My name is Taylor Juenger and I currently serve as a graduate assistant for the Missouri State Alumni Association and as advisor to R.E.A.L. Bears. As an undergraduate student, I was very involved with R.E.A.L. Bears and held a few leadership positions within the organization. I returned to work with R.E.A.L. Bears because I believe this organization gave me the skills to be successful after graduation, and I value what the organization brings to campus. R.E.A.L. Bears offers many great learning opportunities for students, such as networking in the skyboxes and at alumni events, the opportunity to collaborate on major projects like the Missouri State Birthday Party and plan educational programs, through programs like Giving Tuesday. I loved my undergraduate experience at Missouri State; R.E.A.L. Bears played a large role in that. As I complete my graduate assistantship and program, I’m thankful for my time within the organization and hope that the organization continues to grow and develop more students into emerging alumni leaders.
To my fellow R.E.A.L. Bears alums, we are seeking new members for this wonderful organization. Potential members should have a passion for Missouri State, are accountable and looking for leadership opportunities during their undergraduate experience and as they transition into alumni of the university. If you would like to recommend a student(s) for R.E.A.L. Bears, please fill out this quick Google form. On behalf of R.E.A.L. Bears, we thank you for your continuous engagement and dedication to the organization.