School of Education News

Laverne Berkel Honored With UM System President’s Award

Every year, the highly competitive UM System President’s Awards recognize faculty who have made exceptional contributions in advancing their university community. The awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four universities of the UM System. This year, Laverne Berkel, associate professor of counseling and counseling psychology, was honored with an award. See full story at UMKC Today

Observing and Influencing Student Growth

Keichanda Dees-Burnett grew up at UMKC. From an active undergraduate majoring in communications studies, to a graduate student in higher education administration, to the director of Multicultural Student Affairs and co-interim dean of students, the Kansas City native is a key source of support for minority students on campus.

Complete story in UMKC Today