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Senior Spotlight: Libby Orr

Orr will graduate with a degree in environmental sciences

When she was young, Libby Orr said she remembers watching her local weatherperson share the upcoming forecasts and being interested in how the weather could change at a moment’s notice. As she got older, her interest in tracking storms continued – and when it was time to choose a college degree Orr knew it would be related to weather. Orr,…

Connecting the Dots Between Soils and Plants

A double major, Khader Saleh is pursuing his passions for plants and horticulture

As a high school student at Centralia High School, Khader Saleh found himself spending a lot of time at Chance Gardens, a horticultural attraction listed on Missouri’s National Historic Registry. Saleh’s family lived 20 minutes outside of Centralia, so as he waited for them to pick him up after school or football practice, he would kill time by taking in…

A Deeper Connection to Agriculture

Jacob Wolken has gained a well-rounded view of agriculture through the environmental sciences degree program

While he was plenty familiar with everything the University of Missouri had to offer, when Jacob Wolken transferred to Mizzou he said there was still a bit of a learning curve. That’s where Laura Hertel’s expertise came in to play. Wolken said Hertel, senior student service coordinator in the School of Natural Resources, helped make the transfer transition go much…

A Well-Rounded Experience

The environmental sciences degree program prepared Matt Beckwith for a career as a broadcast meteorologist

An early passion for broadcast meteorology and a desire to get a degree from a university in the state he grew up in led Matt Beckwith to the University of Missouri. Beckwith thought the atmospheric science emphasis area within the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) environmental sciences degree program would help prepare him for a career…

Senior Spotlight: Luke Eaton

Eaton will graduate with a degree in environmental sciences

During his freshman year, Luke Eaton decided to join the soil judging team on a whim. Eaton didn’t know it at the time, but that decision would open up a new world of opportunities – and help him find the perfect emphasis area to study. Eaton knew he was going to major in environmental sciences when he first came to…