Recognizing KCU's Exemplary Alumni


The KCU Alumni Association presented Alumni Association Awards to winners during Homecoming weekend each year. The descriptions of the awards categories are below. 

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.

 2021 Alumni Awards Recipients

Watch video of the 2020 Alumni Award Recipients  |  Visit the 2020 Alumni Awards Recipients page

Past Alumni Award Winners