Daimontre Yancy

Transfer student Daimontre Yancy is from Columbia, Missouri. He is majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in black studies. He hopes to become a CNN anchor and correspondent and eventually host his own show. The former Battle High School student…

Braiden Wade

Braiden Wade

Braiden Wade was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and moved to his hometown of Eudora, Arkansas shortly after. In 2007 he settled in St. Louis, Missouri and lived there until he enrolled at MU in 2020. While in St. Louis…


Gehazi Whitehurst

As long as he can remember, Gehazi Whitehurst has used writing as his main tool of communication. Born and raised in St. Charles, MO, Whitehurst took up theatre and all forms of writing. In high school, he discovered his passion…


Christian McDonald

Christian McDonald, a Kansas City native, is a junior at Mizzou. McDonald is majoring in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in sports journalism. He is also working towards a minor in English. McDonald hopes to be a beat writer in…


Kelly Lopez

Kelly Lopez is a junior at Mizzou, studying Strategic Communications at it’s prestigious School of Journalism for a future career in Public Relations. Born in Utah, Lopez has always dreamed of a career in marketing and advertising, and spent most…


DuVonte' Beard

At age 7, DuVonte’ Beard became an athlete. Little did he know, sports would become the center of his life and aspirations. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, the Chiefs and Royals were Beard’s two favorite teams.  Growing up…


Lauren Purdy

As a member of the CASE Marketing Team, Lauren Purdy has strived toward sharing the program’s mission of supporting the academic achievement of underrepresented minority students. Born and raised in Memphis, Purdy received her high school diploma from St. George’s…

Keara Shannon

Keara Shannon

Keara Shannon was born in Chicago Heights, IL and lived in the neighboring town of Matteson for 13 years. She moved to Plainfield, IL in 2013 and attended Oswego East High School. Her interest in journalism started during her junior…

Becca Newton

Becca Newton

Becca Newton is from outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She joined the CASE Marketing team in Spring 2020. Newton plays rugby for Mizzou and loves taking photos! She is a senior Journalism student with an interest in design, photography and editing.


Abigail Ruhman

Abigail Ruhman is a junior from Raytown, Mo. She is majoring in journalism, women’s and gender studies, and sociology. She is also pursuing minors in peace studies, leadership and public service, and history. In addition to the CASE Marketing internship,…