Mizzou Alumni Association Recognizes Outstanding Academic Achievement, Leadership and Service
Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2015) — Seven Missouri School of Journalism students are among the recipients of the Mizzou 39 award, which recognizes achievement in the classroom and the community. The annual honor, sponsored by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board, is emblematic of the spirit of service that made the founding of the University of Missouri possible in 1839.
The Missouri School of Journalism recipients and their mentors are:
From: Keller, Texas
Majors: journalism and international journalism; Minors: psychology and music; Certificates: Honors College and multicultural.
Activities and Honors include: Mortar Board; Summer Welcome leader; Outreach Student Recruitment Team co-chair; Columbia Missourian; intern with the Office of Admissions; MizzouThon public relations; Mizzou Wind Ensemble; Outstanding Discovery Fellow.
Mentor: Ashley Mitchell, Office of Admissions.
From: Salisbury, Missouri
Major: science and agricultural journalism; Minors: agricultural economics, leadership in agricultural and psychology; Certificate: multicultural.
Activities and Honors include: Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority; CAFNR Student Council treasurer; International Association of Students in Agriculture Related Sciences president; Mizzou Collegiate Scholars; Central Missouri Humane Society volunteer; Litton Leadership Scholars.
Mentor: Sharon Wood-Turley, Science and Agricultural Journalism.
From: Swansea, Illinois
Major: strategic communication; Minor: sociology; Certificate: multicultural.
Activities and Honors include: Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative Ambassadors; Department of Student Activities marketing coordinator; Residential Life Ambassadors; Desire to Aspire Mentoring Program executive officer; Griffiths Leadership Society; Tour Team; University Band.
Mentor: Charles Parker Jr., Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.
From: Florissant, Missouri
Activities and Honors include: president and founder of the Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority; Summer Welcome leader; Diversity Peer Educator; United Ambassadors Minority Recruitment Team; Hispanic American Leadership Organization historian; National Association of Hispanic Journalists; Vagina Monologues.
Mentor: Tara Jackson, Women’s Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and Multicultural Center.
From: St. Louis
Activities and Honors include: Omicron Delta Kappa; Griffiths Leadership Society; Pi Sigma Epsilon director; The Creativation Project founder; Language Partners Program; LaQuist founder; University of Missouri Entrepreneurship Alliance.
Mentor: Greg Bier, Trulaske College of Business
Major: strategic communication; Minor: business; Certificate: multicultural.
Activities and Honors include: Summer Welcome leader; Kappa Delta Sorority vice president of member education; Wellness Resource Center peer advocate; Greek Week Steering Committee; Tiger Pantry marketing coordinator; Order of Omega.
Mentor: Suzette Heiman, Missouri School of Journalism.
Major: news editing; Minors: business and psychology; Certificates: Honors College and multicultural.
Activities and Honors include: Omicron Delta Kappa, Griffiths Leadership Society, Mizzou Alternative Breaks director of logistics, American Copy Editors Society, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Tiger’s Lair, Relay for Life, Columbia Missourian, Zou Crew.
Mentor: Jim Flink, Missouri School of Journalism.
Updated: August 4, 2020