Four Journalism Students Selected for Mizzou ’39

Mizzou '39 Students for 2017

From top-left: Missouri Journalism seniors Brittney Frazier, Grace Gabel, Emily Russell and Lily Zacharias are among those named for this year’s Mizzou ’39 award.

The Award Recognizes Seniors for Their Leadership, Service and Academic Achievements

By Yue Tang

Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2017) — Four students studying strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism are among the 39 selected for Mizzou ’39. The award, given by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board, recognizes 39 outstanding seniors across all majors for their leadership, service and academic achievement throughout their time at the University of Missouri.

The award is given in spirit of the service cornerstone on which MU was founded in 1839. Mizzou 39 recipients name a MU faculty or staff mentor to recognize at the awards ceremony. The students and their mentors will be recognized at a banquet this spring.

The Missouri School of Journalism recipients and their mentors are:

Brittney Frazier

Grace Gabel

  • From: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Major: Journalism (Strategic Communication)
  • Activities and Honors: Tiger Pantry, Mizzou Alternative Breaks, Summer Welcome
  • Mentor: Farouk Aregbe, assistant director, Academic Retention Services

Emily Russell

  • From: Bloomington, Illinois
  • Major: Journalism (Strategic Communication)
  • Activities and Honors: Missouri School of Journalism Ambassadors, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Director of Ambassadors, Mizzou Office of Leadership Development, St. Thomas More Newman Center
  • Mentor: Sherri Helm, senior program/project support specialist, MU Office of Economic Development

Lily Zacharias

  • From: Wheaton, Illinois
  • Major: Journalism (Strategic Communication)
  • Activities and Honors: Tour Team Leader, Kappa Alpha Theta, Homecoming Top 30 Candidate, Panhellenic Counselor, Caring for Columbia Steering Committee, Office of Admissions student worker
  • Mentor: Judd Slivka, assistant professor, Convergence Journalism

Updated: October 13, 2020

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