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Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Thank you for your interest in Central Methodist University. We look forward to assisting you with any question you may have related to CMU or the Campaign for the Heart of Central. Please feel free to contact one of us directly or contact Advancement at 660-248-6232 or email: advance@centralmethodist.edu.

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Gregg Medendorp

Assistant Director of Database Management

Phone: 660-248-6277

Email: gmedendorp@centralmethodist.edu

"I love how the welcoming people of this “Mayberry” community can maintain such an unspoiled atmosphere while fostering bright, new minds and providing easy access to modern conveniences. In my work, I enjoy identifying new ways of thinking to analyze how the staff at Central can better connect the institution with those who are passionate about supporting it."

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Deanna Cooper '15

Director of Development and Alumni Activities

Phone: 660-248-6397

Email: dcooper@centralmethodist.edu

“I believe that a Central Methodist education has the ability to extend one’s vision far beyond oneself. I find a great deal of gratification in seeing the full circle of philanthropy and the legacy it leaves for generations to come.”

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Amy Royston '13

Assistant Director of Advancement Services

Phone: 660-248-6230

Email: aroyston@centralmethodist.edu

"My favorite thing about CMU is the size of the campus. Central is warm and inviting; here you are not just a number. I enjoy building relationships and making connections with faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni."

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Meagan Davis

Assistant Director of Special Projects

Phone: 660-248-6278

Email: mndavis@centralmethodist.edu

“I love my work at CMU because I get to help students connect with alumni and vice versa. We have a strong alumni network and I enjoy helping making those connections. I also really enjoy helping alumni find volunteer opportunities they are passionate about.”

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Joshua Jacobs, Ed.D.

Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

Phone: 660-248-6214

Email:jejacobs@centralmethodist.edu

“My favorite thing about Central is the everyday focus on improving the student learning experience. I also love seeing how successful our alumni have become and exploring the far reach of the alumni network.”

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Megan Freese

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Phone: 660-248-6234

Email: mfreese@centralmethodist.edu

“My favorite thing about Central is the size of the campus. The students, faculty, staff and alumni are all so nice -- it’s like one big family here at CMU! I love my work because it’s fulfilling to create events for alumni & friends of CMU to provide them with the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce about their time at Central.”

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Bobby Rackley

Info Specialist- Research and Records

Phone: 660-248-6399

Email: rrackley@centralmethodist.edu

"My favorite thing about Central is that I have made many lifelong friends in my years working here. The thing I enjoy most about my job is meeting students, keeping in touch with them once they have graduated, and hearing about their successes."

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Jackie Jackson

Director of Annual Giving and Operations

Phone: 660-248-6239

Email: jsjackson@centralmethodist.edu

“I truly believe that the investments we make now, through philanthropy as well as our dedications of time and talent, will affect the CMU of 10, 50, even 100 years from now. Even though I did not attend Central Methodist, I am excited to part of the community now because I believe the kind of education we provide is needed in this world.”

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Darlene Beaman

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 660-248-6232

Email: dbeaman@centralmethodist.edu

“Fayette is my home; I love this small town and this campus. It is such a pleasure to know people at CMU and spending my day with them is so fun!”

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David Hutchison '07

Exec. Director of Advancement and Alumni Programs

Phone: 660-248-6260

Email:drhutchi@centralmethodist.edu

“Central is my alma mater, it’s where I came into my own and experienced transformational change that prepared me for life. To get to spend every day helping provide opportunities for future students to experience that, and to help shape it for a better experience for those students yet to come, is absolutely thrilling.”

Contact Us: David Hutchinson