George Jesse has retired after more than 35 years of teaching, advising and mentoring in the Animal Sciences department in CAFNR. Dr. Jesse received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and has been a dedicated member of the faculty since 1977. His teaching and advising skills have propelled hundreds of students in CAFNR to success. A 2010 Celebration of Excellence winner for Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser his former students looked to him for advice on their future and he was always happy to give it. Students trusted him with their aspirations and he would spend hours providing them with excellent advice. He also guided many though Study Abroad programs, which are often life-changing experiences. CAFNR will dearly miss having him as a professor!
At Dr. Jesse’s request, we ask you submit a favorite story or memory of your interactions with him using the comment form below. Please include your full name, years at Mizzou, hometown, brief summary of your path after Mizzou along with your story.
In addition, friends, family and former students of Dr. Jesse have established The George Jesse Scholarship Fund. Please consider being a part of the effort to continue Dr. Jesse’s legacy at Mizzou. Click here to contribute to The George Jesse Scholarship Fund.