Graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and community service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This recognition honors students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community activities outside the classroom.
Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Honor Recipients!
• Deepti Bankapur, SCE (ECE) – Nominated by Deborah O’Bannon and LaShaundra Randolph
• Joshua Boehm, A&S (UP+D) – Nominated by Sungyop Kim
• Christine Burleson, A&S (Psychology) – Nominated by Jannette Berkley-Patton
• Ashley Capps, Pharmacy – Nominated by Cameron Lindsey
• Melony Chakrabarty, Medicine – Nominated by Connie Beachler
• Andrew Dang, Biology – Nominated by Tammy Welchert
• Krishna Doddapaneni, SCE (Computer Science) – Nominated by Jamie Kanki
• Karol Gil Vasquez, A&S (Economics) – Nominated by John Henry
• Collin Herman, A&S (Chemistry) and Biology – Nominated by Kathleen Kilway and Loretta Sanderson Klamm
• Ryan Holbrook, A&S (Chemistry) – Nominated by Kathleen Kilway
• Brandon Jackson, A&S (Chemistry) – Nominated by LaShaundra Randolph
• Mena Kerolus, Medicine – Nominated by Agostino Molteni
• Sarah Meiners, Biology – Nominated by Aaron Reed and Ursula Gurney
• James Mitchell, A&S (Environmental Studies) – Nominated by Caroline Davies
• Ashika Odhav, Medicine – Nominated by Kathy Kinder
• Amy Quinn, Law – Nominated by Nancy Levit
• Bethany Rippy, Biology – Nominated by Hazel Jones
• Jamison Ryan, Biology – Nominated by Aaron Reed and Bill Smith
• Jouliana Sadek, Graduate Studies (Molecular Biology and BioChemistry) – Nominated by Sandy Gault
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Join UMKC’s Public Administration Student Association (PASA) for a day of service and celebration on Saturday, May 4th starting at 10.30am at the Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Gallery.
Join us for just an hour or the whole day! We will be cleaning up and planting their garden in the morning and participating in a ceramics class in the afternoon. All UMKC students are welcome!
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to Suzie Schuckman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click for directions to Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Gallery.
Congratulations to UMKC students Purna Biswa, Hang Summers, and Evgeniya Zvigunova–their video beat out thousands of entries in UMB’s “More Than” video contest in honor of their 100th anniversary. The theme of the video is “Inspired to Make a Difference.”
Purna and Hang are both sophomores majoring in Computer Science and both from the Kansas City metropolitan area. Evgeniya is originally from Russia, and while at UMKC she was a Performance major (piano) and Computer Science minor. Read more.
Watch the video of Purna, Hang, and Evgeniya receiving their award:
[this post is by Cheryl Morgan, senior in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in the School of Nursing and Health Studies]
I am writing today to let you know about an initiative I have started to establish a new student organization specifically for non-traditional students. This is for anyone, particularly those entering or re-entering college later in life. We welcome all – even those in college just a few years past the ‘norm’! It’s also for anyone who has concerns or challenges in college that may be described as “non-traditional.”
I decided to follow through on this because of some decidedly different experiences and perspectives I have encountered as a student returning to UMKC after life interfered with my original goals. There are many of us who fit this description and just as many challenges that are unique and need a safe place to be discussed, considered or overcome. Since sharing my idea with several of you, I’m encouraged and excited about this opportunity for us to help UMKC’s non-traditional student body – present and future!
I have the application prepared and signatures required for submission. The next step is the development of a constitution fro the organization. This must be done by the group, not by one person. The group will be called the OAKS and stands for the “Organization of Adult Knowledge Seekers.” I chose this after visiting with a very dedicated and supportive UMKC professor. The name is also reflective of a favorite book of mine called ‘Grow Deep, not Just Tall’ by Karen Kaiser Clark. The symbol of the strength of the oak tree that helps it withstand time and storms, is that its roots are deep in the earth… the same strength our knowledge and experiences offer in life – if we truly learn!
If you are interested in being a part of the establishment of this new student organization, please contact me. I will be setting up our first meeting with the dates and times you confirm are best. Send me your thoughts and ideas too!
Students from Four Schools to Compete in Fundraiser
The first “Rx Factor” pits each of the four Hospital Hill schools against each other in a friendly fundraising competition.
Will it be the School of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies or Pharmacy that earns bragging rights?
“Rx Factor” will be held 7 p.m. April 26 in the UMKC Student Union Theater. Deans from the Hospital Hill schools will judge contestants based on their scrubs fashion, talent, Q & A and mystery factor in a faux Miss America-style pageant.
The event is $10.50 per student; $20.50 for non-students.
Three-fourths of the proceeds are going to support a UMKC pharmacy student undergoing cancer treatments; 25 percent will be split between the top two contestants to go to philanthropies of their choice. Kappa Epsilon, a professional fraternity at the UMKC School of Pharmacy, is organizing the event.