Trustees in the news

This news archive includes links to local media features highlighting not
only our UMKC Trustees endeavors throughout the city, but also their
commitment to UMKC.


Mary Shaw Branton receives award.

Mary Shaw Branton receives prestigious award from the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. for community leadership.


Nonprofit Connect honored area individuals and organizations.

Alan and Mary Atterbury-Philanthropists of the Year
John Bluford-Nonprofit Professional of the Year
Hallmark Cards-Business Philanthropist of the Year


Thomas D. Hyde receives new appointment.

Thomas D. Hyde has been appointed to the Great Plains Energy Board of Directors.


CASE presents their annual Leadership Awards to Angela Bennett and Curt Crespino.

UMKC Trustee and Alumni Association Governing Board member, Angela Bennett honored with Volunteer of the Year award.


TMC CEO John Bluford spotlighted in Kansas City Mag

John Bluford says CEO position offers 'real drama in real time'.


John Bluford inducted as chairman of the American Hospital Association

John Bluford calls on hospitals to recognize special role they play in health of community.


Investing in UMKC builds a healthier workforce.

Patrick McLarney writes about how investing in UMKC builds a healthier workforce.


African American Museum Honors Pioneers in Trailblazers Program.

Ralph Reid was honored by the Kansas African American Museum during a tribute to Trailblazers.


Native American Artists to be Featured in Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Panel Discussion.

"Tradition-Innovation: Contemporary Masters of Native American Ceramics."


University of Missouri Board of Curators elects officers for 2011.

Warren Erdman of Kansas City was elected to a one year term as chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.


Three KC Businessmen to be honored as Inspirational KC Entrepreneurs by Greater KC Business Hall of Fame.

G. Kenneth Baum, Dan Hesse and Michael Brown honored.


Bloch set for hall induction

Tom Bloch inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame.


UMKC adds four Trustees: Angela Bennett, Thomas Hyde, John McMeel and Julie Wilson

Angela Bennett, Thomas Hyde, John McMeel and Julie Wilson join the UMKC Trustees.


MRI Announces new leaders

New Board of Directors: Mick Aslin and Leo Morton, New Board of Trustees: John J. Sherman and Scott M Smith


Copaken White & Blitt, First Scout Realty Advisors agree to merge

Two Kansas City-area commercial real estate firms-Copaken White & Blitt and First Scout Realty Advisors have reached an agreement in principle to merge their firms.


Talkers: Tech N9ne honors Ollie Gates

On his new single, "O.G.," Kansas City rap king Tech N9ne gives major props to Kansas City's barbecue king, Ollie Gates, who founded the restaurant in 1946.


Ollie Gates carrying through with Buck O'Neil Center

Ollie Gates said what he meant and he meant what he said. He said back in February that he would take over the initial phase of construction and fundraising for the Buck O'Neil education and research Center and he has kept his word.


Doranne Hudson earns faculty award

“Doranne’s extensive experience in the corporate world along with her strong commitment to students and their academic growth exemplifies the caliber of faculty and teaching staff we have at the Bloch School,” notes Teng-Kee Tan, Bloch School dean. 


Two KC men will receive honorary degrees

Tom Bloch, the former CEO of H&R Block turned public school teacher, is being recognized at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Hugh J. Zimmer 2010 Chancellor's Medal recipient

Hugh Zimmer has invested a lot of time in UMKC.  As the 2010 Chancellor's medal recipient-the highest non-academic award presented to a volunteer-he is working to level the playing field, providing a means for students to reach their full potential through his volunteer efforts.


UMKC School of Law Alumnus Arthur H. Stoup honored

The Family of Arthur H. Stoup has given would-be litigators at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law a new place to polish their skills and practice their training.