JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A service project is seeking to get Missourians to buy and share products grown or manufactured in the Show-Me State.
“This a great way to celebrate this special anniversary. Recognizing the productivity and resources of Missouri grown and made products is symbolic of what the Honors College does with these outstanding students,” said Speaker Todd Richardson. “It is also reflective of the spirit of Missourians to share with our neighbors in need.”
Richardson announced the project during an event recognizing the 60th anniversary of the University of Missouri Honors College and presented the Honors College a resolution for their work.
During the presentation, Richardson announced that Missouri Day 2018 will be Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mizzou Honors College Student Reagan Myers, a sophomore from Poplar Bluff, is co-chairing the event.
Myers outlined the program, “Between now and Missouri Day on October 17th, we are asking people to do three things. First, buy appropriate food products grown or manufactured in Missouri. Next share with your local food pantry. Finally, post a picture of your donation on social media using @MissouriDay2018 and the hashtags #MissouriMade, #MissouriShared and #MIZHonors60.”
Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe also praised the service project and stated how appropriate that the project occurs during the inaugural annual Buy Missouri Week.
Richardson was joined in the Capitol’s House Chamber by a group of students, faculty, and staff from Mizzou’s Honors College for the presentation of the House resolution honoring the milestone.
The resolution was presented to Honors College Director Dr. J.D. Bowers and Chancellor Dr. Alexander Cartwright.
In 1958, the University of Missouri established the nation’s first public Honors College. It seeks to recruit, challenge, and serve a diverse group of high-achieving students and provide them with research and artistry opportunities.
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