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's vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations receives esteemed Bernard Powell Award

By Haley Reardon Aug 1, 2023

KCU congratulates Jennifer Ingraham, vice president of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, as the 2023 recipient of the esteemed Bernard Powell Award. The award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions program, and is chosen by past award winners.

A closer look at KCU-COM Kansas City Campus Dean Sharon Gustowski, DO

Jun 26, 2023

She wants to foster an environment where faculty, staff and students can mentor and learn from each other, highlighting that mentorship can happen between any two people and sometimes in unexpected ways. “When people trust each other, they have the ability to be vulnerable without being afraid, and that translates into growth and self-confidence,” said Sharon Gustowski, DO. “Every person is important, and we all have something to learn from each other.”

A closer look at KCU-COM Joplin Campus Dean Kenneth Heiles, DO

By Haley Reardon Jun 13, 2023

His first patient, an 11-year-old girl, came to the office with severe abdominal pain. Dr. Heiles suspected acute appendicitis, a diagnosis that would require surgery. As a newcomer to the community, he had to rely on his resourcefulness to get his patient the care she needed.

KCU and FAMU sign partnership agreement

By Elizabeth Alex Jun 7, 2023

Kansas City University and Florida A&M University, a historically Black College and University in Tallahassee, Florida signed a partnership agreement that will enable FAMU students interested in health sciences careers gain admission to KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Dental Medicine or College of Biosciences.

La-Z-Boy Foundation gives generous gift to support scholarships

By Haley Reardon May 17, 2023

Kansas City University’s College of Dental Medicine received a generous $10,000 gift from the La-Z-Boy Foundation. The donation will support the Patterson Family Foundation scholarship challenge and brings KCU within two-thirds of the $1 million goal.

KCU president and CEO receives lifetime achievement award

By Elizabeth Alex Jan 11, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) President and CEO, Marc B. Hahn, DO, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual alumni retreat for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy, as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in his public and personal life.

Inside KCU - December 2022

Dec 14, 2022

As 2022 comes to an end, we reflect on an amazing year. 

Richard Schooler, DO, named vice president of KCU’s Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin

Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Schooler will provide strategic leadership and alignment for the Joplin campus and assist in coordinating community relations, philanthropic outreach, clinical services, research and academic support, as well as some routine day-to-day operations.

The road ahead: A Native American woman's journey to shaping future physicians

By Haley Reardon Nov 28, 2022

"Just as I was never ashamed of being Native American or a migrant worker, I was never ashamed of my breast cancer diagnosis," said Glenna Wallace. "I had to have a mastectomy."

Inside KCU - November 2022

Nov 20, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings. I am grateful for all of you who share your talent, your time and your gifts to make KCU a welcoming and engaging health sciences university for our students and the communities we serve. 

Inside KCU - October 2022

Oct 26, 2022

As we enter fall, both of our campuses are busy with wide-ranging and far-reaching activities. Score 1 for Health offers an opportunity for our student doctors to practice their clinical skills by providing health screenings for children in grades K-5.