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Faculty & Staff Newsletter // May 2023
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Page is the vineyard manager for Mizzou's Grape and Wine Institute

Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion

CAFNR spoke with Deaton Scholar Director and DASS grad student Rishabh Mahendra in celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. See the Q&A with Rishabh on CAFNR’s site, to learn more about his heritage, as well as his field of study and career plans.

The peer-mentoring program, COMPASS (CAFNR’s Opportunity for Minorities: Promoting and Achieving Student Success), promotes academic success, persistence, and successful graduation of participating students. The program matches incoming historically underrepresented freshmen and transfer students with returning students who will serve as their mentors for an 8-week formal program to help students meet their educational goals. The next COMPASS class begins this fall, and we encourage you to share this opportunity with your students. For more information on COMPASS, contact Dr. Samniqueka Halsey at

Coming Soon

CAFNR faculty and staff are invited for a “grand slam” of a social today, May 12, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Courtyard between ABNR and Ag Building. Staff Council will be serving up ballpark treats, games, and giveaways to celebrate YOU! In addition, free tickets are offered for the Mizzou-Georgia baseball game at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Enjoy Family Day at the stadium, where kids can run the bases and meet Mizzou baseball players.


This month we recognize the following faculty and staff members for their years of service to Mizzou!

  • Linda Geist, senior strategic communications associate, Ag & Environment Extension, celebrated 10 years of service April 1.
  • Charles Provance, Jr., farm manager, Fisher Delta Research, Extension & Education Center, celebrated five years of service April 2.
  • John Spencer, agriculture associate II, Southwest Research, Extension & Education Center, celebrated five years of service April 2.
  • Anna Spate, senior research specialist, Division of Animal Sciences, celebrated 10 years of service April 15.