Celebration videos

A Look Back On Your Mizzou Experience

In honor of the Class of 2020, here’s a look back. We can’t thank you enough, #MIZ20, for your contributions to Mizzou. We know this final push in your last semester has been full of challenges, but the lessons you have taught us give us great hope for the world.


CBC News Correspondent Janet Shamlian

Janet Shamlian, CBS News correspondent, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1984. She reports for “CBS This Morning “and “CBS Evening News,” and previously reported for “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show” and MSNBC.


#MizzouMade NFL Veteran Chase Coffman

Chase Coffman is a seven-year NFL veteran, and current LPL Financial Advisor at BMG Advisors in Kansas City.


Coca-Cola Vice President Dr. Wamwari Waichungo

Dr. Wamwari Waichungo is Coca-Cola’s vice president for global scientific and regulatory affairs.


#MizzouMade Football Alumnus Cale Garrett

Cale Garrett led Mizzou’s nationally ranked defense as a middle linebacker, and was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2019.


CBS Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett

Major Garrett is CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, and hosts “The Takeout,” a weekly multi-platform interview show on CBSN and top radio stations across the country.


Mizzou Men’s Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin

Cuonzo Martin is the head coach of the University of Missouri’s men’s basketball team.


Mizzou Women’s Basketball Coach Robin Pingeton

Robin Pingeton is the head coach of the University of Missouri’s women’s basketball team.


Kinda Funny Co-Founder Greg Miller

Greg Miller, also known as @GameOverGreggy, co-founded Kinda Funny through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2005.


Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.


Mizzou Head Football Coach Eli Drinkwitz

Eli Drinkwitz was named as Mizzou’s 33rd head football coach in early 2020. He was previously head coach of Appalachian State, where he led the 20th-ranked Mountaineers to a 12-1 record and a Sun Belt Conference Championship.


WKYC-TV Lead Anchor and Managing Editor Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell, lead anchor and managing editor at WKYC-TV, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1982.


#MizzouMade Track and Field Alumna Karissa Schweizer

Karissa Schweizer is one of the most decorated athletes in Mizzou’s history. As a Tiger, Schweizer won the 2016 NCAA Division-I Cross Country Championships, and holds five other NCAA individual championship titles in track and field.


Mizzou Alumni Association Executive Director Todd McCubbin

Todd McCubbin, MAA executive director, welcomes our Class of 2020 to the Mizzou Alumni family.


Mizzou Alumni Association Board of Directors President Steve Hays

Steve Hays, president of the MAA Board of Directors, has a special message for our newest alumni.


Retired NASA Astronaut, Scientist & Retired MU Professor Linda Godwin

Dr. Linda Godwin, scientist and NASA astronaut, has completed four space flights and logged over 38 days in space, including 10 hours for two spacewalks.


Olympic Star J’den Cox

J’den Cox is an award-winning wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist. He graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2017.


Your Summer Welcome Leaders Want To Share This Message With #MIZ20

Mizzou’s Class of 2020 has a special message from some people they may recognize.


#MizzouMade Physician and Mizzou Basketball Alumnus Tajudeen “TJ” Soyoye, MD

Dr. Tajudeen “TJ” Soyoye played center on the Mizzou Men’s Basketball team from 1999-2001. After two years of professional basketball in Spain, Soyoye completed medical school and returned to Mizzou to complete his residency.


Chairman and CEO of Dow Inc. Jim Fitterling

Jim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow Inc., serves as vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers, and on the boards of the American Chemistry Council and U.S.-China Business Council.


ESPN SportsCenter Anchor John Anderson

John Anderson, ESPN SportsCenter anchor, began his broadcasting career at KOMU-TV. Since then, he has returned to Mizzou as Homecoming Grand Marshal in 2002 and spoke at the Missouri School of Journalism’s December 2007 graduation ceremony.


Actor and Producer Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is an award-winning actor and producer and gained wide recognition as Don Draper in the AMC television series “Mad Men.” Since then, he has received 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performances in or production of “Mad Men,” “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”


UM System President and Mizzou Interim Chancellor Mun Choi

UM System President and Mizzou Interim Chancellor Mun Choi kicks off the Mizzou Made Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration.


Mizzou Provost Latha Ramchand

MU Provost Latha Ramchand shares a special message for the the class of 2020.


University of Missouri Board of Curators Chair Julia Brncic

Julia Brncic, chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, congratulates graduates and thanks their supporters for the sacrifices they’ve made.


Missouri Students Association President Anthony Tretter

Anthony Tretter, president of the Missouri Students Association, praises graduates for their determination and resiliency — making them one of the most historic classes in the history of Mizzou.


Graduate Professional Council President Al Willsey

Al Willsey, president of the Graduate Professional Council, encourages students to reflect on their accomplishments during these trying times.


Legion of Black Collegians President Kierra Jones

Kierra Jones, president of the Legion of Black Collegians, congratulates the class of 2020 on reaching this milestone and wishes them all the best of that life has to offer.


Alumni Association Student Board President Lynn Kreul

Lynn Kreul, president of the Alumni Association Student Board, welcomes the class of 2020 into the Mizzou alumni family.