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College of the Ozarks
From the link: "The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., is now requiring all freshmen to enroll in its “Patriotic Education and Fitness” program, which aims to educate students on modern military customs, American politics, and flag protocol and procedures."
Interesting place to get a liberal arts degree. From Wikipedia below. Pretty easy to get into with an SAT 21-25. University of Missouri requires a 26.
"The College charges no tuition for full-time students, due to its student work program and donations. The program requires students to work 15 hours a week at an on-campus work station and two 40-hour work weeks during breaks. A summer work program is available to cover room and board costs. The college refers to itself as "Hard Work U.", and places emphasis in "character" education."
Are they still home to the NAIA National Basketball tournament?
Sounds like this is a good reason for the libs to protest the college, loot the town, and burn down a department store or two!
That is an awesome school in an awesome part of the Country. Midwest work ethic through and through. Overlooks Taneycomo lake in the heart of the Ozarks, just outside of Branson, MO. The only issue is that there are 5 applicants for every open spot and they draw a pretty heavy foreign student base as well. Doesn't surprise me that every freshman must take this course. To top it off they have a great breakfast in the restaurant. James
Looking at property real close to there right now. We have to sell our house but property is booming here due to the Californians and others moving in for the marijuana. Oregon was such a wonderful place but I'm missing the Ozarks. We have been looking at Ava and Mountain Grove. God bless, Steve
Just from what I've seen and read here, it looks like a great alternative for kids who want to better themselves, are willing to work for it and can't afford, or choose not to attend, other places of higher learning. Could be a great model.
Patriotism is being rebuilt in spite of the best efforts of the globalists over the last one hundred years.
My daycare provider grew up in Rolla, MO and went to College of the Ozarks. She speaks very highly of the school.
Link shared by Salagi on another thread.
"College of the Ozarks will not host the 2018 NAIA Men’s Division II Basketball National Tournament after the school and the NAIA failed to agree on a policy regarding players standing during the National Anthem."
My daughter considered going there, but decided to stay closer to home.
So do any of you guys know what famous auto is on display at the College of the Ozarks?
And up through the ground come a bubblin crude. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
There is a facebook page called "Archives at the College of the Ozarks" that has been featuring graduates of the school that lost their lives in military service.
The school has also produced a couple of plays that centered around the service of former students. Right now the play is about Roy Howe who was a POW in WWII. He is still alive and doing better than most at 94.
Oops, edit, the play now is about a different graduate, Lt. Earl Woodard a B-17 navigator who was shot down in France and was transported back to safety by the French Resistance.
A little history of CofO. The school began as a private high school in 1906 after a group of men associated with the Presbyterian church visited the Ozarks. Many of the children in the area had no access to a high school education. I can think of at least three schools that were started at about the same time in a 100 mile radius, but the School of the Ozarks as it was known then is the only one to flourish. It began it Forsyth MO but was moved to it's present location some miles away after a fire in 1915.
The men and women that attended lived there year round attending classes in the winter as well as working a few hours, and in the summer they worked on campus. By doing this, the students paid their tuition and room and board. The school barely managed to keep it's doors open during the Depression, more than once the president of the school wasn't sure where the money needed to pay expenses the next day would come from. But, often that very day the mail would contain a check with enough to carry them for a few more days.
In 1956, the school added junior college classes eventually phasing out the high school courses. In 1965, they began the transition to a 4 year college. A few years ago they began another high school program under the name of School of the Ozarks.
Students in the college program still pay most of their way by working but honestly not to the extent they did back then. The school went through some questionable times in the 1970's and early 80's that many around were not aware of (things got swept under the rug and nothing could really be proven, even the board of directors were in the dark about things), but it recovered and is once again a well respected school with good staff and a better education provided than many places.