Achievement Day Highlights

February 27–March 1, 2019

In honor of our 75th annual celebration, we recognized all past recipients and their achievements with special anniversary events at Kansas City's Marriott Muehlebach and on The Hill. Enjoy these presentations and photos of our alumni and friends.


William Jewell College: Making Kansas City Better

Business leaders and alumni share ways William Jewell College is indispensable in cultivating critical thinkers and engaged citizens for the Kansas City region. Hear from corporate leaders at Cerner Corporation, H&R Block, Black & Veatch, McCownGordon Construction, Polsinelli, Kansas City Area Development Council and Teach for America.


Terry Teachout, '79, Wall Street Journal Drama Critic

Featured Dinner Speaker: "The Lesson of Satchmo"

“Never in my life have I read a sentence that landed harder than that one: ‘Make everything more beautiful.’ All at once, I knew what my life was and would be about.” Watch his Achievement Day presentation.

Dr. Steven Stites, '82, Chief Medical Officer, University of Kansas Health System

Featured Convocation Speaker

Watch his presentation: "Where you start is not where you finish; when on the journey, walk with giants; no matter where you go, there you are; healers heal; and truth is not a careless destination."