Tia Paulette

Giving Back

Giving back is more than just logging hours for MU senior Tia Paulette.

Paulette overcame a difficult childhood, not succumbing to burdens that had held others in her family back. Paulette, who spent her childhood in Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis,…

Ray Semlitsch

A Desire to Inspire

Ray Semlitsch Learning by doing is the motto for students who work under the guidance of MU Curators’ Professor of Biological Sciences Ray Semlitsch. In Semlitsch’s lab, students get first-hand experience in conducting rigorous experiments on amphibians and the…

Tom Laughlin

Cost-Saving Discovery

Tom Laughlin When Tom Laughlin came to Mizzou, he dreamed of working as a biochemist in the pharmaceutical industry. He also knew he wanted to get involved with research as soon as possible, so he applied for the Freshman…

Mitchell Moonier

Learning on Capitol Hill

Mitchell Moonier For the last three years, MU students like Mitchell Moonier have worked with the Missouri congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., performing public service and receiving academic credit toward graduation as part of the Civil Leaders Internship Program…

The Ecuador study abroad travelers pose under a palm thatch roof following a trip up the Napo River.

Life on the Equator

The Ecuador study abroad travelers pose under a palm thatch roof following a trip up the Napo River. As Madison Hennessy prepared for her study abroad trip to Ecuador she imagined an experience that would be insightful and exciting. She didn’t,…

Azeem Khan

Renaissance Man

Azeem Khan When Azeem Khan arrived at Mizzou, he found an abundance of opportunities. “The great thing about college is that even though it seems like you are specializing in one subject, there are other opportunities to pursue,” Khan says. “You…

Marty Townsend

Rewriting Letter Writing

Marty Townsend While visiting New Haven, Connecticut, English professor Marty Townsend read a column in The New York Times titled “The Death of Letter Writing.” It got her thinking about how she could bring that conversation to students. “By the…

Emma Worgul

Scholarship Motivation

Emma Worgul Emma Worgul is an accountancy major at the University of Missouri—hence an interest in statistics. She is also the newest recipient of the Brazeal Honors College Endowed Diversity Scholarship, which covers tuition, room, board and books as…

Jessica Anania

Triple Threat

While in Myanmar, Jessica Anania visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the most sacred Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. Jessica Anania is not your average college student. A triple major, studying international reporting, political science…