September 21, 2023

Alumni in the News | April 2016

Bearcat Women’s Basketball Team Gets New Head Coach

Northwest Missouri State University recently announced their newest head coach to lead the Bearcats women’s basketball team. Buck Scheel has served as the Bearcats interim coach for almost three months and after a nationwide search, it was decided that Scheel exhibited the skills needed to excel in this role. Scheel received his master’s degree in sports management from Columbia Southern University.

Newton County Resident Qualifies to Run in Tax Commissioner Election

George “Casey” Duren Jr. will run as a democrat against Republican incumbent Barbara Dingler for the office of Newton County tax commissioner. The two candidates will face off in the November general election this fall. Duren’s primary focus will be on both professionalism and innovation, should he beat his opponent. Duren earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.

Ottawa Fire Department Announces New Fire Chief

Tim Matthias is stepping into his new role as fire chief for the Ottawa Fire Department in Kansas with a wealth of experience and 26 years of fire service. The city manager who appointed Matthias said, “Matthias has an impressive background and brings a myriad of experiences with him to the chief’s position.” Matthias received a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University.

CSU Graduate Appointed to Serve on Committee Honoring Excellence

Kari Marrero, a graduate of Columbia Southern University who earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, will serve on a committee for the Soroptimist Spirit of Excellence Awards Banquet and Benefit in Missoula, Montana. She currently works as the HR coordinator for Centennial Homes.


One Comment

  1. Stephen Wilson


    An Alumni 2015, Using my B.S. Psychology to good use, for my not for profit organization, I created a new program “Creative Arts Therapy” to my Arts Education program. This is to help serve the educational and emotional challenges of all individuals that our program serve. Our programs are used In schools, businesses, and/or personal life.

    Thank you,

    Stephen Wilson