Viking Views Spring/Summer 2018

ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD SPOTLIGHT

The Missouri Valley College Alumni Advisory Board is an important extension of the Missouri Valley College campus. Their mission is to engage alumni in the life of MVC and its students, and to encourage lifelong connections among alumni in support of the college’s goals. Our alumni advisory board is exceptional and our members are world class Vikings!

Degree info: B.S. - Computer Information Systems Job title: Systems Administrator - Missouri Valley College

Hobbies: Anyone that knows me knows how much I love sports, in particular basketball. This marks the 14th year of faculty/staff basketball during the summer. Also my wife and I love being outdoors, visiting new places and going to the zoo. Favorite thing about being a Viking: Missouri Valley College has not only given me my education and my career, but it has also allowed me to be a fan. Not just of the athletic programs but of the students, the employees, and the school itself. I am very proud to be a Viking. Why you enjoy being a board member: The thing I enjoy most about being on the alumni board is being able to find out about past alums and their many accomplishments, as well as being involved as current students graduate and go on to start their careers.

Hometown: Marshall, Missouri

A fewMVC favorite memories or personal story: Most of my classes were in the basement of the Science Center. I always looked forward to the days when Todd Bossaller '05 would bring his guitar in and play while we worked on a program or a project in the computer lab. One moment however has always stuck with me. I had just finished taking the final in Eric Thompson's microeconomics course and he stopped me outside the classroom, shook my hand, and thanked me for being in his class. No teacher had ever done that before and I made sure I signed up for his course the next semester. I am very thankful for the people that Valley has placed along my path. Degree info: Bachelor of Arts, Non- Profit Management and Leadership with a Minor in Computer Information Systems, Missouri Valley College Masters of Arts in Education Administration, Lindenwood University Job title: Assistant Athletic Director, Missouri Valley College A fewMVC favorite memories or personal story: Being part of the football team that won eight straight games that took us to the NAIA playoffs back in 2007, and then upsetting the undefeated number 1 quarterback in the nation in the playoffs on their home field. A fan from Ohio Dominican told one of our administrators "We have been beating teams all season but we have never seen a team like this, where did you get these a guys from?" Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

JASON RINNE ‘04 Alumni Advisory Board President

Hobbies: Spending time with family, movies, traveling Favorite thing about being a Viking: My favorite thing about being a Viking is that I was able to gain a degree, complete a successful football career, start my athletic administration career and meet lifelong friends all at one place. I have had great guidance and support here at Valley and that speaks volumes about the leadership and integrity that we have here at this institution. When you are given an opportunity to succeed, you have to capitalize and build on that success.

Alumni Advisory Board Vice President COLIN SMITH ’10

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