KOSHKONONG -- Missouri State University in West Plains will take their Campus Caravan on the road March 12 to the Koshkonong Elementary School multipurpose building. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
The purpose of the caravan is to showcase Missouri State to students and residents in the Koshkonong area.
"Koshkonong is a small community with a big heart for supporting education and we look forward to meeting all community members," said Dean of StudentServices, Dr. Herb Lunday. "We also look forward to taking the same format to other communities within the Missouri State University-West Plains area.
The program will consist of information on admissions, alumni programs and development, academic programs, bachelor's and master's degree programs available at the local campus, financial aid, student life, the A+ Program, the William and Virginia Farr Honors Program, study abroad opportunities, and activities and events offered by the University/Community Programs Department.
"Technological advancements, global complexities and other factors will make a higher education more important as time goes by," Lundry said. "We have a duty to communicate those realities to the citizens of south-central Missouri."
The 2006 class valedictorian of Koshkonong High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Missouri State, Joe Driscoll, will serve as the event's master of ceremonies. Comments will be given by Chancellor Dr. Drew Bennett, Oregon Howell R-3 Superintendent Luke Boyer and three Koshkonong High School graduates. They are Luke England, Tyler Knight and Amanda Stewart Driscoll. All three have attended Missouri State-West Plains.
Grizz, the campus mascot and members of the Grizzly Basketball team and Lady Grizzly Volleyball team will also be with the caravan.
Pizza, ice cream and drinks will be served and prizes will be given away during the event.
All Koshkonong School and community members are invited.