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Alumni Profiles

From foot to fountain

Karl Johnson, BS BA ’10, broke the world record for number of shoes placed heel to toe with donations to Shoeman on the MU campus.

Passion for history shows

Award-winning teacher Jim Gregory, BA ’77, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., had his intellectual awakening at Mizzou.

Full-circle scholarships

Back in 2003, Maggie Meyer was a bright student at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan. She looked at three colleges.

Distance Education

Yaowarat Matchim isn't just helping educate the next generation of Thailand’s nurses; she’s seeking out new methods for patient care.

Goal: Earning a PhD

From Missouri, Nakeisha Ferguson went to the University of Texas at Austin, where she became one of the first 10 black students in the school’s history to earn a doctorate in advertising.

Revitalizing Cambodia

Kol Pheng returned to Cambodia 13 years ago to help rehabilitate the country and to start a new university.

Alumna publishes Eleanor Roosevelt book

In the mid-1950s, a woman’s role in the newsroom was limited, so Maurine Beasley pursued bachelor’s degrees in journalism as well as history, with an eye toward teaching — if she had to.