Joplin, MO (SNS) – Two displays showcasing where Missouri Southern State University students come from – both in the United States and abroad – will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, on the second floor of Billingsly Student Center.

The displays – Green & Gold Across the U.S. and Green & Gold Across the Globe – will be marked to show the 46 states where students are from, the 30 countries that international students call home, and the 65 countries where students have gone to study abroad.

Created by Sign Designs, the project was one that Missouri Southern’s Diversity Committee has been working on since Fall 2014, said Faustina Abrahams, an academic advisor and clinical counselor as well as a member of the committee.

“The displays were created by Sign Designs and funded by Student Affairs and the International Studies Department. We will update them each year with dots on the maps,” she said. “We are going to dedicate them in memory of Dr. Al Cade, who was one of the founding members of the Diversity Committee.”

Cade, who passed away on Feb. 21, was the dean of the School of Education. He had previously served as a physical education instructor and assistant football coach, and later as assistant to the dean and chair of the Department of Teacher Education. As a member of the Diversity Committee, he helped to establish the annual Martin Luther King celebration at Missouri Southern.