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COVID-19 Update: MU Has Received Federal CARES Act Student Emergency Funds

On behalf of the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE), our staff would like to share information that we have received from the Office of Financial Aid. Emergency financial aid grants are available to students to assist with covering expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the disruption in campus operations due to COVID-19.…

Born to Lead

Many are familiar with his friendly greetings, encouraging words and sound advice from behind the front desk of the Center for Academic Success…

CASE Staff Adapts to Changes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

When people care about something, you can hear it in their voice. If you were to speak to Justin Light or Devara Brock about the students, it’s clear that the care they have goes beyond…

Summer Bridge Update

The Center for Academic Success & Excellence has worked for decades to provide students with opportunities for growth and meaningful relationships. Nearly 1,000 students have participated in our summer programming since our first group in 1994. Due to the current circumstances our country is facing we have decided to find alternative ways of engaging students…

Virtual Learning, Virtual Care: How CASE Supports Students During COVID-19 Closure

As a sophomore, Jayson Donaldson had grown accustomed to campus life at Mizzou. Passing through the elegant silhouette of Memorial Union and walking by the sturdy limestone Columns became part of his daily routine. Donaldson, a psychology major, had been looking for his place on campus ever since he attended the Summer Bridge Program as…

Controlling Her Path to Success

Her big bright smile. You can’t miss it. It’s infectious. Sophomore Katelynn McIlwain is described by her peers as cheerful, generous, outgoing and high-achieving. She considers herself a perfectionist. So, it comes as no surprise that McIlwain is one of the recipients of the 2020 University of Missouri Award for Academic Distinction. "I'm honored to…

CASE COVID-19 Updates

I understand we are facing unprecedented times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Academic Success & Excellence wants to thank everyone for their patience as we make the necessary adjustments to ensure the continued safety and support of our students. Below, you will find updated information regarding CASE events, how to contact our staff,…

Salute to Excellence Recap – Spring 2019

Rain and technical difficulties were no match for the excellence in the room. And so even though the evening began rocky, Ms. Brock, Student Services Coordinator for the Center for Academic Success and Excellence (CASE) couldn’t have started it off any better than with the words, “We’re going to take a minute to exhale. Because…

A Leader Beyond the Classroom

For Mizzou ‘39 recipient Allie Starks, life at Mizzou has allowed her to take the road less traveled throughout her time at the University. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, she is the oldest of eight siblings. She was raised by a single mother and her father is a Cambodian refugee who came here during the…

Excelling Academically, Succeeding Professionally: A Story of NSBE Success

    To “secure the bag” is a new phrase, but its meaning is anything but. “The bag”, is a goal, something you want to obtain or accomplish. To “secure the bag” is crossing that finish line or completing that goal. The National Society…