PHOTO GALLERY: Massimo Montalbano has his graduation photos taken with dairy cow Amelia – Columbia Missourian
There are 2,243 MU students who will receive degrees this weekend, according to the MU News Bureau. One student, an animal sciences major named Massimo Montalbano, set out to make some unconventional graduation photos by appealing to the dean to bring Amelia, a 3-year-old Holstein dairy cow, onto Francis Quadrangle with him. Dressed in a suit, dress shoes, graduation gown and mortar board, Montalbano, Amelia and their photographer, Monica Witzke, a graduate student studying animal sciences, roamed campus Thursday taking pictures and evoking stares from several passersby. Amelia is owned by MU and lives at the Foremost Dairy Research Center.
Massimo Montalbano talks to bystanders while standing next to 3-year-old dairy cow Amelia
Massimo Montalbano stands with Amelia the cow at Francis Quadrangle
Monica Witzke takes graduation photos of Massimo Montalbano and Amelia
Massimo Montalbano holds Amelia’s harness between photoshoots
Massimo Montalbano and Amelia and photographer Monica Witzkewalk toward the arch of the Journalism School
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