Jessica Trahan

Jessica Trahan, Director of Women’s Basketball Operations is this month’s Hive Five winner.

Jessica joined the university in fall 2008, and is in her sixth season with Women’s Basketball. She is grateful for her place at UMKC saying, “My job at UMKC has become such an integral part of life for me. The people I work with/have worked with make this place so special. When you add the chance to work with our team, it is hard not to feel blessed and fortunate.”

A transplanted southerner, Jessica loves Mexican and Cajun foods, but also appreciates the “hearty Midwestern cuisine.” She explores Kansas City in her free time looking for great local restaurants. She finds savoring a good meal a treat.

Given the chance to travel, Jessica would like to visit Napa Valley, California and Europe.

She enjoys treks to the mountains, playing golf, and reading.

Congratulations, again to Jessica Trahan December’s Staff Council High Five winner!

Save the Date for Staff Appreciation Week

After the success of last year’s Staff Appreciation Day, Staff Council is working on a week full of staff development and appreciation events.

Mark your calendar for May 19 through 23!

More information will be released in the months to come and this post will be updated as details are finalized. And while you wait for May to get here, reminisce on last year’s event by checking out the 2013 schedule and seeing the pictures.

Please contact Jessie Baker at if you would like to be part of the planning process or if you are interested in learning more about the Events Committee.

Volunteer at Morning Glory Ministries

Please join the Outreach Committee for a service opportunity on Saturday, December 14, 2013, with Morning Glory Ministries. Volunteers are needed to assist with “to go” sack lunch preparation, serving, and clean up from 9:45 am to 1:00 pm.

Volunteer sign up is required, and space is extremely limited, so sign up early to participate in this worthy cause. Sign up here by December 11, 2013.

Morning Glory Ministries is an organization that addresses the issue of hunger in the downtown Kansas City area, for homeless men, women, and children.  They also serve individuals who are financially disadvantaged and in need of a healthy meal.

For more information contact Sandra at