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CASE Scholars, URM Students Celebrate Culture and Opportunity at 2022 GOBCC Fall Fest

Crowd cheers as an MU student shows off her dance moves during the GOBCC Fall Fest at MizzouRec on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) Imagine walking into a venue full of young, beautiful Black and Brown students congregating, showcasing, and celebrating everything they offer to their campus. Imagine minority student-led service organizations and local…

Director’s Corner: First of Fall ’22

Welcome, newest CASE Scholars (Class of 2026), returning scholars, families and supporters, Congratulations on completing your first two weeks of classes. We are delighted that you have joined or rejoined us this year! I wanted you to know, when you visit us this semester, you may notice some changes to our team. Ms. Angie Vick…

Thank You: Brooks Scholar and CASE Marketing Intern Lauren Purdy

Graduating senior journalism student Lauren Purdy smiles for a photo on MU's campus Monday, April 11, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee helped mold MU graduating senior Lauren Purdy into the woman she is today.  “I am truly a Southern person at heart, and I think when we say that we’re hospitable people,…

Courageous Steps to the Finish Line: Diversity Scholar Roshae Hemmings

MU graduating senior journalism student and Diversity Award scholar Roshae Hemmings dons her kente stole from CASE while showcasing three others during a photo shoot outside of Jesse Hall, Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) “Hey Roshae! Was thinking about you. I wanted to check in and see how you are doing?”  It was Monday…

Resilient Since Her Very First Breath: Brooks Scholar and CASE Marketing Intern Kelly Lopez

MU journalism student and CASE marketing intern Kelly Lopez smiles for a photo on MU's campus Monday, April 11, 2022. (Photo/Becca Newton) Since taking her very first breath, resilience has been a common theme throughout Kelly Lopez’s life.  Kelly, an MU senior journalism student graduating in May, was born to Gayle and Dr. Ron Lopez…

Brooks’ Legacy and CASE Support Continues to Positively Impact Student Success

George C. Brooks scholarship was established in 1988. (Photo/Rob Hill) The legacy of George C. Brooks started in 1958 when he graduated with a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri. During an era where racial segregation was still alive and well, Brooks took on the challenge of working for the university. Brooks spent…

CASE Kickoff Gives Class of 2026 Scholars a Sense of Belonging From the Start

Freshman CASE Scholars gather for a photo during the CASE Kickoff event in room 111 inside the Anheuser-Busch National Resources Building, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) The Center for Academic Success & Excellence’s new freshman scholars met one another for the first time at the 2022 CASE Kickoff on Friday, Aug. 19. Enthusiasm and…

CASE Takes on Jamaica for Summer ’22 Study Abroad

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness (middle) graciously takes a photo with CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn, Dr. Daive Dunkley and his family, along with four MU students at the Jamaica House, June 2022. This was made possible by MU’s Study Abroad Office, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Black Studies Department and the Peace…

MU Honors Fall 2021 Brazil Recipient: Brooks Scholar Mariam Morafa

As the 2022 Brazeal interviews finish up, let’s get to know the 2021 recipient! Mariam Morafa, a Memphis native, is the 2021 Brazeal Scholar. Morafa is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. Coming from a very STEM-focused environment, her family has served as her “hugest inspiration.” “[My family] became such a strong sense of representation…

Royals Host KC Scholars and CASE

On Sunday July 10, 2022, the Kansas City Royals hosted the KC Scholars Senior Send-Off. Over 300 scholars came to enjoy a game before they head off to college. In attendance was our very own CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn. He met with some prospective Mizzou Tigers and discussed how CASE will assist them throughout…

Director’s Corner: 2021-2022 Academic Year is a Wrap

CASE Scholars and supporters, We have arrived at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. This year will undoubtedly be remembered for some pretty significant reasons. Most notable, it was another year of a global pandemic. However, I wanted to inform you of a sample of the great accomplishments/achievements for us in the Center for Academic Success…

CASE Celebrates Graduating Scholars in First In-Person Spring Salute to Excellence Ceremony Since 2019

https://youtu.be/NvCOoXfX4tk Finally. The constant sound of laughter echoing off the walls. Students embracing one another. Proudly sharing their post-graduation plans. It was a welcoming sight for the scholars and MU’s Center for Academic Success & Excellence staff. Due to COVID, for the first time since spring 2019 CASE was able to hold their Salute to…