Since the founding of the University of Missouri in 1839, thousands of Tigers have graduated with undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. Today there are 296,357 living alumni worldwide according to missouri.edu, Mizzou Facts.
On May 16 at 1 p.m. in the Hearnes Center, around 400 graduates from the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, will take their last steps across the stage as undergraduate students and walk away with a diploma in hand.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
The job outlook for these graduates is on the rise. According to National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2015 Spring Update, 9.6 percent more new graduates will be hired from the Class of 2015 than from the Class of 2014.
Grant Gatzemeyer is a senior majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. In the next five years, Grant sees himself in a midlevel management or finance position in a company and planning a company of his own.
Grant’s advice he would share with future Tiger graduates is “get involved as much as you can around campus because four years goes by exceptionally quick!”