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2021 Sinclair School of Nursing Dean’s List

 

BSN STUDENTS

Andersen, Emily Kathleen

Anderson, Ruth M

Annen, Olivia

Ashley, Chloe Grace

Astrup, Jessie

Bajor, Erin Christine

Barr, Kimberly Jeanine

Barrientos, Rachael Elizabeth

Bartels, Ellen Teigen

Bartels, Megan D

Bass, Shelby

Bauer, Lauren Danielle

Beckman, Elena Michele

Beebe, Kate

Bellew, Charlie

Berkbuegler, Elizabeth Mary

Bertrand, Aliya J

Bhangu, Jasmine Kaur

Bibbs, Cara Alis

Bickmeyer, Korinna Marie

Blakemore, Breanne Joy

Blevins, Katie Michelle

Blodgett, Katie G

Boehm, Brittany N

Bohler, Lydia Marie

Bond, Gaby

Boswell, Lauren Elaine

Bozeman, Mya Danielle

Brousseau, Kristin Paige

Brown, Suzanne Lawton

Brunnert, Christine Elizabeth

Bruske, Kate

Bryning, Bridget H

Buesse, Morgan M

Burgess, Kate R

Cable, Georgia Uneda

Cain, Hailey Dawn

Calabrese, Bella

Calvin, Lanie N.

Campos, Christian L.

Capalungan, Mya Makayla

Caponi, Lucy Elizabeth

Carlson, Brynn Haley

Cervera, Hailey Jordan

Cervera, Taylor A

Chismarich, Maggie

Church, Jenny M

Clancy, Zoe R

Cleeton, Kim

Clevenger, Lauren Elizabeth

Cline,Jenna  Leigh

Clynes, Samantha M

Coleman, Hannah Gabrielle

Collens, Nicole Marie

Conley, Alexis Erin

Cool, Katie

Corich, Taylor Marie

Corrigan, Sarah Elizabeth

Cory, Addison Scott

Creason, Kathryn M

Crowder, Cole G

Cuda, Sophia Elizabeth Ann

Cullen, Emma Conrath

Cummings, Mindy

Cunningham, Tiana Christine

Dasbach, Madison G

Dean, Alyvia Sydelle

Denny, Brittney Lynn

Dexter, Bria Louise

Dickey, Faith Ranae

Diekroeger, Mark Patrick

Dimmock, Kinsey Ann

Divers, Emma Royce

Donaldson, Mariama

Doran, Brooke

Duffield, Megan Danielle

Earnheart, Kristin Nicole

Edwards, Morgan A

Elem, Kayla

Elliott, Aubrey Dowd

Ericson, Katy

Evans, MiKayla Ranae

Ewing, Sabrea Fay

Fessler, Holly Theresa

Fischer, Chloe Camille

Flynn, Daylen Skye Anneliese

Fontcha, Alex

Foy, Cj

French, Christie

Gammon, Sarah Brooke

Garlock, Tanna M

Geha, Abby

Gereau, Megan M

Gersack, Caroline Alexis

Gerstenkorn, Anna E

Gibson, Camryn Elizabeth

Glaub, McKenna Ann

Glover, MacKenzie Diane

Godbey, Hannah N

Goltl, Shannon Kelly

Gordon, Cade

Goss, Lauren M

Graham, Aly Nichole

Greaser, Sierra Ann

Greaves, Jenna Bailey

Green, Rachel Lauren

Grider, Audrey Mae

Griffith, Hannah M

Hall, Abbey Shawn

Hardin, Allison Ann

Harris, Dezarray Nycole

Hartung, Callie Harrison

Hayes, Brittany Ann Marie

Heerhold, Bridget Rose

Henzel, Gabby

Herweck, Madison Elizabeth

Herzog, Emily C

Heskett, Abby

Hickey, Brianna Kathleen

Hinkle, Kayley A

Hochstedler, Kennedy Elise

Hoerschgen, Lauren F

Howard, Ellie

Howard, Hailee Renae

Howe, Amanda Elizabeth

Huang, YiaSi

Hubbard, Bailee Ann

Huff, Jacob

Huitt, Brooke L

Hunter, Katelyn D

Hutchinson, Megan Rose

Ingberg, Stephanie Lee

Ipsarides, Sean E

Ismaili, Albana

Jacobson, Chloe Elizabeth

Jalil, Lauren Elizabeth

Jansberg, Lilly

Jeans, Chelsey Ann

Jetel, Holly Morgan

Johns, Destiny Nicole

Johnson, Ava E

Johnston, Chloe Sofia

Jones, Annie

Kaczmarek, Jordyn Celyne

Kalou, Nina Marie

Kamudzandu, Rosie

Kantouth, Kailey Bree

Kenney, Brooke J

Kessell, Ria Harper

Kielp, Kayla Rose

Kimery, Taylor Belle

Kline, Katie

Klint, Katie

Knipp, Hannah M

Kotsis, Emma Rose

Kristofferson, Rachel R

Krueger, Elly Lynn

Kuehn, Lauren E

Kussman, Abbey Nichole

Larocco, Lizzy

Ledford, Emma Brooke

Leist, RaeAnn Angelica

Lemen, Brooke Elizabeth

Lescher, Brianna Nicole

Lewis, Courtney S.

Lewis, Grace Elizabeth

Lindstrom, Lexi

Loesing, Hannah J

Lowe, Kaleb Darnell

Lucas, Sara M

Lutzow, Jenna Marie

Lynch, Lauren Elizabeth

Maas, Emilie Jo

Machado, Gabe

Mackey, Madison Nevaeh

MacKoul, Victoria Rose

Main, Mandy Icel

Maloney, Brendan T

Manring, Hannah Therese

Mantel, Julia Kaitlyn

Marchetti, Sam

Marquis, Jacob Wayne

Marquis, Jordyn M

Martinez, Heather Nicole

Martinez, Kayla Marie

Matter, Cassidy Jo

Mauer, Caroline Elizabeth

McCarthy, Harper Lee

McClatchey, Casey Christine

McCown, Austin Benjamin

McCusker, Owen Kevin

McDonald, Kristen Rene

McDoniel, Emily Grace

McGuire, Elizabeth Brennan

McKinzie, Christian

McNeil, Hannah Grace

Mehelic, Abigail Marie

Melville, Loren Kim

Melvin, Bella

Menar, Grace Anna

Meyerkord, Katie

Miles, Allison Jo

Milewski, Ashley Paige

Miller, Colin T

Mitchem, Luke Byron

Mleko, Kendra Kay

Moeller, Jenna Danelle

Molnar, Emily

Monk, Ellie

Montross, Katie

Najera, Janett Shelene

Neckvatal, Teegan J

Needham, Paige

Neff, Jaylen K

Nikolova, Lori

Nowacki, Nikky Iza

Obi, Stephanie C

Oden, Brooke

O’Donnell, Caroline M

O’Keefe, Kendall J

Olsen, Briana Josephine

Ortiz, Lauren Rae

Otto, Emily

Oxler, Kylee Madison

Parrott, Kaelyn R

Patel, Kajol R

Patterson, Emma Ann

Peiffer, Julia A

Peluso, Julia N

Perez, Avery R

Perryman, Elizabeth Kathryn

Peters, Hannah C

Peterson, Sage C

Pfitzinger, Luke

Phelps, Rachel  Nicole

Polley, Kenzie  Mae

Porter, Samantha Johanna

Pulis, Megan Elizabeth

Pulliam, Brooke  Lindsey

Puno, Kayla

Qualls, Savanna F

Quilty, Paige Elizabeth

Quinn, Jack

Ransom, Hattie Grace

Reed, Allison Nicole

Reinkemeyer, Jenna Lynn

Reisman, Jessica Paige

Ripper, Madi

Rivetna, Natasha

Robinson, Rachel Nicole

Rodriguez, Estrella

Roeger, Jessica Elizabeth

Roetemeyer, Callie Ashlyn

Roettgen, Claire Elizabeth

Roither, Lauren Michelle

Rood, Jenna Michele

Russell, Lauren Marie

Salas, Pamela Whitney

Sanders, Emme

Sass, Hannah V

Schanzmeyer, Makayla Lynn

Schindler, Morgan O

Schlosser, Ragan Grace

Schnetzler, Jalyn Nicole

Schram, Ellie A

Schroeder, Kelsi M

Schroeder, Lauren Jessica

Schulte, Gracie

Schupp, Emily Brooke

Schwabauer, Molly J

Scroggins, Emma J

Selva, Jennifer Erin

Serritella, Sydney Elyse

Setera, Nalie E

Shader, Madisyn Paige

Shanahan, Mabry E

Shaw, Nevaeh Chantee’

Shearer, Evan J

Shumake, Johanna Clare

Siciliano, Anna Elizabeth

Simms, Mishell R

Simon, Elizabeth

Skorcz, Madison

Slusher, Erin E

Smith, Olivia Claire

Snyder, Kennedy Rae

Sonksen, Brooke N

Sorce, Marissa Caitlin

Sparks, Grace Elizabeth

Staley, Christopher W

Stewart, Madeline Marie

Stiebel, Brian

Stock, Maddie

Suits, Ally

Surges, Amanda Noelle

Tates, Mason Jamin

Taylor, Kyra Ariel

Terry, Grace Marie

Thein, Miranda L

Thevel, Autumn Elizabeth

Thomas, Marisa Kay

Thrift, Sidney Michaelyn

Tindall, Claire Elisabeth

Tobias, Cristina Erica

Tojo, Jenna Rose

Tonumailau, Pulemalie Si’imatu’u

Tran, Loan

Tyler, Sydney Elisabeth

Usselman, Reagan Elizabeth

Van Deven, Emily T.

Vandervoort, Caroline R

Varney, Sierra Makenzie

Vessell, Breelyn Hanna

Vierling, Stephanie M.

Walker, Alexis Nikole

Wankel, Hannah

Weiss, Kara Marie

Wemple, Abby

Wendt, Paige Marie

White, Amelia E

White,Takyra Keyshaun

White, Zane Michael

Whitehead, Aleiya R

Wicks, Melissa

Wildeisen, Jackie

Williams, Arianna Lashaun

Williams, Dylan Stephan

Williams, Jaelah Elizabeth

Willis, Kyara M

Winfrey, Kelsey L

Woods, Ali

Woodward, Josie L

Yanskey, Morgan Renee

Yarbrough, Jayden M

Young, Maddie

Young, Monica Irene

Zellak, Joshua Edward

Zellmer, Megan Alexandra

Zummo, Kendall Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRE NURSING STUDENTS

Adkins, Jacob B

Adlich, Allison Rose

Agatucci, James Joseph

Ahrens, Ashley M

Akin,Travis Keaton

Alfrey, Taylor Nicole

Allen,Jordan T

Alonso, Jamalon Nicole

Amick, Emily Margaret

Anderson,Brooke M

Anderson, Izzie

Ang, Stanley

Anselm, Emma Marie

Arntzen, Olivia Grace

Ausfahl, Kenzie

Bailey-House,LaKenzie Tarece

Ballinger, Adrienne Paige

Banister,Abby

Banta,Emily A

Barber,Macy Gail

Barksdale, Kennedy E

Barnes, Ava F

Barnes,Leah Rae

Barth,Julia Leigh

Basile, Hannah M

Bates,Brooke R

Bauerly, Anna Elizabeth

Baugus, Abby

Beaudet,Kayleigh M

Becking, Adelaide Elizabeth

Beczkala,Brooke L

Beetham, Madi

Belanger, Savannah Catherine

Bennett,Alena G

Bernskoetter, Gracie Rae

Betz, Amanda Marie

Birkenmeyer, Sarah Elizabeth

Bishop,Grace R

Blair,Makayla Jeanne

Blakemore, Madi

Blakley, Avery Madison

Blankenship, Danielle N

Blatt, Miranda Jayne

Blue,Autumn Michelle

Boatman, Shae Estella

Bohr,Kate

Bolinger, Rubi Lieb

Bollinger, Delaney Grace

Bond,Libby

Booth,Haley Elizabeth

Borozan, Jessica Mary

Bostic, Elizabeth Rose

Brainer, Erica Nicole

Bray,Jaelyn K

Breeding,Paige Marie

Breese, Megan Ann

Brownfield, Grace E

Brownfield, Payton Grace Ann

Bruton, Adi

Bryant, Cailyn Elizabeth

Buchholz, Mariah N

Buckley, Alyssa Corynne

Buckley, Chloe Elizabeth

Calhoon, Emily D

Cantalin, Mary Grace

Carpenter,Jada

Carpenter,Regan Hunter

Carr, Avery Elizabeth

Carr, Kylie Elizabeth

Carson,Maggie

Carter,Kennedy Grace

Cassiere, Nicole Maria Stadler

Castro,Ximena

Chael, Emma Coryn

Chan, Bridgette W

Chapman, Amelia Cora

Charlton, Grace Elizabeth

Cherrito, Mia Nicole

Christ, Calli B

Christen,Josie

Clodi, Zack

Coday, Sam

Cody,AJ

Conover, Alicia Belle

Coon,Gabby

Copto, Tori

Corcimiglia, Hannah R

Costa,Caroline Isabella

Cottle, Katie

Coughlin, Kailee Marie

Cox,Grace E

Cox,Jordan Ashleigh

Cridlebaugh, Emily A

Crocker, Lexi

Cronin, Keara Margaret

Cunningham, Cassie

Cunningham, Laina R

Curran, Katie

Cushing, Lily Clare Capshaw

Daily,Claire Isabella

Darling,Sophie

Davidson, Kyndall L

Davis,Kaia Brianne

Dearing, Grace Elizabeth

Degen, Kylee M

Deien, Emma Caroline

Didier,Audrey Elizabeth

Ditucci, Bianca Rose

Dong, Ying

Doolittle, Olivia Anne

Dover,Ellie

Drago,Sofia Rose

Drake,Kaitlin Elizabeth

Dreifaldt, Olivia Peregrine

Drinkard, Carley Payne

Duberry, Jianna Michelle

Dufault, Alyssa Ann

Dunlap, Emma G

Eckerman, Hannah Christine

Eisman, Savannah E

Ek,Emma Kristine

Empting, Nicki

Espindola Chavarria, Sara Lisset

Fansher, Ally

Faulkner, Brianna Rayne

Fazzino, Francesca J

Fegan, Kayley S

Ferenbach, Allison Nicole

Ferrario, Bella

Fields, Nathan Alexander

Finch, Somers McKay

Fischer, Maddie

Fischer, Morgan Renee

Fleckal, Aubrey Faith

Flynn, Jacob Paul

Foelsch, Madison N

Franklin, Emma Grace

Frey, Hailey Rebekah

Frison,Chloe

Gangel, Brooke Taylor

Gapasin, Emma

Gapski, Emma Grace

Gardner, Nina Catherine

Garmon, Ashley S

Garrett, Olivia Grace

Garza, Lucie Ann

Gay, Kaylee Maleah

George, Meredith M

Gillespie, Shannon Elizabeth

Giwa, MaryRose

Golaszewski, Sydney A

Goldner, Luke Austin

Gonzalez, Susana

Gough, Millie

Gouldsmith, Sydney Leeann

Grace, Ruby Dana

Graetz, Micaela Ann

Green, Ashton

Grgurich, Holly Jean

Griffith, Jenna Marie

Gruber, Caroline Ruby

Guess, Audrey A

Hagemann, Melissa Ann

Hagen, Jessie Lynn

Hall, Brianna Renee

Hall, Emma

Halverson, Molly

Hamilton, Mady

Hartman, Brooke Mckenzi

Hartzell, Chloe Elizabeth

Haslag, Kenley Marie

Headrick, Skylar Danae

Hedges, Kayla Marie

Hefti, Jameson Elisabeth

Henley, Dylann M

Herrin, Aubrey Shea

Herz, Tilson M

Hill, Jordan Marie

Hisle, Diana Marian

Hoffman, Julia Marie

Hoppe, Ally Marie

Hormuth, Hadley Frances

Horton, Becca

Houlihan, Dakota Quentin

Huber, Meghan H

Hueste, Amber SueEllen

Huffner, Courtney Lee

Hughes, Adam Ray

Hughes, Makensie Lynn

Hurtado, Abby

Jackson, Brooke Amelia

Jacobi, Jennifer Ann

Jacobs, Lauren K

James, Cassidy J

Jenke, Hailey Diane

Jenkins, Camryn

Jensen, Alyse K

Jonas, Aidan Jason

Kalmon, Lauren Isabella

Kaune, Lauren Louise

Kaup, Tatum Alexis

Keenan, Katie L

Kellner, Hannah Raine

Kerkemeyer, Shane R

Kern, Sammie

Khalil, Grace Marie

Kim,Jasmin Yeram

Klaudt-Zampieri, Gabby

Knittig, Anna Susan

Koenigsfeld, Claire E

Koller, Erin Marie

Kopp, Alayna Grace

Kramm, Elayna M

Kruse, Kane Frederick

Laffee, Ethan Bernard

Lafrentz, Lizzie

Lamons, Rachel Joann

Lampe, Audrey Claire

Landolt, Lexi

Langle, Haley Marie

Lanzotti, Marisa Danielle

Lepage, Ivy Jewel

Loftin, Hannah J

Logsdon, Maddi

Luong, Vy Thao

Lutz, Emma

Lycke, Madeline Ann

Lynn, Claire Marie

Madden, Chelsea

Maher, Austin James

Majors, Em

Makeever, Emily Francis

Malek, Gianna Sofia

Mansfield, Jenny

Mansfield, Mary Judith

Manthe, Liz

March, Abby Lee

Marteeny, Camryn Renee

Massey, Amina Vivian

Matthews, Sophia Lynn

Maturo, Marissa Marie

McAteer, Riley Marie

McCombs, Tess

McCracken, Hannah Marie

McGlone, Meghan Elizabeth

McKee, Jakob Jameson

Meine, Tiffany Fay

Michaud, Gabby

Michel, Allison Mary

Michel, Anna Kate

Milazzo, Anna

Milicevic, Daniel

Miller, Audrey M

Miller, Keenan Alan

Milli, Adrianna Marie

Minter, Gabe

Mitsch, Isabel Victoria

Moesta, Lauren Shea

Mokua, Brian

Monninger, Sydney M

Morano, Mikayla Gabrielle

Moritz, Kaci Middle

Morrow, Emma Leigh

Mosher, Claire E

Mott, Marissa J

Moy, Tiffany San

Msakni, Nadia Kayamina

Murawski, Matty

Musembi, Jayson

Myrick, Amari Symone

Nerney, Kendall Virginia

Newman, Allison K

Nguyen, Sophia Dora

Nichols, Angel Fay Taylor

Nichols, Kierstin Jo

Nickens, Isaac Jude

Niere, Elise

Noel, Drew

Norton, Madeline Sabina

Ochoa, Arely Elizabeth

O’Hara, Caroline Kaitlin

Orellana, Jess

Oscarson, Max David

Osias, Jacqueline Marie

Owens, Annika Rose

Pack, Caroline L

Park, Yoosun

Peach, Avery M

Phillips, Maddi

Phung, Christine

Pickett, Asa Xavier

Pickett, Lillie Gene

Pieper, Katie

Pierre, Renette Gabrielle

Poole, Alli

Poremba, Ann Marie

Powers, Blaney Michelle

Powers, Jake

Pridemore, Brooke Grace

Primus, Mary Elizabeth

Procell, Ev

Quick, Mollie Dean

Quinn, Riley Paige

Rahn, Megan Elizabeth

Rahn, Morgan Alexandra

Ramella, Carli Marie

Rathouz, Regan Anne

Ray, Katie

Rayle, Emma Darlene

Redecker, Shelby RaNay

Redlinger, Katie

Reece, Jesse Loren

Rice, Hailey M

Richard, Taryn Kathleen

Richards, Reagan E

Richars, Emily Therese

Riggs, Abbey

Ringgenberg, Lauren Nicole

Roettger, Elise Katherine

Rosacker, Rachel M

Rothbart, Tyler Dean

Rubino, Hannah Claire

Rubino, Meg Elizabeth

Rutkowski, Maggie Grace

Ryan, Kate

Salim, Iman Hani

Sanford, Hannah Marie

Santana, Emely Vanessa

Schaff, Hannah Marie

Scheer, Cailyn Joy

Schinzler, Hannah Grace

Schnurr, Claire Mildred

Schreiner, Rilee Ann

Schwent, Izzy

Schwieterman, Shelby Marie

Schwieters, Megan Marie

Scott, Emily Anne

Seabaugh, Elisabeth Marie

Seal, Garrett Michael

Seiz, Amelia Apprill

Selby, Riley Annaka

Shaw, Audrey Jane

Shipley, Nina Maria

Sigman, Anabelle

Silvernail, Sarah E

Simmons, Adelle Rae

Simon, Avery Faith

Simon, Chloe E

Sloan, Olivia Grace

Slusher, Katy

Smith, Kamryn Reece

Smith, Meghan Marie

Soener, Riley Elizabeth

Sohn, Delaney Grace

Spalding, Julia Cate

Spallo, Sophia Marie

Staehling, Mia R

Steele, Brooke Taylor

Steffes, Janie Marie

Steinbrecher, Alex

Stevens, Alex

Stocksick, Ashley Michele

Stone, Rylee Lynn

Stoneman, Malia Park

Stornello, Allie

Strong, Maya

Surtin, Connor J

Suto, Isa

Swick, Maddie

Tadd, Maddie

Tautphaeus, Faith Elizabeth

Taylor, Lauren Elizabeth

Tellman, Rene M

Tester, Meredith Brookshire

Thai, Britney A

Tharp, Alisyn Frankie Rae

Thomas, Emma

Thomas, Joseph Gabriel

Thomas, Karly Joy

Thomas, Libby

Thrasher, Kali R

Trejo, Evan Eric

Trostel, Carly Marie

Troup, Dale Alan

Trusty, Neci

Turkieltaub, Erin Morgan

Turner, Kylie Florence

Tusler, Peyton Renee

Underberg, Kennedy Jo

Veugeler, Kaitlyn Marie

Voss, Teresa Ann

Wall, Makayla Sue

Watkins, Brooklyn C

Weber, Hanna Catherine

Weldon, Melina Isabella

A Bright Future

Original article posted by Show Me Mizzou Here 

Justina Serwaa Yevu Johnson
Doctor of philosophy, nursing science
Hometown: Bompata, Ashante Region, Ghana

In 2017, Justina Serwaa Yevu Johnson traveled nearly 7,000 miles from her home country, Ghana, to study at Mizzou. The Fulbright Scholar had served as a nurse and nursing instructor for nearly 20 years but wanted to devote herself to palliative care research.

“My experience as a medical-surgical nurse over the years and seeing the sufferings and pains of patients at the end of life in Ghana was overwhelming,” she said. “And I made a promise to myself and to these patients to advocate for the provision of palliative and end-of-life care services.”

Although it was her first time in the United States, Yevu Johnson adjusted to life on a new continent and quickly integrated herself into the Mizzou community. “I fell in love with Mizzou,” she said. “The School of Nursing has been home to me, and I like the fact that the faculty treat students as colleagues. They are concerned about you and want to see you do well and succeed. I’m going to take that with me and share it with my future students.”

On campus, Yevu Johnson got involved in multiple programs including the MU Graduate Professional Council and the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women. She also became a Deaton Scholar.

Yevu Johnson said her favorite place on campus is the MU Student Center. She even has a specific table that she returns to each day. “It served as my office for the past three years,” she said. “It’s where I did all my class assignments and wrote my dissertation. I was surprised when I got all emotional on my last day there — a day before my dissertation defense. I will always hold the memories of my time there close to my heart.”

After graduation, Yevu Johnson will complete post-degree academic training at the Sinclair School of Nursing — teaching and working with a research team. She is also waiting to hear back whether she was accepted into a postdoctoral program.

Mizzou Alumni Association names 2021 Faculty Alumni Award winners

Top row: Lowell Mohler, Mary Beth Marrs, William Baker, Mary Sue Beck, Botswana Toney Blackburn and John Walter 

Bottom row: D Cornelison, Cooper Drury, Alexander Garza, Sandra Whayne Gautt, Noah Heringman and Yong Volz

Nov. 15, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Fleming, 573-882-8353, sfleming@missouri.edu
Original article posted here at Showme.missouri.edu

The Mizzou Alumni Association honored 12 distinguished faculty and alumni in the 53rd annual Faculty Alumni Awards on Nov. 12.

Celebrated since 1968, the Faculty-Alumni Awards highlight the contributions of exceptional individuals to the university’s growth and core mission through their professional accomplishments, teaching and research excellence or service to the institution. At the University of Missouri, scholarship and teaching are driven by a responsibility to public service — the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in Missouri and beyond.

Here are the 2021 Faculty Alumni Award recipients:

66th Annual Distinguished Service Award
  • Lowell Mohler, BS AG ’58, retired chief administrative officer for the Missouri Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies, former director of Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Mohler has influenced the field of agriculture in Missouri with his leadership and service requested by governors, legislators and conservation agencies, as well as his alma mater, MU’s College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources. His dedication to the state and its resources — its land, animals and waters — have made him “the voice” of agriculture in Missouri, and his service has made considerable impacts on the relationships between the university and the agricultural community as a whole.

62nd Annual Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Mary Beth Marrs, BS IE’87, MBA’95, PhD ’99, associate teaching professor, director of Enrichment Programs, Cornell Leadership Program and Heartland Scholars Academy at the Trulaske College of Business.

Marrs joined the Trulaske College of Business as a faculty member in 2000, after completing the third of her MU degrees. She has developed numerous student enrichment programs, including the Heartland Scholars Academy, which is dedicated to supporting rural, first-generation students like herself. To her students, Marrs is a “mom away from home,” and her care and concern for students extends far beyond the four years they spend in her tutelage. Her expansive alumni network is used to help connect new graduates to opportunities around the world, with many of those graduates remaining active as volunteers, donors or further mentors to her pupils.

2021 Faculty Alumni Award Recipients
  • William Baker, BS CIE ‘75, structural engineering consulting partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Mary Sue Beck, MSN ‘84, retired chief nursing officer, University of Missouri Health Care
  • Botswana Toney Blackburn, BJ ‘95, M Ed ‘97, associate chair, Health Sciences; and teaching professor, MU School of Health Professions
  • John Walter Clark, BS ME ‘62, MBA ‘75, retired water engineer, City of Columbia; retired commander 231 Civil Engineering Flight, Missouri Air National Guard
  • D Cornelison, professor of Biological Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology – investigator, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
  • Cooper Drury, professor of Government and Public Affairs, and interim dean, MU College of Arts & Science
  • Alexander Garza, MD ‘96, chief community health officer, SSM Health; colonel, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Sandra Whayne Gautt, BS Ed ‘65, M Ed ‘66, PhD ‘77, retired vice provost & professor emerita of Special Education, University of Kansas
  • Noah Heringman, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of English, MU College of Arts & Science
  • Yong Volz, associate professor, Roger Gafke Faculty Fellow; faculty group chair for Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism

Read more about this year’s recipients at the Mizzou Alumni Association