Congratulations to the Fall 2014 BHS Dean’s List Recipients!

In order to make the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Please join us in congratulating those BHS students who made the Dean’s List during their Fall 2014 semester:

Sadiya Ahmed
Kelly Arispe
Angela Baker
Seleste Beason
Elizabeth Breeden
Melissa Chau
Victoria Clark
Sydney Crimmins
Brad Evans
Patrick Foley
Taylor Gallagher
Monica Hacker
Lexis Hardiek
Collin Jennings
Matthew Kahmann
Klorissa Kavan
Jill Kealing
Torey Kertz
Taylor Leathers
Gabriella Moore
Corban Myers
Thandiwa Nelson
Patricia Pampolina
Chandler Roof
Stephan Sawyer
Derek Schrick
Abby Shimota
Vickie Thompson
Derek Wedel
Nicole Wemhoff
Calli White
Donna Young
Victor Ziliani
Kyra Zimmer

Congratulations to each of you on this achievement!

Spring 2014 BHS Dean’s List Recipients

In order to make the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Please join us in congratulating those BHS students who made the Dean’s List during their Spring 2014 semester:

Brady Adams
Seleste Beason
Ashley Burdolski
Hannah Chadick
Victoria Clark
Michelle Clay
Delaney Conway
Pamela Cox
Sydney Crimmins
Eva Dalvai
Kimberly Farrell
Patrick Foley
Tira Gilroy
Taylor Gordon
Monica Hacker
Lexis Hardiek
Haley Hayes
Renee Holder
Chelsea Jacobson
Torey Kertz
Kailee Kuehn
Latoya Ladd
Taylor Leathers
Katlyn Lohman
David Longcoy
Eilise O’Connor
Patricia Pampolina
Ruchi Pate
Bijay Shah
Abby Shimota
Shweta Sood
Ahinoam Suddarth
Stacy Supancic
Andrew Timler
Derek Wedel
Michaela Wilks
Aurielle Young
Donna Young

Congratulations to each of you on this achievement!

BHS Summer Students Create Solutions!

Students who enrolled in HLSC 470 Technology, Marketing, and Media in Health wrapped up a 4-week summer course today! They worked on a seven-part project involving identifying a health issue, creating a solution by developing a mobile app, a new technology, or a creative media campaign. As a final portion of the course, students create a visual representation of their development and outline their marketing strategies. Guest graders made their rounds learning about their creative inventions and implementation ideas! Well done BHS students!! You worked very hard and completed a vigorous summer course.


Study Abroad for 2 weeks in Senegal, Africa, January 2015

Are you interested in a study abroad option over the winter break? Dakar, Senegal is the FIRST intersession study aboard program being offered by UMKC from January 3-18th. The affiliated course is HLSC 408: Gender, Health and Development in Senegal.

This course examines women’s economic empowerment, health education initiatives, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship in West Africa and Senegal in particular. In the main city of Dakar we will visit indigenous and global nonprofits to study their policies and processes. The culture, both urban and rural, will be experienced in order to provide a unique perspective on the Senegalese and their culture. We will volunteer in the city, and travel to a village to learn about health, culture, gender, and social entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Level standing – must meet requirements established by study abroad office.

The application process is open! Please review all details below and submit your application. Space is limited, and we expect this to be a very popular choice for students interested in a study abroad opportunity, without having to make a several month commitment.

If you have questions before submitting your application, please contact:

Janis Ellis-Claypool, MS
Program Director Bachelor Health Sciences
Teaching Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Phone: 816-235-1398

First Graduating Class of BHS Students

Along with their diplomas, success awaited the first graduating class of Bachelor of Health Sciences students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Success for this group of about 40 graduates meant placements in professional careers and graduate schools. They included a job as a patient advocate and navigator at North Kansas City Hospital for Naty Jimenez, a research assistantship at Saint Louis University for Aurielle Young and a spot in the UMKC School of Dentistry for Eilise O’Connor.

“I chose UMKC’s BHS program because I wanted to ensure I’d have a solid base for entering the health field, specifically dentistry,” said O’Connor, a UMKC Women’s Basketball guard who was named a Division I First Team Academic All-American. “The element that has stood out the most about my entire experience in the BHS program is the genuine care and investment the professors and administrators display for each student. You’re considered an individual with a unique story.”

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Human Sexuality Course: HLSC 225

If you are still exploring your way around the BHS program, and want to learn more about possible career options, or if you are just interested in taking an awesome elective, please consider this Human Sexuality course.

This engaging course focuses on sexual anatomy and physiology, sexuality across a life-span, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth, love and relationships, sexual therapy, sex education, gender identity, gender roles, social and legal issue, sexual orientation, and so much more! Send your questions to instructor, Kimberly Carlson at She is a fantastic professor and has an incredible career path. This is a great way to use your elective hours!

UMKC Writing Studio Is Accepting Applications

The Writing Studio is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for tutoring positions for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. The pay for these positions is $10 per hour. If you possess strong writing and communication skills please complete an application packet and submit it immediately. There are a limited number of positions available and hiring decisions will be made soon.

We will begin reviewing applications Monday, April 21 for the first round of interviews.


Writing Studio tutor positions are highly competitive appointments that provide a limited number of UMKC’s best undergraduate and graduate student writers with unique learning, teaching, and professional experiences. In addition to working one-to-one with hundreds of writers from a variety of disciplines, our tutors benefit from many other professional experiences, such as facilitating workshops, assisting with developing resources for UMKC’s writing community, collaborating with community partners on writing centered projects, and participating  in continuing education programs. Writing Studio tutors also are encouraged to contribute to the writing tutoring field by presenting at conferences and publishing.