UMKC has been part of my life since I was a student and student/worker more than 35 years ago. At that time, the Bio-Chem complex was the newest facility on campus and Law classes were taught in Cockefair Hall! UMKC has changed a lot over the years but one thing that has never changed is the great UMKC spirit and willingness of staff, faculty, administrators and students alike to rise to meet the challenges that occur with change. I’ve been fortunate that UMKC has given me the opportunity to grow and learn over the years. I’ve found a second family at UMKC, amazing classmates and co-workers whose creativity matches that found at any University or organization I’ve ever known. I owe a lot of who I am to UMKC. It’s a great place to be.