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Neal Boyd

Neal E. Boyd: Behind the scenes

See behind-the-scenes video of America's Got Talent winner Neal E. Boyd from the "Heartland star" photo shoots in his hometown of Sikeston, Mo.

Tim Burton

Down the rabbit hole

Photographer Leah Gallo makes her living on movie sets, capturing still images of the action as director Tim Burton’s visions — full of monsters and mishaps — become reality.

Neal Boyd

Heartland star

Singer Neal E. Boyd, BA ’01, won the 2008 America’s Got Talent competition on national television. The purse was $1 million and the opportunity to make his living as a singer.

Jon Hamm

Home-grown Hamm

In his role as Mad Men’s Don Draper, Jon Hamm — with chiseled good looks and acting prowess — earned a Golden Globe Award in 2008. But few fans know the accomplished actor got his start at Mizzou, where friends and faculty enjoyed his down-home demeanor.

Tiger Tales

A collection of Tiger tales

Mizzou alumni are a prolific crowd, turning out all manner of manuscripts for specialized and general audiences.


The next sound

A new initiative at the MU School of Music provides scholarships and other community support to aspiring composers.

Kathleen Turner

Speaking the mind of Molly

Kathleen Turner stars in alumna Peggy Engel’s Red-Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, a one-woman play about the controversial columnist.

Then and Now

Mizzou: Then & Now

With roughly 16.5 million square feet and an ever-changing landscape, your Mizzou memories probably include a number of perspectives unique to your time in Columbia.