February 7, 2018 at 3:15pm

Digital Art Therapy

A self-proclaimed “girl of many passions,” Stephanie Pezzelle Gagnon graduated from MU in 2008 with a BFA in photography and design. Her artwork includes fine-art photography inspired by some of those passions, including mental health awareness.

“I've worked through anxiety and depression issues a lot over the years,” says Gagnon. “I’m a big believer in fighting the stigma and misunderstanding of mental illness by talking about it.”

February 10, 2018 at 3:15pm

The Other Side of Fear

Leaving your home and moving nearly 9,000 miles away to a country where you don’t know anyone or speak the language is daunting to most. But for Amy Turner ’05, moving to Cambodia to work with Hope for Justice, a global organization that fights human trafficking and slavery, was years in the making and a lifelong passion realized.

February 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

Continuing Anna’s Fight

In 2011, Carol Redford Basso ’84 and her husband, David Basso ’86, lost their daughter, Anna, to Ewing sarcoma. Out of their grief emerged a new mission: to help others with Ewing’s and find a cure through the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation.

“Losing a child to cancer changes your focus on everything. You want to do something to help other families and to find treatments for this horrible disease. You’re committed to it.”

February 11, 2018 at 1:30pm

Beyond the Microscope

Rather than peering through a microscope, cancer researcher LeeAnn Swanegan Bailey ’96 now finds herself looking at the big picture — and it’s a really big picture.

February 9, 2018 at 1:15pm

Goal Driven

Hadisa Wali ’17While living in her native country of Afghanistan, Hadisa Wali ’17 was already breaking boundaries for women through her love of soccer.

February 8, 2018 at 11:45am

Under Fire

Bryan Marshall ’85 wears many hats. Literally! Millikin’s assistant athletic director for sports information is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Argenta-Oreana Fire Department, as well as a husband and a father.  

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