Extended MU Homecoming celebration
The Mizzou Alumni Association announced an extended Mizzou Homecoming celebration due to the Mizzou Football vs. Vanderbilt game being postponed. Mizzou Homecoming royalty will now be crowned during the Oct. 31 home game against Kentucky. Learn more about Homecoming celebrations
Oct. 13, 2020
Macyn McClurg, '21
Chemical engineering major from Agency, Missouri
Favorite class: Differential Equations. I am a huge math nerd!
Homecoming theme means to me: Now, more than ever, we recognize Mizzou students’ resilience and determination. Timeless and True encompasses that.
My best idea as a director: Having Chipotle cater our retreat
Proudest of: My little brother. At 17, he has become such an awesome human being.
Biggest surprise about college life: How fast it flies by
Can’t live without: Coffee definitely makes me a better person.
Deal breaker in a romance: Chewing on fingernails
First purchases with lottery winnings: Golden retriever puppies, and, if there was enough left over, a house
Biggest weakness: I get so focused that I can be a bit forgetful.
Dream job: Patent lawyer, which combines problem-solving, logistical analysis and the need to be personable
Favorite game: Poker. I feel tough playing it.
I relax: Taking walks and hikes totally calms me down.
Perfect day: Sunny, 70, no class, no homework
Would love to read the mind of: My dog. I think he would have a lot to say.
John Yeager, '21
Accounting major from St. Charles, Missouri
Self-description: Charismatic, relatable, intuitive
Homecoming theme means to me: Timeless and True means the values Mizzou is built on will remain strong and that much work needs to be done to stay true to those values.
My best idea as a director: Communitywide dome lighting event
Most exciting MU experience: Walking onto the field at last year’s Homecoming in a packed stadium
Ultimate dinner companion: My roommate Billy always has good stories, and he eats as quickly as I do.
Always wanted to: Skydive
A casual friend would never guess: I drive a truck.
Splurges: Dinner with my girlfriend and gifts at Christmas
Most important quality in a friend: Supportiveness
First purchases with lottery winnings: A weekend lake house and Jet Ski
Superpower I’d like to have: Teleportation. I’d wake up later for classes, save on plane tickets and never be late for anything.
I relax: Sitting by a pool when it is nice out, or staying indoors and watching a movie or a Netflix series
Obsession: Harry Potter
Favorite game: Catch Phrase. It always causes arguments.
Rebecca Shyu, '22
Computer science major from Columbia, Missouri
Self-description: Dedicated, reliable, compassionate
Involved in Homecoming because: To give back to the community that raised me. Homecoming puts something magical in the air.
Most challenging thing about being a director: Doing everything via Zoom
My best idea as a director: Taking naps between meetings
Proudest of: Being part of the 2019 Blood Drive Committee where we collected over 3,300 units of blood
Most exciting experience: Kayaking to a glacier in Alaska. Everything was so calm and surreal.
Ultimate dinner companion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg because of her tenacity and dedication to paving endless possibilities for women
Can’t live without: My phone!
A casual friend would never guess: I can do the splits.
Biggest fear: Spiders. You just never know what they’ll do next.
Splurges: Food and frozen custard
Would never: Own a cat. I’ve never met a nice cat.
First crush: Zac Efron
I relax: Cooking with friends
Favorite quote: “The most damaging phrase in the language is, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ ” — Rear Adm. Grace Hopper
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