Awards and Recognition

KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate honored with 2024 Excellence in Public Health Award

By Haley Reardon May 13, 2024

Andrew Kochvar had just started his first year of medical school at KCU when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Though he was several years away from becoming an osteopathic physician, he knew he had to do something to help. 

KCU Earns Two Workplace Well-Being Awards: Healthiest Employer in KC & Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

By Haley Reardon May 1, 2024

We’re proud to announce that Kansas City University (KCU) was recently named as one of Kansas City’s 2024 Healthiest Employers by the Kansas City Business Journal for the fourth year in a row. This prestigious accolade reflects KCU's unwavering commitment to prioritizing the well-being of its employees through its KCyou Well-Being program.

KCU faculty and alumni inducted into the ACOFP Conclave of Fellows Class of 2024

By Haley Reardon Apr 24, 2024

Kansas City University alumni and faculty continue to achieve excellence in the field of osteopathic medicine.

KCU-COM alumnus Chris Paynter, DO, receives Family Physician of the Year Award

Feb 12, 2024

Congratulations to KCU Alumnus CHRIS PAYNTER, DO (COM ’12), of Jefferson City, Missouri, upon receiving the 2024 Family Physician of the Year Award by the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MSACOFP). 

Kansas City University's Center for Medical Education Innovation receives distinguished award for architecture

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 10, 2024

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has recognized Kansas City University’s Center for Medical Education Innovation with a prestigious American Architecture Award.

KCU announces Student DO of the Year honorees

Nov 29, 2023

Congratulations to Student Doctor Katie Lindsey and Student Doctor Kylie Limback! They have each been named the Student DO of the Year for KCU’s Joplin and Kansas City campuses for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

KCU receives 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

By Haley Reardon Oct 12, 2023

Kansas City University is among 63 prestigious higher education institutions to receive the 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

KCU alumna named AOF Lifetime Achievement Award winner; several other alumni honored

By Felicia Vaught Oct 12, 2023

Four Kansas City University (KCU) alumni were honored during the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) 2023 Honors Gala that took place October 6, 2023, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Osteopathic Medical Education Conference. 

KCU holds pinning and hooding ceremonies for PsyD students

By Haley Reardon Oct 3, 2023

KCU celebrated students in doctorate of clinical psychology program with a pinning and hooding ceremony September 28, 2023.

Kansas City University Named a “2023 Great College to Work For”

Sep 14, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

KCU College of Dental Medicine celebrates first White Coating Ceremony

Aug 29, 2023

The inaugural class of Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine received their white coats in Joplin, Missouri on August 19th, 2023.

Student Doctor honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

By Haley Reardon May 9, 2023

Student Doctor Hannah Caplan has always been a helper. As a young girl, she spent summers and weekends baby-sitting and volunteering in her community. The Kansas City native knew at an early age that she wanted a career in health care.