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Jessica Osaze receives Remington Williams Award

June 27, 2024

Jessica Osaze

Congratulations to Jessica Osaze, a dual alum of the College of Health Sciences, for being selected by the University of Missouri Board of Curators as one of this year’s Remington R. Williams Award recipients.

Osaze earned both her Master of Social Work and Master of Health Administration from the MU College of Health Sciences; she also earned a master’s degree in Health Informatics from the School of Medicine. She serves as the director of professional development for the Graduate Professional Council and provides free driving lessons for international students at Mizzou.

Osaze also volunteered 360 hours as a mental health clinician in the School of Social Work’s Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic — serving the mental health needs of underserved populations in Boone County, Missouri.

“Jessica has negotiated reduced childcare costs and extended childcare hours for international students who are single moms here at Mizzou,” her nomination packet read. “She also founded Mizzou 2, a student organization dedicated to helping spouses and families of international students and scholars settle in and socialize within the Mizzou community.”

A total of seven University of Missouri System students were selected this year as recipients of the award. Each recipient receives $1,000 and a leadership medal. The award is the highest non-academic award bestowed on students by the Board of Curators and is given in memory of Remington Williams and his outstanding service as student representative to the board from 2020 to 2022.

Read about the rest of this year’s recipients at Show Me Mizzou.