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  • Rebecca Feston

    Rebecca Feston

    Choosing to attend Missouri State University-West Plains wasn't a difficult decision for 2012 Mountain Grove High School graduate Rebecca Feston.

  • Steven Steele

    Steven Steele

    A college education wouldn't have been possible for Steven Steele if Missouri State University-West Plains had not been nearby.

  • Justin Jamison

    Justin Jamison

    The 2009 Strongsville, Ohio, High School graduate was a highly recruited baseball pitching phenom who had committed to Ohio State University and was later drafted by the Texas Rangers.

  • Austin Thompson

    Austin Thompson

    Almost from the moment he bagged his first deer at the age of seven, Austin Thompson knew he wanted to be a conservationist.

  • Dakota Bates

    Dakota Bates

    Student Spotlight on Dakota Bates

  • Casey Carlton

    Casey Carlton

    Student Spotlight on Casey Carlton

  • Rebekah McLean

    Rebekah McLean

    Child of a Navy recruiter, Rebekah moved around and lived in numerous US locations, experiencing the vast array of cultures that make up the American experience.

  • Jennifer Williams

    Jennifer Williams

    In the summer of 1997, the Couch resident suffered life-threatening injuries after being thrown from a vehicle in a crash near her home.

  • Emily Steelman

    Emily Steelman

    As a first generation college student, 2011 Summersville High School graduate Emily Steelman found herself in uncharted territory upon entering Missouri State University-West Plains that fall.

  • Perla Quintana

    Perla Quintana

    Perla Quintana’s on a mission to help her fellow man. Thanks to the Missouri State-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball and nursing program, she's going to get that opportunity.

  • Helen Mackey

    Helen Mackey

    You're never too old to learn new things or try something new.

  • Lacy Mill

    Lacy Mill

    It’s taken a few years, but Lacy Mill will soon be a Missouri State University graduate – three times over.

  • Bruce Cavitt

    Bruce Cavitt

    Bruce Cavitt knows all about challenges. The former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant served three tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2007, leading a platoon of soldiers assigned to...

  • Anna Cantrell

    Anna Cantrell

    Sometimes Mom really does know best. At least that's what Anna Cantrell discovered when she was encouraged to come to Missouri State University-West Plains by her mother, Lisa.

  • Kori Lancaster

    Kori Lancaster

    For some homeschool graduates, attending college can be an intimidating and daunting prospect. But Kori Lancaster found the opposite is true at Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • Tony Ary

    Tony Ary

    Tony Ary has made it his mission to prove a point – it doesn’t matter what your background is, you can be successful!

  • Mariah Gregg

    Mariah Gregg

    Mariah Gregg broke new ground in fall 2010 when she began taking classes at Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • Jeremiah Thieman

    Jeremiah Thieman

    Jeremiah Thieman knows he owes his success to the education he received at Missouri State University-West Plains.

  • Farbod Farman

    Farbod Farman

    Everyone in West Plains knows about the Missouri State-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team.

  • Cindy Bridges

    Cindy Bridges

    An academic advisor and a per-course instructor of business math at Missouri State-West Plains, Cindy Bridges provides the of advice that once opened the door of higher education for her.

  • Jason Hartgraves

    Jason Hartgraves

    A college degree wasn’t originally in the plans for Jason Hartgraves.

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