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Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory – True Blue Spring Luncheon

April 19th was the date for the Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory’s True Blue Spring Luncheon, which was held at Indian Hills Country Club. The event chairman was Michele Hamlett-Weith. Bonnie Chaney serves as the organization’s president. Dr. Alison DeSimone, associate professor of musicology, UMKC Conservatory, introduced the student programs. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and a variety of musical and dance performances by students who have received scholarships. Proceeds will support UMKC Conservatory student scholarships.

(Seated) Jennifer Wampler, Michele Hamlett-Weith, event chair; Pat Easton, Maartje van Ryn, and Judy Albors (standing) Carla Nowack, DeeAnna Hiett, Bev Evans, and Sui Chen


Ahafia Jurkiewicz, accompanist; with Kloe Wagner, student scholarship recipient


Aimee Sesler, Joanie Ryan, Marta Heisdorffer, Susan Johnson, and Katherine Ryan with Rusty Ryan


Greer Gerni, Jennifer Parker Burrus, and Mark Mattison, all with UMKC Conservatory


Max Nelson-Steinhof and Nichole Norman, student scholarship recipients


Pat Ott, Gena Stark, Linda Robbins, and Jennifer Lacy


(Seated) Robin Boswell, Steven Murray, Linda Stevens, Powell Brumm, student scholarship recipient; and June Johansson (standing) Jana Larsen


Yvonne Jameson and Curt Crespino, UMKC

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