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Alumni Profiles

Burkemper’s brew

Stu Burkemper started brewing in college. He wanted to save a little money and make a quality product. His interest grew, and after a summer internship with O’Fallon Brewery and training with the Siebel Institute of Technology and World Brewing Academy, Burkemper, BS Ag ’07, of Moscow Mills, Mo., landed a dream job.

Wilkinson milkin’ some value for farmers

Ann Wilkinson began her career doing business planning and analysis for some of the biggest names in agriculture. After taking time off to start a family, Wilkinson, MA ’85, PhD ’89, founded Origin Farms of Kansas City, Mo., in 2001.

Not-so-quiet retirement

For Don Mayse and Marylou Turner, retirement was supposed to be picturesque: Give up the busy real estate careers, move to a quiet farm, and live out the peaceful dream they had since they married.

Extraordinary veterinarian

When Leon Russell was a boy, his dog contracted rabies. Russell, BS ’53, DVM ’56, was exposed and had to undergo the Pasteur treatment — 21 injections of a killed rabies virus vaccine into his abdomen. That incident led to his lifelong drive to study animals and prevent diseases that spread from them to humans.

Ben there, done that

On May 1, 2010, Holden became director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media
 at the University of Nevada, Reno.