Jayhawks in the News | January 27

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “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.


Intentional Leadership Teaches Concepts You Can’t Learn in a Classroom | PRWeb.com

Judy Nelson, a graduate of the KU School of Law and international leadership coach, released her book “Intentional Leadership: Using Strategy in Everything You Do and Say” to share wisdom she has gained over the past 30 years as a CEO and in other leadership roles.
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Mary Klayder Study Abroad Fund receives over $33,000 in donations | University Daily Kansan

A winter break fundraising campaign raised more than $30,000 to help more students study abroad. The University Honors Program and KU Endowment created the Mary Klayder Study Abroad Fund, in honor of the professor who has coordinated Honors Program study abroad trips for 27 years.
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KU announces alumnus, former Marine as honorary degree recipient for 2017 | LJWorld.com

The University of Kansas will award an honorary doctoral degree at this spring’s commencement to alumnus William McNulty, a former Marine and co-founder of Team Rubicon. McNulty, c’01, was featured in Kansas Alumni magazine, issue no. 2, 2016.
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Donation from late alumna to benefit three campus organizations | University Daily Kansan

Marynell Reece, a late alumna with deep connections to the University, left a $100,000 donation when she passed away in July. The donation will be split between three University organizations that she had a strong connection to: the Dole Institute of Politics, the School of Nursing and the Spencer Art Museum.
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Jamari Traylor’s father has prison sentence commuted by President Barack Obama | Kansas City Star

A previous “Jayhawks in the News” post mentioned that former KU basketball player Jamari Traylor’s father was a candidate for clemency. On Jan. 17, Jessie Traylor received a commutation of his sentence from President Barack Obama.
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OMA inclusion coordinator seeks to expand reach in second semester | University Daily Kansan

Amanda Wright will work on achieving two main goals this semester: to make students aware that her position exists and is there to advocate for them, and to establish more connections with faculty providing solid resources for them. Wright, g’15, is the new academic inclusion coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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