Awards and Recognition

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. 

KCU recognized with Mental Health America’s 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

May 2, 2023

We are proud to announce that Mental Health America (MHA) has awarded KCU the 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health. The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

KCU alumna named Resident of the Year by American Academy of Osteopathy

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 26, 2023

A KCU alumna with a passion for OMM is named Resident of the Year by a national osteopathic organization.

First-year KCU medical student receives 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 26, 2023

As a first-year medical student who has not completed a full year of coursework, there is no doubt that Student Doctor Joseph Williams is committed to making an impact on his peers, the University and public health. Williams was recently honored by the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service with the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award.

KCU named as one of Kansas City’s 2023 healthiest employers

Apr 6, 2023

KCU was recently named among Kansas City’s 2023 Healthiest Employers by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Campus Dean for KCU-Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jul 8, 2022

Kansas City University announces the appointment of Kenneth Heiles, DO, as campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Joplin.