CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: Laura Nauser

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser initially ran for Columbia City Council in 2005 on a whim, submitting her petition just before midnight the day it was due.


Third Ward Columbia Councilman Karl Skala began his civic involvement by establishing the Hominy Branch Neighborhood Association.

COMO YOU KNOW: Guitar Street

Guitar Street, which once ran between Walnut Street and Broadway at the current location of the Daniel Boone City Building, no longer exists but was influential in the early days of Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change

Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change in the Columbia community and to protect the rights of its residents.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help raise money to grant children's wishes.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia offers residents transportation options

GetAbout Columbia encourages residents to walk and bike more often.

CoMo You Know: Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project

The Columbia Restoration Project is a volunteer group run by the city of Columbia. The group aims to support the Parks and Recreation Department in managing aquatic plants and shorelines.


COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi, commonly known as AEPi, has been the largest Jewish fraternity in North America.

COMO YOU KNOW: Refugee and Immigration Services

Refugee and Immigration Services is a branch of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City that works to help people acclimate to new cultures and communities.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mary Hussman

Mary Hussman is a long-time activist in the Columbia community. Before she retired, she was recognized by both chambers of the Missouri legislature for her efforts.

COMO YOU KNOW: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

The nonprofit theater has been staging productions since 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: BC Baseball League

The BC Baseball League is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 to organize and promote youth baseball.

COMO YOU KNOW: Robin Pingeton

Robin Pingeton is the head coach of the Missouri women's basketball team. She became the program's third coach in April 2010.

COMO YOU KNOW: Norm Stewart

Norm Stewart is a former Missouri student athlete and a retired men's basketball coach.

CoMo You Know: Greg Rhodenbaugh

Greg Rhodenbaugh is the Missouri swimming and diving team’s head coach.

COMO YOU KNOW: Shannon Welker

On May 9, 2013, Shannon Welker became the third head gymnastics coach in Mizzou history.

COMO YOU KNOW: Elizabeth B. Miller

Elizabeth Miller is the International Communications Coordinator at MU International Programs. Once a school teacher, Miller enjoys the richness of different cultures and is inspired to help others to see the world.

CoMo You Know: Gentry Middle School

Gentry Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.


Kim Presko is finishing her first year as principal of Battle High School. Presko said it is "special" to work for a school named after Muriel Williams Battle, a woman who hired her for a math teacher position in 1990.

COMO YOU KNOW: Louis P. 'Tony' Antimi

Antimi was the baseball player, coach and groundskeeper for which Antimi Sports Complex in Cosmopolitan Park is named.