I value not only the educational advantage that I received at Missouri Western, but the relationships that were built. It means a lot to me that all of the faculty and staff in my department know me by my first and last name today, even though I have been out of school since 2002. I know they truly care."
After graduating from Missouri Western, I earned my master’s and Ph.D. and am eight years into a successful career as a professor. I love my career and my life, and I never forget who helped me get here – Missouri Western’s ‘guardian angels.’ I tell my Missouri Western story to my students, showing them that a bright future can be theirs. I try to help them achieve that vision, just as my own guardian angels at Missouri Western did for me.”