Missouri State University - West Plains

Justin Frazier, BS

Hometown: West Plains, MO

Currently Resides: West Plains, MO

Occupation: Environmental Services Supervisor at Howell County Health Department

Academic Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Communications, Missouri State University, 2003
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies, Missouri State University-West Plains, 2001

Family Information:


Why did you choose to attend Missouri State-West Plains?

Through the A+ Program I was able to get the first two years of college paid for and I liked having the smaller classes that allowed for individual attention.

How did the West Plains Campus help you accomplish your goals?

Since I was undecided on a major, I was able to get an associate’s here and easily transfer to Springfield. The flexible schedule also allowed me to work while attending classes and I got a good foundation that enabled me to complete my education and start a career.

Were you involved on campus during your time here?

I was a Student Government Representative and a charter member of the Tri Lambda Pep Club.

What are your fondest memories of your time at the West Plains Campus?

  • New experiences of becoming a college student and being involved in the college atmosphere
  • Making new friends and attending Grizzly games.

How would you sum up your experience at Missouri State-West Plains?

My experience, overall, was very rewarding. Going to college there gave me what I needed just coming out of high school and starting college.

Do you have any advice for potential students?

Attending a smaller college has a lot of benefits. Get to know your professors and get involved in clubs, organizations and activities so that you can maximize your college experience and your potential.

Recent professional achievements:

I have worked for the Howell County Health Department since 2003 and was promoted to Environmental Services Supervisor in 2009.