Posts from ‘February, 2011’

Donor-funded awards help Ag student strive for the top

When you ask Daniel Wisner, a senior in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture, what his plans are for his future he quickly lists off, “Operating and expanding my family farm, serving as a loan officer at my community bank, starting a few small businesses, getting my pilot’s license, running with the bulls in Spain…oh, […]

Strong hometown ties prompt philanthropy

Deborah Wehrman believes in giving back to her roots. Her strong attachment to her hometown of West Plains, Mo., and her family’s history with Missouri State University-West Plains prompted her to recently establish the Deborah and David Wehrman Leadership Scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time in fall 2012 to an incoming freshman […]

Professor establishes research assistance fund with students in mind

Dr. Brian Weaver, Assistant Professor of Biology, knows how important research is to a successful program at any institution. As a relative newcomer to Missouri State University, Dr. Weaver says he chose this institution for many reasons; an important one, he said, was “that the University and the Biology department provide an excellent environment to […]

Chair brings Middle East scholar into classroom to share real life experiences

Guest Column by Dr. David Romano, Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle Eastern Studies in Political Science The establishment of the Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle Eastern Studies in Political Science brought me to Missouri State University and the Ozarks. In four years, I hadn’t even considered moving to another state or university, until […]