80th Annual Achievement Day
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Join us for the 80th Annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration!
5:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Downtown Kansas City Marriott Muehlebach Tower
Citation for Achievement Honorees
We are proud to present three accomplished William Jewell graduates with the 2024 Citation for Achievement.
John Gill, ’79
President, Gill Grain Company
Managing General Partner, Gill Family Investments, LP
Lilia Toson, ’07
Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Citywide Units
The Legal Aid Society
Craig Zahnd, ’89
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The Critical Thinker of the Year Award
This award encompasses William Jewell College’s seven attributes of a Critical Thinker: analytical, passionate, creative, problem solver, humanitarian, truth seeking and innovative. Jewell will honor a Kansas City citizen who embraces these qualities for the betterment of our community. In 2023, we presented the award to Rev. Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, one of the country’s most influential mainline churches. He is a respected thought leader on a national level and helps cultivate lifelong learners throughout Kansas City.
Check back soon for the announcement of our 2024 recipient!
“Every year William Jewell College produces hundreds of qualified graduates and engaged citizens who make Kansas City their home. We hope you will join us in supporting these students and the College.”Corporate Sponsor Committee Chair Shanna (Hilt) Adamic, ’02