Skip to main content
Skip to navigation

This site is archival. Please visit the current MIZZOU magazine site for up-to-date content.

Alumni Profiles

Flying high

In 1944, Mary Burch Nirmaier graduated from the Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program in Sweetwater, Texas, and became one of the first female pilots to fly for the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Walsh runs the world

Some track team somewhere should give James Walsh a varsity letter, if, for nothing else, his tenacity.

Mapping tomorrow

Although Bennie Martin majored in physics at Mizzou, he spent an early phase of his professional career as a cartographer.

Blue Bird Bistro

Jane Zieha remembers buying fresh milk from the University of Missouri dairy with her father, Eugene, an accounting professor at MU from 1964 to 1985. “I was raised eating fresh food from local farms,” says Zieha, BS BA ’76.

Restoration on the river

Driving on Highway 100, you could pass through the river town of New Haven, Mo., in about three minutes. To the layperson, it looks like many small Midwestern towns — a bank, some schools, a market and a smattering of residences. But it’s bigger — and more charming — than first impressions allow. For Ellen and Mark Zobrist, it’s home. It’s historic. And it needs to be preserved.

Family business

Toya Allen, BS BA ’96, is busy at work with US Airways as director of human resources. She is busy at home, pulling off Saturdays full of swimming lessons, flag football games and team workouts. Heck, she is just plain busy.