Homecoming September 21 – 23, 2023

Alumni Awards Nominations

March 21-April 21, 2023

Thousands of KCU alumni make immeasurable impacts on their communities daily. Whether it's through patient care, service to civic groups, professional leadership or other means, your actions reflect positively on yourself and your alma mater.

The Alumni Association of Kansas City University (KCU) is seeking nominations for Alumni Association Awards, for alumni who are doing great things in the community. Awards will be presented during the 2023 Homecoming weekend September 21 – 23, 2023.

Please submit only one nomination per individual. Alums receiving an award in past years are not eligible for the same award again. Visit the form to submit your nomination. Award nominations are open from March 21-April 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@kansascity.edu or 816-654-7280.

Alumni Awards 

Alumni Achievement Award

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

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

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

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

Distinguished Service Award

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

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.

2022 Alumni Award Honorees

Dr. Sarah Hon, COM '93
Dr. Jonathan Wagner, COM '07

Alumnus of the Year Award

Dr. James Kesl, COM '11
Dr. Nathaniel Parker, COM '18

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Robert Juhasz, COM '81

Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Elliott H. Klain, COM '74

Star-Spangled Banner Medallion

Dr. Mitchell Forman, COM '73

Alumni Service Award

Mr. Brad Bergman

Distinguished Service Award

2022 Alumni Award Videos

KCU 2022 Alumni Achievement Award - Robert S. Juhasz, DO (COM '81)

KCU 2022 Young Alumni Achievement Award - James Kesl, DO (COM '11)

KCU 2022 Alumni Service Award - Mitchell D. Forman, DO (COM '73)

KCU 2022 Distinguished Service Award - Mr. Bradley Bergman

KCU 2022 Alumnus of the Year - Sarah J. Hon, DO (COM '93)

KCU 2022 Alumnus of the Year - Jonathan B. Wagner, DO (COM '07)

KCU 2022 Young Alumni Achievement Award - Nathaniel A. Parker, DO (COM '18)

KCU 2022 Star Spangled Banner Award - Elliott H. Klain, DO (COM '74)