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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 22, 2006    #170
Contact: Noemi Rojas, public relations
(816) 235-1520

UMKC students chosen for excellence

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has selected seven students as its Honor Recipients for Fall 2006.

Alice L. Altschul -- Major: Criminal Justice & Criminology; College of Arts & Sciences; Hometown: Columbia, MO; High School: Hickman H.S.

Brian A. Bustos -- Major: English; College of Arts & Sciences; Hometown: Valparaiso, IN; High School: Valparaiso H.S.

Tiffany L. Fields -- Major: Urban Affairs; College of Art & Sciences; Hometown: Kansas City, MO; High School: Raytown Senior H.S.

Tyler L. Richenberger -- Major: Business Administration; Bloch School of Business; Hometown: Liberty, MO; High School: Liberty H.S.

Andrew D. Stephens -- Major: Biology; School of Biological Sciences; Hometown: Liberty, MO; High School: Liberty H.S.

Matthew R. Treaster -- Major: Liberal Arts / Medicine; College of Art & Sciences (six-year medicine program); Hometown: St. Louis, MO; High School: Farmington Senior High

Shawn R. West -- Major: Liberal Arts / Medicine; College of Art & Sciences (six-year medicine program; Hometown: Kansas City, MO; High School: Southwest H.S.

The Honor Recipient designation is based on the premise that UMKC should honor the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in university programs outside the classroom.

“These students are examples of the responsible community leaders UMKC hopes to continue to attract, nurture, and develop,” said Mel Tyler, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. UMKC will sponsor a Dec. 15 breakfast to recognize the recipients in front of their family and friends. There will also be a campus display of photographs honoring each recipient.

The breakfast will be from 8–9:30 a.m. in room 106 of the University Center, 5000 Holmes.

UMKC is 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 and life sciences, and urban affairs.

 

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