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Six alum who were impacted by Richard Massa share stories in remembrance of their mentor and adviser during their time in Southern’s communication department from 1972-1999 

‘You must have passion’

By Kaylea M. Hutson-Miller April 8, 2019

Passion.If one word could describe the impact Richard Massa had on his students, it would be passion.From his trademark command “You Must Have Passion” to his guiding presence, students within the...

Reflections on a mentor’s life lessons

Last month I said goodbye to a mentor.While we didn’t always see eye to eye, and I probably gave him a few of his grey hairs, Richard Massa helped shape me into the journalist and teacher I am today.I’ll...

Photo of Dr. Richard Massa, former Chart advisor and communication department head.

In changing world, Chart never wavers

Over the past 40 years, I have watched this particular institution go from being Missouri Southern College to Missouri Southern State College and finally Missouri Southern State University. For some 27...

Members of a 1950s Chart staff work to produce the newspaper.

‘Chart’ to induct 4 into first ever HOF class

Taylor Camden, Associate Editor October 5, 2012

After studying journalism at the University of Tulsa, then spending two years in the U.S Army, Jack Brannan joined the United Press International (UPI) news agency.Before his long list of successes as...

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