Hot chocolate lover. Gamer. Creative. Jordan is still exploring campus and getting used to the size – after all, she was one of 40 in her high school graduating class – but she is making herself right at home and participating in lots of events.
“At MSU, you are constantly meeting new people.”
This freshman honors student from Willow Springs came to Missouri State to major in the sciences, but mid-semester, she changed to computer animation.
“Missouri State has been my home away from home”
“Music is a gift, and I want to share it with others and make people happy.”
“Time management is really critical when you come to college”
After a rough first semester of juggling time commitments, Chase got organized and has loved every minute of it.
‘I fell into all of these places and positions, but I know how hard I worked for them’
Shannon Hock looks back at her senior year as a time to build her resume, go to conferences, symposiums and do research.
‘I’m lucky if I get 7 hours sleep, but I wouldn’t trade it’
Up early with his athletes and up late having fun, Cam is getting the most out of his college experience at MSU.
‘Struggling with making ends meet…it’s the life of a college student’
With three jobs in the fall, two jobs in the spring and increased responsibilities, Caitlin’s junior year was about survival.
“There’s a lot more expectations and a lot more opportunities.”
“When you’re watching television, it’s important to break it down to understand most of it is just entertainment and not to feel like you have to be like the person on the television.”
‘I got to go on a lot of cool trips and meet a lot of cool people’
Coming into school as a non-traditional freshman was difficult, but close connections with his professors and instructors helped pave the way to a successful year for DJ.
“I never thought I could love a field this much.”
Third time’s the charm for junior Kirby Williams – at least when it comes to deciding on a major. The former pre-law political science major turned chemistry student has found a new place in the psychology department and within a new field: psycho-oncology.
“It’s been a really good experience, being away from home and experiencing independence.”
Freshman Breyanna Mack describes her first year at Missouri State with three simple words: exciting, challenging and overwhelming.
“It is a lot different than my learning experience in high school.”
Three words that best describe DJ Zaruba? Easy – singer, songwriter and student. After “three or four” (his best estimation) U.S. tours with various bands, the Virginia Beach native decided to go back to school.