The faces of winter 2022

Commencement is almost here! Meet seven students who will graduate from Mizzou this week.

Dec. 12, 2022
Contact: Deidra Ashley,

Commencement week is here, and we're ready to celebrate! The University of Missouri will soon award 1,973 students with more than 2,100 degrees at winter commencement ceremonies. In all, students from the graduating class hail from 39 states and 25 countries. Click the names below to meet seven soon-to-be grads and learn how Mizzou has impacted them — and where they’re headed next.

Shelby Bass

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Major: Nursing

Kira Bond

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
Major: Business administration

Kristina Essig

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Journalism

Katherine Meiser

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Master of public health

Elijah Rojas

Hometown: Independence, Missouri
Major: Philosophy and interdisciplinary studies

Adam Slayton

Hometown: Memphis, Missouri
Major: Agriculture

Josh Ward

Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri
Major: Computer science

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