May 06, 2022
College of the Ozarks Alumni Association hosts Doc Good Day
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The Alumni Association of College of the Ozarks hosted its annual service day named in honor of former president Dr. R. M. Good on Saturday, April 30, on the College campus.
During the 13th anniversary of Doc Good Day, over 160 volunteers gave back to the College that has benefitted thousands of students with a debt-free education.
Participants completed various outdoor work projects, including painting fences, mulching at the Scripture Garden, and painting fire hydrants, culminating with a picnic lunch.
“Alumni enjoyed returning to their alma mater and giving back through service,” said Angela Williamson, director of alumni affairs. “It was a fun day of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. This was a record year for attendance, and I am grateful for every alum and current student who participated.”
The event allowed alumni to gather and serve alongside their fellow classmates in a way that reflects the College’s hardworking community while also honoring the dedication of one of the College’s longest serving presidents.
Good served as president of The School of the Ozarks for 31 years. He embodied the concept of servant leadership during his tenure and carried The School through very difficult economic times.
“As an alumni scholarship recipient, it was such a blessing to work alongside our remarkable alumni at Doc Good Day,” said senior public relations major Sawyer Nichols. “There is an energy that can only be explained as a mix of joy and gratitude as these hard-working individuals give back to their alma mater.”
Dr. Robert M. Good was the longest-serving president of The School of the Ozarks from 1921 to 1952. In 1950, Dr. Good and M. Graham Clark played a fundamental role in improving the campus grounds, including developments such as constructing the campus chapel, adding a hospital, and expanding the campus to 1,000 acres. Good is also known for his historical decision to begin sending fruitcakes to The School’s donors, a tradition that lives on today.