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Thomas Jefferson Alumni Community

Graduates of Thomas Jefferson remain a part of the community long after they leave the school.  With more than 325 graduates, the growing alumni community actively participates in alumni gatherings during spring, summer, and winter breaks, at the alumni reception, and at TJ's homecoming. They also return to the school for concerts and musicals, and to tutor students.  Some even have children enrolled at Thomas Jefferson now


All alumni and alumni parents are invited to celebrate
TJ's 25th Anniversary
with us at a cocktail reception on
Thursday, April 12, a7 6 p.m.
The cocktail party and the concert are free for all graduates and alumni parents


RSVP for the Alumni / Alumni Parent Reception here:


TJ inducted its inaugural class of the
Cavalier Hall of Fame
during a banquet in the Fieldhouse on Dec. 21.
Watch the ceremony and see the list of inductees:

The TJ Alumni Holiday Reception in Joplin was on Dec. 22, 2017. 
The TJ Regional Alumni Gathering in Kansas City was on March 24, 2017.
The TJ Regional Alumni Gathering in Dallas was on March 18, 2017.
TJ Regional Alumni Gathering in Chicago was on Jan. 27, 2017. 

Dr. Alex Arevalos  (TJ Class of 2006) received the TJ Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Class of 2017 Commencement on May 28, 2017.  Click the image below to see his commencement address:


Kathy Liu (TJ Class of 2000) received the TJ Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Class of 2016 Commencement on May 22, 2016.  Click the image below to see Kathy's commencement address:

Dr. Keegan Checkett (TJ Class of 1997) received the TJ Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Class of 2015 Commencement on May 24, 2015.  Click the image below to see Keegan's commencement address:

Cameron Graham (TJ Class of 2000) received the TJ Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Class of 2014 Commencement on May 25, 2014.  Click the image below to see Cameron's commencement address:


Dr. Scott Miller
(TJ Class of 1999) received the first annual Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Class of 2013 Commencement on May 26, 2013.

Mr. McCollum named faculty and academic dean emeritus, speakers series honoring him announced
During the celebration of Mr. McCollum's career on May 17, Debra Humphreys, Chairman of TJ's Board of Trustees, announced the creation of the Steven McCollum Distinguished Speakers Series.  The Steven McCollum Distinguished Speakers Series at Thomas Jefferson will provide topical insight and historical perspective on current events in the U.S. and around the world.  For details about the speakers series, and video from the ceremony honoring Mr. McCollum, click here .  

Thomas Jefferson sends an Alumni Newsletter to all Alumni and Alumni parents via e-mail from time to time. If you would like to receive the Alumni Newsletter, or know of another TJ graduate who would, please contact the TJ alumni activity coordinator by calling (417) 781-5124, or by sending an e-mail message to

To receive updates about the school, and invitations to alumni events, please update your contact information for the Alumni Directory.

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