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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 John Anderson New Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — John Anderson, associate professor of agriculture, received the College of the Ozarks New Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award at the 2019 awards assembly on April 3.

Anderson, an alumnus of the College, joined the faculty in 2016. He currently serves as chair of the division of business, applied, and technical sciences and general farm manager for the College. Anderson earned his master’s degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University. Before coming to the College, he worked for many years with the American Farm Bureau Federation and also was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky and Mississippi State University.

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

“Dr. Anderson has been a tremendous addition to the College’s faculty,” said Dr. Eric Bolger, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. “His industry experience coupled with a Ph.D. have prepared him well to lead our agriculture program and to serve as a leader and role model on campus. He pursues and expects excellence and does so with a kind and generous heart.”

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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