Hard Work U®Success Story Comes to Life in Four Star Country Boy

This fall, The Keeter Center proudly invites you to experience an inspirational, real-life story of patriotism and passion for serving one’s country through dedication, determination, and hard work.

Back by popular demand after its successful 2013 debut, Four Star Country Boy is an original play created by Mark Young, M.F.A., professor of theatre at College of the Ozarks.

It is completely produced and performed by hardworking students at C of O, in fulfillment of Hard Work U.®’s Academic and Vocational Education requirements, along with Christian, Patriotic, and Cultural Goals.

The play tells the true story of General Terrence R. Dake, as depicted in the book The Four Generals of Hard Work U., written by C of O President Jerry C. Davis. A humble Ozarks country boy who graduated from Hard Work U.®, Dake rose through the ranks to become assistant commandant of the United States Marine Corps.

Performances take place throughout October and November at The Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center, an award-winning restaurant, lodge, and meeting facility staffed by hardworking students right here on the College of Ozarks campus.

All performances are FREE, but seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Doors open about 30 minutes prior to show time.

If you have questions, please call us at 417-239-1900. Groups and motor coaches, please call 417-690-2122.




Four Star Pinning Ceremony depicted in play