The daily commute from his home in north St. Louis to his high school in Kirkwood, Mo., was an opportunity for T. Christopher Peoples to contemplate. The student’s mind often juxtaposed the two communities. “Kirkwood was nice and beautiful, kind of like Pleasantville,” he says. “But no one was really fixing up places in the [...]
Jericah Selby is one for the books, not only for the countless number of hours she spends in the library but also for the lasting impression she has made on the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Selby was a student who shined, graduating top of her class last year with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and [...]
Patricia Kopetz is a crusader. She’s a relentless and tireless advocate for the empowerment of individuals with disabilities. For the past five years, Kopetz has thrown her energy behind her position at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She holds the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship of Education for Children with Disabilities. Her professorship, housed in the [...]
Jessica Lake has spent the past seven years at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The 25-year-old graduate student says UMSL feels like home and for good reason.
In high school and college, Linda Carter dreamed of, and worked toward, becoming a hymnologist and researching the history of church music. But a career assessment more than 25 years ago helped her discover her true calling. “I realized that I wasn’t as fulfilled in my career as I could be,” Carter says. “I took [...]
With time comes perspective, and the 44 years that Terry Jones has worked for the University of Missouri–St. Louis have provided the political science professor with a view that’s unique and revealing. Still in his twenties, he joined UMSL in 1969 – six years after it opened. Jones grew up in St. Louis and earned [...]
At 50 years old, the University of Missouri–St. Louis has cemented its status as a significant part of St. Louis history. In a nod to UMSL’s half century of scholarship and community building, Ferguson Brewing Company created Jubilee Brew, a special release Irish red ale. Ferguson Brewmaster Josh Wilson (pictured left with brewery owner Joe [...]
Optometry awards line the hallway leading to Dr. Karen Rosen’s office. She was one of Vision Monday magazine’s 50 most influential women in optical, the 2006 St. Louis Optometrist of the Year and one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s most influential business women.
Jason Jan, a soft-spoken, 36-year-old entrepreneur from Malaysia, credits the University of Missouri–St. Louis with many of the good things in his life, including his career, a new home and a beautiful wife.
By the fall of 1959, the Normandy (Mo.) School District’s oft-discussed desire to develop a junior college appeared close to a reality. The district had acquired the needed land, but was now faced with an important question: How does a public school district establish an institution of higher education when elementary and secondary education are what it knows?