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  • Katey Smith

    Katey Smith

    When I first made the choice to attend school here at Missouri State University-West Plains, it was because I wanted to stay local to pursue a nursing degree...

  • Alice Sullivan

    Alice Sullivan

    Alice Sullivan credits the Missouri State-West Plains campus in Mountain Grove with helping her make the transition from high school to college.

  • Ralph Jenkins

    Ralph Jenkins

    Attending the Missouri State-West Plains campus in Mountain Grove has allowed Ralph Jenkins to pursue his education while staying close to home.

  • Austin Williamson

    Austin Williamson

    I plan to find a career in teaching.

  • Kwamain Hall

    Kwamain Hall

    I looked at the classes and liked what I saw, so I decided to achieve my goals here.

  • Amy Ackerson

    Amy Ackerson

    My mother has been a nurse for over 35 years. I did not intend to go to nursing school, but I feel like the profession chose me.

  • Seongchun Kwon

    Seongchun Kwon

    I like abstract generalizations of geometric concepts, spaces and objects.

  • Aimee Green

    Aimee Green

    Respiratory care is challenging mentally and emotionally at times.

  • Jerry Trick

    Jerry Trick

    I have always had an aptitude for mathematics-I like it, it makes sense, I like finding the answer!

  • Frank Priest

    Frank Priest

    I see beauty everywhere. I also believe in the creation of beauty; therefore, I specialized in writing as a way to interpret and to express unique life experiences.

  • Phillip Howerton

    Phillip Howerton

    I meet approximately 100 new people every semester...

  • Barbara Caton

    Barbara Caton

    Nursing is a great profession...

  • Gary Phillips

    Gary Phillips

    Don’t eliminate opportunities just because they don’t fit into your plan.

  • Craig Albin

    Craig Albin

    I always knew I wanted to be a writer...

  • James Hart

    James Hart

    Life-long learning is mandatory...

  • David White

    David White

    Follow your dream. Do what you love.

  • Dr. Rajiv Thakur

    Dr. Rajiv Thakur

    I decided to specialize in geography only at the graduate level

  • Tresa Ryan

    Tresa Ryan

    I have 22-plus years of healthcare experience in many areas

  • Jason McCollom

    Jason McCollom

    I was an undecided major until my sophomore year

  • Dasha Russell

    Dasha Russell

    I took an accounting course in high school and really enjoyed it.

  • Lisa Clifford

    Lisa Clifford

    Lisa Clifford found Missouri State University-West Plains was a good fit for her educational needs.

  • Mike Driscoll

    Mike Driscoll

    Mike has learned to think differently and challenge himself mentally here at Missouri State-West Plains, which will help him in his future career as a Navy SEAL.

  • Ryan Evans

    Ryan Evans

    Ryan Evans doesn’t know where his next step will take him, but he does know Missouri State University-West Plains prepared him for whatever that step will be.

  • Kendra Barnard

    Kendra Barnard

    Kendra chose to attend Missouri State University-West Plains because it gave her the opportunity to attend college with A+ for free. As a result, she's made friendships that will last forever.

  • Lance Parker

    Lance Parker

    Missouri State-West Plains has become a second home to Lance.

  • Otha Bell

    Otha Bell

    Otha is very involved on campus serving as a Student Ambassador, a member of the Grizzly Cheer Team and Student Government Association. 

  • Hannah Kelly

    Hannah Kelly

    The affordability and location of Missouri State University-West Plains’ allowed Hannah to run a steady business and work toward a bachelor’s degree.

  • Keegan Harper

    Keegan Harper

    Born and raised in West Plains, Keegan is on track to build a long-term nursing career.

  • Matthew Hoth

    Matthew Hoth

    Matthew Hoth learns something new every day at Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • Morgan Kinder

    Morgan Kinder

    Morgan expresses her love for Missouri State University-West Plains and the opportunities awaiting the college life.

  • Shannon L. Ford

    Shannon L. Ford

    After serving our country in the US Navy, Shannon Ford wants to continue to help others through the nursing program at Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • William Hatcher

    William Hatcher

    William Hatcher is a U.S. Veteran who plans to learn effective ways to teach math, thanks to Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • Myriah Renee Mestas

    Myriah Renee Mestas

    Myriah is figuring her career goals out one at a time at Missouri State-West Plains.