Author: Jacob Shipley

Well Awarded

On Friday, May 12, Abrea Mizer was awarded the title of Outstanding Senior from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. Mizer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both biochemistry and agricultural education. During her tenure at MU, Mizer served as an ambassador for CAFNR, giving tours and presentations to visiting…

A Prestigious Program

Alex Clarke, a junior majoring in biochemistry, has been selected to serve as a summer research scholar at Cornell University. The program will run from May 31 through July 28 and will take place at Cornell’s New York Agricultural Research Station in Geneva, New York. The Ashland, Missouri, native will be working under Marc Fuchs, associate professor of plant pathology…

The Happiest Intern on Earth

When the coordinator for the Disney World internship program asked to chat, Sara Thuston thought she only made it through the first round of screenings. She had already gone through an hour-long interview, but when the next call came, she was geared up for another one-hour session. She found a tucked-away spot in the MU Student Center and awaited the…

Art in Ag

A few times per year, floral design instructor Lesleighan Kraft Cravens (B.S. ’13, M.S. ’15) takes a group of students to Baisch and Skinner, a wholesale floral distributor in St. Louis. Students assist in production of floral arrangements in a real-world, high-pressure environment. It was during one of these trips when she received the email. “I was just through the…

‘World-Class Players’

Two faculty members from the University of Missouri’s Division of Biochemistry – as well as a Ph.D. student – were chosen to serve as co-chairs for meetings of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminars (GRS). In 2013, GRC attendees at the salivary gland and exocrine biology meeting voted that Gary Weisman, Curators Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, should serve…

To Rwanda and Back

Jeff Chininis, a bioengineering student in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, says the profession runs in the family. Growing up with two uncles and a grandfather in the field of engineering, he had suspected that he would follow in their footsteps. Upon arriving at the University of Missouri and taking introduction to engineering, Chininis drifted toward bioengineering. “Doing…

CAFNR Family Feel

Despite being the new president of the Ag Alumni Association, JD Manning (B.S. ’00) won’t be a new face to the organization. Manning has previously served as a chair of different committees, board member, and first vice president. Manning’s history with the association began after graduating and moving from Columbia back to Clinton, Missouri. Manning said it was the desire…

Collaboration Complete

Habibullah, who his friends call Habib, has no trouble recalling the moment he was notified of his selection to the Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan. “I was over the moon,” Habibullah said. “This was my dream and I’d been working really hard.” The program that caused so much excitement is a joint effort to catalyze growth in agriculture production and…

A Golden Presence

This coming August will mark the four-year anniversary of KangJae “Jerry” Lee beginning his time at the University of Missouri and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. With the sport management program being new at the time, the parks, recreation and tourism program (PRT) was in need of a new hire to keep pace with the rapid increase…