Success Stories

“You should keep an open mind when deciding what you want to do after graduation. You might discover that you really like an area during clinicals that you never thought you would. Also, get involved with your unit and hospital-wide committees and community service. It’s a great way to have your voice heard and to give back.”

Mary Beth Williams, Nursing

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“He was pursued by eight graduate schools from around the country because of his internship and research experience.”
David Freeman, Biology
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“The Craig School of Business opened a lot of doors for me. I would highly recommend it and the entrepreneur program.”
Stephanie Tripp, The Craig School of Business
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Mary Couture, from Gladstone, Missouri, says she appreciates all the hands-on experience she has gotten at Missouri Western as a cinema major.

Each year the Organization of Student Social Workers partners with social safety net providers in St. Joseph to organize the Walk for the Homeless.  The event brings attention to social services available to meet regional needs and raise money to be used to assist in obtaining birth certificates, ID’s, and transportation.

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Passionate about volunteerism, Roger has used his service to the community to create exceptional applied learning pathways. While volunteering at the St. Joseph Museum, he was able to nurture a working relationship that led to a paid internship. He continues to volunteer as often as possible for an array of causes and uses his knowledge and experience from his coursework in digital animation and art to benefit the regional community.

Roger Collins, Digital Animation/Art History
Rebecca has been accepted into the doctoral program for biophysics at Notre Dame University.
Rebecca Prest, Biology
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“The success I’ve managed to obtain as an undergraduate would not have been possible without the faculty at Missouri Western.”
Merle Phillips, Chemistry
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