All That Jazz

The world is Hermon Mehari’s stage for Kansas City jazz. His career earned him top honors as the Alumni Association’s 2017 Spotlight Awardee.

Photo courtesy of Jeremey Theron Kirby.
Breaking Ground in Oral Health

Dr. Jane Atkinson (center), the 2017 UMKC School of Dentistry Alumni Award winner, leads national research efforts to treat oral disease affecting millions.

The Secret Lives of Deans

Three deans (Russell Melchert, Wayne Vaught and Kevin Truman) share lessons learned from their unusual pastimes.