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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU officials to unveil new notable alumni on Jesse Hall wall

April 29th, 2018

Story Contact: Cailin Riley, 573-882-4870,

WHAT: Six notable University of Missouri alumni will be recognized with the Jefferson Club Golden Quill Alumni Excellence Awards and their names will be unveiled on the Jesse Hall Notable Alumni Wall in the south entrance of Jesse Hall.

WHO: The following individuals will be recognized as notable MU alumni:

  • F. Robert Naka, sole inventor of stealth technology
  • Pam Nicholson, president and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Eliot F. Battle, the first African-American teacher at Hickman High School
  • Muriel Williams Battle, the first African-American principal in Columbia Public Schools
  • Max Scherzer, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals
  • Donald W. Reynolds, founder of Donrey Media Group

10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28
Jesse Hall Rotunda
MU Campus

WHY: The Jesse Hall Notable Alumni Wall was dedicated in May 2006. Last year, the Jefferson Club Board of Trustees, which maintains the wall, refreshed the criteria for consideration and gave the recognition a new name — the Jefferson Club Golden Quill Alumni Excellence Award. Nominations were sought in fall 2017, and an outstanding class of six honorees was selected and approved by the board. On April 28, MU officials and alumni will celebrate a new class of alumni being added to the wall.

NOTE: Max Scherzer’s parents will be accepting the award on his behalf on Saturday.

Free parking is available in Turner Avenue Garage.