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Recent Class Notes
 
Zharif Zainal Abidin (2012)
Zharif Zainal Abidin (2012, Finance/Finance) recently accepted a position at International University of Malaya-Wales located in Kuala Lumpur as Head of Procument.  
Submitted on Apr 6 2015.

Anthony Naayem (1997)
"Anthony D. Na'ayem (Bachelor of Science - Management, Class of 1997), Co-Founder, Managing Member and Senior Consultant for Eagle Eye Business Solutions, LLC, has been recently certified by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) as a Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance (LPEC), and by the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professional (IARCP) as Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 25 2015.

Jesse Berry (2008)
Jesse Berry (2008, Management/Administrative Mgt) was recently promoted to Senior Manager Safety at Walmart, located in Bentonville, AR.

Jesse writes, "I am responsible for managing the corporate safety policies and procedures for the world's largest retailer. My goal is to provide a safe shopping and working environment to over 5,000 stores in the U.S."  
Submitted on Feb 6 2015.

Peter Tsahiridis (1999)
Peter Tsahiridis (1999, History) and Kristine Tsahiridis are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Gwendolyn Kristine. She was born on December 16, 2014 in Branson, Missouri, and weighed 9 lb., 15 oz. Dimitri, 8, and Madeleine, 13 months, welcomed their little sister. Mom and baby are doing great.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Dec 29 2014.

Robert Lundien (2002)
Robert Lundien (2002, Counseling/Secondary) writes, "The Missouri School Counselor Association recently honored Robert Lundien, a 2002 graduate of Missouri State University and professional school counselor at Staley High School (North Kansas City School District), as its Secondary Counselor of the Year. Mr. Lundien was selected for this recognition based upon the innovation he brings to his position, his leadership and his service to Staley High School. This award is open to secondary counselors from the State of Missouri; to be selected is the highest honor in the school counseling profession.

School counselors are integral to the emotional, academic and career success of students. They are the one professional who truly sees and works with the whole child. Mr. Lundien is recognized as being someone who has high academic and post-secondary expectations of his students yet can also be extremely sensitive to their personal, social and emotional needs. Clark Mershon, principal of Staley, states that "Mr. Lundien is one of the finest school counselors I have ever had the opportunity and pleasure to work with. Every principal needs someone like Mr. Lundien as an integral member of his or her team."

Mr. Lundien will be Missouri's nomination for the National School Counselor of the Year through the American School Counselor Association."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Dec 2 2014.

Molly Beck (2011)
Molly Beck (2011, Speech and Theatre Education and Political Science) received the Board of Governors Award from the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. The award recognizes excellence in teaching in a member who has been teaching for less than five years. This is her fourth year at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Molly teaches in the social studies department and is the head coach of the speech and debate team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 25 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, Business) has been featured and profiled in a new book on digital marketing called "Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategies for Beating Competitors with 100 Times Your Spending Power" (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2014). Chris is featured as one of the top industry experts on digital marketing, social media and online advertising. Chris Moloney is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors and previously served as CMO for Experian and Scottrade.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA Business) is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis, Missouri and has been appointed for a second year to the Missouri State University College of Business Executive Advisory Board.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA, Business) and Erin Moloney are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cayleigh Helen Moloney. She was born on October 14, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. Cayleigh is the couple's first child. Her name is Gaelic. Erin, Chris and Cayleigh live in Ladue, Missouri - a suburb of St. Louis.  
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Matthew Stublefield (2011)
Matthew Stublefield (2011, Religious Studies) recently accepted a position at Adaptavist, located in London, as a Consultant. Matthew was recently employed at Missouri State University as Lab Support Administrator. "I was recruited by Adaptavist due to my experience working with the Atlassian tool set at Missouri State University. I provide support for companies that want to understand better how to do business and communicate using Atlassian tools.

Adaptavist is a small but multinational company serving numerous international clients. I work from home here in Springfield with people in North America, the UK, Germany, and India."  
Submitted on Oct 19 2014.

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Career News
 
Zharif Zainal Abidin (2012)
Zharif Zainal Abidin (2012, Finance/Finance) recently accepted a position at International University of Malaya-Wales located in Kuala Lumpur as Head of Procument.  
Submitted on Apr 6 2015.

Anthony Naayem (1997)
"Anthony D. Na'ayem (Bachelor of Science - Management, Class of 1997), Co-Founder, Managing Member and Senior Consultant for Eagle Eye Business Solutions, LLC, has been recently certified by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) as a Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance (LPEC), and by the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professional (IARCP) as Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 25 2015.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Peter Tsahiridis (1999)
Peter Tsahiridis (1999, History) and Kristine Tsahiridis are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Gwendolyn Kristine. She was born on December 16, 2014 in Branson, Missouri, and weighed 9 lb., 15 oz. Dimitri, 8, and Madeleine, 13 months, welcomed their little sister. Mom and baby are doing great.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Dec 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA, Business) and Erin Moloney are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cayleigh Helen Moloney. She was born on October 14, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. Cayleigh is the couple's first child. Her name is Gaelic. Erin, Chris and Cayleigh live in Ladue, Missouri - a suburb of St. Louis.  
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

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Marriages & Commitments
 
Donna (Hardcastle) Trower (2000)
Donna Trower and her husband, Tim, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on July 18.  
Submitted on Aug 19 2013.

Kate (Hamlin) Alexander (2009)
Brandon
(biology, 07) and Kate (Education, 09) met while living in Springfield, MO in winter 2009. They were both members of the Greek life community. Brandon is a former Homecoming King, 2007. They have lived in Kansas City the last four years and have moved to Winter Park, Florida where Brandon is starting his pediactrics residency at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital.  
Submitted on Jul 3 2013.

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Educational News
 
Brian Mazanec (2008)
Brian Mazanec (2008, Defense and Strategic Studies) received a PhD in Public and International Affairs from George Mason University on May 17, 2014.  
Submitted on May 21 2014.

Marilee Teasley (2012)
Marilee Teasley (2012, Psychology) writes, "Marilee Teasley (B.S. Psychology, 2012; M.S. Psychology, 2014) was recently published in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Journal with her advisor, Dr. Erin Buchanan. The article, "Capturing the Student Perspective: A New Instrument for Measuring Advising Satisfaction," explores student satisfaction related to academic advising at Missouri State University using a brand new psychometrically tested survey instrument."  
Submitted on Jan 29 2014.

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