Sixteen Alumni Named 2009 Award Recipients by UMKC Chosen for outstanding professional accomplishments and service involvement

This week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is recognizing alumni of merit from the university’s 12 schools, and a select group of alumni whose inspirational leadership qualifies them for one of four campus-wide honors.

The four recipients of the special awards are:

Alvin Brooks, College of Arts and Sciences, Alumnus of the Year

Margaret Evans, College of Arts and Sciences and the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, Defying the Odds

Reaner Shannon, School of Education, Bill French Alumni Service Award

Tracy Stevens, School of Medicine, Spotlight Award

The Alumni Achievement Award program honors UMKC graduates for their professional achievements and outstanding community service. The other 12 award winners and their schools are:

Winifred Copeland, School of Nursing

Dee Denver, School of Biological Sciences

Steve Erickson, School of Pharmacy

Richard Halliburton, School of Law

Paul Hartfield, Conservatory of Music and Dance

Srikanth Hosakote, School of Computing and Engineering

Phyllis Martina, School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene

Rebekah Presson Mosby, College of Arts and Sciences

Joe Seabrooks, School of Education

James Stanford, School of Medicine

R. Wayne Thompson, School of Dentistry

Michael B. Wood, Bloch School of Business and Public Administration

A key event of the celebration will be a luncheon at Pierson Auditorium, highlighting the honorees’ stories and accomplishments.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.

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