Hello! My name is Michael Stoecklin and I graduated from Mizzou in 2016 with a degree in history. I enjoyed my time at Mizzou and thoroughly enjoyed the history courses I took during my time in Columbia. I’m an avid sports fan and was proud to be a part of the illustrious group known as the “Antlers” for three years while at Mizzou. I live in St. Louis and, since June of 2016, I’ve been working at the Campbell House Museum as their Assistant Director.
My connection to the Campbell House started during the summer of 2015, when I worked as a summer intern. During the second semester of my senior year, I was made aware that the Assistant Director position was available, I applied and fortunately got the position!
A degree in History has taught me to think analytically and practically while forming well thought out solutions to a wide variety of challenges that are brought to those working in a museum on a daily basis. Switching majors to history was one of the best decisions I made and gave me the luxury of doing what makes me happy on a daily basis. Working in the historic house and tourism industry proves to be something new every single day and allows me to be actively involved in all facets of the museum.
I enjoyed some of John Frymire’s classes the most during my time at Mizzou, I think I took three or four classes with him. He was one my favorite teachers by far. Also, Jenny Morton was an integral part of me switching to History and was a superb academic counselor. Looking back at it, I don’t think I took one history class that I didn’t enjoy.
What advice would you give a freshman history major at Mizzou? I would recommend taking a wide variety of history classes from different time periods, you will, without a doubt, come across many classes that you will thoroughly enjoy.