The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.