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Ben Trachtenberg

Faculty Help Sharpen Interview Skills

Thanks to his work with the Fellowships Office, MU School of Law Professor Ben Trachtenberg interacts regularly with undergraduates despite not teaching any undergraduate courses.

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin congratulates Emily Waggoner on her selection as a Truman Scholar. Photo by Lizz Cardwell.

MU’s Emily Waggoner Earns Truman Scholarship

Emily Waggoner has come a long way since being diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa as a high school freshman. Now, Waggoner is concluding her junior year at Mizzou, a year highlighted by her selection as a Truman Scholar.

Four MU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

The University of Missouri nominated four students—the maximum permitted—for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and all four received recognition from the Goldwater Foundation.

Jessica Anania

An Interest of Conflict

On the day before Spring Break, Jessica Anania was summoned to the office of MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. A few days earlier Anania had interviewed for the Mark Twain Fellowship and she thought the meeting with Loftin was to answer follow-up questions before the final selection was made. However, upon arriving at Loftin’s office, the chancellor congratulated her on being the award’s recipient.

Faculty Involvement Leads Students to Fellowship Success

Having received the Marshall Scholarship while attending Bucknell University, biological sciences professor Sarah Bush understands what goes into earning a fellowship. That’s why when she was asked to be part of a panel to help applicants prepare to interview for fellowships like the Marshall Scholarship, it was an easy decision.

Andrew Allee

German Internship Selects MU Student as Program Ambassador

Imagine arriving in a foreign country with one piece of luggage, severe jet lag and no idea how to get to your destination. That was the reality for Andrew Allee, a biochemistry major at MU, when he arrived in Berlin for the RISE internship through the German Academic Exchange Service last summer.

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U.S. Department of State Celebrates 75 Years of International Exchange Programs

Throughout 2015, the U.S. Department of State will celebrate 75 years of international exchange programs. The U.S. Department of State administers exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Shortly after World War I, the United States realized that fostering mutual understanding among different cultures could have a greater impact than weapons. This insight led to the U.S. Department of State forming a Division of Cultural Relations, and the first exchange program visitor arrived in the United States from Ecuador in 1940.

While in Myanmar, Anania visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the most sacred Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar

MU Student Gives Back

Jessica Anania is not your average college student. A triple major, studying international reporting, political science and psychology, Anania is also a world traveler, social justice advocate and research assistant.

Convincing Trajectory

Convincing Trajectory

Years of preparation and mentoring prepare Mizzou students for prestigious fellowships.

Fares Akremi

Family History Inspires Career Interest

Immigration is part of Fares Akremi’s family history. His father immigrated to the United States from Tunisia at age 28 and his mother’s aunt was granted asylum as a German Jew in the early 1930s. Akremi’s uncle hasn’t been heard from since 1988, when he attempted to leave North Africa.

Samantha Franks

Shipped Abroad

Mizzou junior Samantha Franks received a position in the Fulbright Summer Institute and spent the summer studying at the University of Bristol in England.…

Mizzou Students Garner NSF Fellowship

Five years ago, Sarah Swartz’s goal was to receive an associate’s degree. Now, after earning a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will pursue a PhD. Swartz is one of eight current University of Missouri students to earn…

Ida Winter

Boren Scholars to Travel to Morocco, Jordan

The David L. Boren Scholarship funds study abroad opportunities to areas of the world that are critical to the future security of United States interests. While the Kingdom of Morocco is not commonly discussed among the areas critical to the U.S. national security, many Boren Scholars visit the country and next year MU sophomore Ida Sophie Winter will join that list. Winter is one of two Mizzou undergraduates to receive the Boren Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

UM Curator Ann Covington and Bioengineering Professor Shelia Grant

Inaugural Covington Award Honors Outstanding Mentors

Nicole Monnier and Sheila Grant have been recognized for their efforts as mentors by being named inaugural recipients of the Ann K. Covington Award. The award recognizes members of the University faculty or staff who have mentored an undergraduate applicant for at least one nationally competitive fellowship.

Mizzou Students to Participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Two University of Missouri students have earned the opportunity to spend the upcoming summer in the United Kingdom. Kiersten Kuc and Samantha Franks have garnered positions in the Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K.