John Gurche was named one of the 2013-14 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, the highest honor from the College. He was recognized at a special event in Kansas City on May 1.
B. Lynn Pascoe was named one of the 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, the highest honor from the College. He was recognized at a special event in Washington, DC on April 24, 2014.
Lacking a support network while climbing the ranks, Sonta Wilburn looked to a Master’s in Public Administration to build leadership capacity for herself, others “We need more female leaders.” It’s a sentiment often heard, yet Sonta Wilburn had experienced its truth firsthand in the police force. Now a major and patrol commander in Overland Park, […]
English major served as platform for Will Dale to discover passion for social justice Combining an English degree with social justice may not be a logical connection for everyone. For graduating senior Will Dale, he couldn’t imagine any other way. “English was my first choice,” Dale said. “I’ve really fallen in love with reading literature […]
Top scholar and national champion athlete Heather Bergmann may not know the meaning of downtime Heather Bergmann faced a tough choice. As a student in the UKanTeach program at the University of Kansas, she needed to fulfill her semester of student teaching at a local school. That semester was slated for spring 2013 – track […]
Jeremy Martin is an associate professor of mathematics and an avid bridge player. Why are you interested in bridge? Bridge is just a fascinating game. You need to be able to analyze problems and make plans on the fly. Often the problem is one you’ve never seen before and you don’t have all the information […]
KU alum Jeffrey Evans got his start in politics and finance at KU, found the successor to his family’s business in a fellow alum and now supports KU students in D.C. internships A political education Although he came from a family of pharmacists – his father ran the family-owned pharmacy in Missouri as his grandfather […]
Education in international programs at KU sparked career for experienced diplomat Imagine witnessing many monumental international issues of the 20th century firsthand. Living in China as a political officer in the 1970s right after the Nixon and Kissinger visits, being in Moscow in the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, helping Indonesia […]
Kathy Suprenant is a professor of molecular biosciences and a quilt artist. Why do you quilt? Historically, fabric was precious, and small pieces of clothing were recycled into functional quilts. My grandmother, for example, recycled samples of men’s wool suiting material to create a warm bed quilt (learn more about this mystery quilt at http://kathysuprenant.com/2012/06/). […]
Gary Webber is the Program Coordinator for the Adams Institute in the Department of Chemistry and a 3rd-degree black belt in Ki-Aikido. Why are you interested in Ki-Aikido? I have wanted to learn a martial art since junior high school, but never found anything I liked. In 1997 a friend introduced me to a young Japanese […]