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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008    #052
Contact: Wandra Green
(816) 235-1601

Brian Gettinger, School of Computer and Engineering, named 2008 Student Affairs Honor Recipient One of 10 students recognized for outstanding academic and service involvement

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has named Brian Charles Gettinger a 2008 Honor Award recipient, one of 10 graduating seniors to be commended for both academic achievements and participation in programs outside the classroom.

The honor award program was established in 1975 to recognize graduating seniors who excelled in academic achievement, involvement in university programs and service to the campus and surrounding community.

Gettinger graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He has been accepted into the MBA program at the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration for Fall 2008. Gettinger is the recipient of the 2007 Stan Durwood Award-Highest Male GPA, Department of Athletics; Chancellor’s Scholar; and John Sublett Logan Scholarship recipient. In additional to his rigorous academic schedule, Gettinger has been actively involved in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Men’s Varsity Basketball and the Inter-Fraternity Council.

Gettinger’s volunteer activities include Children’s Miracle Network, American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.

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

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.

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