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Director's Corner: Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Scholars and supporters, We are coming down the final stretch of Spring 2021. I hope you are ready to finish the semester strong! In fact, finishing strong is the focus of my update for you all. We, in…

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Cos’ Closet: How Marcos Feliciano Turned His Passion For Fashion Into a Business

For graduates of MU’s Trulaske College of Business, running a profitable company isn’t new. However, the difference between those graduates and Brooks Scholar Marcos Feliciano is that he didn’t wait until graduation to jumpstart his business. MU business student…

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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…

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Student Column: How to Honor Black History Beyond February

As Black History month comes to a close, Black History is not ending with it. As a Black woman, I take pride in celebrating and learning more about my history. Each year I discover unsung heroes and difference makers I…

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Director's Corner: A Season of Renewal

Hello CASE Scholars and Supporters! As we transition into the month of March, I am mindful that change is on the horizon. We may have recently endured many personal and collective trials and tribulations. Whether you or a loved-one experienced…

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Note From CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Scholars, At this point in the semester, you should be encountering the first round of exams, papers or quizzes in many of your classes. Therefore, I wanted to take the time to let you know that the CASE…

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Black Men in White Coats Documentary Film and Discussion

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Viewing of Black Men in White Coats February 12-17 and two post-film discussions February 17. Spots are limited, register now! How to Sign Up Presented by the MU School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion,…

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Determination and the Dean's List: How CASE Scholar Jarame Crawford Defied the Odds

MU Senior Jarame Crawford likes being a problem solver. He likes knowing how to fix things for others. CASE Scholar and MU College of Engineering student Jarame Crawford smiles for a photo outside of Jesse Hall. (Photo/Becca Newton) That trait…

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Student-Ready, Set, Go

Collaboration with national author aims to improve underrepresented minority student success at the College of Engineering

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Note From CASE Director, Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Scholars and supporters, As we begin the month of February, it marks what is commonly known as Black History Month, although I believe every month is Black History Month! I wanted to bring you greetings and to acknowledge…

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A Pair of Brooks Scholars Prepare To Take on D.C. in Full Circle Reunion

In the winter of 2019, a high school senior at the time, Matthew Bozeman (they/them/their) made their way to MU’s campus. Bozeman who grew up in O’Fallon, just outside of St. Louis, was searching for the perfect college fit. Brooks…