Director’s Corner: We Made It!

CASE scholars and supporters,

We have arrived at the end of one of the most challenging academic years in recent history. As we all attend the virtual, drive-by and in-person graduation celebrations (as well as our CASE Salute to Excellence), we are reminded why the work we do in CASE is so important for your individual and collective success! We are always touched by the compelling stories we hear from you during this time of the year. We are incredibly proud of each and every scholar for your resilience and success during these often challenging times.

Dr. Thorn

CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn. (Photo/Becca Newton)

For those scholars who are returning, I want to share the importance of practicing self-care. Remember to focus your energies and mind toward the work that has to be completed and surround yourself with positivity. Get rest, eat well, mediate, pray and reflect. Remember the CASE Staff is always here if you need us (even throughout the summer)!  We look forward to your return and we will be highlighting some exciting new additions when you return in the Fall!

For those scholars who are graduating, We want to say CONGRATULATIONS to you and your families! We thank you for entrusting us during your educational process. We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishment and hope you will keep in touch with us!  MIZ…

E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D
Director, Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE)
“Serving Students Since 1995”
110 Student Success Center, 909 Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO  65211
P: 573-882-9208
F: 573-884-4353

Indigenous Peoples and Lands Acknowledgement:
I would like to acknowledge that I work in what is colonially known as “Missouri,” and that these were the homelands of the tribal nations of the Nutachi (Missouria), Jiwere (Otoe), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Ogáxpa (Quapaw), Chikasha (Chickasaw), Illini, and Báxoǰe (Ioway), among others.