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A Word from Our President

This week we learned of the death of Katherine Johnson, the trailblazing mathematician who reached for the moon.  She died at 101 having been born in 1918. Johnson was a human computer whose exacting calculations launched John Glenn into orbit and, equally important, brought him safely back to Earth. Her work and life remained largely

February 28, 2020

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Meet Darline Mabins, GMLF Board Secretary

  Name/Employer/Title: Darline Mabins, Arvest Bank, Regional Branch Manager  GMLC Year and best memory: GMLC 2016   My best memory is visiting the prison. It was eye opening to me to see the way in which people live for so many years of their lives. The programs that are offered, from sewing to gardening, wood working

February 28, 2020

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Meet Amanda Kastler, GMLF Board of Directors

Name/Employer/Title;  Amanda Kastler, Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, Partner GMLC Year and best memory  Class of 2016.  Mary’s many chunky necklaces and her special deliveries on program days The most rewarding part of your job:  Helping clients discover solutions to their business challenges. A great book that you would recommend:  How to Say Anything to

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Tonya Noble, ’10

Tonya Noble, GMLC 2010, and a member of the GMLF Board of Directors, received the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award through the Career Communications Group at the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference in Washington, DC, February 2020. The Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award is presented to leaders actively creating new paths for others in science,

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Sarah Dubbert, ’12

Sarah Dubbert, GMLC 2012 and the current Treasurer of the Board of Directors for GMLF, was elected to the Kappa Delta 2019-2021 National Council.  She will serve as National Vice President /Finance. The National Council will serve along with ex officio council members Julie Landgren Johnson, National Panhellenic Conference delegate, and Pamela Nix, Kappa Delta

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Ada Buckman, ’17

Ada Buckman, GMLC 2017, received the 2019 “Commitment to Excellence Award” from Commerce Bank.  Ada was recognized as the “Treasury Management Sales Office of the Year (Tier II)”.  Ada has been with Commerce Bank for over 17 years.  She currently handles Treasury Services and Cash Management sales, customer service, implementation, and training for the Central

February 28, 2020

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What is going on with Lori Hirons, ‘2000?

Lori Hirons, GMLC 2000, and former Mayor of Roeland Park, KS, currently lives in St. Croix and is the founder, designer, and owner of “Island Contessa”, a lifestyle brand.  Lori creates resort wear and home goods for chic island living. Recently Lori and Joyia Jones, of Joyia International Jewelry, coordinated the 4th annual Crucian Fashion

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Robin Wenneker, ’16

  Gov. Mike Parson announced two new appointments to the UM System Board of Curators.  Parson named Gregory Hoberock of Washington, Missouri, and Robin Wenneker, GMLC 2016, of Columbia to the Board. Before the appointees can begin serving on the board, they must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate.  Members serve six year terms and

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Addie Yoder, ’19

Corn farmers from across the country traveled to Washington this past January to take part in the second phase of the annual Leadership Academy sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Addie Yoder, GMLC 2019, was selected to represent the State of Missouri.  The class met with  numerous congressional leaders and got an inside

February 28, 2020

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Congratulations Carolyn Chrisman, ’15

  Carolyn Chrisman, GMLC 2015, and GMLF Board President, completed the Senate confirmation process in January 2020 and was appointed to the Missouri Women’s Council, an agency within the Department of Economic Development.  The Council was established in 1985 by the State’s 83rd General Assembly to identify and address issues affecting the economic and employment

February 28, 2020

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