Honors Celebrations! Awards…Scholarships…Graduation 2021



Graduation 2021!

Graduates … you have achieved so much in your time here at Mizzou, and your Honors medallion and cord will serve as a symbol of your success!

On Sunday, May 9, at 5:45 in Mizzou Arena we will celebrate you, with you, in person.

For those who cannot join us, you can live-stream the event. We will post the link HERE as we get closer to the day.

Scholarships and Awards!

The Honors College wishes to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of its students, especially those who have been selected to receive one of our scholarships and awards.

The awards—for select first-year, sophomore, and junior students, the Harry and Richard Hocks Scholarship, the Alton Jones Scholarship, the Hayden Scholarship, the Hudson Scholarship, the Rhodes Clay Scholarship, Outstanding Discovery Fellows, and our two Outstanding Seniors—are bestowed across all class years, in any discipline, and are supported by both endowed scholarship funds as well as annual giving to the College.

This year Honors is awarding forty-eight recognitions and scholarships in twelve different programs.

All recipients will be recognized on the Honors Celebrations webpage as well as across the College’s social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) during our week of Honors Celebrations, April 26-30, 2021.


Congratulations to the following …


First-Year Scholarship Award.

Sarah Muller. Denver, CO. Mechanical Engineering.

Eghosasere Ogbevoen. Lee’s Summit, MO. Health Science Leadership and Policy.

Bradford Siwak. St. Louis, MO. Journalism and Sociology.


Harry J. and Richard Hocks Scholarship Award.

Abby Uphoff. Minooka, IL. English.


Alton Jones Scholarship Award.

Luke Lindberg. Springfield, IL. Math and Physics.


Sophomore Scholarship Award.

Kristina Essig. Plano, TX. Journalism.

Hannah Nystrom. Charlotte, NC. Health Science.

Elizabeth Schlaker. St. Louis, MO. Communication.


Hayden Scholarship Award.

Della Cox. University City, MO. Sociology and Statistics.

Jillian Marino. Orland Park, IL. Secondary Education (Language Arts) and English.


Hudson Scholarship Award.

Haleigh McCamy. St. Joseph’s, MO. Secondary Social Studies Education.

Sydney Poppe.  Lee’s Summit, MO. Journalism and Psychology.


Rhodes Clay Scholarship Award.

Molly Miller. Denver, CO. Journalism and International Studies.

Emili Pezall. Springfield, IL. Economics.


Humanities Certificate Award Recipients. Grace Albrecht, Noura Alhachami, Mia Berkstresser, Hunter Embrey, Brandon Ford, Emma Leary, Emily Maruszak, Sarah Overby, Reilly Parkhill, Della Rodenbaugh, William Skipworth, El Smith, Abby Uphoff, Jackson Witt, and Galen Zavala Sherby.


Cherng Summer Scholars, Summer 2021. Quinn Cunningham, Kevin Hahn, August Hemmerla, Rachel Henderson, Kylee Isom, Cade McKnelly, Mac McMullan, Taylor Volkers, and Sofia Voss.


Junior Scholarship Award.

Elizabeth Frochtmann. St. Louis, MO. International Business, International Studies, and Spanish.

Madison LaChance. Chesterfield, MO. Biological Sciences.

Andrew Self. Lee’s Summit, MO. Biochemistry.


Outstanding Discovery Fellows Award.

Samantha Kollmeyer. Springfield, MO. Psychology.

Katelynn Montgomery. Sedalia, MO. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

Bethany Moore. Springfield, MO. International Studies and Peace Studies.

Ryan Sellers. Chesterfield, MO. Computer Science.

Peyton Sumpter. Kansas City, MO. Economics and Statistics.


Outstanding Senior Award.

Avery Esquivel. Lincoln, NE. Early Childhood Education.

Olive Flagg-Bourke. Kirkwood, MO. English.