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A Commitment to Those in Need

Jerry Hitzhusen is a national and international advocate for individuals with disabilities

As Jerry Hitzhusen worked on his family’s farm growing up, he would oftentimes walk through the cornfields and wonder what lay beyond the borders of his northern Iowa home. Hitzhusen ended up spending his entire career not only travelling well past those borders – he also supported those in need the whole way. Hitzhusen’s career spanned five decades, and his…

A Burning Passion for the Good Kind of Forest Fire

With the help of tree rings, an MU researcher is on a mission to show the world that not all fires are harmful

Michael Stambaugh wants people to know that fire is not always bad. He knows that to some people, this is like saying water is dry, and after 20 years as a researcher at the University of Missouri, he’s still trying to show the good that can come from one of nature’s most powerful forces. “Fire is a historical legacy,” said Stambaugh,…

Q&A With Cindy Greenwood

Greenwood is the executive assistant in the School of Natural Resources

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am the Executive Assistant in the School of Natural Resources. I provide support to our Director, Dr. Patrick Market. I handle his calendar, work with faculty on promotion and tenure, annual reviews, faculty hiring/interviews, event planning, and I am the Building Coordinator for ABNR.…

Part of the Frontline Discovery Group

Undergraduate research opportunities open doors for CAFNR students

When Lauren Eagon came to the University of Missouri to study natural resource science and management, one of her goals was to complete her own research project. With the help of faculty mentors in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), Eagon, who is now a senior, has been an active participant in undergraduate research throughout her…

A Deserved Distinction

Chung-Ho Lin elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Member

Chung-Ho Lin, associate research professor in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR), was recently honored by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lin was elected to the rank of NAI Senior Member. “I am honored to earn the rank of NAI Senior Member,” Lin said. “I appreciate the advisory…

Expanding Their Horizons

Three SNR PhD students funded through NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships (NNF) Grants Program

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR) offers a premier PhD program in forest resources. The new program, supported by SNR and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships (NNF) Grants Program, offers students an opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies focused…

Up to the Challenge

Patrick Market named director of the School of Natural Resources

For the past 20 years, Patrick Market has been a steady presence in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR). Market, who has spent his entire professional career at MU, was hired in 1999 as an assistant professor of atmospheric science. He became an associate professor of atmospheric science in…

Q&A With Tavair Tapp

Tapp is the office support specialist in the School of Natural Resources

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am the office support assistant for the Office of Academic Programs within the School of Natural Resources. My responsibilities include: helping get grad plans approved and submitted, keeping students informed of job/internship opportunities, and I do the schedule changes for the courses offered in…

Making the Most Out of an Opportunity

Rachel Owen named director of MOST, an organization she helped create

While she didn’t know how, Rachel Owen knew in high school that she wanted to help people. A soil science class at Iowa State University opened her eyes to numerous possibilities down that path – and her time at the University of Missouri solidified the direction she wanted to take. Owen came to MU in 2015 to work on her…

Realizing His Dream

Nasruddeen (Nas) Al-Awwal named George Washington Carver Graduate Fellow

While Nasruddeen (Nas) Al-Awwal was less than a year old when his family moved from Missouri back to their home in Nigeria, he always had a desire to come back to the Show-Me State. Al-Awwal was born at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., and just a few months later his father finished his degree at Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.)…