Career Coach - Amit Puri - Read about Career Coaching

Tiger Standouts On and Off the Field

 

J.T. Tiller scoring a basket

"The Trulaske College of Business really is helping give me a sense of direction in my career goals..."—J.T. Tiller

"I am fortunate to be in the business school's Cornell Leadership Program and the Flegel Academy of Aspiring Entrepreneurs."—Kelsey Meyer

Student-athletes credit MU's business school and faculty members for providing the guidance and the opportunities they need to excel off as well as on the field or court. For example, upon receiving a Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation, Trulaske College student, now alumnus, Chase Daniel, stated, "I'm grateful for the opportunities I've been given here at Mizzou. We have a world-class business school with incredible professors."

Here are the perspectives of other Trulaske College student-athletes as well as a recap of some of the honors they have earned for athletic and/or academic performance.

Michael Barrows

MICHAEL BARROWS
Track and Field
2nd Year MBA
Selected Honors

First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009
Academic All American, 2009
All Big 12, 2009

"The Trulaske College of Business has given me the skills and knowledge I need to feel confident about my future." I'm most inspired by: Barbara Downey, associate teaching professor in management. "She made classes enjoyable, and ensured that everyone not only learned the material but would retain it for the future."

Lauren Cox

LAUREN COX
Swimming and Diving
Senior In Marketing
Selected Honors

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

"I have found the academic advisors in the Trulaske College to be very helpful in guiding my course selection over the last few years. I also used their help in establishing my study-abroad program and my summer internship." I'm most inspired by: Sue Yun Fowler, former coordinator of diversity programs and academic advisor. She "helped me reach all my collegiate academic goals and instilled a passion in me for my future business career."

Levi Hamilton

LEVI HAMILTON
Football
Senior in Management
Selected Honors

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2008

"The Trulaske College has definitely helped me define a more solid path with regards to what I want to do in my future. I no longer feel like I'm just going through college to get it done; I'm doing something positive and am involved in areas that truly interest me." I'm most inspired by: Wayne Keene, adjunct instructor in marketing. "He kept me thinking and interested."

Kendra Melnychuk

KENDRA MELNYCHUK
Swimming and Diving
Senior in Marketing
Selected Honors

First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

"The best part about the Trulaske College is that every step of the way, professors in every course force you to think about how the concepts you are learning in the classroom will apply later in the business world. This makes me feel like I'm preparing myself for a successful future, and not just going to class to keep up my GPA." I'm most inspired by: Ratti Ratneshwar, Bailey K. Howard World Book Chair of Marketing. "He has the students' best interests in mind at all times."

Kelsey Meyer

KELSEY MEYER
Golf
Junior in Marketing
Selected Honors

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2008 and 2009

"I'm fortunate to be in the business school's Cornell Leadership Program and the Flegel Academy of Aspiring Entrepreneurs. Both organizations have made me more confident in my talents as a student and have presented me with amazing opportunities outside the classroom." I'm most inspired by: Mary Beth Marrs, assistant dean of undergraduate programs and strategic initiatives. "She is so helpful and encouraging. She makes me want to succeed as both a student and an athlete, which is the type of support every student-athlete needs."

Becky Scholle

BECKY SCHOLLE
Gymnastics
Senior in Management
Selected Honors

First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

"The business school has taught me many things about leadership and different ways to work in teams, which is relevant to many aspects of my life, including my athletic career." I'm most inspired by: Frank Seibert, adjunct instructor in management. "He always comes to class with a positive attitude and seems very willing to help students."



Aaron Senne

AARON SENNE
Baseball
Senior in Finance And Banking
Selected Honors

First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

All-Big 12 Conference First Team, 2008

All-NCAA Regional Team, 2007

"The professors I have had in the Trulaske College over the past few years have been extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all of the different aspects of business. Their enthusiasm and wisdom rub off on their students." I'm most inspired by: Joel Poor, associate teaching professor in marketing. "He has been involved with business for a long time, so he has so many experiences to share and make it easier for us to understand each concept."

Forrest Shock

FORREST SHOCK
Football
Senior in Finance and Banking
Selected Honors

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2008 and 2009

2nd Team Academic All-Big 12

Team Walk-0n Player of the Year

"The Trulaske College has opened my eyes to the many great career choices there are in the business world and has prepared me to take on the mighty challenges of Fortune 500 companies." I'm most inspired by: Greg Bier, associate teaching professor in management. He has shown me "how through certain techniques, challenges that could be seen as too big and complicated can be broken down and dealt with effectively."

J.T. Tiller

J.T. TILLER
Basketball
Senior in Management
Selected Honors

Big 12 Conference's Co-Defensive Player of the Year, 2009
NCAA All-West Regional, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

Unsung Hero Basketball Team Award, 2009

"The Trulaske College of Business really is helping give me a sense of direction in my career goals. It is helping me find the area in which I'm really interested, and providing the right opportunities to find internships, jobs and other tools to help me get ready for the real world beyond MU." I'm most inspired by: Chris Prestigiacomo, associate teaching professor in accountancy. "I believe that my most influential experience has come from 'Dr. P.' I can talk to him on a personal level – inside or outside of the classroom."

Abby Vock

ABBY VOCK
Softball
Junior in Accounting
Selected Honors

First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2009

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2009

"The college has a great environment where learning is a priority and where faculty members encourage students to get involved." I'm most inspired by: Billie Cunningham, associate teaching professor in accountancy. "She loves her job, is a great and enthusiastic accounting teacher, and cares about her students. She will do anything to help them learn."