The UMKC Alumni Awards luncheon, in recognition of the 2014 alumni award winners, will be on April 24 at Swinney Recreation Center to kick off the alumni reunion weekend April 25-26, 2014. Invitations will follow this fall. For questions, you may contact Catherine O’Sullivan
For the second consecutive year in 2013, an SOM graduate received the top alumni honor, the UMKC Alumnus of the Year award. Below are the 2013 alumni award winners:
Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger, M.D., M.P.H., '78, Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon, was chosen as the Alumnus of the Year.
Nelson Sabates, M.D., '86 has been chosen as the Spotlight Award Winner. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at UMKC, founder and director of the Vision Research Center at UMKC, president and CEO of Sabates Eye Centers and president of the Vision Research Foundation of Kansas City.
Alumni Achievement Award is Brig. Gen. John Owen, M.D., '81, a practicing physician at the Liberty Clinic in Liberty, Mo. He recently retired from his post as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command
The family of Michael Sweeney, M.D., '78, received the Legacy Award.For more information about the 2013 alumni award winners, visit umkcalumni.com