Achievement Day 2021 Highlights

We celebrated the 77th annual Achievement Day virtually in April. On behalf of our students, thank you to our event sponsors for providing the financial support needed to make a Jewell education possible for our best and brightest. Enjoy these presentations from our featured events.

Celebration of Achievement

Student Lydia Enge and Chance Lister host the celebration featuring music from our Jazz Band, the alma mater performed by the Concert Choir and a mesage from our event leaders and sponsors. Our featured speakers discuss the challenges and opportunities in our region and how the community is poised to thrive post-pandemic. They cover equity in education, social justice, shared prosperity, economic and entrepreneurial health and more. You'll hear from these guests:

  • Bill Gautreaux, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and KC Rising; William Jewell College Board of Trustees Chair; MLP Holdings LLC Managing Partner
  • Esther George, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and CEO
  • Wendy Guillies, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation President
  • Charlotte Kemper, Commerce Trust Company Charitable Trusts and Foundations Director
  • Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President
  • Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, William Jewell College President
  • Qiana Thomason, Health Forward Foundation President and CEO
  • Carolyn Watley, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Chair; CBIZ Vice President of Community Engagement
  • Jewell students Manny Macias, Carman Stephenson and Jack Still


Sponsors, Honoree Bios

Achievement Day pennant View our Celebration program, complete with recognition of all past Citation recipients, event leaders and sponsors, and full bios of our 2021 alumni achievers.




Citation for Achievement Honorees

Distinguished alumni share their personal and professional journeys in these brief videos.

Dimple Dhabalia, '97

Mike Frazier, '86

Calvin Osborne, '85

Jim Richerson, '90

Student Leadership and Honoree Panel

Jewell student leaders moderated a panel discussion with our four Citation honorees. Hear the advice and encouragement our alumni offered the Achievement Day honorees of tomorrow.

Achievement Day Convocation

Enjoy our Convocation ceremony, featuring a beautiful anthem by the Concert Choir and comments from Dimple Dhabalia, Mike Frazier, Calvin Osborne and Jim Richerson.