Five degrees of Harvest Collier

Harvest Collier

UMR titles:

  1. Vice provost for undergraduate and graduate studies
  2. Professor of chemistry
  3. Director of the UMR Institute for Environmental Excellence
  4. Former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  5. Former chair of chemistry

Unofficial UMR title: Champion of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program

According to Collier: I must say, my OURE students and I have approached each research project with the idea that we were going to save the world! Most satisfying is the recognition that each of the students participated in a learning experience that contributed to them becoming better problem solvers.

Non-academic title
: Fifth-degree black belt

According to Collier: I have trained in martial arts for nearly 39 years. The training has included tae kwon do, hapkido, muduk kwon and sho do kwon. For the past 23 years, I’ve provided tae kwon do training to the Rolla community through Vessells’ Fitness Complex.

Five tenets of balanced, productive living (as learned through martial arts): courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, self-control

According to Collier: Philosophically and most practically, martial arts training provides evolving perspectives on the mental and physical capacity of practitioners. The training continues to provide a lifelong challenge to be informed about how physically and mentally disciplined activity can contribute to the integration of the important tenets (above).

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