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Pei Liu Earns Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Since its launch in 1994, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) has provided start-up funds of about $700,000 to more than 300 faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects. The MAA supports the development of faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. Pei Liu, an assistant professor of hospitality management, was a 2021 recipient…

Dae-Young Kim and Beomjoo Kim Earn Best Paper Award

Dae-Young Kim, a professor of hospitality management, and Beomjoo Kim, a master’s student in hospitality management, received the best paper award at the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea (TOSOK) International Tourism Conference. Their paper was titled, “Effects of source and message on travel YouTube: Cognitive and affective destination images of S. Korea.” Dae-Young Kim’s research mainly focuses on consumer behavior…

CAFNR Students and Faculty Honored at Tap Day

In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of the University of Missouri’s six secret honorary societies Friday, April 30. The six societies – QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Rollins Society – honor new members for service, leadership and commitment to…

Senior Spotlight: Carli Carmack

Carmack will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

After earning her associate’s degree from North Central Missouri College (NCMC) in Trenton, Mo., Carli Carmack joined the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Missouri as an office support assistant. That was nearly nine years ago. Carmack has worked her way up in the office, and now serves as an administrative team lead. While Carmack said she loves…

Emily Gregory Receives CAFNR’s Outstanding Freshman Award

Emily Gregory, a hospitality management major with a minor in business, recently received CAFNR’s Outstanding Freshman Award. Gregory, from Houstonia, Mo., has been incredibly involved during her first year at the University of Missouri. Gregory joined the Phi Mu sorority, currently serves as the secretary of the Mizzou Club Managers Association of America and is part of the Mizzou Hotel…

Q&A With Katie Crider

Crider is a junior in hospitality management

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in food science and nutrition? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? My decision to come to the University of Missouri was a fairly easy one after I visited campus and met with the CAFNR staff. Everyone I met was very friendly…

A ‘Mind-Blowing’ Experience

Chloe Dobson is participating in a unique virtual international internship with Camerata Salzburg, an internationally-renowned chamber orchestra

When Chloe Dobson arrived at the University of Missouri in 2017, her declared major was political science. Dobson said she was hoping to eventually attend law school. A Thomas Rhett concert at Mizzou changed all of that. Dobson signed up as event staff for the concert, which took place in late 2017. After working the entire event, Dobson switched her…

Serving a Community in Need

Pei Liu receives USDA-NIFA grant to help Hmong farmers with FSMA training

The 2000 United States Census showed less than 30 Hmong residents throughout the state of Missouri. A decade later, that number was estimated to be more than 1,300 – with southwest Missouri serving as a common location for those residents. Farming was and continues to be a popular occupation among the Hmong community in southwest Missouri, but there are challenges…

Tammy Carmichael Receives CAFNR Above and Beyond Award

In August 2019, the CAFNR Staff Advisory Council presented hospitality management support assistant Tammy Carmichael with the Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes staff who have gone the extra mile in their…

Vanatta Part of Inaugural Advisor Development Program

Christina Vanatta, academic adviser for the hospitality management program, participated in the inaugural UM System Advisor Development Program, an initiative designed to recognize and further develop advising and academic coaching professionals. The program involves advisers who have at least five years of advising experience, and emphasizes personal and professional growth. Learn more about the program by visiting the UM System…