Clare Gannon

Name: Clare Gannon

Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey

Year: Senior
Academic Major(s): Health Science
Minor(s): Human Development and Family Science, and Wellness

What excites you the most about being a Summer Welcome Leader?

I am extremely excited to meet the class of 2021 and hear what they want out of their Mizzou experience. It’s exciting to me that soon a new class with new ideas and from different backgrounds will be roaming our campus and I’m excited to see what they will do during their time here! I’m also excited for the amount of Shakespeare’s Pizza and Tiger Streak ice cream I will be able to eat, but that’s just a bonus.

What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

I have two favorite spots on campus. The first would absolutely have to be the Quad primarily because it was the first part of Mizzou’s campus that I saw when I came for my first visit and the beauty of it really sealed the deal from the beginning. My second favorite spot on campus is Mizzou Rec. I use our rec center for more than just working out and it has a lot more to offer than I think people see by just looking at it. There are a lot of calm and quiet areas that are great for reading and doing homework for class.

What quote do you live by?

The quote that I have been living by is “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind”, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It’s a quote that is very simple and straightforward, and I think it speaks for itself. It represents how I strive to live my life, each and every day.

What brought you to Mizzou?

My brother-in-law Cory, an extremely proud Mizzou alumnus, initially introduced me to Mizzou, but what is more important to me is why I decided to attend Mizzou. Mizzou has a history, tradition, and spirit unlike any other school I have ever visited. I love being a student at Mizzou and continue to fall more in love with it every single day.

How was your transition process into Mizzou from high school?

My transition process was pretty easy, but I enjoy situations where I am surrounded by new people. My hardest adjustment as a freshman was finding a routine for myself. I struggled in time management, but have since figured it all out.