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Senior Spotlight: Maria Kemerling

Kemerling will graduate with a degree in animal sciences

Maria Kemerling began cheering in 2010 – and knew she was going to love being on the sidelines as a Mizzou cheerleader when she first stepped on the University of Missouri campus as a freshman in 2017. Now, as Kemerling heads toward graduation, she has numerous game-day experiences at Faurot Field and Mizzou Arena under her belt, as well as…

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Strain

Strain will graduate with a degree in agriculture

A legacy student, Hannah Strain knew that she wanted to carry on the family tradition of attending the University of Missouri. “Attending the University of Missouri has always been something that I had dreamed of,” Strain said. “The campus atmosphere, attentive staff and diverse educational opportunities are all incredible attributes of Mizzou that made committing to school here an easy…

Senior Spotlight: Dillon Linneman

Linneman will graduate with degrees in agricultural systems technology and agribusiness management

The University of Missouri held a special place for Dillon Linneman growing up, as he and his family spent plenty of time in Columbia watching the Tiger football and basketball teams. He also made the trek to Columbia multiple times a years through FFA. When Linneman’s senior year of high school rolled around, Mizzou was the easy choice. Not only…

Senior Spotlight: Emily Brune

Brune will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

Growing up, the National FFA Organization played an important role in Emily Brune’s education. When she came to the University of Missouri, she knew that she wanted to choose a degree program that would allow her to give back to the organization that gave her so much. Brune settled on agricultural education with the goal of getting into teaching. She…

Senior Spotlight: Rhiannen Schneider

Schneider will graduate with a degree in agribusiness management

While Rhiannen Schneider didn’t grow up on a farm, she did grow up in a rural community and got connected to agriculture through the National FFA Organization. It was actually a conversation with an FFA acquaintance at Mizzou that led Schneider to change her major to a CAFNR degree program during her freshman year, specifically to agribusiness management. “Most of…