At right, University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose and Provost and Chief Learning Officer Deborah Curtis surprise students in an 8 a.m. class Wednesday with a pancake breakfast as a way to stress the benefits of regular class attendance. More than 50 students in a class taught by Catherine Chambers, professor of
economics, were served by the two university administrators, who were assisted by staff members of University Relations. “Our new Learning to a Greater Degree Contract with students emphasizes the value of regular class attendance in order to complete a four-year degree. Through events such as this, we hope to encourage
students to take steps such as regular class attendance to help them graduate on time,” Ambrose said.