Elizabeth Gunter Named Outstanding Senior at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Elizabeth Gunter, an animal sciences major, was named Outstanding Senior at CAFNR’s 2022 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 19.

Gunter, who is also minoring in food science and nutrition, has served in multiple leadership roles during her time at the University of Missouri, including as president of the CAFNR student council for a year. She has been a CAFNR ambassador since 2019, where she helped promote all that the college has to offer to potential students. Gunter served in a similar ambassador role with the Division of Animal Sciences. She was a Dickinson’s Scholar in 2019

Gunter is also a member of Sigma Alpha and was part of the Mizzou meat judging team for a year. She has served as a site leader and ambassador for Mizzou Alternative Breaks and is part of the Mizzou Student Foundation.

Gunter has multiple hands-on research experiences as a Tiger, serving as a lab assistant in two different animal science laboratories. She has worn numerous hats in those roles, from weighing feed samples to exploring research data. Gunter also works as a clerical assistant with the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.

“Elizabeth excels at leadership and is an outstanding communicator,” said Matt Arri, director of CAFNR Career Services. “Her ability to juggle a busy school and work schedule is quite remarkable and is a testament to her strong work ethic and inner drive. Elizabeth has been very active in numerous programs, and has led by example by always being on time and having an exemplary attitude.”