Aaron G. Buerge of Springfield, Mo., a 1997 UMR graduate, is the nation’s most visible bachelor. Buerge is ABC television’s "The Bachelor" this season.
Originally from Joplin, Mo., Buerge, 28, earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UMR. He later earned a master of business administration degree from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. He is now a senior vice president at First National Bank in Springfield.