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Alumni Newsletter
Summer 2020


UMKC was founded in 1933 as a private college then known as the University of Kansas City. Today, UMKC serves over 16,000 students across two campuses and has a living alumni base of more than 120,000 graduates.

UMKC Alumni Association

The mission of the UMKC Alumni Association is to provide a lifetime link to UMKC for alumni and friends to support the mission and goals of the University and to help it achieve its potential.

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Alumni Board is vital to the College’s mission and development of a strong alumni base. Members attend regular board meetings, give time and resources to support students and campus events, and serve as good stewards of the College around Kansas City.

To learn more about how to get involved with the CAS Alumni Board, contact Karen English, Director of Advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences.

2020-2021 CAS Alumni Board Members

Lisa Folscroft, President
B.A., Communication Studies

Natalie Walker, Vice President
B.A., History

Jennifer Parker Burrus, Secretary
M.A., History

Kendra Burgess, Treasurer
B.A., Communication Studies

Jordan Allen
B.A., Sociology

Nathan Cho
B.A., Political Science

Jon Demonte
B.A., Communication Studies

Chase Ford
Current Student, Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Philosophy

Natalie Frank
B.A., Political Science

James Garrett
B.A., Political Science

Kimiko C. Black Gilmore
B.A., Sociology

Anne Kniggendorf
M.F.A., Creative Writing/Media Arts

Kamera Meaney
B.A., History

Leah Palmer
M.A., History

Nacente Seabury
B.A., History

Micah Starr
B.A., Urban Planning and Design

Danielle Roberts Stingley
B.A., Economics; M.A., Economics

Kristina Gardner Thomas
B.A., Sociology; M.S.W.

Chris Wadington
B.A., Economics

Kathy Webster
B.A., Psychology and Sociology; M.A. Counseling & Educational Psychology