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Jayhawks Change the World

KU changes lives, but it is our graduates who change the world. When Jayhawks leave the College, they have learned how to actively build their futures. They ask searching questions, seek elusive answers, assess global challenges and create solutions that work. We are constantly inspired by our graduates. They are visionaries who win Nobel prizes; lead communities, companies and nations; travel to space; inspire breakthroughs in medicine and science; solve major social problems; create novels, films and art; and drive innovation.

Alumni Spotlight

Nominate a Distinguished Alum

The deadline for nominations for the College's Distinguished Alumni Award is February 1, 2014

Please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages) explaining why the individual is deserving of recognition.

Questions and submissions may be directed to Jessica Beeson, eliasb@ku.edu.

Alumni Calendar
Sep 25
Distinguished Alumni Award Reception (Austin, TX)
07:00 pm
Jan 30
Winter Mini College
All day
Jan 31
Winter Mini College
All day
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  • Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • KU offers courses in 40 languages
  • Graduates of the College have won Emmys, discovered new species, and been named to Forbes' "most powerful women" lists
  • No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA