Commencement Honors

Maggie Hardwick is named CAFNR's Outstanding Senior, Spring 2015

Maggie Hardwick has been chosen as the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2015.

Hardwick, who is from Salisbury, Mo., graduated May 16 with a degree in science and agricultural journalism with a strategic communications emphasis. She also received minors in agricultural economics, leadership in agriculture, and psychology.

She has been honored as a member of the Mizzou ’39, an award presented each spring to 39 outstanding seniors by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board; Jerry Litton Leadership Scholars; and the Chariton County Shining Stars Leader of the Year.

Hardwick has served as the treasurer of the CAFNR Student Council, Sigma Alpha recruitment chair, and International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences president. She has interned for Van Leuven Communications, Cargill Meat Solutions and FMC Corporation.

As a sophomore, she and the other members of the MU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter received second place in the Yamaha-ACT Scholarship contest for development of a public service campaign about ATV safety.

One professor stated, “Maggie’s ability to adapt her skill-set and energy to various tasks makes her all the more unique and marketable in today’s agricultural industry.”

Five-hundred and fifty CAFNR students graduated May 16. CAFNR’s ceremonies were held in the Hearnes Center, where about 400 students received diplomas. SNR graduated an estimated 150 students at ceremonies in Jesse Auditorium.

See photos on CAFNR’s Flickr page.