Memorial ⋅ Page 1

Where Music and Science Meet

Family celebrates their son's love of music and biochemistry by creating a scholarship in his memory

Kyle Major had written the preceding words in a draft application for graduate school, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri in 2002. When first starting to reflect about her son, Kim Major opens with a statement that mirrors that of Kyle’s: “From the time he was born, practically, he had a thirst for…

Honoring ‘Mama Sandy’

ASM students and faculty start endowed scholarship to remember cherished longtime maternal figure

The preceding quote is a favorite saying of the mother of Sandy Zaring, one she heard often while growing up in Centralia, Missouri. It’s one of the first things that comes to the mind of Sandy’s youngest sister, Yvetta Hamilton, when she reflects on her sister who worked as an administrative assistant in the Agricultural Systems Management department for 24…