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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. …

Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth Trower

Participants in the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) select one major course of study from four broad academic categories – mathematics, science, social studies and humanities. During Elizabeth Trower’s stint as a Scholar, she was placed in a journalism major class. The experience was a transformative one. Not only did Trower realize she had a passion…

Creating an Energetic Learning Environment

An assistant teaching professor in the marketing department in the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, Katie Essing is also affiliate faculty in the Honors College. Honors students recently selected her as this year's Honors Outstanding Faculty. Photo by Logan Jackson. As an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri, Katie Essing was an…

Building Her Network

During Emma Knudson’s two years as an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri she has taken part in an impressive variety of hands-on learning opportunities, especially related to research. Knudson will be able to build on those experiences this summer after recently earning the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship offered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

Recognizing Excellence in Honors

Katie Essing, pictured left, was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award during the annual Honors College spring awards ceremony. Photo by Logan Jackson. There were plenty of laughs to go around during the annual Honors College spring awards ceremony, as well as plenty of faculty, staff and students who were honored.  Multiple students pursuing the…