News and Profiles

Thank You: Brooks Scholar and CASE Marketing Intern Lauren Purdy

Graduating senior journalism student Lauren Purdy smiles for a photo on MU's campus Monday, April 11, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee helped mold MU graduating senior Lauren Purdy into the woman she is today.  “I am truly a Southern person at heart, and I think when we say that we’re hospitable people,…

Director’s Corner: 2021-2022 Academic Year is a Wrap

CASE Scholars and supporters, We have arrived at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. This year will undoubtedly be remembered for some pretty significant reasons. Most notable, it was another year of a global pandemic. However, I wanted to inform you of a sample of the great accomplishments/achievements for us in the Center for Academic Success…

Courageous Steps to the Finish Line: Diversity Scholar Roshae Hemmings

MU graduating senior journalism student and Diversity Award scholar Roshae Hemmings dons her kente stole from CASE while showcasing three others during a photo shoot outside of Jesse Hall, Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) “Hey Roshae! Was thinking about you. I wanted to check in and see how you are doing?”  It was Monday…

Resilient Since Her Very First Breath: Brooks Scholar and CASE Marketing Intern Kelly Lopez

MU journalism student and CASE marketing intern Kelly Lopez smiles for a photo on MU's campus Monday, April 11, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) Since taking her very first breath, resilience has been a common theme throughout Kelly Lopez’s life.  Kelly, an MU senior journalism student graduating in May, was born to Gayle and Dr. Ron Lopez…