Missouri Military Academy alumni will celebrate MMA’s Homecoming (alumni weekend) on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2022. The 134th MMA Corps of Cadets will honor alumni with events throughout the weekend. Parents, friends and other MMA community members are invited to attend and help celebrate the MMA Brotherhood. Scroll down to learn about a special 1889 Scholarship Challenge from Chris Gentry '88!
The weekend-long alumni celebration will kick-off on Friday, Sept. 30 with “FOREever MMA,” the annual MMA Alumni Association golf tournament, at 7 a.m. at Arthur Hills Golf Course (10717 Audrain Rd 929, Mexico, Mo). Kemper Military School and College and Wentworth Military Academy alumni will join MMA alumni for the tri-military shootout at 11:30 a.m. at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports at 1420 County Rd 276, Columbia, Mo. All alumni are invited to the Alumni BBQ at 6 p.m. at Stribling Hall (back veranda).
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the battalion/alumni review and drilldowns will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Colonels Field, and the alumni annual meeting and luncheon begins at 11 a.m. at the Alain M. Garcia Field House. The alumni vs. cadets softball game starts at 2 p.m. at Calvert Baseball Field.
Honoring MMA alumni, family, and friends who have recently passed away, the Sunset Silver Taps ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on front campus. Immediately following that event, the alumni recognition and awards dinner/dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Gymtorium.
A non-denominational Sunday service will take place at Memorial Chapel at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Homecoming weekend will conclude with a farewell brunch hosted by the MMA Alumni Association at 10 a.m. at the dining hall in Barnard Hall. Proceeds from the brunch will support the 1889 Scholarship Fund. At 11:30 a.m., campus tours will start at Barnard Hall Atrium.
Please find the complete schedule and registration information online.
2022 MMA Hall of Fame Inductees
During Saturday night’s alumni recognition and awards dinner/dance, the following alumni will be inducted into the MMA Hall of Fame:
- Dale Dye ’62 for Distinguished Military Service
- Randall Carver ’64 for Arts & Sciences
- Julio Favre-Arnillas ’92 for Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership
- Judd Lyons ’80 for Distinguished Military Service
- Jeff MacLellan ’66 for Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership
- BG Carl Tegtmeier ’62 for Distinguished Military Service
1889 Scholarship Challenge
MMA Board of Trustee Chris Gentry '88 has issued a challenge to his fellow MMA alumni. He will donate $100 for each new alumnus who joins the 1889 Scholarship Fund campaign until a total of 200 alumni have signed on as 1889 Scholarship supporters, creating a potential impact of nearly $13,000. His challenge runs through Oct. 2 (end of Homecoming).
With a recurring gift of $18.89 each month (or $226.68 each year), 1889 Scholarship supporters provide ongoing gifts to support cadet education. Currently, more than 65% of MMA cadets receive financial aid to attend the Academy.
We look forward to celebrating MMA’s Homecoming weekend with alumni, families and friends. Please find the complete schedule and registration information online.
Photos from MMA Homecoming 2021.