May 29, 2008    #046
Contact: Wandra Green
(816) 235-1601

Dustin Grey Jensen, College of Arts & Sciences, named 2008 Student Affairs Honor Recipient One of 10 students recognized for outstanding academic and service involvement

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has named Dustin Grey Jensen 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.

Jensen will graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography.

After graduation, Jensen would like to enter a rigorous graduate program. He is currently an employee of the Metropolitan Energy Center, a nonprofit organization that works to create resource efficiency, environmental health and economic vitality in the Kansas City region. He will receive a promotion to associate executive director of the MEC upon graduation. In addition to these duties, Jensen has been actively involved in campus committees including UMKC Campus Facilities Sustainability Team and UMKC Facilities Steering Committees for Oak Street West Residence Hall Development.

Jensen’s volunteer and service activities have included Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Heartland Renewable Energy Society, U.S Green Building Council of Greater Kansas City and City of Kansas City Climate Protection Phase 1 Planning Process Policy & Outreach Working Group. He also is a member of the Environmental Studies Student Association at UMKC.

Jensen 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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