Robert Stone graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1971 with his degree sociology. Since his graduation, Robert started AMS Environmental, Inc., a successful waste management company. He has spent the last 35 years building his company, and has enjoyed himself during the process. “After 35 years of business, I have gotten to see how many things are made and have gotten to meet everyone from the owners to the maintenance teams,” said Robert. “I love my job. There is always something new, and I have made so many friendships.”
AMS is a family operation; Robert’s son is following in his footsteps, handling the company when Robert and his wife Donna go on their annual cruise. He and Donna love to travel. They also work together on other philanthropic projects, including helping stray animals and supporting Culver-Stockton. Recently the Stones made a generous donation to Culver-Stockton to renovate a student residence hall. The hall, formerly Ziegler Hall, has been renamed Stone Residence Hall in their honor. “We wanted to give back while we can enjoy it,” said Robert.
Robert has his reasons for supporting C-SC. “Culver-Stockton helped me mature and become an adult. It really gave me a sense of community, like a big family,” said Robert. “I still have many good friends from C-SC, especially my Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers.”
In addition to being a generous supporter, Robert has spent his life being an advocate and ambassador for the College. “I tell people that C-SC is beautiful and under tremendous leadership,” said Robert. “It is turning the corner to becoming a very great small college.”