This prestigious honor has only been awarded twice before: to Henry Bloch at its inception in 2011, and to Hugh J. Zimmer in 2014. The purpose of the award is to inspire excellence and commitment on the part of all UMKC Trustees by periodically recognizing long-term, in-depth service to both UMKC and the UMKC Trustees’ organization.
Claire Hansel Will Realize Hers
Claire Hansel began her college journey more than a decade ago. She will earn her degree in December and, this month, she received special recognition because of her heritage.
“I started working right out of high school, but my jobs lacked challenge. I knew I wouldn’t find more challenging positions without a college degree,” said Hansel. “However, I married young, and with us both as college students, it was difficult to afford the double tuition.”
Hansel will receive a bachelor of science in accounting degree from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, thanks to help from the scholarship from Osage Nation. She served as the representative of the Osage Nation at the Dreams to Degrees second annual national education dinner in Washington, D.C. on May 25 after winning an essay contest describing what the scholarship meant for her.
Warren never imagined a career working with information technology professionals and health care organizations. However, her previous experiences and Bloch School education showed her the importance of being open to new directions in your career.