Lindenwood University alumnus Pierre Desir is again in the news for his philanthropic efforts. The NFL defensive back recently donated 20,000 meals to area food banks for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andrea Hayden, who has a master's degree in human performance from Lindenwood and also worked full-time in the Athletic Performance Department, was recently featured in a story on MLB.com as the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of Major League Baseball. Hayden left Lindenwood for a fellowship with MLB in 2019 and joined the coaching staff with the Minnesota Twins in November.
Members of Lindenwood University's cheerleading squad were interviewed for a segment on KTVI, channel 2 about the popular Netflix show Cheer, which focuses on a college cheerleading team. Earlier this season, the Lindenwood squad made an appearance on the show.
Lindenwood University alumnus and current Indianapolis Colt Pierre Desir was recognized by Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson, as well as featured on KSDK for his charitable activities. Desir is up for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which recognizes NFL players for "excellence on and off the field."
The St. Louis Business Journal recently published its annual list of the largest MBA programs in the St. Louis area, and Lindenwood University’s Plaster School of Business is home to the second largest program with 582 on-ground and online students.
Chad Kerksick, associate professor of exercise science, was quoted in an article in Men’s Journal about the benefits of tart cherry juice to aid in muscle recovery after workouts.
Lindenwood University was named Best College or University in St. Charles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best of St. Charles reader poll. The poll sought reader favorites in more than 100 categories.
Lindenwood University’s MBA in management was one of 30 programs ranked the best in the country by OnlineCollegePlan. Lindenwood was one of two schools in the St. Louis area and three in Missouri to be ranked on the list. The ranking was based on cost per credit hour, reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, retention rate, and graduation rate.
Playing in the first Division II playoff football game in school history, Lindenwood improved to 9-3 by winning its eighth straight game. The Lions will play in the second round next Saturday against a familiar foe, No. 10 Northwest Missouri State (11-1), in Maryville, Mo.
Two-time Lindenwood graduate Alex Ferrario (’13, ’15) will handle play-by-play for the St. Louis Blues game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, on 101 ESPN radio. Ferrario normally hosts the pre-game, post-game, and intermission shows and will fill in for Chris Kerber, who will be receiving an award that night.