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Senior Spotlight: Remi Levinson

Levinson will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

For Remi Levinson, the hospitality management degree program at the University of Missouri offered her exactly what she was looking for. Levinson has always had an interest in planning events – and saw the hospitality management program as a great opportunity to build on that interest, as well as give her additional insights into one of the largest industries in…

Senior Spotlight: Michael McLaughlin

McLaughlin will graduate with a degree in plant sciences

Michael McLaughlin’s first visit to the University of Missouri was an unofficial one, but that’s all it took for him to realize that MU was the place he needed to be. McLaughlin, who was 14 years old at the time of the trip, was visiting his cousin and saw numerous spots across campus. It was the final stop that sold…

Senior Spotlight: Marlon Guzman

Guzman will graduate with a degree in parks, recreation and sport

Marlon Guzman hasn’t had the typical finish to his collegiate career. Guzman has spent his final semester at the University of Missouri on a different continent, participating in an internship with Wilderness Patagonia, a travel company located in Bariloche, Argentina. The internship has given Guzman an opportunity to combine his interests in natural resources, sustainability and tourism. And while the…

Senior Spotlight: Caitlin Kimes

Kimes will graduate with a degree in biochemistry

The Rocky Mountain Tigers alumni chapter is one of the University of Missouri’s largest out-of-state chapters, including more than 600 active alums living throughout Colorado. It’s a group that helped lead Caitlin Kimes to Mizzou. “My parents are both graduates of MU, but I wasn’t really sure that I wanted to go that route,” Kimes said. “I knew that Mizzou…

Senior Spotlight: Adam Slayton

Slayton will graduate with a degree in agriculture

Early in his college career, University of Missouri senior Adam Slayton was encouraged to take chances. He took that advice to heart and spent his time at MU soaking up opportunities to gain real-world learning experiences. Those experiences, many of which came through internships, opened the door for Slayton to land — and start — a full-time job; all before…

Senior Spotlight: Paige Williams

Williams will graduate with a degree in animal sciences

The Biology of Animal Production course at the University of Missouri introduces students to a variety of livestock production systems, as well as numerous production animals. It is a course that completely changed Paige Williams’ collegiate journey. An interest in equine brought Williams to MU, as she grew up riding horses and participating in multiple rodeos across Missouri. She raised…

Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix

Nix will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

As a sophomore, Taylor Nix attended CAFNR’s Career Fair hoping to find an internship opportunity that would give her a chance to join a company within the agriculture industry. Nix found immediate success, serving as a practical farm research assistant for Becky’s Hybrids during the summer of 2020. It was her first exposure to research – something that she quickly…

Senior Spotlight: Dalton Shust

Shust will graduate with a degree in personal financial planning

Around a year into his education at the University of Missouri, Dalton Shust was still in search of the perfect degree program. Shust had transferred to Mizzou after spending a year playing basketball at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Shust randomly ran into an old high school friend one day on the Mizzou campus as…

Senior Spotlight: Rachael Bagnell

Bagnell will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

When Rachael Bagnell chose the University of Missouri, she knew exactly what she wanted to study – agricultural education. A legacy student, Bagnell’s father and sister both received agricultural education degrees from Mizzou. It was a degree program that Bagnell, who chose the teacher certification route, knew she could find success with. “I was looking for a program that would…

Senior Spotlight: Danielle King

King will graduate with degrees in parks, recreation and sport, and journalism

Since the eighth grade, Danielle King has known exactly what she wanted to study when the time came for her to further her education at the collegiate level – sports journalism. And by the time King was a junior in high school, she knew exactly where she wanted to pursue that passion – the University of Missouri. King, who is…