Clayton Simkins is a freshman from Centralia, Missouri. He is a health science major who is still trying to determine what career he wants to pursue. He chose the health science major because he wants to have a job where helping people is the main goal. After graduation, Clayton plans on attending a graduate school to further his education in whatever career choice that he determines.

“My favorite thing to do at Mizzou is attending all the sporting events. I am a huge football fan, therefore home football games are the best!” Clayton states. “The student sections are always full of passionate students who love cheering on the Tigers and it is such an exciting atmosphere.”

While working with the SHP student ambassador team, Clayton also works for the Mizzou Football team as an equipment manager. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, archery and sports. 

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Student Center because it provides a great place to study and unwind after a busy day of classes.

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?  

My favorite Mizzou moment would have to be running through the columns. The excitement for starting college was at an all time high. 

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?  

I knew I wanted to attend Mizzou the day I toured it. I loved the vibe of campus and all the endless opportunities the university offered.

What has been your favorite class so far?

My favorite class was my “Introduction into Health Professions” class because I was able to learn about so many careers that I did not even know existed!

What’s your favorite free-time activity?  

I love going to all the sporting events. The football games are by far my favorite!

Why did you choose your major?  

I am majoring in Health Science because it is such a flexible major, particularly in the health field.

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?

Olive Garden! The chicken alfredo is to die for!

Why should students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because of the family atmosphere on campus. I cannot think of a better place to pursue my education.

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