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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

April 08, 2019

College of the Ozarks awards Stacy McNeill Veteran Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Stacy McNeill, professor of communication arts, received the College of the Ozarks Veteran Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award at the 2019 awards assembly on April 3.

McNeill has served 17 years at the College and is known by students and faculty members as an engaged and involved professor who lives out the relational skills she teaches. She is chair of the performing and professional arts division and sponsors the C of O Public Relations Club. McNeill holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media from College of the Ozarks, a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Arkansas, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.

In addition to regular administrative and teaching duties at the College, McNeill fulfills a variety of service roles for the institution. She has trained both full-time and adjunct faculty, participated in campus forums, and authored a piece on civility and public discourse for Faithful Lives, a journal produced by the College. McNeill also speaks and volunteers at several campus events each academic year.

The C of O Veteran Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award is given to a veteran faculty member who has worked at least seven years at the College and whom students and co-workers recognize as best embodying the College’s academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals.

“Dr. McNeill has served the College effectively and in a variety of different ways for many years,” said Dr. Eric Bolger, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. “She is known as an excellent educator, both inside and outside the classroom.  She puts students first and also cares deeply for her colleagues. We are fortunate to have her as a faculty member.”

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


04.08.19 – Emily Braden



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