“I related a research problem to something I saw a need for and fell in love with it.”
Junyu Sun has been at the helm of the award-winning Chinese Students and Scholars Association.
Graduate student Robert Gibson spreads his love of music on a broad scale.
“It was a challenge, but a dream come true.”
Artist Sarah Perkins combines two seemingly different mediums to create unforgettable works of art.
“My best was not quitting but finishing college and starting a new legacy in my family.”
Dr. John F. Chuchiak IV won’t be surprised by the future.
"Coming here was never about the degree."
Lauren Johnson had trouble getting involved in productions until she got the call she didn’t know she was waiting for.
When Dr. Stephanie Hein, head of the department of hospitality leadership, returned to Missouri State as professor, a fellow alum of the program had some essential advice for her.
Michael Davis did not always have the confidence he now has in his research capabilities.
I tell my students on the first day that everybody is an expert in their own shoes, so I want to hear everybody’s stories because we learn from that.
In the spring of 1562, France erupted into the first of many religious wars between Protestants and Catholics.
"Big things are possible if people are willing to cooperate."
"Even if it's a small change, we can change the world."
When Zach Wilson submitted his research abstract to give a 20-minute presentation, he didn’t know he’d be requested to also present something much shorter.
"A university is only as good as its professors."
"Nothing compares to working on the edge of known human understanding."
'96 I-O Psychology graduate Warren Lindley helps people to learn, grow and change is his job as Vice President of HR at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ill., Mont., NM, Okla. & Texas.
Few of us understand what is entailed in a species becoming listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, though most believe conservation efforts are noble.
Philosophy provided the framework for building a career and confronting personal challenges.
Little did he know that a bet made with his older brother would set him on a course to where he is today: training to be a CRNA.
Most people know about the major prehistoric eras, such as the Jurassic Period. But have you heard of others, such as the Cambrian or the Ordovician?
Philosophy alum Thomas Limbrick will spend two years clerking with the Missouri Supreme Court.
"The specific moment I knew I wanted to be a nurse anesthetist ‘when I grew up’ was the time when we found out my mom’s cancer had spread to her brain."
A recent recipient of the scholarship is senior Aly Gatwood. Her family lost their home in the St. Louis floods on December 29, 2015.
A randomly assigned group brought six students together, and their project impressed the campus.
A randomly assigned group brought six students together, and their project impressed the campus.
From standing in the spotlight to setting the stage for a home, she's learned how to make herself (and others) happy.
Though Shilpa Mohite grew up in Karad, India, she knew early on that she would attend Missouri State.
Under rocks and logs, in burrows and underwater, Dr. Alicia Mathis finds fascinating creatures to study.
Silver, known for antibacterial and anti-odor properties, may be in everything from athletic wear to cutting boards.
As a young screenwriter, Richard Amberg had a great opportunity.
On May 22, 2011, a devastating E5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri. A Joplin native, Matthews wanted to see what had become of his childhood home.
You’ve survived a major catastrophe. While the world you know has been washed away in this natural disaster, you remain. How do you cope?
From the beginning, Reesha Adamson could sense her calling. She wanted to improve the lives of young people who have behavioral disorders.
Missouri State University alumnus Dan Cogswell is leveraging his project management and team development skills to help advance the work of the alumni association and the university.
New Zealand native focused on capturing an NCAA championship and working toward a degree
“I’ve been making changes in the community and my job – not just going to school.”
"Don’t stay in your one friend zone. It’s good to have friends—old friends—but college is about making new friends."
"My parents were both born in Mexico, and I am fluent in Spanish, so it’s nice having a little piece of my culture here on campus.”
Chase discovered that time management and organization are crucial for success in college
She earned her degree with passion for her industries and some help along the way.
She used her independence to gain experiences and meet new people
He overcame the fear of returning to school to follow his true passion: jazz piano.
Sitting down for dental work makes many people apprehensive, but few know that the prolonged jaw opening involved can cause permanent damage.
Sometimes people know exactly what they want to do from a young age
Imagine you have suffered a serious stroke. You are unable to speak or follow a conversation.
Kirby Williams never thought she could love a career field so much.
Jordan is a creator who likes the idea of creating worlds that people can escape to.
Down the road, you might have the product of Annina Fremgen's vision in your home. Perhaps the table on which you eat dinner with your family. Annina wants to design furniture.
Cam Deckett cheered on the Bears from the student section, and now he's helping student-athletes stay on the field.
"Yes, the experience will change you, but you’ll come out of the trip happy that it did."
After picking up added responsibility in her junior year, Caitlin Polley thrived under the pressure.
A life as a touring musician prepared him for higher education.
How does a person become a writer? How does a teacher teach writing rather than assign it?
"No one thinks of himself as a terrorist. Not even members of Boko Haram," said Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University.
"One of the most important things to do as a Missouri State student is to volunteer."
What does it mean to be the real China?
Receiving a scholarship enabled St. Louis native Casey Flanigan to pursue a career in nursing.
“I would like to be dedicating my life to education.”
“CRNA School for me is comparable to running though mountains and valleys. The fact is that life in general is that way.”
Dr. Michael Reed can distinctly remember when he became interested in the universe and its contents: the moon landings in the summer of 1969.
Sometimes history is recorded years or even decades after it has occurred. This is the challenge graduate Adam Crawford faced.
Financial support through scholarships enabled first-generation student T-Asia Mays to pursue her passion for animals at Missouri State.
In the 1800s, hundreds of steamboats sank on the Missouri River - wrecks litter the valley beneath corn and soybean fields and contain a treasure trove of history.
Shaley Moore hadn't planned on attending Missouri State, but a campus visit during her senior year of high school changed her mind.
Is there a more haunting question than ‘What if?’
Twenty-four year Air Force veteran Ralph Davis retired and moved to Missouri, where he found opportunities he'd never expected.
For Laura Ashley, the future may hold a bright career at the top of the country music charts.
Rebecca chose Missouri State's athletic training program because of its reputation. Once here, she found memorable experiences, caring faculty — and convinced her sister to join her.
“I can care for my patients at a time when they are incredibly vulnerable and advocate for them in a way that is different than the way I advocate as a bedside nurse.”
Stephen Spielberg once said fantasy is an animator's friend. Hillary Huong Vu is living that vision at Missouri State.
“I chose to pursue a career as a CRNA because as a CRNA I would be able to advocate for my patient on a whole other level.”
Claire Geneser’s intrigue with stars began when she was 5 years old.
Tyler Durham recently graduated, but he is already an accomplished composer who has received awards for his work.
It’s every artist’s dream to see their work displayed in front of the public’s eyes. This dream became a reality for graphic design senior Robert Adams.
As a child growing up in Ukraine, Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk, professor of chemistry, learned about chemistry even sitting at the kitchen table.
If a significant life event was posted on Twitter but no one saw it, did it really happen?
Zane Clark jumps into whatever he does with both feet: “I love learning and experiencing new things!”
Mohamed Abdelhakiem is now a student at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Nicole Noonan loves both her challenging courses and the extracurricular side of University life.
Missouri State's Honors College holds a special place in Jade Johnson’s heart. She was once the College’s graduate assistant, helping others navigate their higher education paths.
“We have been looking at some of the genes that are involved in helping to repair your DNA,” in the hopes of finding a way to fix damage from skin cancer.
Police lights cut through the night sky, and Sarah Williams knows she looks suspicious.
LaWanda worked with internationally known designer Zac Posen.
According to Kiva, "Having people who haven't met me invest in my education... it proves they have a tremendous amount of faith in me."
According to Dr. Evans, science fiction only attempts to capture the true potential of the damage giant meteors can inflict.
“A CRNA is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who puts people to sleep, but it’s so much more challenging than just that.”
"Missouri State has set me on my path..."
"Solving problems is fun. Anything that's a challenge is fun."
"Being from one of the top business schools in the Midwest really helps..."
"If you don't see a limit, I don't think there is a limit."
"I can say I tried something new..."
MBA student Diem found her passion in large-scale, international logistics. She says, "I thought it was so cool - how people managed cargo..."
Leslie Brinkman's biology research sent her into the rain forest. Among her discoveries: "One salamander... can reduce carbon emissions from leaf litter by 178 pounds per acre."
Filmmaker Daan Jansen says, "Seeing that story you spent months on and the effect it has on people? I just love that feeling."
Earning her DNP helped solidify the skills Kim McGinn-Perryman learned on-the-job. She says, "Nurses should strive to promote themselves and the value of the care they provide."
Master of Science in Administrative Studies student Chin-Nan Chen believes that international experiences are vital because "no one can live by themselves... every country is linked together."
Master of Arts in Teaching student Marrie Ochieng knows from personal experience that "when you educate a girl, you educate a whole community."
Amber Hensley has known she wanted to follow her love of theatre since she was a young girl.
As an artist-in-residence in Edinburgh, Scotland during summer 2013, Ruth Barnes collaborated with five other choreographers to design “Here, There and Everywhere.”
During a summer project, Julie worked on deciphering one of nature's scariest phenomena.
"I get to teach people about our water resources, the things that live in them and the ways we can keep those resources clean."
Vonda Yarberry says her creative research is "alluding to how the human body works – the messiness of that and the tangledness of that."
'It was like a bunch of little kids who are just playing with very large, very expensive scientific toys.'
As I was driving by the Jordan River, I look – and it’s completely green!
Have you ever wondered what that tummy rumbling means?
Water is crucial to our body’s proper function, but it’s not just for drinking. Water is an essential part of agriculture and the landscape as a whole.
While many students are passionate about the inner workings of plants, few get to work side-by-side with a professor and participate in groundbreaking research.
Meet Kenneth Rowey, a junior Logistics and Supply Chain major who recently studied at the MSU Dalian, China, campus.
Having a strong set of skills built on hands-on experience helped Rice stand-out in the classroom.
In the fall of 2013, both Collin and Colby started the process of applying to and interviewing for post-graduate positions.
Ashley Bennington, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is a senior majoring in Sales Management. During the last two years she has participated in two unique internships.
Cody Mendenhall currently serves as the director of Investment & RetireAdvisers Services at Pension Consultants, Inc.
Katy Valentine had her pick of psychology PhD programs because of her Missouri State experience.
Drew Rogers found his vocation during his time as a graduate assistant for the Center for Dispute Resolution, where he began working in mediation.