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Spotlight On Centurions – Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer grew up in Wichita, Kansas. From there, she went to Kansas State University, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations. Stephanie received her master’s degree in public administration from The University of Kansas. She is employed with DLR Group as an education funding specialist and also is in […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – Honorary Chairmen

Marilyn J. and Kenneth V. Hager met on a blind date. The person who set them up was a good judge of character – they’ve been married for 43 years now. They are serving as the honorary chairmen of the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball – For the Love of Opera.  The Hagers are […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Klassie Alcine

Klassie Alcine is a member of the Rising Stars, Class of 2017. She is the director of corporate and community partnerships at The Central Exchange. Klassie is busier than ever helping to make Kansas City a better place to live. She volunteers with American Public Square (APS) to address violence in Kansas City. Klassie served […]

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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 22nd at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Bo and Bill Stueck are the honorary chairmen for the 12th annual event, which is hosted by The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. More than 2,000 guests will enjoy cocktails, delicious fare, and music in […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Mark Nuss

Mark Nuss recently became a director at Summit Equity Group. A 2006 graduate of The University of Kansas School of Business, Mark earned a master’s degree in business administration from the UMKC Bloch School of Business in 2012. Mark is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. He serves on the social committee […]

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The Independent’s 2019 Class of Rising Stars

André L. Davis Corporate Engagement/Business Development Executive, Built Interior Construction André has been a leader in the community, specifically empowering youth regarding diversity, education, and opportunity. He leverages his corporate network access, his influence, platform, and his voice, to get more people involved in community work he’s chosen to impact. André has been a board member of […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Linda Flake

Linda Flake is a dedicated volunteer at Community LINC. She leads a team of volunteers who prepare apartments for incoming families who are facing homelessness. The new residents will find groceries and other items for their use, all donated by the volunteers. Thank you, Linda, for sharing your time and talents with Community LINC. Linda […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Shannon and Dr. Patrick Lillis

Shannon and Dr. Patrick Lillis were the chairmen of the Catholic Education Foundation’s Gaudeamus event for two years in a row. The hardworking couple recruited volunteers and committee members, coordinated all of the details of the events and hosted dozens of planning sessions in their home. Under Shannon and Patrick’s leadership, the 2017 event raised […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Phi Delta Theta

For several years, members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at The University of Kansas and Missouri Western State University have been dedicated volunteers for the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter. Their work goes beyond raising funds and awareness for the organization – although that’s important, too. They also can be counted on to assist with […]

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