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Outstanding Alumni to be Awarded at Annual Luncheon

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · News

UMKC Alumni Awards 2014 - Zollar, Keefe, Shen, Waldman, Albano[The following was submitted by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications]

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Class of 2014 Alumni Award recipients includes a globally recognized innovator in modern dance, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, a mayor and renowned civic …leader, a husband-and-wife engineering team, and an educator/entrepreneur who survived childhood internment in WWII concentration camps, among others who are making a mark in their professions and serving their alma mater.

Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association recognizes outstanding individual alumni, and one family, with top honors. UMKC will honor its outstanding alumni for 2013-14 at a luncheon event on April 24 at Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus. UMKC’s Alumni Association will highlight the recipients’ stories and accomplishments at the luncheon as well as through other events, presentations and classroom visits where they will share their experiences with students.

The annual luncheon is the university’s largest event and proceeds support student scholarships. Last year’s luncheon garnered 600 attendees and $200,000 in scholarship support for students.

“Through this event, the UMKC Alumni Association honors our outstanding graduates while providing vital support to current students,” said event chair Michelle Wimes (B.A. ’88). “All proceeds from the awards luncheon go directly to support students.”

“The UMKC Alumni Association provides exceptional leadership as well as exceptional support to this campus, this community and our students, and we are very grateful for that,” said Curtis J. Crespino, vice chancellor for Advancement. “We have an extraordinary class of recipients for these awards in 2014, as we do every year. Their achievements bring credit to our university and to Kansas City.”

For a full list of the awardees, visit UMKC Today.