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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…

Susan Combs 2011 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. Award Recipient

Susan Combs, BS Hospitality Management ’01, was honored with the 2011 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. award.The award, given by the Mizzou Alumni Association, honors graduates of the last 10 years who have donated laudable time and talents on behalf of Mizzou. Combs currently resides in New York City where she owns her own insurance company. She contributes much of her success…

Pedaling to New Heights

Alumni Profile

Mizzou Alum Prepares to “Cycle for the Summit”

CAFNR Alum Brent McCauley is about to embark on an expedition most would call crazy. McCauley and his friend Michael Hunter are about to climb the highest point in every state while cycling across the country. They’re using only their physical power to travel the 25,000-plus miles and climb each peak.