Schwarzman Scholar Siyu Lei

Mizzou Endeavors

Globetrotting Scholar

After studying at Mizzou, then working in Myanmar, MU alumna Siyu Lei will return to China after earning the Schwarzman Scholarship.

Rachel Patteson

Weathering the Storm

Rachel Patteson lived in orphanages and foster homes as a child and was homeless during much of her high school years. Now, she prepares to graduate from Mizzou and study in London thanks to the Mark Twain Fellowship.

Goldwater Scholars

Striking Gold(water)

As roommates, Luke Guerdan and Evan Teters had lively conversations in the apartment they shared. Oftentimes, those discussions revolved around computer science. They never imagined that both would eventually become Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

service learning

MU Serves MO

The MU Office of Service-Learning has been serving Missouri since 1995 and each year, the amount of service grows. In the past 10 years, more than 1,706,400 hours have been served by MU students, generating an economic impact of more than $37,115,000 to the state of Missouri.

Cecilia Olivares

Cecilia Olivares Elected to National Post

Cecilia Olivares, an MU senior student services coordinator, has been elected to the Board of Directors for NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, which promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. “NACADA members are involved…


Career Ready

According to a recent Career Outcomes Survey, 90 percent of MU graduates are successful in finding employment or continuing their education within six months after graduation. This level of success is due in part to career services offices at Mizzou, including the MU Career Center.

Washington Society

Finding Truth

Since the fall of 2015, a small group of students has come together to discuss philosophical readings in an effort to find truth. The student-formed Washington Society is a philosophical discourse organization in which students agree on certain Philosophical Convictions, which allows for discussions to continue beyond what can usually be accomplished in a classroom setting—where baseline agreements are not already decided.


Mizzou Endeavors

Every Picture Tells a Story

Senior Cassidy Minarik knows the struggle of finding a platform to display her art. So, when she found out about the Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase, she saw it as a great opportunity to show off her creative works.

graduation 2016

Mizzou Endeavors

Successful Outcomes

A recent survey shows that 90.4 percent of University of Missouri graduates have found successful career outcomes. MU’s career outcomes rate, based on a survey of graduates from fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017, ranks well above the average of Mizzou’s peer groups.

christopher-caroline dade

A Mizzou Family

There was a lot for MU senior Christopher Dade to celebrate during the week of Thanksgiving. That week he learned he was a recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Schwarzman Scholar Siyu Lei

Mizzou Endeavors

Globetrotting Scholar

After studying at Mizzou, then working in Myanmar, MU alumna Siyu Lei will return to China after earning the Schwarzman Scholarship.

Tyler Emery

Mizzou Endeavors

In the News

Honors student Tyler Emery excels as KOMU evening news anchor.

NACADA Conference

Meet Me in St. Louis

Earlier this month, more than 3,000 academic advisers met is St. Louis for the annual NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising Conference. Among those in attendance were 35 advisers from Mizzou.


Check Mate

One of MU Learning Center’s newest hires, Chris Dobbs, is a master at a few things: Classical studies, ancient leisure and board games. In addition, he is a competitive chess player.

Writing Center

Write On

Since its establishment in 1977, the Writing Center has experience continued growth and become more accessible to students. In fact, over the last three academic years, the Writing Center has served approximately 42,000 students and faculty.

Kayla Burrell

Recent Graduate, Published Author

Like most college students, Kayla Burrell, a May 2017 graduate of Mizzou, spent a lot of time reading books for class. Unlike most college students, Burrell also wrote a book.

Katelyn Stoops

Blooming Design

This year’s Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase added floral design to the wide array of projects that were on display. With a brand new category came a brand new process, and senior Katelyn Stoops and junior Kailey Brooks were the first to navigate the new—and at times challenging—territory.

Megan Tyminski

Mizzou Endeavors

Environmentally Friendly

It was an article about beekeeping that Megan Tyminski wrote for the Columbia Daily Tribune that started Tyminski on a path towards the Udall Scholarship.

Left to right: MU Honors College Director J.D. Bowers, Peggy Cherng, Honors College students Christopher Dade and Emma Worgul, Andrew Cherng and Interim Chancellor Hank Foley

Mizzou Endeavors

Founders of Panda Express Give $1.5 Million to Mizzou Honors College

Gift from MU alumni will support scholarships and programs for high-achieving students…

Taylor Cofield

Mizzou Endeavors

Mizzou Adds Another Truman Scholar

Junior Taylor Cofield is the third MU student to earn the Truman Scholarship in the last three years. University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students…

Jim Reese

Reeling in the Awards

Jim Reese has spent more hours than most do on a college campus. As a staff member in the Division of Animal Sciences and both an adjunct faculty member and student in the art department, he is familiar on all…