Class of 2021 Awards

Each year, Kansas City University recognizes graduating students with a variety of awards and honors. We extend special congratulations to the award recipients of the Class of 2021, who displayed exemplary leadership, service and achievement during their time at KCU. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments. 

President’s Award
Joplin: Kalee Drew Woody
Kansas City: Olivia Igoe
Given to the students who have made significant and meritorious contributions to the larger community in leadership roles while enrolled at the University.
 
Dean’s Award
Joplin: Alexander Stephen Nail
Kansas City: Danielle Nicole Mahon
Given to the students who have excelled academically and made significant and meritorious contributions to the University community and enhanced the overall quality and spirit of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Gold Stethoscope Award
Joplin: Hannah Marie Rector
Presented to the student ranked first in the class of graduating osteopathic medical students.

Silver Stethoscope Award
Kansas City: Michael Merle Samborn
Presented to the student ranked second in the class of graduating osteopathic medical students.

Student DO of the Year
Joplin: Parker Gibson Adams
Kansas City: Bryan David Clements II
Presented to the students who exemplify: leadership, commitment to community service, dedication to the profession, professionalism, and embodiment of the osteopathic philosophy.

Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Student of the Year
Mikayla Christine Lebo
Presented for achievements in leadership and service to the school and
non-affiliated entities while enrolled in the College of Biosciences.

Biomedical Sciences Research Track Student of the Year
Clare O'Leary
Presented for achievements in leadership and service to the school and non-affiliated entities while enrolled in the College of Biosciences research track program.

Biosciences Faculty Student of the Year
Hiral Amin
Presented for achievements in academic excellence and
classroom engagement while in the College of Biosciences.

Biosciences Staff Student of the Year
Joel Santos
Presented for achievements made in professionalism while in the College of Biosciences.

The Sir William Osler Outstanding Student Award for Bioethics
Kaley Reeves Canova-Gaitros
Presented to a graduating student in the osteopathic medicine/bioethics dual-degree program who exemplifies excellence in the humanistic dimensions of health care.

KCU-COM Basic Science Research Award
Joplin: Aspram Sargsyan, DO
Presented to an osteopathic medical student who has demonstrated significant
interest and participation in basic sciences research.

KCU-COM Clinical Science Research Award
Kansas City: Farzeen Zainab Syed, DO & Carli Jean Edwards, DO
Presented to the osteopathic medical students who have demonstrated significant interest and participation in clinical science research.

A.T. Still, MD, DO, Memorial Medallion Award
Kansas City: Anthony Gage Hull, DO
Presented to a respected senior student physician who promotes the osteopathic physician values of whole-person healthcare, volunteerism and relieving the suffering of others.

Mathews Military Honor Graduate Award
Joplin: Callie Elizabeth Torres, DO
Kansas City: Brittany Nicole Wienclaw, DO
Honors the military graduates who best exemplify academic excellence, commitment to serve in the military, leadership, service to one’s community and esprit de corps.

The Mathews Military Honor Scholarship honors the military graduate who best exemplifies academic excellence, commitment to serve in the military, leadership, service to one’s community and esprit de corps. Awarded annually by Colonel Thomas Mathews, Class of 1979, in honor of his father Colonel H.T. Mathews, a dedicated infantry officer, of 33 years. Colonel Mathews was wounded in World War II in the Leaning Tower of Pisa and had the utmost respect for the military physicians who cared for him.

Thomas V. Thomas, MD, Award for Research
Kansas City: Farzeen Zainab Syed, DO & Carli Jean Edwards, DO
Presented to the osteopathic students who have taken advantage of the most research
opportunities and demonstrated significant interest and participation in research.

Vesalius Award
Kansas City: Zakary Rose-Reneau, DO & Youjin Na, DO
Presented for outstanding academic performance in the disciplines of human anatomy,
histology, and neuroanatomy, as well as service the Department of Anatomy.