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Katelynn

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…

COVID-19 Update

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…

2019 Graduates

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…

Allie Starks

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…

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Excelling Academically, Succeeding Professionally: A Story of NSBE Success

  Mizzou NSBE at Region V Opening Session   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…

Anthony Blatter

Singing to the Tune of Black Excellence

It started with a dull Friday morning. The office was quiet as everyone was tucked away in their work. However, this energy all changed with a booming “good morning,” carrying from the lobby of the CASE office. Anthony was here.

Tyler Brumfield

An Agent of Change

The day started rainy and cold just like any typical Missouri day in March. But what most did not know is that, an event unlike any other was going to take place. The first Missouri Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Conference took…

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The Summer Experience -Bridging Gaps From High School to College 

When most high school seniors think about how they would like to spend their summer after graduation, getting a head start on their college careers is probably the last thing on their minds. At least, that was the case for…

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Graduate Scholars of Excellence: Where Undergrads Look Toward the Future

Students Alex Becks and Damon Tatum II present with the GSE mentors during an activity As an undergraduate student, learning how to navigate college can be daunting, especially if you may be a first-generation student. Having guidance from those who…

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Sweet Victory: How makeup helped to highlight a future of infinite possibilities

College can be a daunting time for many; while some step into this new chapter of life with excitement and certainty about the future they aim to create for themselves, others are unsure about their passions, what they want to…

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The Artistic World of Medicine

It’s hard to imagine how test-tubes, stethoscopes, paint brushes, and canvas can come together. Many people might not see how something creative can coincide with something scientific but senior Tyree Taylor is proof that one does not have to sacrifice…

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A place of Belonging – Brooks Interview Day

“Belonging” a word echoed throughout the day from figures like J.D. Bowers, Director of the Honors College, and Amand Hardiman, Graduate Assistant of Center for Academic Success and Excellence (CASE).  On a nice, sunny Saturday in February, incoming freshmen were…

Jeanette-Greene

A Launchpad to the Future

Senior Jeanette Greene, Chicago native, Civil Engineering major, and CASE Scholar, wasted no time in preparing and equipping herself with tools that would help her succeed in the future.

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Perseverance: Salute to Excellence Recap

When asked to summarize the Salute to Excellence 2018, I was at a loss for words. How does one describe an event that was filled with memories and smiling faces of the past; but still looking towards the future? How does one describe the…

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Feels Like Family

For many, the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) is not just an organization, it’s a family.