Photos 2014

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) honored the 50th year reunion classes on their Homecoming float as members of the 1964 High School and Junior College classes joined SAA students for a ride down Opportunity Avenue. The group of alumni veterans representing all decades is a very special part of the Homecoming parade. Bruiser Bobcat is a crowd favorite at the Homecoming game. Bryson Franks, a 5th grade student at the S. Truett Cathy Lower Elementary School, gives a tour to Sandy Cooper ’78 during Open House. The C of O Cheer Team calls for Bobcat Spirit before the game begins. The crowd cheered on the Bobcats as they played Mid-America Christian University. Dr. Larry Cooper ’75 received the award for Distinguished Community Service. This year’s Homecoming Coronation included the naming of the first Miss Hard Work U and her Court. Back Row: Krista Crockett (4th Runner-Up); Middle Row: (3rd Runner-Up), Janet Robinson (Miss Congeniality). Front Row: Kelsea Inson (2nd Runner-Up), Hayden Stark (Miss Hard Work U) and Elana Carson (1st Runner-Up). Kurt and Jerry McDonald were honored with the award for Distinguished Service to College of the Ozarks. Mrs. Alechia (Newberry) Meador ’01 received the award for Distinguished Young Alumnus. 2014 Meritorious Award Winners (L-R): Larry Cooper ’75, Alechia Meador ’01, Jerry McDonald, Alan Stolzer ’82, Kurt McDonald. The presentation of Railway to Heaven: A True Story of an Ozarks POW, was an important highlight of Homecoming 2014. This story, based on the life of Roy Hopper ’44, was performed by the student cast of Jones Theatre Company. Following the production, Mr. Hopper joined the students on-stage where he received a standing ovation from the audience. Dr. Alan Stolzer ’82 was honored with the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Achievement. The newly established Veterans Alumni Chapter held their inaugural meeting immediately after the Homecoming Parade, and elected their Commander, Clark Vernon ’66 HS.

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