They have arrived!
Betty Sawin and husband Fred are grandparents to Addison Marie (6 lbs 7 oz) and Kelson William (6 lbs 13 oz), both born on August 31st to the Sawins’ daughter, Jennifer. Both grandparents are already helping out, rocking the twins and sometimes changing tiny little diapers.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Ken Rosenauer has been named Distinguished Alumni by the Missouri Western Alumni Association and will be honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet on October 16th. Ken retired from our department in 2013, but racked up an impressive record of service, teaching and professional work during his time at Missouri Western. Our collective EML heart swells with pride to have a former colleague and department chair recognized in this way.
Among his accomplishments, Ken created the convergent media degree. He was a founding member of the AIM graduate faculty, leading that group for a time. He was EFLJ chair for six years, he was newspaper adviser for 14 years and yearbook adviser for 3 years.
Ken has been honored with the Mehl award for scholarship and was national president of the College Media Advisers organization. Ken is a recipient of the Golden Key award from Columbia U. and is in the College Media Advisers Hall of Fame. He also won the Scanlon service award (his list of community activities is impressive, not least of which is being president of the Apple Blossom parade since 2000 and serving on the Savannah school board. Ken even served as mayor of Savannah from 87-91. As a MWSU alumnus and former faculty member, his accomplishments are emblematic of dedication to the discipline and service on many levels. Congratulations, Ken!