Archive: Feb 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 MU Award for Academic Distinction Winners!

Students were selected for the Academic Distinction Award based on the following three criteria: showing evidence of extraordinary intellectual curiosity; actively seeking knowledge beyond the classroom and striving to share that knowledge with public audiences for a broader impact; significantly contributing to the academic atmosphere at the University of Missouri.

Shakked Halperin

Recent Mizzou Graduate Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

At the age of 18, Shakked Halperin spent a year volunteering with Ethiopian children teaching high school math, English, percussion and art. Through that experience he developed a focus on improving the lives of others. Next fall, he will take that focus to the University of Cambridge after being named a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.