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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 23, 2007    #069
Contact: Amanda Lepper
(816) 235-1592

Hannah Lofthus 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 Hannah Lofthus a 2007 Honor Award recipient, one of only 10 such graduating seniors to be commended for both her academic achievements and participation in programs outside the classroom. Lofthus will be congratulated for her 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.

Lofthus, a Blue Springs, Mo., native, is a graduate of Blue Springs High School. At UMKC, she has pursued duel degrees in philosophy and political science from the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, Lofthus served as an attorney and vice president for the UMKC Mock Trial Team. During the 2004 season, she was named “Best Attorney” at the regional tournament and received the “Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association” Award at the national tournament. Her talent also helped the team finish 10th in the nation that year.

In addition, Lofthus served as the community service coordinator for University Academy, president of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council. Other memberships have included the Mortar Board Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the UMKC Advisory Board and the UMKC Honors College.

Lofthus and her 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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