Mizzou Athletics Celebrates Fall Graduates


COLUMBIA, Missouri – Twenty-two University of Missouri student-athletes to graduate this weekend as Mizzou celebrates taking office in the fall

Nine programs are represented and two student-athletes, football players Michael Maietti and Grant McKinniss, will graduate with graduate degrees. The doors will open one hour before the ceremony and the public is invited. Read more on Things to Know in early December 2021.

During the back-to-school weekend. MU will award 1,928 degrees, including 1,373 licenses, 431 masters, 98 doctorates, nine law degrees, 16 education specialist degrees and one medical degree. Some students will receive more than one degree. There are 423 students online, who come from 45 states and 22 countries, and will be graduating this weekend.

For more information on launch ceremonies and accommodations at Columbia, please visit: commencement.missouri.edu

Here is the full list of student-athletes who graduated in December:

Trulaske Business College

Friday, December 17 • 1 p.m. • Center Hearnes

• Christopher Conrad, Men’s Athletics

• Chance May, Football

• Sophia Rivera Hassemer, Athletics Women

School of Health Professions

Friday 17th December • 2pm • Auditorium Jesse

• Atina Kamasi, Women’s athletics

Graduate diplomas

Friday, December 17 • 7:30 p.m. • Center Hearnes

• Michael Maietti, Football

• Grant McKinniss, Football

Sinclair School of Nursing

Saturday, December 18 • 1 p.m. • Jesse Auditorium

• Samantha Porter, female swimming and diving

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Saturday, December 18 • 3 p.m. • Center Hearnes

• Case Cook, Football

• Giovanny Neves Barbosa Lima, men’s swimming and diving

• Maya Puller, women’s athletics

• Lauren Savoy, Women’s Swimming and Diving

• Jazmyn Shumaker, Women’s Athletics

• Cannon York, Football

College of Arts and Sciences

Saturday, December 18 • 11 a.m. • Hearnes Center

• Akial Byers, Football

• Carter Grimes, Men’s Swimming and Diving

• Dionte “Boo” Smith, Football

• Macy Trujillo, football

• Christopher Turner, Football

• Cameron Valdiviez, Wrestling

• Hyrin Blanc, Football

• Kobie Whiteside, Football

• Ladazhia Williams, women’s basketball


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