Meet the CLAS of 2017: Social Sciences

These graduating Jayhawks are fascinated by the way the world works. From the individual, to the local, to social media, to crises across the globe, their studies have prepared them to make a difference at all levels, and they’re already making an impact. Some found their passion for the social sciences straight out of high-school, […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Sciences

Our graduates are not only scientists but leaders in the lab, classroom and across the campus. Some found their passions early in life, while others discovered it after trying other things. These Jayhawks combine their science degrees with language skills, understandings of politics and international relations, and whatever else they need to prepare for a […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Humanities

Our humanities graduates push boundaries, driven by the conviction that anything is possible. They look to the past to understand different ways of living, and to make sense of how change happens and why the world developed the way it did. They interrogate the present, analyzing real problems that affect lives and they propose solutions […]

Kierstin McMichael

Graduation profile: When opportunity knocks, senior answers

Kierstin McMichael is the definition of busy. Between leadership positions and jobs on campus, reading and studying hundreds of pages a week for her English major, working  with not just one but two distinguished professors, and advising fellow students, she finds little time for sleep, let alone downtime. But being tired is worth it to […]

Evan Traylor, KU senior

Graduation Profile: Setting goals and never looking back

Evan Traylor is the kind of person who goes after what he wants and doesn’t look back. From his first campus tour, Evan knew KU was the right fit – so it was the only college he applied to. He decided on his double major in political science and Jewish studies and minor in leadership […]

Gabriel Alaniz, KU senior

Graduation Profile: An accidental Jayhawk learns to shine behind the scenes

Four years ago Gabe Alaniz never would have agreed that a liberal arts degree at a large, research university would be the best place to study theatre. Now? This accidental Jayhawk wouldn’t change a thing. First-generation college students face numerous challenges when arriving on a college campus. Alaniz, a senior from Overland Park, faced the […]