Hello! My name is Sydney Dungan and I am a Global Bear, BizBear, and yes… a Transfer Bear.“Wait, what? You’re a transfer?” I get this question a lot because if I didn’t say it, you would probably never guess that I started out at a different university. Since coming to Missouri State as a sophomore, I have become a SOAR leader, joined a social sorority and a professional … [Read more...] about How to be a Successful Transfer Student – Sydney Dungan
New Student and Family Programs is preparing for next summer's SOAR sessions. (Yes, already!) A key to our success is selecting strong students to serve as orientation leaders. As a former orientation leader, I found the experience to be valuable and fulfilling. Here are six reasons I would encourage your student to apply to be a SOAR leader. Building skills SOAR … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!
Take a moment to get to know Lauren VanNess, one of two 2018-2019 student orientation specialists in the Office of New Student & Family Programs. Tell us about yourself. My name is Lauren VanNess. I am a senior from Kansas City, Missouri studying Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. After I graduate with my bachelor's degree, I would like to pursue my masters in … [Read more...] about Meet Lauren VanNess – Student Orientation Specialist
Parent & Family Programs is excited to welcome Seth Templeman to the Family team! Seth will be working on our family events, blog, family orientation plus much more. Take a moment to get to know him! Tell us about yourself.Major, hometown, future goals, etc. My name is Seth Templeman, and I am from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. I am a Business Administration major with a … [Read more...] about Meet the 2018-2019 Family Assistant – Seth Templeman
The moment has finally arrived. Your son or daughter has chosen their college! You’ve sent the deposit and your family is celebrating this wonderful moment. Then things settle down a bit. You and your student look at each and say, “What’s next?” I won’t lie — it can be overwhelming. It was for me when my daughters were this age. Lots and lots of questions that you think … [Read more...] about Your student chose Missouri State. What’s next?