Krakos Delivers TEDx Talk

When Kyra Krakos, PhD, assistant professor of biology, delivered a lecture on ‘Plants, Pollinators and People: A Love Story,’ at the Sheldon Concert Hall, it wasn’t her usual presentation. This time, it was for TEDx Gateway Arch.

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Brian Gant, Class of 2003

Brian Gant, ’03: To Protect and Serve

Criminal justice was not originally on Gant’s career radar. When he graduated with a bachelor’s in computer information systems, he expected to become a computer programmer.

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Joanne Cooper, Class of 2001

Joanne Kricho Cooper, ‘01: Head of the Glass

Joanne Kricho Cooper, ’01, uses bold strokes when emphasizing how often she relies on lessons learned in pursuit of her BA in fine arts.

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Greg Schwartz, Class of 2010

Greg Schwartz, ’10: Sweet Success

Greg Schwartz, ’10, never expected that he would one day work on the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues near street lights shaped like chocolate Kisses.

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Colleen Hennessy, Class of 1963

Colleen ‘Coke’ Hennessy, ’63: New Practice – Mindfulness

After 36 years of practicing law, Colleen “Coke” Hennessy, ’63, has a new calling. She teaches children about mindfulness, and works with educators to support their practice.

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Ali Diop, Class of 2015

Ali Diop, ’15: Advancing a World View

Ali Diop, ’15, is committed to helping solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, and through a highly competitive internship he turns that goal into action every day. Diop’s workplace is the United Nations in New York.

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Vincent Marsden, Class of 1991

Vincent Marsden, ’91: Determination & Dough

Vincent Marsden, ’99, earned degrees from Maryville University in psychology and sociology, but his doughnut-making career path has roots in an unlikely elective class: metalsmithing.

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Peggy Liggett, Class of 1961

Peggy Liggett, ’61: Building on Successful Transitions

For the past 20 years, Peggy Liggett, ’61, has enjoyed a successful career as a real estate agent. She followed that path, however, after a long tenure in higher education.

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Technology Upgrades Enhance Campus Learning Environment

Maryville University recently completed extensive upgrades to wireless broadband capabilities and security across campus, including technology upgrades in all buildings and outdoor green spaces.

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Maryville Talks Books – Sam Weller

Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury. His book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography.

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