Zach Lahr

Name: Zach Lahr

Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL

Year: Junior
Academic Major(s): Pre-Nursing/Undecided (Still figuring it out)

Who would you say is/are your role model(s)? Why?

My biggest role model is my mom hands down. Throughout my whole life she has been my biggest supporter always encouraging me to go above and beyond, try and experience new things especially food. From Steak n’ Shake dates as a kid to coffee shops now, she helps and talks me through just about everything including my 1am frantic calls crying about Microbiology. She’s given me countless opportunities and I’m a huge momma’s boy If you couldn’t tell already.

What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

My favorite place is definitely the Student Center because you get it all. You have the Mizzou Market for some late night study snacks (Jalapeño chips are 10/10). The Mizzou Store with a great selection of student-chargeable items. A beautiful and quiet napping area in the basement as well as free massages chairs. And it’s overall a great social area where I spend countless nights “studying” away.

What quote do you live by?

“Everything will be so good so soon, just hang in there and don’t worry about it too much.” I found this quote at a very dark time in my life, and since then it’s been something I’ve lived by ever since. Life is a journey and you never know where it’s going to take you, for better or worse. Everything happens for a reason though and you just always have to keep pushing yourself to make the most of it.

What brought you to Mizzou?

I was brought to Mizzou primarily by their Nursing school, it’s the nation’s best nursing school and I believe I will be one of the nation’s best nurses. While it didn’t work out this time around, I’m not discouraged because I know this is my school. The other reason I choose Mizzou was because it’s a traditional college experience, there is Greek life, involvement, football games, a variety of great schools within itself. It felt like a place I could truly call home and through my experiences here it has without a doubt turned into my home.

What is your favorite dining hall and why?

Without a doubt Dobbs is the best dining hall around, not just my favorite, but the unanimous best. One word – grill. The Dobbs grill is something you don’t mess around with, the ONLY dining hall to have buffalo sauce and some of the best quality chicken around. Not the mention specialties such as Wok-Wednesday, it is a quality dining hall no questions asked.