7 Missouri Journalism Students Chosen for Mizzou 39 Award

Mizzou 39 for 2015

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:

Julia Bush
Julia Bush

Julia Bush
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.

Maggie Hardwick
Maggie Hardwick

Maggie Hardwick
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.

Alexis Johnson
Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson
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.

Tiffany Melecio
Tiffany Melecio

Tiffany Melecio
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.

Lauren Rundquist
Lauren Rundquist

Lauren Rundquist
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

Liz Skretkowicz
Liz Skretkowicz

Elizabeth Skretkowicz
From: Memphis
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.

Katie Yaeger
Katie Yaeger

Katie Yaeger
From: Atlanta
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 15, 2019

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