The MWSU Ambassadors organization is composed of campus and community members who provide a bridge between the campus and community. The Ambassadors focus is to raise funds for scholarships targeting nontraditional students.

Scholarship Programs

The MWSU Ambassadors selected nontraditional students as its primary focus and established a scholarship fund specifically targeted for them. Fundraisers are held throughout the year—as well as the Scholarship Champion giving society to raise funds for scholarships. Since 1989, the group has distributed over $400,000 to more than 650 students.

Meetings and Dues

Four membership luncheon meetings are held each academic year. Each luncheon has a guest speaker who informs the organization of topics related to Missouri Western or the community and helps increase the community’s awareness of the educational, cultural and financial benefits that Missouri Western brings to the greater St. Joseph area.

Dues are $25 per year.

Board Members

Title Name
President Christina Lund
Vice President Deborah Borchers
Recording Secretary Abby Dillion
Corresponding Secretary Linda Barbosa
Treasurer Donna Jackson
At-Large Members Lori Boyer, Janice Cobb, Mona Dastmalchian, Pam Klaus, Victoria Sample, Mary Shuman, Connie Wollenman
University Liaison Jennifer Vanourney

Membership Luncheons

March 28, 2024
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enright Community Room Spratt Hall 214-216

May 9, 2024
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enright Community Room Spratt Hall 214-216

September 12, 2024
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enright Community Room Spratt Hall 214-216

November 14, 2024
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enright Community Room Spratt Hall 214-216

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Vanourney, University Liaison
Spratt Hall 105
(816) 271-5920
jvanourney@missouriwestern.edu