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CAFNR Office of Academic Programs Newsletter // January 2022
Message from the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs
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I had a great time honoring our December graduates last month, and I am excited to welcome our students, faculty and staff back for another semester! As we head into the semester, I have great news related to CAFNR’s student retention! CAFNR’s current retention of first-time college (FTC) students from the fall to spring semesters stands at 95 percent, an increase from last year’s 93.8 percent. Our retention of all undergraduates is 95.7 percent, an increase from 94.7 percent a year ago.

I want to thank our professional advisors and student service coordinators who contacted non-enrolled students throughout the fall and during the semester break. Your effort really paid off!

Please help me congratulate the 998 students who were recognized on the Dean’s list for Fall 2021! We had 54 new students join CAFNR and attend Winter Welcome for Spring 2022, and our 47 new and returning CAFNR Ambassadors participated in their first training this weekend to help CAFNR recruitment, career services and advancement.

Also, please be aware of the University of Missouri Show Me Renewal website for important updates related to safety guidelines and campus policies as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

Bryan Garton
Senior Associate Dean
Director of Academic Programs

Feature Story
Sharing New Experiences (click to read)
Sharing New Experiences »

Hannah Durbin and her mother, Roseann, are embarking on a new adventure in the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program

Are You Career Ready?
Spring 2022 CAFNR/Arts & Science In-Person Career Fair (click to read)
Spring 2022 CAFNR/Arts & Science In-Person Career Fair »

The Spring 2022 CAFNR/Arts and Science In-Person Career Fair is scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the Mizzou Rec Center. All Mizzou students are welcome to participate. Interested students can visit Handshake to see a complete list of registered organizations and download the Career Fair Plus app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Professional attire is required.

RISE Initiative
For the Love of the Game (click to read)
For the Love of the Game »

Amelia Wilson spent her first semester at MU as a student assistant with the Mizzou football team

CAFNR Clubs and Organizations

Build leadership skills and friendships in 40-plus CAFNR-specific clubs and organizations. Each program has activities tailored to its students, in addition to many college-wide opportunities. Getting involved is a great way to expand on classroom learning, meet others with similar interests — and have some fun along the way!

Young Alumni Feature
Making an Impact (click to read)
Making an Impact »

Quentin Harris is using his personal financial planning degree to help others with their financial decisions

  • Colin Higgins — a wheelchair basketball star for the University of Missouri and Team Canada — was recently named Male Athlete of the Year by Sport NB, a volunteer organization supporting athletics in his home province of New Brunswick, Canada. Higgins is a junior in the parks, recreation and sport degree program.
  • Over the course of the fall semester, 10 CAFNR students participated in at least five workshops offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research. In recognition of their efforts to prepare themselves professionally to engage in the process of research and scholarship, they were awarded the S.T.A.R. recognition.