After weighing the desire to provide the same kind of quality commencement experience that other University of Central Missouri graduates have enjoyed against current, increasing limitations posed by COVID-19, UCM today announced it is canceling commencement exercises planned for Saturday, Aug. 1.
Smith-Cotton High School seniors Aaron Hughes and Hunter Sparks have been selected for the 2020 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2020.
Smith-Cotton High School Principal Wade Norton announced that the May 16 date for Commencement is canceled and that the graduation ceremony for both Smith-Cotton and Whittier High seniors is now set for 7 p.m. July 18 in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.
Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC.
The NCAA rejected an appeal by the University of Missouri to limit or overturn sanctions for infractions tied to the case of a former tutor Tuesday, angering school officials and leaving in place postseason bans in three high-profile sports along with other restrictions.