Counseling Student Establishes Scholarship to Honor Professor

A new profession led to mentoring relationship, gift

Martha Childers, M.A. ‘08, EDSP ‘13 decided to become a counselor after working in libraries for 38 years. An influential relationship with Johanna Nilsson, Ph.D., a professor in counseling psychology, led to a gift to UMKC to establish the Johanna E. Nilsson Scholarship for Diversity and Courage in Psychology. Continue reading “Counseling Student Establishes Scholarship to Honor Professor”

New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity

Kao Family Foundation Establishes Garmin Scholars Program at UMKC

The Kao Family Foundation has donated $50,000 to establish a new scholarship program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to increase opportunities for underrepresented students and escalate innovation in the field. Continue reading “New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity”

Pharmacy Alumnus Fuels Future Success

School of Pharmacy mentee inspired to establish new research scholarship

Throughout a distinguished career as a pharmaceutical sciences researcher, Gene Ray, Ph.D. ’89, has brought more than 40 new chemical entities and hundreds of reformulated generic medications to market for patient care. Now he is laying the groundwork to help future scientists interested in following his path by establishing the Gene F. Ray Family Scholarship. Continue reading “Pharmacy Alumnus Fuels Future Success”

UMKC Professors Study the Impact of Sound on Operating Room Safety

Faculty donation leads to collaboration between professors in the School of Medicine and UMKC Conservatory to yield safer surgeries

Medicine and music aren’t an obvious pair, but in a discussion between colleagues at the UMKC Surgical Innovations Lab, experts in each field realized an interesting link between the two topics. Continue reading “UMKC Professors Study the Impact of Sound on Operating Room Safety”

New Scholarship Seeks to Redefine Potential

Hogan Family Scholarship supports Kansas City Public Schools graduates enrolled as Business majors

“Redefining Potential” is the theme of the new Hogan Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

It’s a subject Nate Hogan knows well, because it’s essentially the story of his life. Continue reading “New Scholarship Seeks to Redefine Potential”