Faces of spring 2024

From nurses to meteorologists and more — meet 11 students who will graduate from Mizzou this week.

Mizzou Spring 2024 graduates portrait composite
Top row: Jamalon Alonso, Ashley Cade, S’Riyyah DeBose, Katie Espinosa, Ben Greer and Amanuel Hailemariam
Bottom row: Emmanuel “Manny” Hernandez-Sanchez, Andy Hinkamp, Molly Miller, Paola Orozco and Parker Owens

May 6, 2024
Contact: Courtney Perrett, cperrett@missouri.edu

Commencement week is here, and we're ready to celebrate! The University of Missouri will soon award more than 5,500 degrees at spring commencement ceremonies. In all, students from the graduating class hail from 50 states and 44 countries.

Click the names below to meet 11 soon-to-be grads and learn how Mizzou has impacted them — and where they’re headed next.

Jamalon Alonso

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Nursing

Ashley Cade

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Major: Environmental studies with an emphasis in atmospheric sciences

S’Riyyah DeBose

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Business administration

Katie Espinosa

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin
Major: Special Education

Ben Greer

Hometown: Marshfield, Missouri
Professional program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (large animal practice)

Amanuel Hailemariam

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Information Technology

Emmanuel “Manny” Hernandez-Sanchez

Hometown: Mexico, Missouri
Major: Communication

Andy Hinkamp

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Health science with an emphasis in leadership and policy

Molly Miller

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Major: Journalism and International Studies with an emphasis in Peace Studies, also pursuing an Honors Certificate

Paola Orozco

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Major: Medicine

Parker Owens

Hometown: Noel, Missouri
Major: Law

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