Recognizing KCU's Exemplary Alumni

2020 Alumni Award Honorees

John E. Russell, DO Alumni Achievement Award
Col. Laura K. Dawson, DO Star-Spangled Banner Medallion
Danny Neuman, DO Young Alumni Achievement Award
Ray E. Stowers, DO Alumnus of the Year Award
Hildred Machuca, DO Alumni Service Award
Bruce R. Hopkins Distinguished Service Award

The 2020 Alumni Awards were presented during a virtual event during Homecoming


Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. John E. Russell (COM '70)

The Alumni Achievement Award honors a Kansas City University graduate who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in health sciences.

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Danny Neuman (COM ‘17)

The Young Alumni Achievement Award honors a KCU graduate who has been an alumnus for ten years or fewer. The award recipient will have demonstrated leadership capability, a commitment to the service of others and has excelled in health sciences.

Alumni Service Award

Dr. Hildred Machuca (COM ‘00)

The Alumni Service Award honors a KCU graduate who exemplifies our mission of “Improving the communities we serve” through volunteerism, research, community activism and/or thought leadership.

Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. Ray E. Stowers (COM ’73)

Alumnus of the Year Award honors a graduate who has attained exemplary career achievements through education, research, leadership, or community service.

Distinguished Service Award

Bruce R. Hopkins

The Distinguished Service Award honors a non-KCU graduate who has championed health sciences through medical education, medical care, research or service to Kansas City University.

   

Star-Spangled Banner Medallion

Col. Laura K. Dawson, DO (COM ‘06)

The Star-Spangled Banner Medallion honors a KCU graduate physician or scientist who exemplifies the University's core values through service to the United States of America.

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