Jayhawks in the News | Apr. 12

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks in the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Special Education Department Announces 2019 Dole Humanitarian Award Winner | The University of Kansas

Shelly London, j’74 g’81, the innovative leader behind Understood.org, was selected to receive the 2019 Dole Humanitarian Award, presented by the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. The Dole Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals with connections to the state of Kansas whose efforts have enhanced the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.
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Bob Dole gets honorary promotion to colonel | ABC News

Retired Army Capt. Bob Dole, ’45, has been promoted to colonel. President Donald Trump signed into law Monday a bill authorizing Dole’s honorary appointment to the position. The former senator, now 95 years old, registered for the Army Enlisted Reserve Corps in 1942, when he was a student at the University of Kansas. The following year, he was called to active duty. Dole was severely wounded while deployed to Italy as an infantry lieutenant in the 10th Mountain Division, and went on to receive two Purple Hearts and two awards of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for his service.
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Marilynn Smith, an L.P.G.A. Founder and Tour Champion, Is Dead at 89 | The New York Times

Marilynn Smith, ’51, who help found the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950, when the women’s game was barely a blip on the national sports scene, and went on to win 21 tour events, including two major championships, died on Tuesday in Goodyear, Ariz. She was 89. Her death, which was announced by the L.P.G.A. on its website, left Marlene Bauer Hagge and Shirley Spork as the last survivors among the 13 pioneers of the women’s tour.
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Firm Welcomes Stacey Janssen | Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes Counsel Stacey Janssen, c’85 l’88, who brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm and its clients. As a member of the firm’s business practice group, Stacey will focus on elder law. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Stacey is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bars
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KU Announces Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees for Program’s 50th Anniversary | The University of Kansas

Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. For the 50th anniversary of this prestigious honor, the ETC will celebrate KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women who have defied limiting stereotypes and barriers to pave the way for those who follow in their footsteps. Recipients include Nedra Patton Bonds, c’70, Stephanie Blackwood, j’74 g’83, Cynthia Hardin Milligan, c’67, and posthumously Dr. Esther Winkelman Overstreet, m’35.
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