I’ve posted our fall newsletter on mizzounyc.com, and as part of the newsletter, I got to speak with a current student at the University of Missouri. A native New Yorker, Danielle had been awarded a scholarship from our local alumni chapter and had left NY behind for the wilds of Missouri in pursuit of a journalism degree.

As one who’s quite proud to admit where she was educated, it’s always great to see the next generation of students striving for excellence. As a freshman, Danielle had already published almost 30 stories in the student newspaper (which is quite competitive, given the strength of the journalism school at Mizzou) and was looking forward to traveling abroad for a semester and studying Russian. Clearly, she won’t be taking the easy road to her degree; I think our scholarship for her was well-deserved.

Read the full interview with Danielle here.