A Message to our Graduating Seniors

Dear Graduating Mizzou Biology Students,

Today is your Commencement. While it is not the Commencement any of us would have imagined, it is nonetheless a day we honor and celebrate YOU and this fantastic milestone in your lives! We are proud of your hard work and perseverance, and especially your resilience in the time of this pandemic is to be commended.

Your time at MIZZOU will never be forgotten, and we will never forget you. Some of your professors got together and made a light-hearted video reminder of your journey through biology. Thank you to Dr. Jim Birchler for writing the poem.

We look forward to learning about what you do in the future. Please stay in touch with MIZZOU Biology on Facebook and Twitter, and whenever you are in Columbia – we love to hear about what you are doing and where you ended up.  MIZZOU will always have open arms for you.

Congratulations Class of 2020 – Stay strong and resilient!


David J. Schulz, Ph.D.
Professor & Director