“I wanted to become a teacher because I want to work with kids, and I like to give back. My teachers always pushed me to do my best, and I want to impact kids and help them succeed.”

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Alumna Founds Unique Retail and Dining Destination

Rachel Kennedy Cuevas founded Iron District, an innovative dining and retail court made of shipping containers

UMKC Vision Researcher Exploring New Technique of Cryopreservation

Peter Koulen is part of $1.5-million NIH grant working on novel tissue-preservation method

UMKC Nursing Dean at the Right Place, Right Time to Save a Life

Joy Roberts’ CPR skills were pressed to action