The Village of Bedford Walk Reminisces for Mizzou’s Homecoming

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To celebrate Homecoming at the University of Missouri, we asked around at The Village of Bedford Walk to find residents who attended Mizzou. While many of our residents root for Mizzou, only a few of them actually attended the school. We talked to three of them to find out what they liked about their time at Mizzou. See their responses below!


Jerry G.

What did you study? I started out in engineering but ended up in arts and sciences studying mathematics with a minor in German. I was also part of ROTC, where I earned my Air Force Commission.

What was your favorite part of attending MU? The football games!


Tommye S.

What did you study? I got my master’s in education.

What was your favorite part of attending MU? I loved the energy of the campus and being around the ‘young people.’ That is the best thing about Columbia – the energy and the young people. Now I love the Reynolds Alumni Center; I have been to several great functions there. I am in the Mizzou Alumni Association, and I enjoy keeping up with what is going on. I love the football games and women’s basketball.

Do you have any memories of Homecoming? I remember going to Homecoming when Bob Hope was there. I loved seeing the Budweiser Clydesdales and the floats on the track around the football field.


Donna H.

What did you study? I studied elementary education first, and then I came back to Mizzou and received my master’s in library science in the ‘90s. All three of my children also graduated from Mizzou.

What was your favorite part about attending MU? I liked the town. There was a lot to do even back then – so many opportunities and things going on around town.


We are happy that these residents stayed in town or returned to their college town to retire. Check out these reasons why you should retire in a college town, and go Tigers!

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On Friday, September 21, residents from The Village of Bedford Walk gathered in the Piano Lounge for their Friday Night Lights social hour sporting their black and gold for Mizzou.At The Village of Bedford Walk, one of our main goals is help to empower independent seniors to live their most active, fun-filled and vibrant lifestyle!