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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 20, 2007    #068
Contact: Amanda Lepper
(816) 235-1592

Jose Vazquez named a 2007 UMKC Honor Award recipient

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has named Jose Vazquez a 2007 Honor Award recipient, one of only 10 such graduating seniors to be commended for both his academic achievements and participation in programs outside the classroom. Vazquez will be congratulated for his accomplishments at a reception May 4.

UMKC established the honor award program in 1975 to recognize graduating seniors who excelled in academic achievement, involvement in university program and service to the campus and surrounding community. Involvements include student government, clubs and organizations, debate, athletics, visual and performing arts and community service.

Vazquez, a Platte City, Mo., native, is a graduate of Platte County R-3 High School. At UMKC he has pursued a Bachelor of Foreign Language in Spanish from the College of Arts and Sciences; he also has a minor in chemistry with a pre-medicine concentration. His involvements have included serving as vice president, president and president emeritus of the Association of Latin American Student, chairman of volunteer services for the premedical society, treasurer for the Biological Sciences Student Government and events and operations coordinator for the Activity and Program Council. In addition, he served on countless committees responsible for such things as Relay for Life team recruitment, court-warming festivities, the hiring of the director of the Student Life Office and the exploration of a student union.

Vazquez and his fellow recipients will be honored at a reception and breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 4 in room 106 of the University Center, 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.

UMKC is one of four University of Missouri campuses. It 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.

This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).

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