While in high school, Trey Sprick had a feeling he would end up at Mizzou after his parents, brother, sister, brother in-law and sister in-law all graduated from MU.
“I love this university and I’m very proud of its status as an AAU institution,” says Sprick, a senior economic major from Kansas City. “It turns out a lot of great research and it balances that nicely with the needs of undergraduate students to learn.” Learn More
Emma Worgul identifies herself as “one of the few who actually enjoyed advanced placement statistics in high school.”
Worgul is an accountancy major at the University of Missouri— hence the interest in statistics. She is also the newest recipient of the Brazeal Honors College Endowed Diversity Scholarship. Learn More
When Kate Gallagher was a freshman at Mizzou she was told that there were three “S’s” of college—school, sleep and social life— and that she needed to pick two. Instead, she added a fourth.
“I threw in sports,” she says. Learn More
Soren Larsen likes to question received wisdom. As an Honors faculty member, Larsen hopes to bring this affinity for interrogation to his Honors classrooms.
Larsen, an associate professor of Geography at Mizzou, aims to challenge students by introducing them to complex and sometimes contradictory interpretations of conventional topics. Learn More
After years spent around the country and abroad, Brandon Orr has found his passion. As the Honors College’s first interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellow, Orr is excited to share his experiences and learn from students in his Sports Psychology and Personal Identity honors courses this semester. Learn More
For Breanna Carter, visiting France has long been on her to-do list. Thanks to the Brazeal Honors College Endowed Diversity Scholarship, she may get an opportunity to make that trip. Learn More
Jacob Huskey conducts research at MU through the Discovery Fellows program, which puts freshmen honors students in a research lab with a faculty member as soon as they arrive on campus.
Working with Mark Milanick, a professor of medical pharmacology and physiology, Huskey is attempting to develop a new way for doctors to measure the volume of the human body. Learn More
After spending the summer of 2011 in Washington, D.C., where he studied the policies of human space travel as part of the Washington Internships for Student Engineering (WISE) program, Marc Canellas had an idea. He wanted to organize a conference to discuss the connection between engineering and politics. Learn More
A senior accounting major in the Trulaske College of Business, Jessica Cui has been part of the Cornell Leadership Program since her freshman year. The program has taken her to New York to meet with major company CEOs and visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She has job shadowed at companies in Chicago and this fall she will travel to Chile to visit with that’s countries top business leaders. Learn More
It didn’t take Abigail Keel long to make a name for herself at Mizzou, and after just one year on campus, she was voted president of Sustain Mizzou for the 2012-13 year. Learn More
Award-winning teachers, such as Steven Keller, associate professor of Chemistry, lead Mizzou Honors courses. Keller won a William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award for his dedication to students inside and outside the classroom. Learn More
When making the choice of where to attend college, Amanda Prasuhn was attracted to the variety of opportunities available at a large university like MU.
“I love that there are so many people at Mizzou,” she says. “That means more opportunities and more chances to connect with people.” Learn More
When it came time to choose a major, Alex Taylor was conflicted. He had an interest in biochemistry research, but also had an affinity for music. His mother is a researcher at the University of Missouri and Taylor wanted to follow in her footsteps. However, he had played the French horn since the sixth grade and was a member of his high school band and choir.
So, he made the only decision he felt he could make. He chose both. Learn More