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From the GO to COMO: Raven Smith’s full-circle moment

CASE scholar and "Straight From the Go" creator Raven Smith smiles proudly in front of the Mizzou Store for the launch of her "GO COMO" clothing line, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 (CASE Photo/Sophia Scheller) On Sept. 16, the Mizzou Store welcomed a new addition to its vast selection of clothing lines: the “GO COMO” collection.…

Director’s Corner: November 2022

Hello CASE Scholars, family members and supporters.  As we press forward with the Fall 2022 semester, I wanted to pass along a few scholarship opportunities to keep you focused and informed. Remington R. Williams Award New Scholarship announced in honor of former Student Representative to the UM Board of Curators, Remington R. Williams. One student…

Soaring with the Baltimore Ravens: MU, CASE graduate Lauren Purdy

Former CASE marketing intern now Ravens digital web coordinator Lauren Purdy poses for a photo at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Ravens matchup with the Bengals in Baltimore, Md., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The Ravens beat the Bengals 19-17. It was June 6, 2022. Less than 2 months since graduating from MU. Lauren Purdy…

Growing to love a new home: Diversity scholar Kim Arodi

MU freshman Diversity Award scholar Kim Arodi smirks for a photo on MU's campus, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) It was Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Three days before the fall semester would begin at MU. For freshman Diversity Award scholar Kim Arodi, she was 72 hours away from the start of her college journey.  …

Coping with grief and loss in college

A 5-year old Sarah Parisien (left) joyfully sits on her father Patrick Parisien's shoulders while her sister Mikaela Parisien (right) rests upon her grandfather Jean-Claude Parisien's shoulders in Skokie, IL, 2007. As an MU freshman at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the balance between a social life and the preservation of my health…

CASE welcomes new Student Service Coordinator Leo Medal

CASE Student Service Coordinator Leo Medal smiles for a photo on MU's campus, September 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) This semester, the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) welcomes a new face to its team, Leo Medal. He will serve as a Student Service Coordinator for CASE, eventually leading the Summer Bridge Program. In the meantime, as he finds his footing, Medal will focus his efforts on assisting Diversity Scholars. Medal’s career in student success began…

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…