Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association celebrates the outstanding achievements of UMKC graduates at the Alumni Awards gala. The most recent Alumni Awards celebration took place on March 15, 2019 and honored the distinguished alumni you see here, while also raising scholarship funds for the next generation of Roos.

Learn more about our 2019 winners on the UMKC Alumni Association website. The 2020 recipients will be inducted on April 24, 2020.

University-Wide Awards 

Alumnus of the Year

Dwight Scott (B.L.A. ’94) 

Spotlight Award

Steven St. John (B.A. ’96) 

The Bill French Alumni Service Award

Dick Gibson (B.M.E. ’67, EMBA ’02) 

Defying the Odds Award

José Faus (B.A. ’87) 

Legacy Family

Strickland – Hembree

Alumni Achievement Awards 

College of Arts and Sciences

Jeanne Drewes (B.A. ’76)

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Patrick M. Rose (B.S. ’73, M.S. ’75) 

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

George M. Guastello II (B.B.A. ’82, MBA ’84) 

School of Computing and Engineering

Philip Straub (B.S.E.E. ’92) 


Stanislav Ioudenitch (Performance Certificate ’03)

School of Dentistry

Terry G. O’Toole (D.D.S. ’81)

School of Dentistry – Dental Hygiene

Rebecca L. Stolberg (M.S. ’96)

School of Education

Deborah Siebern-Dennis (B.A. ’05)

School of Law

Paul F. Kavanaugh (J.D. ’84)

School of Medicine

William Arthur Cooper (M.D. ’92)

School of Nursing and Health Studies

John Stevens (D.N.P. ’12)

School of Pharmacy

Alan W. Carter (B.S.P. ’79, Pharm.D. ’02)

At a glance: A year at UMKC