Eleven students recognized at Honors Breakfast
Friday morning was one of celebration and thanks. Eleven students who will graduate on Dec. 16 were honored at the Vice Chancellor Honor Recipients Breakfast.
“You’re an exceptional group of young people,” said Barbara Bichelmeyer, UMKC Interim Chancellor and Provost. “You should be rightfully proud of this recognition.”
Every semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management recognizes graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service to the campus community with the Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients program. Students are nominated by faculty or staff during their senior year. This recognition honors the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in leadership and service to the community and our University outside of the classroom.
The selection process for being named a Vice Chancellor honoree is very competitive. At the minimum, student needed to have a grade point average of 3.25 or better. They are humanitarians, leaders and philanthropists.
“When you see needs on campus or out in the community, you work diligently to respond,” Bichelmeyer said. “Despite the demands of family, work and studies, you made time for others. You have the gift of selflessness, and that’s a big part of living a fulfilling life. We know you will do great things.”
The Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients for December 2017 are:
Caroline Baghdikian, School of Medicine, nominated by Brent McCoy
Chad Feather, Bloch School of Management, nominated by Ben Williams and Katie Garey
Nathan Hay, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Jim Murowchick and JJ Lee
Luci McMurray, Bloch School of Management, nominated by Ben Williams
Claire New, School of Law, nominated by Brandon Weiss
Morgan Robertson, College of Arts & Sciences, Honors College, nominated by Gayle Levy
Sia-Awa Saquee, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by LaNeé Birdewell
Robynn Shines, School of Nursing & Health Studies, nominated by Jamie Hunt
Karla Vega, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Theresa Torres
Desiree Walden-Chastain, School of Law, nominated by Barbara Glesner Fines
Brianna Wright, School of Nursing & Health Studies, nominated by Jennifer Lyles-Maqsood