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Surviving as an actor in Hollywood

Surviving as an actor in Hollywood

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

December 10, 2018


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From taking on lead roles in short films to participating in Buzzfeed and Google Home commercials, 2005 alumnus Scott Bender has pursued his passion as an actor in Hollywood. This dream first surfaced at North Star Camp for Boys when Bender was 12 years old. “My best friends that I went to camp wi...

Riding the adoption rollercoaster

Riding the adoption rollercoaster

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

November 16, 2018


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Working as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse in Ann Arbor, MI after graduating in 2002, alumna Tricia LaRocca Morris achieved her goal of creating her own family by adopting her first baby June Caroline. “My husband David and I knew we wanted a family before we were even engaged. We were unsucce...

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

October 26, 2018


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From overseeing and participating in the construction of the current Busch Stadium to public works projects in the City of Blue Springs, 1980 alumnus Ed Alizadeh has participated in many engineering and environmental projects as the CEO of Geotechnology. The company specializes in projects in environmental sciences, drilling, cons...

Alumnus Eddie Kampelman pursues his goal of traveling the world

Alumnus Eddie Kampelman pursues his goal of traveling the world

Andrew Li, Staff Wrtier

October 23, 2018


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People may think that quitting means failure, but for alumnus Eddie Kampelman, who graduated in 2000, he has never made a better decision in his life. His decision to quit his job as Territory Manager and Technology Consultant for Elite Orthopedics to pursue his dream of traveling around the world has transformed his life. ...

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi pursues her dream career as an associate circuit judge

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi pursues her dream career as an associate circuit judge

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

September 20, 2018


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Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi has fulfilled her dream of becoming a judge after getting her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Ghasedi was appointed associate circuit judge for the 21st Circuit, which covers St. Louis County, in October 2016 by Gov. Jeremiah W. Nixon. ...

Alumnus James Bosanquet saves lives through critical care medicine

Alumnus James Bosanquet saves lives through critical care medicine

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

September 11, 2018


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Since graduating in 2001, alumnus James Bosanquet has pursued a career as a Critical Care Physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and has been practicing critical care medicine since July 2015. “I am an intensivist. I round in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on my group of eight to 15 patients. I discuss the plan with the nurses and ancillary staff a...

Alumna Kaitlyn Yang aspires for change in the entertainment industry through Alpha Studios

Alumna Kaitlyn Yang aspires for change in the entertainment industry through Alpha Studios

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

August 30, 2018


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After graduating in 2007, alumna Kaitlyn Yang founded Alpha Studios in 2013. Alpha Studios is a post-production company Yang created in Los Angeles, CA. “We do visual effects, motion graphics, titles, color correction and consulting. We also do on-set supervision to make sure you are filming thi...

Alumna Shannon Anderson follows her passions in biology and social justice

Alumna Shannon Anderson follows her passions in biology and social justice

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

August 15, 2018


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Between planning walkouts, doing an ecology internship and studying abroad in Australia, 2016 alumna Shannon Anderson keeps herself busy while going into her third year at Emory University, studying biology with a minor in environmental science. “I chose my major freshman year of high school, and I’ve never reall...

Alumnus David Peterka provides support to oppressed girls in Malawi

Alumnus David Peterka provides support to oppressed girls in Malawi

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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Since graduating in 2006, alumnus David Peterka has developed a passion for advocating for equality through the awakening of his faith in God. Dedicating his life to this mission, Peterka created a safe house in Malawi for sexually abused girls. “Shortly after graduating, some people from another faith aske...

Working with big names in the Big Apple

Working with big names in the Big Apple

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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Working with Coachella, Beyoncé, Museum of Ice Cream, Kendrick Lamar and Drake through her career as the Director of Brand Partnerships and Experience at American Express is part of alumna Erin Maxwell’s daily life in New York City, since graduating in 2002. “My best friend and mentor in New York...

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