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Making Valuable Connections

Grace Anderson has gained incredible hands-on learning experiences through Tiger Garden

Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri’s full-service, student-ran floral shop, opened its doors in 2005 and has provided numerous hands-on learning experiences for students across the MU campus. Those opportunities are what brought Grace Anderson to Mizzou. “I was really interested in the plant sciences degree program and when I toured, I had the opportunity to meet with Lesleighan (Cravens),”…

A Global Experience

CAFNR welcomed two students from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN this year – Anne-Fleur Le Segretain du Patis and Domitille Tissier

Through a University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) exchange program, students from Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN spend a semester taking courses in their field of interest in CAFNR, and CAFNR students spend a summer studying agriculture, food and viticulture at PURPAN. Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN is a school focused on life sciences, agriculture and food…

Senior Spotlight: Dalton Shust

Shust will graduate with a degree in personal financial planning

Around a year into his education at the University of Missouri, Dalton Shust was still in search of the perfect degree program. Shust had transferred to Mizzou after spending a year playing basketball at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Shust randomly ran into an old high school friend one day on the Mizzou campus as…

Senior Spotlight: Rachael Bagnell

Bagnell will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

When Rachael Bagnell chose the University of Missouri, she knew exactly what she wanted to study – agricultural education. A legacy student, Bagnell’s father and sister both received agricultural education degrees from Mizzou. It was a degree program that Bagnell, who chose the teacher certification route, knew she could find success with. “I was looking for a program that would…

Senior Spotlight: Danielle King

King will graduate with degrees in parks, recreation and sport, and journalism

Since the eighth grade, Danielle King has known exactly what she wanted to study when the time came for her to further her education at the collegiate level – sports journalism. And by the time King was a junior in high school, she knew exactly where she wanted to pursue that passion – the University of Missouri. King, who is…

Senior Spotlight: Chloe Bilyk

Bilyk will graduate with a degree in food science and nutrition

When she was in eighth grade, Chloe Bilyk toured the University of Missouri with her family, as her older sister was in the process of making her college decision. Her family agreed that Mizzou may not be for her sister – but it was the perfect fit for Bilyk. While it would be a few years before Bilyk would make…

Senior Spotlight: Maddy Meisel

Meisel will graduate with a degree in agriculture

The Academies at Jefferson City High School allow students to choose an area of interest to aid in their educational journeys. Maddy Meisel chose the Agriculture, Engineering, Trade and Industrial (AETI) Academy where she was able to learn more about animals, plants and food science. Along with her participation in the AETI Academy, Meisel joined her local FFA chapter, which…

Senior Spotlight: Heather Vaughn (Snow)

Vaughn will graduate with a degree in animal sciences

Each year, CAFNR connects its students with numerous industries through two career fairs, one held in the fall and another in the spring. Heather Vaughn (Snow) took advantage of the career fair as a freshman and found an internship with Cactus  Family Farms, the pork division of Cactus Feeders, whose mission is to feed a hungry world. Vaughn’s internship was…

Senior Spotlight: Quinn McDonald

McDonald will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Quinn McDonald has always considered himself a fitness fanatic and two opportunities sold him on coming to the University of Missouri to further his education. McDonald wanted to study nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP), and he wanted to take advantage of the MU Student Rec Complex, an award-winning facility. He felt both opportunities would allow him to grow in his…

Senior Spotlight: Laith Almashharawi

Almashharawi will graduate with degrees in biochemistry and film studies

The son of a physician, Laith Almashharawi chose the pre-med path when he made the decision to attend the University of Missouri, and the biochemistry degree program at MU offered him exactly what he was looking for. Almashharawi grew up in Columbia and attended Rock Bridge High School, and said Mizzou was his first choice when it came to secondary…