October Message from Chapter President

Hello to all fellow Mizzou Alumni and Friends!

Fall is here (even if it doesn’t feel like it) and our Football team continues to give us weekly heartaches. But that’s not something new and nor does it define us as Tigers. While the fall typically keeps us busy with football and other activities, your DFW Mizzou Tiger Board of Directors has been hard at work to plan a variety of events for the upcoming year.

We’ve already sent off the local freshman class to Mizzou with our annual Freshman Send-Off in August. We raised money and collected donations for our fellow Tigers in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We’ve had several watch parties at all 3 Social House locations. That’s just the start.

We are in the works of planning something for Founders day in February, our 4th annual Chase Daniel and DFW Mizzou Tiger’s Golf Tournament March/April, and a couple of other service events to support our community. That’s just the things we know we are doing. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on things you would like to do to connect with us during the course of the year, please email us at dfwmizzoutigers@gmail.com

Just a few short weeks ago, Kitty Baker and I traveled to Columbia to participate in the annual Leaders Weekend for chapter leaders. While it was great to be on campus and relive some old memories, we had an equally great experience in connecting with other volunteer leaders in sharing and learning from each other. Our chapter once again achieved “Capstone Chapter” Status for the 8th year in a row. This status allows us to receive more funds from MAA for direct dues and award a local 4-year scholarship in the amount of $4000 ($1000 awarded annually). We are going to continue to achieve that status once again and continue to be one of the bright and shining starts for Mizzou.

We hope that you can join us at one of our upcoming events. Please watch our various social channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as our chapter website and emails for notifications on new activities. Go Mizzou!!



Trevor Mitchell


2016 Founders Day Event (2/11, Downtown Dallas)

Founders Day DFW – 2/11, 6pm-8pm, Dallas Entrepreneur Center

The DFW Mizzou Tigers will be hosting an event on Thursday, February 11th, to celebrate the university’s founders day. We are partnering with the Recent Alumni Advisory Board (RAAB) of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business. The theme of the night will be to celebrate the founding of the university as well as local DFW Mizzou Tigers who have excelled in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

The chapter has organized a very diverse panel of business leaders who will be sharing their experiences at Mizzou and their advice on succeeding in business. Short biographies and pictures are below. There will be an opportunity to network with these leaders, as well as the rest of the attendees at the event, during the course of the evening. There will be an assortment of heavy appetizers and drinks available during the event so please come hungry.

Admission to the event can be purchased on this site for a minimum $10/attendee donation to the DFW Mizzou Tigers’ scholarship fund. This fund is used to award scholarships to local DFW students who choose to attend the university. If you would like to donation more than the $10 minimum, please use the “Additional Donation” option when purchasing your ticket.

EVENT LOCATION: Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 North Market Street, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202

PURCHASE TICKETS AND MAKE DONATIONS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dfw-mizzou-tigers-2016-founders-day-celebration-tickets-20999870177


Bill Glenn – CMO and Chief Revenue Officer, Predictive Fitness

As a senior leader in integrated marketing and sales, Bill Glenn specializes in marketing, brand and sales strategy, promotions and sponsorships. Over his career in sports business, he’s provided insights to major media outlets such as USA Today and made appearances on CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg News. Prior to Predictive Fitness, Bill worked for The Marketing Arm, where he spent nine years in various leadership roles related to analytics, events, and marketing consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA in marketing from the University of Missouri. He’s also on Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship and Sales Advisory Board, an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Sports Management for SMU and a local Chapter Counselor for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Kirsten Williams – Founder and CEO, Compass360 Branding

Kirsten Williams works with companies, nonprofits, and individuals throughout the state of Texas to fine tune their voice and message to target their audiences and internal communications. Kirsten launched Compass360 Branding in 2014 after experiences in the marketing and advertising industry for 7 years. As a highly talented strategic communications professional with an extensive background in marketing and business development, Kirsten has an impressive record of designing and leading effective campaigns. Kirsten is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Chapter and actively serves as a board member for several charitable organizations including The Junior League of Dallas, Lee Park Junior Conservancy, and FemFessionals Dallas.

Rome Madison – Author & Reinvention Expert, The Superstar Training Academy

Rome Madison is an expert voice on personal and professional reinvention and is a best-selling author of two books. The first 10 years of Rome’s professional life ended in unemployment, bankruptcy, and few employment options; the next 10yrs Rome became a VP in the medical sales industry with stock options. Today Rome speaks at colleges and corporations to help identify and claim their Star Power potential to reinvent their self-image or professional identity to create more success in life or business. Rome is a former safety for the Missouri Tigers and is an active member of the National Speakers Association, National Sales Network, and Kappa Alpha Psi Dallas Alumni Chapter.


DFW Chapter President awarded Mizzou G.O.L.D Award



Congratulations to our chapter president, Bill Richmond, on his G.O.L.D. award from the Mizzou Alumni Association.  The Mizzou G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) award is is for graduates of the last ten years who have donated laudable time and talents on behalf of Mizzou. Bill was the winner of the 2014 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. award for chapter members outside of the state of Missouri.

A little more on Bill from Mizzou.com:

Bill Richmond, BA ’06
Dallas, Texas

Over the last four years, Bill Richmond has been a near-constant presence at the Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Chapter’s (DFW) events. In addition to serving as the chapter’s current president, Bill was watch party director from 2011 to 2013 and has organized and attended over 40 basketball and football watch parties since 2010.

Known for his natural leadership abilities and charismatic personality, Bill can often be found introducing himself to new alumni, networking at events and bonding with fellow Tigers. In his time as president, he has already increased the chapter’s number of watch party locations and overall attendance at events. DFW’s presence on social media has also expanded rapidly to include almost 500 Facebook group members and over 520 Twitter followers.

Bill’s heart for volunteerism is made apparent by participation in numerous volunteer events including holiday toy drives, freshmen send-off events and the 2012 Our Children’s House Baylor Hospital event. His attendance at the DFW MAA Summer Social and assistance with other events such as the Cotton Bowl Block Party and DFW Founders Day Celebration was integral to their success.

Despite the challenges of building a strong alumni network outside of the state, Bill has risen to the task and gone above and beyond to spread Tiger pride in his region. This is why he is the winner of the 2014 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. Award.




Mizzou Nation Invades DFW – Cotton Bowl Events



Tigers, are you READY? Mizzou Nation will invade DFW this week and we have number of events to celebrate all things Mizzou. Here’s a rundown of all the ways you can hang out with your fellow Tigers and have a Texas-sized good time.


The DFW Tigers are anxious to show off Big D!  Tiger fans will takeover Uptown with four area hot spots offering drink specials exclusively to Tiger fans who purchase a $5 wristband from the local Dallas MAA chapter to benefit scholarships for DFW area students. The Chapter will also have exciting raffle prizes. Everyone who purchases a wristband will receive one raffle ticket.
Additional raffle tickets will be available 4 for $5, or 10 for $10. Need not be present to win.

Wristbands will be sold at The Social House Uptown the night of the event.

Participating Uptown Block Party Locations (All locations are in walking distance of each other):

The Social House Uptown – 2708 Routh St Dallas TX 75201 – www.socialhouseuptown

Primebar Dallas – 2520 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201 – http://primebardallas.com/

Kung Fu Saloon – 2911 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 – www.kungfusaloon.com/dallas

British Beverage Co. – 2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 – www.bbcpub.com

Share the Facebook Invite with every Tiger Fan you know!  https://www.facebook.com/events/434434723351034/


North Texas Food Bank

Missouri Tiger and Oklahoma State Cowboys fans will work together at a community service project on Friday, January 3, 2014, from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. prior to the Cotton bowl game at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in Dallas. The NTFB, located at 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road, just off Loop 12 south of Dallas, provides 175,000 meals per day.

All volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes for safety purposes. There is parking available on streets adjacent to the Food Bank, although carpooling is encouraged.

Sixty volunteers, thirty from each of the two universities, will assist in sorting and packing food into boxes for hungry north Texans.

Fans for the University of Missouri TIGERS who want to volunteer, should call Michelle Murphy at 573-884-1910 or email her at murphymi@missouri.edu.


The Arlington Convention Center

The Tigers are heading to Dallas for the AT&T Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma State on Jan. 3! Join fellow alumni, fans and friends at the Mizzou Alumni Association’s pregame rally. Rally tickets are still available.

Check out Mizzou.com for all the details: http://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/index.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1&pgid=3775

If you can help up out at the Tailgate please email DFWMizzouTigers@gmail.com.


The Social House Uptown – Routh – 2708 Routh Street Dallas, TX 75201

If you can’t make it to Jerryworld for the Cotton Bowl we still want to you watch the Tigers stomp OK State! Join us at The Social House Uptown – Routh.  All Tiger Fans are welcome!


Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunities

Mizzou Alumni Association Capstone Scholarship - Rachel Moore, Grapevine, TX, Southlake Carroll HS. Awarded - $4,000 Jim "Tiger" Ellis and Van Ellis Memorial DFW Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association Endowment Fund - Ginger Hervey, Fairview, TX, Lovejoy HS. Awarded - $1,000 DFW MAA Local Chapter Award - Emily Simpson - Corinth, TX, Lake Dallas HS. Awarded - $1,000 Thank you to all our members for your contributions to make these scholarships possible.

Mizzou Alumni Association Capstone Scholarship – Rachel Moore, Grapevine, TX, Southlake Carroll HS. Awarded – $4,000
Jim “Tiger” Ellis and Van Ellis Memorial DFW Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association Endowment Fund – Ginger Hervey, Fairview, TX, Lovejoy HS. Awarded – $1,000
DFW MAA Local Chapter Award – Emily Simpson – Corinth, TX, Lake Dallas HS. Awarded – $1,000
Thank you to all our members for your contributions to make these scholarships possible.


Do you know a high school senior from the Dallas-Fort Worth area heading to Mizzou next fall?  Please let them know the 2014 Alumni Scholarship application is available electronically at www.mizzou.com/scholarship2014 and submissions are due no later than February 1st, 2014. The DFW Mizzou Tigers award three scholarships each year and love helping seniors from the area being their lives at True Tigers. Alumni_Scholars_Application_Guide

Below is the application guide that outlines the requirements for the scholarship, as well as the essay questions for the application. Scholoarship are open to any seniors who are interested in applying to Mizzou for Fall 2014 admission. Additional information is available at www.mizzou.com/scholarship.



2013 Homecoming Raffle

  2013 Homecoming Raffle

DFW MAA Raffle Picture Football 2013

As part of our 2013 Homecoming festivities we’ll be raffling off TWO amazing prizes with proceeds supporting our DFW Mizzou Tigers Scholarship Fund.  The two prizes up for grabs include a full-sized helmet signed by the 2012-13 Mizzou Football team and collector football signed by the 2012-13 Mizzou Football team.   Don’t miss your chance to have one of these awesome Mizzou collectibles in your home or office.

Tickets will be available for purchase at all watch party locations up until our Homecoming Watch Party vs South Caroloina on 10/26 or payment can be made via PayPal at scott.phillips1@gmail.com.

  • $5 for 1 Raffle Ticket
  • $10 for 3 Raffle Tickets
  • $20 for 7 Raffle Tickets
The first drawing will be for the helmet and the second drawing will be for the collectible football.  Email DFWMizzouTigers@gmail.com with any questions.

Introducing the 2013-2014 Board Members

DFW Mizzou Tigers 2013-2014 Board Members

Officers’ Board
President: Bill Richmond
Vice President: Lindsay Holland
Secretary: Megan Blaufuss
Treasurer: Gabby O’Hagan
Immediate Past President: Mark Bauer

Council of Directors
Communications Director: Meredith Dillon
Founders Day Director: Lindsay Holland
Endowment Director: Mark Bauer
Foundation Director: Mike Cerkovich
Volunteer Director: Cristy Thielman
Capstone Director: Christine Mathews
SEC Relations Director: Adam Barklage
Game Watch Directors: Scott Phillips, Pat & Jean O’Mara
Directors At-Large: Ruth Dunlap, Brent Bormaster, Bill Glenn and Wayne Schindler

Please contact DFWMizzouTigers@gmail.com with any questions.

DFW Chapter Update – Summer 2013

Just a few of the great students from around DFW heading to Columbia.

Just a few of the great students from around DFW heading to Columbia.

Howdy Tigers,

We hope you’re all having a great summer and enjoying life across the Metroplex. It’s crazy to think we will all be gathering together to watch our Tigers kickoff their second SEC Football Season in just a few weeks! Last year was a great year for our DFW Mizzou Alumni Chapter and we have many great events in store for all our DFW Tigers. Before we get the ball rolling on our Fall events we wanted to give you a recap of everything from last year.

The DFW Mizzou Alumni Chapter finished the year strong by continuing to serve our community and bring Mizzou alumni together. Our alumni events, social media activities, and outreach have increased engagement to its highest levels in our chapter’s history. With all the great support from Tigers like you, we have once again been recognized as a Capstone chapter, the highest level of recognition from the Mizzou Alumni Association Columns Program (in case your were keeping tracking it’s the seventh year in a row). This award provides a $4,000 Mizzou Alumni Association-funded scholarship to a high school senior in the DFW area in addition to our Jim “Tiger” Ellis and Van Ellis Memorial Endowment Scholarship and the DFW MAA Alumni Chapter Local Scholarship.

Some of the Chapter’s activities in the past year included:

  • Homecoming service event at Children’s House at Baylor
  • Freshman Send Off
  • Children’s Hospital service event
  • Basketball and football watch parties
  • Annual Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
  • Coaches Caravan
  • Founders’ Day Celebration
  • Sponsored and participated in St. Patrick’s Day Parade SEC float

This is just a small list of all our chapter has done over the past year and we look forward to continuing our growth in the DFW area and helping to make Mizzou even stronger. We would also like to thank our Alumni Chapter President Mark Bauer who is retiring from the board, for all his hard work and dedication. We will miss you on the alumni board and look forward to seeing you at the watch parties and other events!

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