Student finds time to relax with friends

Among other duties, Prabhat Mishra helps students, such as Sherry Sands, junior elementary education major, find and check out books in Spiva Library. Mishra is from Katmandu, Nepal. He said he reminds people Nepal is the home of Mt. Everest.

Among other duties, Prabhat Mishra helps students, such as Sherry Sands, junior elementary education major, find and check out books in Spiva Library. Mishra is from Katmandu, Nepal. He said he reminds people Nepal is the home of Mt. Everest.

Nate Billings

He may work on the fourth floor of Spiva Library, but he still interacts with people around campus.

Prabhat Mishra, senior CIS major, has been in the United States for four and a half years. When he first came to Missouri Southern, he did not know about the international mission of the University.

Soon, he found the International Club, where he met several people from different walks of life.

“We all share the same culture and feelings,” Mishra said. “In a way, we came from similar backgrounds.”

Mishra said the people he has met so far are friendly.

“Over here, people are more helpful and more open-minded,” he said.

He said in his native home of Katmandu, Nepal, the towns are not as connected as they are in the United States.

Mishra said his parents are proud of his work and the fact he came to the United States. He said they are also proud he is graduating this semester.

After graduation, Mishra will look for a job working for a computer software company, though after a year, he will go home and work.

“I’m pretty sure I can find a job,” he said.

Currently, Mishra works in both in the library and in the Language Resource Center.

Mishra said he has had fun working in the library.

“I love working with my boss, Penny,” he said.

Penny Richeson, audio-visual cataloger, is Mishra’s boss.

“His work ethic is very good,” she said. “He’s very versatile.”

Richeson said Mishra is a good role model for all international students.

“He stays involved with all the clubs,” she said. “He’s really helped all the international students by being here five years.”

Mishra’s Language Resource Center work is also rewarding to him.

“You can make friends with different international students and Americans,” he said.

He enjoys working with the people who come into the lab.

Mishra would also like to give students one piece of advice.

He said students should work hard for their degrees, but sometimes they get too caught up in studying.

“College is a place where you can have fun,” he said.

In his free time, Mishra plays soccer, racquetball and hangs out with friends.