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Professionals who graduate from the University of Missouri with advanced degrees have become respected leaders in their fields. Our notable graduate alumni include:

  • Gail F. Baker, PhD ‘91, journalism
    Dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • Paula Hertwig Hopkins, MPA ‘00, public administration
    Assistant City Manager for the city of Columbia, Mo.
  • Rodger O. Riney, MBA ‘69, BS CiE 1968, business administration
    Founder, President, and CEO of Scottrade, Inc.
  • Linda Godwin, PhD ‘80, MS ‘76, physics
    NASA astronaut, veteran of four space flights, now an MU faculty member
  • Gary Williams, MA ‘79, MD ‘78, BA ‘73, biological sciences and medicine
    Specializes in cardiology and works to reduce medical costs in the Southeast
  • Richard Maltsbarger, MS ‘99, BS ‘97, agricultural economics
    Vice President of Strategic Planning for Lowe’s, the home improvement retailer
  • Susan Stephens Golden, PhD ‘83, genetics
    Distinguished Professor, Section of Molecular Biology at University of California-San Diego
  • Caroline Worra, MM ‘93, voice
    Grammy nominated national and international opera star
  • Leyland Young, PhD ‘03, mechanical and aerospace engineering
    New Mexico State University at NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility
  • Nadine Meyer, PhD ‘07 and Steve Gehrke, PhD ‘06, English, creative writing
    Winners of two out of five 2005 National Poetry Series awards
  • Dale Klein, PhD ‘77, MS ‘71, BS ME ‘70, nuclear engineering (PhD), mechanical engineering
    (MS, BS) Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2006-09

In one year the Mizzou Alumni Association held 1,305 events with total attendance of 172,026 alumni and friends. The association engaged 1,255 alumni volunteers around the globe to actively support the university, association, chapters and organizations. The association also awarded more than $342,150 in scholarships to 268 students, a record total.

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