Profiles

Five degrees of Harvest Collier

Posted by on March 20, 2006

UMR titles: Vice provost for undergraduate and graduate studies Professor of chemistry Director of the UMR Institute for Environmental Excellence Former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Former chair of chemistry Unofficial UMR title: Champion of the Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program

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Rodrick McDonald: The thrill of victory, the big plays, the love of the game

Posted by on March 20, 2006

Rodrick McDonald, a senior in mechanical engineering, has loved the thrill of competition since his Deer Park High School days in Pasadena, Texas, where he competed in multiple sports. Returning to Texas for football’s Whataburger Cactus Bowl in January and the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships last spring only managed to increase his […]

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John Haake: A bright future in diode lasers

Posted by on March 20, 2006

“Entrepreneurs need to stay focused on what is important,” says entrepreneur John Haake, EE’86, MS EE’88, co-founder of Nuvonyx Inc., the United States’ only manufacturer of high-power industrial laser systems. And Haake has stayed focused on his business goals with laser-like precision.

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Jessica (Marshall) Crouch: A passion for organization

Posted by on December 20, 2005

For as long as she can remember, Jessica (Marshall) Crouch, EMgt’99, MS EMgt’00, has been helping other people get organized. In 2003, she decided to put her passion to work and founded Organized for You, which she operates out of her home in Waterloo, Iowa. Her field is a new one, but Crouch is confident […]

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Jeremiah King: It’s good to be King

Posted by on December 20, 2005

The minimum requirement for portraying St. Pat is the ability to grow a beard. But Jeremiah King, UMR’s 2004 St. Pat, has a lot more than facial hair going for him.

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Maggie Thompson: Tackling two varsity sports

Posted by on December 20, 2005

No team is made of one person alone, but junior Maggie Thompson, a pre-medical student from Marshall, Mo., does her fair share of helping UMR athletic teams.

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Joe and Crissy Hoefle: Home brew

Posted by on September 20, 2005

Take a guy with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a gal with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in management. Marry them and combine their talents in the workplace.What do you get?

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Phil Shin: The attitude to win

Posted by on September 20, 2005

California native Phil Shin, a senior in biological sciences, stays busy with pre-medicine classes and daily practices for the UMR football team, but it can still be hard living such a long distance from his family on the West Coast.

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