Archive: Mar 2021

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Director's Corner: Have a Safe and Relaxing Spring Break!

Hello CASE scholars and supporters! I hope you all are enjoying a well-deserved, safe and relaxing Spring Break 2021! There have been many news reports and videos surfacing on social media showing several spring breakers not following CDC guidelines when…

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Amand Hardiman: More Than a Mentor

When I came to MU for the Center for Academic Success & Excellence’s (CASE) Summer Transition program (now known as Summer Bridge) in 2018, I was skeptical. I was unsure what my four years here would entail and anxious…

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Alex Becks: Making Her Mark

On the first day of her junior year in high school, MU junior and Brooks Scholar, Alex Becks faced an important decision. Her choice, ultimately, would lead her over a thousand miles away from her home in Chicago but provide…

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Director's Corner: A Year in the Pandemic

Dear CASE Scholars and Supporters: As we round the corner on a calendar year since the universe introduced us to the terms COVID-19 and Coronavirus (or ”Rona” in the vernacular), this introduction has changed the trajectory of the world like…

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KC Scholar Abigail Ruhman: The Vow That Literally Paid Off

One evening after it happened, Abigail Ruhman walked into her kitchen at home. She quickly stopped in her steps when she noticed her mother, Lisa Ruhman, sitting at the kitchen table with tears silently rolling down her face. Abigail…