Hannah Mowrer is a junior from Kennett, Missouri. She is a health science major with an emphasis in health and wellness services. Upon graduation, Hannah looks forward to attending occupational therapy school to obtain her doctorate and begin helping others.
One piece of advice Hannah would give to incoming students is to allow themselves time to adjust to your new lifestyle. “College is about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want your future to look like,” Hannah says. “It is okay to not know exactly what you want to do. Don’t sweat it because you have time, and everything will work out in the end.”
In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Hannah serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Chapter Relations and Standards Board of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. Hannah also is the treasurer for the Pre-Occupational Therapy Association, and works at University Hospital as a safety monitor.
What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?
My favorite place to eat in CoMo is Addison’s.
What made you choose Mizzou?
I was born and raised a Mizzou fan and have attended 21 consecutive Homecomings. I am also a fourth-generation Mizzou student. I knew Mizzou was the school for me when I attended my first official visit and had a sense of feeling “at home”.
How did you choose your major?
I knew I wanted to pursue a future career in health care. My major allows me to explore the many different career opportunities in health care and still obtain all of the credits I need for most of the career paths that are offered.
If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?
My advice would be to use your resources. Mizzou offers tutors for many different classes. Using the Writing Center and Tiger Tutors isn’t something to be embarrassed about. All of the resources at the Student Success Center are there to help students, and I strongly believe that every student should use them.
If you could re-live one Mizzou sports memory, what would it be and why?
Mizzou’s inaugural SEC game — it was the beginning of a new era for Mizzou!