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Cherng Summer Scholar Q&A – Blake Arciga

The Cherng Summer Scholars program allows Honors College students at the University of Missouri to explore their passions through research projects aimed at questions they are interested in analyzing. Students who are accepted into the nine-week program participate in projects that are individually designed, with the support and mentorship of a Mizzou faculty member. This year, there…

Cherng Summer Scholar Q&A – Emily Boyett

The Cherng Summer Scholars program allows Honors College students at the University of Missouri to explore their passions through research projects aimed at questions they are interested in analyzing. Students who are accepted into the nine-week program participate in projects that are individually designed, with the support and mentorship of a Mizzou faculty member. This year, there…

Cherng Summer Scholar Q&A – Mackenna Rodgers

The Cherng Summer Scholars program allows Honors College students at the University of Missouri to explore their passions through research projects aimed at questions they are interested in analyzing. Students who are accepted into the nine-week program participate in projects that are individually designed, with the support and mentorship of a Mizzou faculty member. This year, there…

Mizzou Alumni, Founders of Panda Express, Pledge $5 Million to MU Honors College

The Panda Charitable Family Foundation, under the direction of University of Missouri alumni Andrew and Peggy Cherng, has committed $5 million to the MU Honors College to support premier scholarships and programming for talented and motivated students. The Cherngs are founders, co-chairs and co-chief executive officers of the Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns the…

Sophia McCann Headed to Wales Through the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Since she was young, Sophia McCann has dreamed about traveling abroad. The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes is going to allow McCann to fulfill that dream. McCann, a sophomore geography major (physical/environmental emphasis area), will spend three weeks at Aberystwyth University, located in Wales.

Senior Spotlight: Jayden Francois

Jayden Francois was looking for two things in a university – a place where he could conduct research and a spot that would prepare him for a Ph.D. He found both at the University of Missouri. “The biggest thing I knew I was going to need was a place where I could expand on my…

Senior Spotlight: Maggie Courtney

Growing up in a family of Tigers, Maggie Courtney spent plenty of time on the University of Missouri campus, attending football games and Homecoming festivities. She also got a closer look at campus through the Missouri Scholars Academy, where she spent three weeks as part of a unique learning community during the summer after her…

Senior Spotlight: Jaden Reed

Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Jaden Reed remembers thumbing through a variety of University of Missouri publications sent to her mother, a Mizzou alumna. As Reed began to make her own college decision, those MU materials were always in the back of her mind. She eventually decided to follow in her mother’s…

Senior Spotlight: Dane Walker

Through Project Lead the Way – a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for elementary, middle and high schools across the country – Dane Walker was introduced to a variety of scientific fields. The subject that clicked the most for Walker was engineering. When he made the decision to continue his education at the University…

Senior Spotlight: Natalie Gilpin

Natalie Gilpin, a senior majoring in health science on the pre-professional emphasis track, has known that she wanted to be an optometrist since the seventh grade. Now, with graduation on the horizon and an acceptance to Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gilpin credits Mizzou with being instrumental to her success. …