Central is proud of our alumni; who they are and what they've done after graduation! CMU wants to provide the best benefits, opportunities and programs to its alumni. These are some of the benefits of being a CMU alumna/alumnus:

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Central Methodist University recognizes anyone who has completed 30 or more credit hours as alumnus/a.

  • Lifetime membership in the Central Methodist University Alumni Association. The Alumni Association has members in 20 countries and all 50 states.
  • Subscription to the Talon, the bi-annual alumni magazine. The Class Notes section of the Talon is reserved primarily for alumni to share their lives with other alumni. Submissions for the Talon are taken by phone, mail, email or by adding a Class Note Online.
  • Access to the James C. Denneny Jr., Career Development Center. The James C. Denneny Jr., Career Development Center is open to all alumni and offers career counseling, credential/placement files, career minded seminars/events, and mentoring opportunities. The James C. Denneny Jr., Career Center may be contacted by calling (660) 248-6255 or by emailing the Director of Career Services at
  • Invitations to special regional and on-campus events such as regional gatherings, tailgates, receptions, Homecomings, Founders Weekend and Alumni Reunions.
  • A special gift from the Alumni Association upon graduation.
  • Access to the Smiley Library, The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, and the Stephens Museum, all located on CMU’s Fayette campus.
  • Use of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church and Parish House at a discounted rate.
  • Legacy grant: This grant is available for children or grandchildren of CMU alumni. For more information contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 660-248-6245.
  • Show your pride with a special CMU license plate: A $25 annual donation to CMU will allow alumni to have personalized CMU license plates to show their loyalty to their alma mater. Find out more about this program here!
  • Travel opportunities: There are many opportunities to travel with alumni groups at varying prices. Recent trips have been cruises in Canada, Alaska, and the Caribbean.

Alumni Benefits