May 17, 2019

College of the Ozarks Alumni Association hosts Doc Good Day

Lori Miller painting a sftey pole at C of O
Lori Miller, cash accounts supervisor and 1995 C of O graduate, volunteers her time by re-painting safety poles on campus.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The Alumni Association of College of the Ozarks hosted its annual service day named in honor of Dr. R. M. Good on Saturday, May 4, on the College campus.

During the 10th anniversary of Doc Good Day, 208 volunteers gave back to the College that has benefitted thousands of students with a debt-free education.

This service project included C of O alumni and their spouses, campus club members, and incoming students. Volunteers spent the day working on campus projects such as painting dairy barns, wiping down memorials, organizing archives, and helping prepare new residence halls for students.

“We had a wonderful crowd and our biggest year for participation in Doc Good Day,” said Angela Williams, director of alumni affairs. “It was special to see so many alumni return to campus and work alongside current and incoming students. As always, we are especially grateful to Jody Braswell, construction director, Darrell Back, construction supervisor, and David Lingner, landscaping director, for arranging fun and productive projects for our participants.”

Good served as president of The School of the Ozarks for 31 years. He embodied the concept of servant leadership during his tenure and carried The School through very difficult economic times.

“This event is a great way to keep in contact with the College while being able to give back,” said Brian Thompson, former alumni association president. “There’s plenty of work for all abilities and desires, from planting flowers to creating care packages for the incoming students. The highlight of the day is the interactions not only with alumni and sharing stories but also the fellowship with students.”

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. 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 No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.




05.17.19 – Juliet Thompson