Carmelita Jeter was named the “Fastest Woman Alive” in 2009, plus she is a three-time Olympic medalist. After breaking world records and winning medals, Carmelita has become a role model, influencer, ambassador for the Susan G. Komen California Circle of Promise Initiative designed to promote breast cancer awareness among African American women, and so much more. Carmelita … [Read more...] about What is the Fastest Woman Alive Doing Here in MISSOURI? A Little Bit about Carmelita Jeter!
There are many reasons why students work during college. For some students, it's a necessity because they have to be able to pay for their education, while others choose to work to have some extra spending money. Regardless of someone’s reasoning to work, it is important to balance time spent working and the responsibilities of being a student. As a student, I personally … [Read more...] about Stephanie Says…Working during College
As I was finishing high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do going forward. Sure, college was the idea, but I could not tell you where on earth I wanted to attend, much less what I wanted to study while I was there. I had some ideas - maybe I could become an English teacher, or get a humanities degree of some kind. There were plenty of institutions within driving distance … [Read more...] about It’s okay not to know
Hello Bear Family! Persistence is a major factor in the college experience. There are many challenges that college students encounter along their path to graduation, and I am no exception. Although I have become a proud Bear grad and representative of Missouri State University today, I had serious thoughts about transferring after my first semester. Now that it is halfway … [Read more...] about Max’s Musings: My First-Semester Story and Persistence
Take a moment to get to know Mallory Jones, a Bear Power mentor. Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and … [Read more...] about Spotlight On Mallory Jones – Bear POWER Student Mentor