When I was growing up, there was not much of an emphasis on school, on college, on higher education. And I always did well in high school, and everyone thought that I’d definitely go to college. People were surprised that I joined the military. But school was not accessible financially and so I had to make a way to do that. And I ended up spending 12 years really having a great time, enjoying myself, living my adult life and then realizing when I was about to turn 30 years old I realized I really wanted to do this—for myself, for my personal goal and also so that my daughter would have something to strive for and a good example. I wanted to be an example for her. So, at the age of 32, I started college.
A teacher at heart
MU’s STEM Cubs program is preparing elementary education major Lucy Barber for a future in teaching.
Tigers in uniform: A military family's Mizzou bond
Alumnus and veteran Scott Van Genderen attended MU on an ROTC scholarship in the ’80s. Today, two of his children are able to call themselves Tigers while working overseas.
MU fish ecologist’s research indicates need to conserve iconic migratory snook in Mexico
A new study on the common snook, a prized game fish, will inform conservation policy in the Usumacinta River in southern Mexico.
Tips to ace finals and succeed at the finish line
You’ve got this, Tigers! Finals are coming Dec. 11-15. Here are five resources the University of Missouri offers to help you finish the semester strong.
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