NOVEMBER 3, 2017 View in browser

Mizzou community, supporters, and friends,

The leaves have changed and fall is in full swing here in Columbia. MU’s beautiful campus is on display. The hard-working staff who keep our campus beautiful and clean day in and day out deserve all the credit. This campus truly is an asset to Missouri.

In this week’s update, I want to talk about a group of students who represent one of the important paths to a college degree. Caitlyn Leeker, Adam Weaver and Ashleigh Redman are transfer students who now call MU home, and their #MizzouMade stories are inspiring.

Caitlyn Leeker, Adam Weaver, and Ashleigh Redman
From left, transfer students Caitlyn Leeker (Eureka, Mo.), Adam Weaver (Jefferson City, Mo.), and Ashleigh Redman (Dittmer, Mo.) discover a wealth of resources and support at Mizzou.
For many Missourians, beginning their college career at a community college can be an ideal path to a four-year degree. We value these important members of our student body and are committed to helping them experience a smooth transition to MU. To enable a more seamless transition, we recently made a change to our transfer process so that incoming students who have already taken English Composition I will not be required to take an additional course to fulfill their Writing Intensive I requirement. Additionally, earlier this fall we announced plans for the MU Transfer Center, a dedicated resource that will provide support to transfer students from arrival through graduation. These developments have come to pass thanks to the hard work of our faculty, academic advisors, and many others who care deeply about student success.

I know that commitment to excellence is echoed all across campus in so many units. At Mizzou, we will continue to innovate to provide a great experience to all of our students.

Until next week,

Alexander CartwrightAlexander Cartwright
University of Missouri
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