This month, we were so proud to present the the MU Staff Council’s Award for Excellence in Alumni Relations to Carrie Collier (MA ’03), senior coordinator at the MU Career Center and past chair of our Griffiths Leadership Society for Women.
Here at MAA, we can’t thank Carrie enough for her years of incredible dedication (since 2010!) to developing connections and leadership potential among our MU students and alumnae.
Learn more about the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women.
Here’s a health to thee, Carrie!
🐯: Some may think of the “Mizzou experience” as the years you spend as a student. How has your experience as an alum shaped your Mizzou experience?
Carrie: My experience as an alum of Mizzou has been incredible – when my family and I wanted to move back to the Midwest after living on the West Coast for several years, we knew we wanted to return to Columbia. The connections I had made as a graduate student at MU were an incredible network, determined to help me get settled in the community (and get a job here at Mizzou)! As I’ve gotten more involved with Mizzou Alumni Association, particularly through Griffiths Leadership Society, I’ve connected with so many inspiring and incredible alumnae and collegians with whom I never otherwise would have crossed paths. I’ve truly recognized the strength of the Mizzou community through my involvement as an alumna.
🐯: Most memorable Mizzou moment?
Carrie: Walking across the stage to receive my Master’s degree with my family and lots of Mizzou friends and faculty in the audience. I’m the first person in my family to go to college! Receiving an advanced degree is something that I never even thought of as a possibility for myself, but Mizzou helped make what seemed impossible a reality for me.
🐯: Favorite Mizzou food? Why?
Carrie: SHAKESPEARE’S! Because it’s amazing. And now my children love it, too!
Learn more about the Award for Excellence in Alumni Relations, past recipients and how to nominate a future recipient.