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A Change in Weather

Class of '93 graduate earns new job at forecasting service

Laura (Eikermann) Furgione, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from Mizzou in 1993, was named the Acting Assistant Administrator for the National Weather Service (NWS) in May.

A Tasty Homecoming

CAFNR and Top Chef Alum Brings Her "Farm-to-Table" Cooking Style to Gala

On her fourth birthday, Heather Terhune told her parents she wanted to be a chef. And, judging by the dinner she requested that night, before even starting kindergarten – artichokes and spareribs – they couldn’t have been too surprised that she never wavered from that dream. “I never changed my mind,” she said. Although she always knew she’d attend culinary…

Meet the Chefs

Hospitality Management holds Benefit Gala

The Hospitality Management program at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be hosting its Benefit Gala Friday, May 4. The gala will feature the talents of the program’s current students while celebrating and welcoming back its talented alumni, including a recent finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef Texas. The event will begin with a silent auction and cocktail…

Distinguished Alumni

CAFNR alumni recognized at award reception

The Ag Alumni Association held their annual Award Reception Thursday, April 12, to celebrate distinguished College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumni. The afternoon reception was held at the Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus.   Gayle Johnson of Columbia was named the 2012 True Tiger Volunteer Honoree for her volunteer efforts, commitment and dedication to CAFNR…

Crafting Success

Alum bites into a career at a craft chocolate factory

CAFNR alum Sara Trikenskas works at Patric’s chocolate-making facility — an opportunity of a lifetime.

Clean Water

Alum John Cowherd appointed to the Clean Water Commission

Governor Jay Nixon has appointed John Cowherd, B.S. Agricultural Economics ’81 and J.D. ‘85, to the Clean Water Commission. Along with the other six members of the Commission, Cowherd will implement regulations and policies to carry out planning, monitoring, permitting, enforcement and grant assistance activities that transmit the objectives of the Clean Water Law. The commission also handles all appeals…

A Ringing Honor

Hospitality Management graduate to start stock exchange's day

Susan Combs, president of Combs & Company and 2001 graduate of Mizzou’s Hospitality Management program, will ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell on Dec. 27 at 9:30 a.m. EST.

CAFNR’s Edwin S. Turner honored for distinguished service by MU Alumni Association

CAFNR alum Edwin S. Turner, B.S. Ag ’62, Chief Executive Officer of EST Enterprises, is the 2011 recipient of the 56th Annual Distinguished Service Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. The association aims to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and alumni with their awards. Some of the awards are given to assistant, associate and full professors based on their…

Award Winning Forecast

SNR graduate recognized for warning Joplin before tornado

Eric Wise, SNR Class of 2002 and weather forecaster for the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo., was awarded the Operational Achievement Individual Award by the National Weather Association for his expert analysis that provided more than 20 minutes of warning time for the city devastated by an EF-5 rated tornado on May 22, 2011.

John Grace Recipent of 2011 Missouri Tiger Pride Award

John Grace of St. Joseph, Mo., BS AGR ’58, MS’63, was the recipient of the 2011 Missouri Tiger Pride Award. The award is presented by the Mizzou Alumni Association and recognizes sustained, outstanding volunteer efforts, ongoing leadership and service to the University through the Alumni Association. John has been proudly representing Mizzou and CAFNR with integrity for many years. After…