Summer 2019 Issue
Year in Review
In 2018-2019, we met Mathes Hall, got a new athletic director, said goodbye to Larry Holley, hosted the 75th Celebration of Achievement and more. Visit this link for a year in review in pictures of a wonderful year!
After months of construction, Jewell dedicated the completion of the Hillside project in May. The project, which cost roughly $1 million, put a new "front door" on campus with an updated grand staircase to Jewell Hall and a paved walkway around the southern end of campus. Read more.
Center for Sports and Fitness
The Sunderland Foundation generously gave $5 million toward the construction of a new Center for Sports and Fitness. The estimated $20 million project, to be located adjacent to Greene Stadium, would be a two-story facility with competition and practice courts, new locker rooms and a fitness center.
Jewell is proud to welcome Eric Blair, '01, back to The Hill as the new vice president of enrollment and marketing. Learn more about his background and what makes him excited about taking on the new position.
Class of '76 Group Trip
Seven members of the Class of '76 took a trip overseas for a 125-mile walk on the famed pilgrimage Camino de Santiago. The trip brought them closer to other pilgrims while also getting closer to each other. Read about their journey.
Col. Eric Olson, '90
Col. Eric Olson, '90, became the 24th superintendent, the highest ranking officer, of the MIssouri State Highway Patrol in March 2019. He said that the focus at Jewell on written communication has helped him through nearly three decadees with the MSHP. Read the Eric Olson story.
Ryan Florence, '10
Ryan Florence, '10, learned a lot about how to conduct research while at Jewell. Now, he's putting those research skills to the test as he seeks to learn everything about top college football prospects from Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee as a scout for the Seattle Seahawks. Read the Ryan Florence story.
Todd Rhoades, '87
Todd Rhoades, '87, has a student ID with only five digits, unlike the seven of most current students. That's because he's returning to Jewell for a second degree after a series of health setbacks, including a benign brain tumor. Read the Todd Rhoades story.