2013 Outstanding Freshman: Morgan Beach
Morgan Beach, a freshman from Pilot Grove, is studying Agricultural Economics-Public Policy. She appeared on the Dean’s List her first semester at MU. She served as the Agricultural Economics Club’s Student Council representative, Mizzou Collegiate 4-H’s secretary, and is an active member of Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau, Missouri State 4-H Council and is a Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee. Since January, Beach has been an intern at the Missouri State Capitol.
“For many CAFNR freshmen, the first year is all about adjusting to campus life and they find little time for engaging in other activities offered in CAFNR. Morgan stands out from many students — just take a look at the number of activities Morgan has taken on in her first year!
— Scott Brown, faculty member of the Division of Applied Social Sciences
“Morgan currently is interning at the Missouri Capitol while holding down a full-time course load,” Brown continued. “It takes a lot of commitment to juggle the schedule Morgan has this semester. She has this on her plate, yet still has time to keep up with her outside activities like Collegiate Farm Bureau. She has listened to the many pieces of advice given to her about being a successful CAFNR student and molded a great experience for herself that has her involved in many different activities.
“Morgan is a great communicator. I had a chance to teach an honors agricultural policy course. Each week an outside visitor would come in and discuss their view on agricultural policy followed by an open discussion. Morgan was the perfect student. She was attentive to the speaker and was courteous to the speaker's viewpoints even if they differed from her own. She engaged in the discussion and always had great questions. The students had to write about each of the outside speakers. Morgan was one of the best writers in the class. She always had an interesting paper that summarized the speaker's thoughts correctly and concisely. Even after class, Morgan would come up and engage in discussion with the speakers and was at ease communicating with them. It is great to see someone like that — able to successfully communicate in many different formats.”