Imani Allen

Incoming Tigers

Meet the newest members of the Mizzou family.

Summer 2016 at Mizzou has brought us record-breaking summer school enrollment, more than 100 campus Pokéstops and, thanks to Summer Welcome, a chance to meet the newest members of the Mizzou family. Get to know the Tigers who will share the campus with us in the fall: incoming freshmen making up the class of 2020 and transfer students wise enough to make the move to Mizzou. We could not be more excited to have you here, new friends. See you at Tiger Walk!

#tigersofmizzou: Megan Fair has a simple explanation for choosing Mizzou: “Go big or go home.” Originally from Marshfield, Missouri, a town with a population of fewer than 7,000 people, she decided a big college town, with a lot of school spirit, was the perfect place to spend her college years. It also helps that her sister is a Mizzou junior; Fair expects to see her the most when she wants to get swiped into a dining hall. The freshman will start school in August undeclared. “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life,” she admits. “It’s a little bit concerning. But it’s not that I don’t have any interests; it’s that I’ve got too many.” Luckily, she’s been able to get great advice from those closest to her. “I’ve been told to get involved and not stress too hard about where I’m supposed to be just yet,” and that’s exactly what she plans to do. ✏ by @heyitsbkay, 📷 by @mikalacomp

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Tigers of Mizzou: The first time Abby Walden stepped on campus, she was immediately blown away and knew one day she would call it home. Mizzou’s journalism school, the best in the country, made her decision even easier. Walden’s passion for journalism started in her high school yearbook class. Her time as the editor — good and bad — sparked her interest in a career in reporting the truth. “I went through a bad experience with a teacher who was not following journalistic standards of integrity,” she says. “That experience pushed me more into journalism. I don’t want other kids to experience things like that.” We’re excited for the Mountain Home, Arkansas, native to join our Mizzou family. ✏️ by @heyitsbkay, 📷 by @mikalacomp.

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