The faces of spring 2022

From aerospace engineers to veterinarians — meet 13 students who will graduate from Mizzou this week.


13 graduate headshots

Top row: Zayd Al Rawi, Jhon Bueno Vesga, Elizabeth Fahrmeier, Adam Hollmann, Libby Martin, Anna Merkel and Zairia Moore
Bottom row: Mnotho Ngcobo, Kajol Patel, Brittany Pendergraft, Ben Ramirez, Eyob Teklesenbet and Allie Widick


May 9, 2022
Contact: Deidra Ashley,

Commencement week is here, and we're ready to celebrate! The University of Missouri will soon award 5,828 students with more than 6,360 degrees at spring commencement ceremonies. In all, students from the graduating class hail from 50 states and 45 countries.

Click the names below to meet 13 soon-to-be grads and learn how Mizzou has impacted them — and where they’re headed next.

Zayd Al Rawi
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Major: Biological sciences 

Jhon Bueno Vesga
Hometown: Bucaramanga, Colombia
Major: Doctoral student in information science and learning technologies 

Elizabeth Fahrmeier
Hometown: Wellington, Missouri
Major: Agribusiness management 

Adam Hollmann
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Business administration 

Libby Martin
Hometown: California, Missouri
Major: Veterinary medicine 

Anna Merkel
Hometown: Gladstone, Missouri
Major: Mechanical and aerospace engineering 

Zairia Moore
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Psychology

Mnotho Ngcobo
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Major: Master of Law

Kajol Patel
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Major: Nursing 

Brittany Pendergraft
Hometown: Stella, Missouri
Major: Medicine 

Ben Ramirez
Hometown: Los Angeles
Major: Journalism

Eyob Teklesenbet
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Major: Health science

Allie Widick
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Major: Journalism

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