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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Email: pr@cofo.edu

May 22, 2019

College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir travels to Hawaii for summer experience

College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir, directed by Gregg Busch, will go to Hawaii for a six-day tour.The College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir, directed by Gregg Busch, will perform at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the USS Missouri, the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, and will conclude at the USS Arizona Memorial during their six-day tour of Hawaii, May 21-28.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir embarked on a six-day tour of Hawaii yesterday that will extend through May 28. They will perform a series of five performances across the island of Oahu.  

The choir will perform at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the USS Missouri, the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, and conclude at the USS Arizona Memorial. After returning to the mainland, they will perform at the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association National Reunion on May 30 in Kansas City, Missouri, and then return to campus.

“Wherever we have the honor to sing, we are sharing our ministry, as well as the legacy of the College,” said Gregg Busch, chapel choir director and assistant professor of music. “This is truly a unique opportunity for our students to experience the culture and witness firsthand the impact of the events of Pearl Harbor on our nation, as well as the ongoing significance of remembering this time in our history.”

“These students truly represent a broad background of our college, and it has been such a privilege preparing for this trip,” Busch said. “All of the individuals who have been a part of the planning of this trip, both in Hawaii and here on campus, have been so supportive. We are honored to be able to represent the College on this trip.”

The College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir is a non-auditioned choral ensemble with a primary objective of serving as worship leaders for the College’s chapel services.

The chapel choir will be accompanied by the following sponsors:

  • Gregg Busch, chapel choir director and assistant professor of music
  • Rebecca Claborn, adjunct music instructor
  • Caleb Lawson, chapel choir accompanist
  • Nick Sharp, dean of students and assistant professor of physical education
  • Lisa Young, associate professor of theatre
  • Mark Young, professor of theatre

The chapel choir attendants include the following students:

  • Hannah Allen, sophomore elementary education major from Belton, Missouri
  • Annie Ashwell, senior music theatre major from Lamar, Missouri
  • Grace Benson, junior psychology major from Long Grove, Illinois
  • Jonah Boentoro, sophomore psychology major from Marion, Iowa
  • Emily Bright, senior hotel and restaurant management major from Springfield, Illinois
  • Jordan Bryant, senior vocal performance major from Pryor, Oklahoma
  • Jenna Carey, sophomore English major from Nixa, Missouri
  • Aaron DeOrnellis, senior theatre major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Emily Dobson, junior child studies major from Cabool, Missouri
  • Miriam Durando, sophomore piano major from Holt, Missouri
  • Ashley Enloe, sophomore nursing major from Salem, Missouri
  • Spencer Fleury, sophomore music education major from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Brooke Housley, sophomore elementary education major from Ozark, Missouri
  • Mackenzie Irvin, junior child studies major from Drexel, Missouri
  • Jimmy Johnson, sophomore psychology major from Andalusia, Illinois
  • Susie Johnson, sophomore English and theatre double major from Fairfax, Virginia
  • Emilee Kuschel, junior public relations major from Monett, Missouri
  • Corynne Lanham, junior family studies and marriage and family double major from Hartville, Missouri
  • Nicole Legan, freshmen elementary education major from Marshfield, Missouri
  • Samantha Loftis, junior psychology major from Ozark, Missouri
  • Mikayla Machan, junior biology major from Owasso, Oklahoma
  • Hayleigh Marlin, junior vocal music education major from Sweet Springs, Missouri
  • Abraham Martin, sophomore English major from Nixa, Missouri
  • Bryce Mattes, sophomore Biblical studies major from Lebanon, Missouri
  • Ashley Mattingly, sophomore music ministry major from Tuscola, Illinois
  • Christian McCrite, freshmen history education major from Marshfield, Missouri
  • Ethan Miller, sophomore video production major from Russellville, Missouri
  • Micah Moseley, junior business administration major from New Orleans, Missouri
  • Grace Mueller, sophomore biology major from Ozark, Missouri
  • Anna Murrell, sophomore painting psychology major from Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Ty Muse, sophomore Biblical studies major from Marmaduke, Arkansas
  • Michael Musgrove, sophomore Biblical studies and Christian apologetics double major from Danville, Arkansas
  • Tori Needy, sophomore criminal justice major from Festus, Missouri
  • Evan Okpisz, junior engineering major from St. Charles, Illinois
  • Kara Peters, sophomore psychology major from Springfield, Missouri
  • Madison Peters, freshmen elementary education major from Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Esai Pierre, freshmen vocal performance and business administration major from Haiti
  • Abigail Powell, sophomore psychology major from Harrison, Arkansas
  • Adrienne Rendon, junior elementary education major from Richmond, Missouri
  • Rani Rush, junior music theatre major from Ash Flat, Arkansas
  • Elijah Shafer, sophomore music theatre major from Holt, Missouri
  • Jade Smith, junior psychology major from Koshkonong, Missouri
  • Brad Stout, sophomore computer science major from St. Louis, Missouri
  • Izzy Sutton, sophomore music theatre major from Centerville, Missouri
  • Jeremiah Tabor, junior Christian apologetics major from El Dorado Springs, Missouri
  • Rachel Taylor, sophomore music major from Lafe, Arkansas
  • Jacob Williams, sophomore chemistry major from Centertown, Missouri

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 www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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05.22.19 – Andrew Ferkel

 

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