Durwin RiceDurwin Rice (B.A. ’78)

College of Arts & Sciences
Rice is a nationally known decoupage artist whose works have included special commissions from the New York Public Library, Pierpont Morgan Library and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He is the founder and executive director of the Tulips on Troost project, which has attracted regional and national attention for efforts to beautify Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

Stephanie KarstStephanie Karst (Ph.D. ’00)

School of Biological Sciences
Karst is a virologist at the University of  Florida, where she is associate professor in the department of molecular genetics and microbiology. Her work on the virus that causes 90 percent of all non-bacterial epidemic cases of gastroenteritis has been instrumental to the understanding of how the virus avoids immune response and causes repeat infections.

Joe FreemanJoe Freeman (B.S. ’93)

Bloch School of Management
Freeman is chief operating officer at Pioneer Services, which provides services to 1.3 million military families. He has provided volunteer leadership to the Bloch School’s Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Bloch Advisory Council, the Entrepreneur of the Year Advisory Committee and to the School’s alumni association board.

Len RodmanLen Rodman (M.S. ’78)

School of Computing and Engineering
Rodman is the president and CEO of Black & Veatch. Rodman has led the company since 2000, a time it has grown and expanded in global markets. He is a graduate of the former coordinated engineering program between UMKC and MU.

Unwrapping the past
Against the grain

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