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Park University – A Night at the Helm

June 12th was the date for A Night at the Helm. The event, a benefit for the Park University Global Warrior Center and School of Business, was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Melanie and Jim Rine were the honorary chairmen. Vince Clark served as chairman, with Jeanette Prenger, Kimberlee Ried, Kris Flint, and Jim Cornelius as committee members. Laurel Gagnon, a student at the Park University International Center for Music, performed for the guests.


Jim Cornelius, Nathan Marticke, and Bobbie Cornelius


Mark Donovan, Shane Smeed, and Greg Gunderson, Park University


Doug and Terrie Bleam with Jeanette and Kevin Prenger


Kristen and Rusty Mudgett, Joe Privitera, and Charles and Lynn Guastello


Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried, committee member


David Strother, Lisa St. Aubyn, Brenda Clevenger, and Aaron Blair


Posting of the colors

Additional photos featured in the September 14, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Steve Gibson


Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party.…

The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the…

BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…