Set Fire, Tarkio!

Set Fire, Tarkio!


Set Fire, Tarkio!

Set Fire, Tarkio!


Set Fire, Tarkio!

Set Fire, Tarkio!


Set Fire, Tarkio!

Set Fire, Tarkio!


Set Fire, Tarkio!

Set Fire, Tarkio!



Homecoming, June 22-24, 2018 - don't miss it!! 

Since 2006, the Tarkio College Alumni Association has worked tirelessly to renovate the campus and open the school as a private, nonprofit, two-year college.  Now, in conjunction with the Tarkio College Board of Directors, the Alumni Association Board has approved a $10,000,000 master plan, and we are in the process of implementing the first of its three phases.  To best position Tarkio College to begin a capital campaign and fund these efforts, we are reaching out to alumni and members of our community for candid ideas and comments concerning a fundraising campaign and our vision for the future Tarkio College. Please refer to the Concept Paper to review the details of our plans.


Press Release

February 7, 2018


The Board of Directors of Tarkio College is continuing to present the case for certification with the Missouri Department of Higher Education. After several highly productive interactions, Tarkio College will modify its application to add some technical and trade programs. That added submission will occur during February. The added information sought by the MDHE will be submitted along with the modified schedule. The process has been successful and enlightening, with the MDHE working alongside Tarkio College.

In an effort to make Tarkio College relevant to the community and an asset to the area, it was decided that technical classes would be added to help meet the demand for a trained work force. While no final decision has been made, the board is considering windmill technician training, medical laboratory technician training, as well as welding, HVAC and Electronics. A final decision will be made in the near future.

An international energy company, with significant interests in Northwest Missouri, met with the board of directors of Tarkio College to ascertain if and how they might interact Tarkio College. The meetings were amazingly productive, providing all who attended a burst of optimism.  

The Steering Committee, heading by the Rev. Rich Pearson and supported by educator, John Davis, and others will become more aggressive in establishing close ties to the community and the local school districts. All members of that committee will actively search for common ground with businesses, government agencies and schools systems to encourage active participation and to actively seek input into the process.



NEW CHALLENGE:  “To go along with what we’ve heard about the capital campaign and also the idea of monthly automatic contributions, Carol and I would like to make a challenge to the Board, all alumni, and friends of T.C. Today, we are making a lump-sum contribution to the campaign, with a pledge to make a similar contribution annually during the campaign. We are also initiating a monthly automatic contribution to Tarkio College in support of our efforts to restart classes. Despite our limited means, we are doing what we are able to do, and we challenge all others to do the same. We can't rely on "large donors" to get this done. If we work together, as we have been doing to get to this point, we will accomplish our goal - providing quality educational opportunities to area students." Don and Carol Jagger, '70 and '68  




What's New?? 

New item on the Merchandise page as of September 11, 2017 - check it out!   

Press release regarding the Site Visit Report is now available. Click here to read the full report.

Check these pages for new postings as of July 2017: Homecoming 2017 photos!



Thank you for tuning into the Tarkio College Alumni Association’s website.  We have redone the entire website hoping to make it easier to access and to be more attractive.  The campus is now ours, and we ask for your support as we move forward in establishing a 2-year degree granting college in Tarkio.  You can support us in many ways:  1) paying your yearly dues plus sending additional gifts; 2) working on Work Weekends; 3) attending Alumni Weekend (Homecoming); 4) and praying for our success! 


If you are not getting regular broadcast mails from us, it is because we do not have your email address. Please correct that by filling out the Subscribe form or completing the Change of Address icon, both of which are on the left side of this page.  You may also contact us at  We post regularly on Facebook under the group Tarkio College Alumni Association. Please join us there!  Our telephone number is 660-736-4208 (leave a message).

We invite you to join us for Homecoming 2018, June 22-24th. We will have had our state inspection by then and hopefully will be ready to go for fall classes. If we have your address, you will receive a written invitation. Updated news of this and other events are on this website. Tune in regularly.


Through the hard work of your fellow alumni, Rankin Hall has had major renovation.  The Chapel is available for rent for special occasions. Thompson Hall has had a major renovation also and is ready for classes. We still need to complete the second floor, but the main floor is ready for classes with furniture, computers, etc. Come visit us and take a look. 


It’s time to SET FIRE again!




Look at Our Campus

Come see pictures of our campus and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at Tarkio College Alumni Association.


Meet Tarkio College Alumni Association

Come to the About Us section to meet the Alumni Board.


Look at Tarkio College Sports Almanac

A record of all sports history from TC, this was put together and is maintained by Bob Hull, in order to honor our great athletes and our wonderful college.

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