2015-’16 KU Women of Distinction honored at reception

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News

KU 2015-'16 Women of Distinction | www.kualumni.orgMore than 100 guests gathered Aug. 31 for a reception at the Kansas Union ballroom to celebrate 25 women featured in KU’s 2015-’16 Women of Distinction calendar. The calendar, produced by the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women and Gender Equity, recognizes outstanding female faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni for their significant contributions to the University or their community.

This year’s calendar features nine current students and seven alumnae, along with nine faculty members and staff. It highlights individuals in five areas of service and distinction: Disability Advocates, ’Hawks for Health, Women in Flight, Sisters in Service and Mentors Making a Difference.

“What a great way to acknowledge the importance of women on campus and in our world in a very positive way,” Kathy Rose-Mockry, d’78, g’85, PhD’15, director of the Emily Taylor Resource Center, said of the calendar, which has featured 290 distinguished KU women and is now in its 13th year.

The calendars are available at no charge and can be found at several locations on campus, including the KU Bookstore, Jayhawk Ink and the Emily Taylor Resource Center.

For more information about the 2015-’16 Women of Distinction, as well as previous year’s honorees, visit emilytaylorcenter.ku.edu/women-distinction-calendar.

—Heather Biele

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Members of Alumni Association honored as KU Men of Merit

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News

KU 2015 Men of Merit | www.kualumni.org

The University of Kansas on March 10 recognized a group of 15 students, faculty and staff as 2015 Men of Merit at a reception in the Kansas Union. Alumni Association member Steve Allton, c’01, f’02, l’04, g’14, staff attorney for legal services for students; Life Member James Modig, a’73, University architect and director of design and construction management; and Student Alumni Association member Drew Carlburg, a senior in applied behavioral sciences, were among those who received the distinction.

Honorees were selected as individuals who positively define masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to the University or their community.

“I am lucky to work with people who are passionate about helping students,” said Allton. “The Men of Merit recognition is simply a byproduct of working with outstanding individuals who are vested in the success of our students and our university.”

Former KU football player Gary Green created the KU Men of Merit poster campaign seven years ago to increase awareness of the importance of education and involvement in men’s lives, inspire campus men to take an active role in their college experience and provide role models and mentors for men to be successful.

Posters are available in the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equality offices.

—Heather Biele

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Kimberlin/KU Marketing Communications

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