Hands-on learning flows naturally in Ryan Hampton’s industrial technologies classrooms at Columbia High School. The phrase “I’ll never use this when I grow up,” is not applicable within his world of carpentry, construction, welding, machining and drafting. His students have the privilege of learning real-world skills through his lessons – skills that stretch and empower both the mind and the hands.
For 150 years, the University of Central Missouri has provided unparalleled student support, exceptional academic programs and valuable learning opportunities, helping students achieve success through affordable access to a high-quality education. Originally established as a training school for teachers, UCM opened its doors in 1871 with only 30 students in a rented building. It is now home to approximately 10,000 students who represent 43 states and 32 countries.
Navigating the college search can be a daunting task for any student and their loved ones, and the added complications of a global pandemic are impacting nearly every high school student’s junior and senior year experiences. As seniors make decisions about college and juniors start exploring post-secondary opportunities, Lindenwood University in St. Charles offers advice and guidance to support families in this unusual time.