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!




What's New From TCAA?? 


Tarkio College Alumni Board has voted to cancel Homecoming 2020, due to COVID-19. All classes, groups and individuals that were scheduled to be honored this year will be honored at Homecoming 2021. Dillon Kremer, our TCAA scholarship winner, will receive his award at this time. Meanwhile, we pray for the safety of our Tarkio College family, and we will celebrate in 2021! Your continued support by paying your dues keeps TCAA alive and well. Set Fire!


Linda Brunk  Smith ’65  is returning as president of TCAA.  Myrna Montgomery Vardeman ’74 is now the vice-president.  A complete list  of your  officers  and directors  will be updated shortly.  The dues post cards were released August 1st.  Please do your part in supporting the  Association.  Your dues  are separate from any TC fund raising.



We are late posting this information, but on  December 20, 2018, Robert  Hughes ’71 resigned as President of Tarkio College because of health  reasons.  Linda Brunk  Smith ’65 also  resigned, for other reasons, that same day as President of the Tarkio College Board as well as her TC board membership. Both Linda and Bob remain on the Tarkio College Alumni Board, and Linda still serves as your publicity chair and editor of the Phoenix.


Johnnie Davis (non-alum) has been selected as Interim President of Tarkio College, and Don Jagger ’70 is the new chairman of the TC Board of Directors.  Muriel Sugar Tosh ’71 and Roger Claypool ’78 are TCAA’s representatives on the TC Board. 


Wayne Gelston '71 is resigning as president of  the alumni association.  His replacement will be selected at  the August 2019 meeting. At that time, we will post the new officers and directors for you. Please join the Board in thanking Wayne for his service and loyalty.


Your board has been actively revamping our by-laws and standing rules. This has been a MAJOR undertaking, and special thanks must go out to Sheridan Mires ‘78, board secretary, for her guidance and persistence in getting this job done.


This has been a time of adjustment for both TC and TCAA, as TCAA no longer owns the  campus and is now merely a tenant of parts of Rankin Hall; however, this frees TCAA up from the overwhelming burden of campus upkeep. The campus looks nice. Work continues on  Thompson Library, now the Thompson Learning Center, as well as other buildings that will be used for tech classes. Rankin continues to need attention, especially the roof. TC has recently  stabilized the 23 windows in Rankin, which desperately needed it, for which we are grateful.  Stair access to Rankin is being addressed, and as we know more, we will  let you  know more. Parking lot access must be addressed also.


Alumni Weekend 2019 (Homecoming) was an outstanding success. Thanks go to Muriel for  heading that up for us.  Special thanks go to the men of Alpha Sig (and Eleanor) for providing all of the special music over the weekend. We look forward to you next year too. If you did not  hear the folk concert by Norm Siegel  71, you missed out on a lot. Thanks, Norm!  Fireworks are still pending as we had  a complete washout! Alumni Weekend is always the weekend after Father’s Day, so  join us next year,June 26-28, 2020.


Dues postcards will be released in early August. THIS IS THE MAIN TCAA FUND RAISER FOR THE YEAR!!  It is separate from any fund raising by TC. We need your support  to  continue alumni activities and maintain our office. If you like our FB postings and this website, we need for you to join us with your dues, and we thank you.



Thank you for tuning  into the  Tarkio College Alumni  Association’s website.


The campus was deeded over from the Alumni Association to the Tarkio College corporation in March 2019. TC now has full responsibility for campus upkeep. TCAA is being allowed to use second floor Rankin for our offices and museum. We still have access to the Chapel also, so if you want to rent it, please contact the Association, and we will coordinate with TC.


TC is moving forward with establishing tech programs first before a return to academics as a separate division. The application for such has  been submitted  to the Missouri Board of Higher Education and is STILL pending. It is hoped that this will get TC up faster and easier, followed by expansion into other areas. TC was successful in raising the initial goal of $250,000 for  their Founder’s Fund.


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We invite you to join us for Homecoming 2020, June 26-28. 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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