|"Celebrating International Students at Mizzou" display in the Lower Lair Lounge of the MU Student Center.|
|Jose Santiago, 1905 Savitar.|
|Hin Wong, 1910 Savitar.|
|Hugh J. MacKay, 1913 Savitar.|
|May Day Lo, 1934 Savitar.|
After graduating from MU, Lo quickly became a prominent journalist in Hawaii. Along with her peer Ah Jook Ku (another Journalism alumna discussed below), Lo made waves as one of the first Asian American women to work for an established paper. Employed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Lo published stories about World War II's impact on Hawaii, among other topics. In 1945 she was named president of the Associated Chinese University Women (Missouri Alumnus).
|Ah Jook Ku, 1934 Savitar.|
During her later career, Ku was internationally recognized as a Hawaiian political advocate. Arguably, her advocacy stemmed back as far as her time at Mizzou, when she periodically appeared on campus radio stations to debate Hawaiian affairs.
In 1975 Ku was named executive director of the Honolulu Community Media Council (Missouri Alumnus and "Star-Bulletin reporter pushed for free press" in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sept. 2009).
Authored by Niki Eaton, PhD student, Art History and Archaeology
Brawner Bevis, Teresa and Christopher J. Lucas. International Students in American Colleges and Universities: A History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Missouri Alumnus, University of Missouri Alumni Association.
Savitar, University of Missouri.
"Star-Bulletin reporter pushed for free press." Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Sept. 2009) pg 4.
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