Annual Alumni Awardees–supporting students

By , March 4, 2014 9:08 am

UMKC-Alumni-Awards-2014The UMKC 2014 Alumni Award recipients include 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.

Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association recognizes outstanding individual alumni and one family. UMKC will honor its 2014 outstanding alumni at luncheon on April 24. UMKC’s Alumni Association will highlight the recipients’ accomplishments at the luncheon as well as through other events, such as 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 hosted 600 attendees and garnered $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.

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