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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Washburn University recognized Robert Stephens, Ph.D., chair and professor of anatomy and associate dean of biomedical sciences at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, as a 2012 Alumni Fellow during a Homecoming luncheon on Oct. 26 at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center in Topeka, Kan.
The Alumni Fellows program recognizes Washburn alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers. Stephens was one of seven who were honored.
“I have many wonderful memories about my time at Washburn,” Stephens said. “I always tell people how open and accommodating the biology faculty were to students.”
Stephens is a ’74 graduate of Washburn’s College of Arts and Sciences where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and later earned his doctor of philosophy in anatomy at the University of Kansas.
As an educator, he has been honored by faculty and students alike. His recognitions include the Teacher Recognition Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education from the American Academy of Neurology, Students’ Choice Award in Neuroscience and the Distinguished Professor Award at KCUMB, and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.
Dr. Stephens’ dedication to service has been exemplified by his outstanding contributions to both his profession and community. He has served as chair of the KCUMB Promotion and Graduation Committee, vice chair of KCUMB’s Institutional Review Board, member of the Board of Visitors for the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and member of the Board of Trustees for the Platte County, Mo., Health Department.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.
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