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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

February 27, 2017

College of the Ozarks to host Associates Luncheon Monday, March 6

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The C of O Associates Luncheon will be held Monday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m., in the Silver Dollar City Parlor at The Keeter Center. C of O invites current associates, and those interested in becoming associates, to attend the luncheon.

The College of the Ozarks Associates is an organization comprised of more than 350 individuals and businesses committed to the furtherance of the College’s interests and its efforts to provide higher education for deserving young men and women.

The luncheon will include guest speaker Nick Sharp, dean of students, along with former Character Camp “mom and pop” participants.

The cost of the luncheon is $18 per person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 1, to the Development Office at (417) 690-2209 or e-mail associates@cofo.edu.

More about Character Camp

Character Camp is a week-long student orientation, creating a positive environment to familiarize incoming students with campus life and the goals and mission of the College. The objective for Character Camp is to develop character in the lives of incoming students, as they will build on this training throughout their time at College of the Ozarks.

Freshman students are placed into families, each led by a “pop and mom” who are upper classman demonstrating excellent character and leadership. Students take part in activities, community service projects, and building relationships with their families and other incoming students.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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02.27.16 – Andrew Carson

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