Snowball in hand, Abigail Tamakloe, 14, targets her sister, Jochebed, 9, who seeks refuge behind her father, Rev. King Joshua, while their mother, Princess Rita, laughs in the foreground.

After two years away from her family, Princess, a native of Ghana, earned a master’s degree in adult and higher education from UMSL on Dec. 14. The family traveled to Missouri to see her graduate and received the extra treat of seeing and playing in their first snowfall.

The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.

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Eye on UMSL: A day in the life

Students from UMSL’s College of Optometry and College of Nursing participated in a simulation designed to expose them to the complexities of poverty.