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Unsung Heroes

Missouri Student Unions and Student Unions Programming Board honor outstanding students

Published May 9, 2016
Updated May 10, 2016

students pose holding award plaques

Recipients of the 2016 Unsung Hero awards are, from left, back row: Tanner Stitzer, Sierra Hebert, Cole Baumgartner, Blair Elmore and Miranda Placht. Front row: Martesha Woodhouse, Jordan Immel, Morgan Lees, Jessica Weiss, Emma Vickers and Andrew Hutchinson. Photo courtesy of Student & Auxiliary Services.

The Missouri Student Unions and Student Unions Programming Board (SUPB) honored twelve Mizzou students with Unsung Hero awards at a banquet Friday, April 8.

The Unsung Hero award acknowledges selfless acts of initiative and commitment performed by undergraduate students on the MU campus. Unsung Heroes may express these traits through academics, employment, service, student organization involvement and more. Nominees are evaluated on dedication, creativity, integrity, perseverance, initiative, character and hard work.

2016 Unsung Heroes

  • Cole Baumgartner, senior mechanical engineering major from Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Blair Elmore, senior biology and psychology major from Houston
  • Sierra Hebert, senior health science major from Discovery Bay, California
  • Andrew Hutchinson, junior history major from Columbia, Missouri
  • Jordan Immel, senior nutritional sciences major from Wooldridge, Missouri
  • Morgan Lees, senior business administration major from Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Margo Leitschuh, senior health science major from Ballwin, Missouri
  • Miranda Placht, junior animal sciences major from New Haven, Missouri
  • Tanner Stitzer, graduate accounting major from Moberly, Missouri
  • Emma Vickers, sophomore German and Russian studies major from, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jessica Weiss, sophomore agriculture major Elwood, Illinois
  • Martesha Woodhouse, senior interdisciplinary studies major from St. Louis

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Last updated: Aug. 7, 2017