UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador Program

Alumni can make meaningful contributions in helping us recruit and admit highly qualified students who represent the future of our profession.  Recruitment is changing. On the national front, competition for highly qualified, diverse students has intensified.  Locally, the School’s class size increased with the expansion to Missouri State University.  In response to the changing recruiting landscape, the School is implementing new strategies to find the best of the best!


How can you be involved?  We have a range of ways for you to participate so let us know what you can do.  Let us know if you have other ideas – let’s talk!

Be available to talk to your community about career opportunities in pharmacy.

Prospective students are eager to learn why alumni chose a pharmacy career, why you attended UMKC and how UMKC prepared you for professional practice. Parents are excited to learn about the value of a pharmacy education.  You have a powerful message to deliver to students, school counselors, teachers and parents. Also, as a trusted member of the community you enhance the message.

Become a shadow site for students interested in gaining hands on pharmacy experience.

We have many qualified applicants who want to see, learn, and feel the excitement of pharmacy but don’t personally know a pharmacist.  Their contact with you can make all the difference in their continued interest in pursuing pharmacy and in the strength of their application as they discuss their experience and enthusiasm for the profession with Pharm.D. Admission interviewers.


Interview our applicants.

Help us find the next generation of pharmacists.

Attend local alumni receptions and network with other alums in the area.

Help us build enthusiasm for being part of the UMKC School of Pharmacy alumni family


Benefits to being an Alumni Ambassador

  • A certificate of appreciation signed by the Dean
  • Special recognition in UMKC publications
  • Specially embossed, personalized name tag with title of ‘UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador’
  • Free admission to an Alumni Event of your choice
  • Parking pass when attending campus-based events


How we support you

The School provides Ambassadors with recruitment materials about our profession, the UMKC SOP and the application process. We will follow up and address specific questions about prerequisites and planning an effective application – you focus on the value of pharmacy in your life.

We will provide you with sign-in sheets to capture names and contact information for attendees to events you attend. The Office of Student Affairs will follow up with the potential applicants regarding the specifics of pre-pharmacy requirements and the application process.


We will make the connections between you and prospective students interested in shadowing a pharmacist.  Office of Student Affairs staff will ensure your availability prior to sharing your contact information with interested applicants.


We will let you know when we are interviewing applicants to determine if you are available. We will provide training materials in our holistic interview methods.


We will keep you posted about upcoming alumni events in your area.


If you are interested in becoming a UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador – please click the button below to complete the sign-up form and we will add you to our data base. For questions - contact Jana Boschert, School of Pharmacy Alumni Director, at 816-235-2409 or  Thank you for your support of our School.