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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.

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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

Business

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

Education

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

Government

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

Military

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

Science

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

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Park University Bookshelf

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

View the book list and
read about alumni authors.

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Parkites on the Job

examples of alumni using their Park degrees

 

 

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

 

 

 

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