Recognizing KCU's Exemplary Alumni
Thousands of KCU alumni make immeasurable impacts on their communities daily. Whether it's through patient care, service to civic groups, professional leadership or other means, your actions reflect positively on yourself and your alma mater.
2017 Award Recipients
Alumnus of the Year Award - Joel M. Feder, DO (COM '75), FACOFP distRecognizes a graduate who has demonstrated leadership and outstanding service to the public and to the osteopathic profession.Alumni Achievement Award - J. Robert Mannino, DO (COM '71), FACOFP distRecognizes a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in the sciences and art of osteopathic medicine.Young Alumni Achievement Award - Molly B. Menser, DO (COM '07), FAAD, FAOCDRecognizes a young alumnus (one who has been an alumnus for ten years or fewer) who has attained a high level of achievement early in his/her career. Demonstrated leadership capability, substantial indication of a commitment to the service of others, and a demonstration of potential for leadership and distinction in the long term are also standards for the award.Alumni Service Award - Joel W. Corn, DO (COM '45)Recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated leadership and outstanding service to the public and to the osteopathic profession.The Distinguished Service Award - Marilyn J. De Geus, MA, MLS, Director of Library, KCU
Honors a layperson that has contributed to the ideals of the osteopathic profession through leadership in the advancement of osteopathic medical education and medical care.Star Spangled Banner Medallion - Lt. Col. Michael R. Frayser, DO (COM '03), USAFRecognizes a physician who exemplifies the University's core values demonstrated through commitment in service to the United States of America.
2016 Award Recipients
Alumnus of the Year Award - William B. Halacoglu, DO, FACOEP. FACEP (COM '91)Alumni Achievement Award - Darin L. Haug, DO, FACOI, FACOP (COM '01)Young Alumni Achievement Award - Brian E. Foster, DO (COM '12)Alumni Service Award - Gary L. Patzkowsky, DO, FACOFP (COM '75)The Distinguished Service Award - Rudy Farber, Chairman, Community Bank & Trust, Joplin, MOStar Spangled Banner Medallion - Harry J. Walter, DO (COM '65), USAF Retired