Meet Our Students

Sociology students at UMKC come together from all over the country. Get to know our students and you’ll know what the College is all about.

Samadia Saquee poses for a photoSamadia Saquee, a Blue Springs, Missouri, native, chose UMKC because it’s close to home and allowed for an easy commute.

“I like that UMKC is located in the city – there’s so much diversity, which opens lots of doors.”

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Shannon Berry poses for a photoShannon Berry was drawn to UMKC because of the campus’s unique feel and all the activities and volunteer opportunities for students.

“My program at UMKC has inspired me to get more involved with people from the community and make a positive impact on their life.”

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Shaunika Leonzon poses for a photoWhen researching schools, Shaunika Leonzon met with UMKC professors who encouraged her to consider sociology.

“College has kept me busy and now I know that I am a person who likes to always be on the move. My lifelong goals are to work for the U.S. government.”

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