CMP Air Rifle Missouri State Championship. MMA will hold the competition January 17-18, 2020.
Sanders Roth ’04 generously donated $10,000 towards a boom lift for maintenance and repair of areas of the Academy the maintenance team is unable to reach with a ladder. This includes cleaning the high entryways to buildings, repairing Memorial Chapel steeple, repairing lights, trimming trees and much more.
Accomplished journalist, editor and photojournalist William “Bill” Battle ’86 was recently nominated for the Missouri 2019 Photojournalism Hall of Fame. He will receive his award on October 17, 2019.
MMA is proud to recognize our award winners and donors from the 2019 Homecoming Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet. We are honored to recognize our supporters and share the strength of our great MMA community.
The retired president of Iowa Southern Utilities, an energy company headquartered in Centerville, Iowa, and later of IES Utilities, René Malès ’50 credits Missouri Military Academy with providing both strong academics and lessons in discipline that helped lead him to success.
During Homecoming 2019 at the Alumni Recognition and Donor Awards Banquet, the MMA Alumni Association announced the addition of the Alumni Hall of Fame award series.
During Homecoming 2019 on Saturday, September 14, Missouri Military Academy honored former Academy President Col. Charles R. Stribling ’44 at the Col. Stribling Statue Dedication Ceremony.
Legacy cadets are cadets who are sons, step-sons, brothers, grandsons, step-grandsons, or nephews of an MMA alum who completed at least one full year as an MMA cadet. At the ceremony, these cadets and their alumni family were recognized and awarded a legacy pin, symbolizing the family’s continued history at MMA.
William Berry from MMA’s Class of 1930 was a dedicated patriot who served as county attorney, solider, Oklahoma County judge and Supreme Court judge. He was also an active member of several veteran organizations, a humanitarian who served in leadership roles of major organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and was an initial organizer of the Big Brothers of Oklahoma.