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Alumni Hall of Fame

Park University is proud of its alumni. The following are examples of some of Park University's notable graduates.


Arts and Letters

Florence Byham Weinberg, '54, Ph.D. - Novelist
   Professor of Modern Languages

Leo Janos, '55 - Author and journalist
   Speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson

Allan Larson, '59 - Orchestra conductor

Rosemary Fry Plakas, '63 - Library of Congress curator

Cynthia Levin, '77 - Producing Artistic Director, Unicorn Theatre

Stephen Cox, '88 - Writer and journalist


Lee Salem, '68 - Publisher
   CEO Universal Press Syndicate

Felipe Bustillo, '74 - CEO, Harrison Clinical Research USA;
   President/CEO, Heart of America Research Institute

Omar Maden, '74 - CEO, Maden Technologies

Bob Kendrick, '85 - President, Negro League Baseball Museum

Jeanette Prenger, '09 - President and CEO, ECCO Select

Community Involvement

Dean Larrick, '53 - Community Volunteer

Robert McGowan, '56 - Community Volunteer

SuEllen Fried, '75 - Anti-bullying advocate


Dorothy Harper Watson, '52, Ph.D. - Literacy Innovator

John Layman, '55, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus
   Education and Physics, University of Maryland.

Hans Brisch, '64, Ph.D. - Chancellor,
   Oklahoma State System of Higher Education

William L. Perry, '67, Ph.D. - President
   Eastern Illinois University

Ray Cummiskey, '80, Ph.D. - President
    Jefferson College


Jerry Schrader, '57,MD - Psychiatrist,
   Director of Mental Health for the State of Alaska

Eric Wade, '82, MPA '85 - City Administrator, Lenexa, Kansas

Darryl Forte, '90 - Chief of Police, Kansas City, Mo.

Russ Johnson, MBA '04 - Kansas City, Mo., City Councilman


George S. Robb, '12 - Medal of Honor recipient  

Joe Schoggen, '43 - Rear Admiral, US Navy

Robert Martin, '50 - Brigadier General, US Army

 Col. Lewis Millett, '63 - Medal of Honor recipient

 James Roy, '96 - Chief Master Sergeant, US Air Force


Manuchair Ebadi, '60, Ph.D. - Parkinson's disease researcher

R. Lyn Bondurant, '61, Ph.D. - NASA Scientist








Alumni Association Awards
List of recipients | Make a nomination.

  • Distinguished Alumnus/a
  • Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service
  • Park Promising Young Professional
  • Torchligher


Special Awards


Park University Bookshelf

Park University alumni are responsible for an impressive list of published books.

View the book list and
read about alumni authors.



Parkites on the Job

examples of alumni using their Park degrees



Darryl Forte, '90
Chief of Police, Kansas City, Mo.




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