Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Issue


Achievement Day

Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman sat down for a conversation with David Von Drehle, Washington Post columnist, at the 76th annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration. View highlights and see videos from our Citation for Achievement honorees. 

New Initiatives

William Jewell College has announced two new graduate-level programs that build on the College's strengths. Several new student initiatives and a new sport are also aimed at eliminating barriers for students and improving access to campus. Read more here.

Pryor Legacy Project

The 2020 Pryor Legacy will focus on phase one of a plan to expand the farm for New Roots for Refugees, a Kansas City-based nonprofit agency aimed at building up refugee families by empowering them with skills, knowledge and experience to raise and sell crops in the community. Read about the project.

Patty (Hanley) Oakland, '11

Patty (Hanley) Oakland, '11When patients and victims do not have a voice, Patty (Hanley) Oakland, '11, is there. She is a forensic nurse and social change advocate in her hometown of Steamboat Springs. Her work has led to her to named one of the 20 Under 40 by her hometown newspaper. Read about Patty here.





Britany Riley, '12

Britany Riley, '12Britany Riley, '12, started out in law in the highest court in the land — the U.S. Supreme Court. After earning her law degree, she has become a law clerk for judges in both Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Read her story here.



Ben Shinogle, '17

Ben Shinogle, '17Ben Shinogle, '17, used a Journey Grant at Jewell to travel to Myanmar, an experience that opened him up to the idea of teaching. After two years with Teach for American in Wisconsin, Ben is now in Greece as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Athens College. Read about Ben Shinogle.




Holly Spencer, '03

Holly Spencer, '03Holly (Gorsett) Spencer, '03, is more than an elementary school art teacher in the Lawson (Mo.) R-XIV School District. She is also a talented artist at Mill Feather Studio and is an avid distance runner. Find out more here, including which famous Jewell professor she is related to.


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