Come Home to KCUMB: Homecoming 2012

In this IssueIn this Issue

* New Homecoming Site  

* D.O. Gooder Award 

* COM 2012 Commencement  

* Get an iPad, Give an iPad  

* Join us at AOA  

* Can't-Miss KC Events   

* Student Group Hits Stride 

* Verify Your Info  


Calendar of Events

May 19  

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Options with KCUMB
Build Your Gift   

Our gift planner is fun and easy to use. By answering a few basic questions, this interactive tool walks you through the process of finding the best choice for you! 


It has never been easier with KCUMB's new planned giving services. Check out the website at


Alumni Association
Make Your Voice Heard
Vote for the KCUMB Alumni Association Board of Directors and submit your nominations for Alumni Awards online.

* Vote for the KCUMB Alumni Association Board of Directors

* Submit your nominations for Alumni Awards

Deadline for the final ballot and award nominations is May 31.


Open Positions
Send in Your Referrals

KCUMB is recruiting candidates for the following positions:

Please send referrals to Angela May at or 913-234-1574.

KCUMB Communicator

KCUMB Communicator
KCUMB News & Updates   

The award-winning KCUMB alumni magazine moves to three issues a year.  


View the 2012 spring issue


Check out online extras! Visit
to read the DOCARE blog and check out the online photo gallery.


Kudos at KCUMB



HomecomingMaking plans to attend Homecoming, Sept. 19-22, 2012, has never been easier - or more interactive - than with our new Homecoming website!

For the first time, you can see who's registered for Homecoming and view the class rankings from the Reunion Challenge. You can also share your information and personal updates with your classmates via the 2012 Stethoscope Book.

Don't wait! Early-bird discounts on hotel and registration costs end Aug. 24.

Register | View Class Rankings | Support Your Class | View Attendees 


DOGOODERMaj. Roy R. Danks D.O. (COM '98)Meet D.O. Gooder -  Maj. Roy R. Danks, D.O. 


Maj. Roy R. Danks, D.O. (COM '98), recently returned to his practice with the Saint Luke's Medical Group in Leavenworth, Kan., following a deployment to Afghanistan. Having served as a trauma surgeon in a combat zone, Dr. Danks saw his share of injuries and indirect fire.


In one day, he and the five members of his surgical team performed 13 major amputations, four laparotomies, two neck explorations with vessel repair, a thoracotomy and countless other wound debridements. On another day, the team withstood six rocket attacks; fortunately, none of which resulted in injuries.


KCUMB would like to thank all military members for their service to our country.   


We want to hear from you! Email your idea for the next D.O. Gooder. Self nominations are accepted.  

GraduationCOM Commencement 2012Welcome the Newest KCUMB Alumni


The Class of 2012 will graduate from KCUMB's College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, May 19. We invite you to help celebrate this momentous occasion by watching a live webcast of the Commencement ceremony.   


Commencement starts at 8:30 a.m. and the live video feed will begin at 8 a.m. The webcast will be available for viewing after the event, beginning May 21 until June 19.   


Bonus: Check the next KCUMB Communicator to read about Class of 2012 graduates and see more photos of the ceremony. 


Watch the webcast | Post your congrats on KCUMB's Facebook page
iPadWin an iPad, Give an iPadGet an iPad, Give an iPad


Win an Apple iPad for yourself and a first-year student!


Enter to Win - Make your gift by June 30!
All donors who make a gift of at least $250 during the 2011-12 fiscal year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012) will be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad. The drawing will take place on July 13, 2012, and the winner will be notified by phone and/or email.


As an added bonus, the winner will be given the opportunity to randomly select an incoming first-year student to also win an Apple iPad.  


AOAJoin KCUMB at AOAVisit KCUMB at the 2012 AOA Convention

The American Osteopathic Association's 117th Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition will take place Oct. 7 - 11 at the San Diego Convention Center. Stop by KCUMB's booth (No. 1001) to pick up a special gift and visit with KCUMB representatives.

KCUMB will also host a fiesta-themed reception for alumni at 6-8 p.m., Oct. 9, on the Windsor Lawn of the Hotel del Coronado. Enjoy a fun evening with the sounds of a mariachi band, and be sure to have your portrait taken in front of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Transportation will be provided from the convention hotel.

Register for AOA
KCEventsCan't-Miss Events in KCCan't-Miss Events in KC

Whether you're looking for education, relaxation or both, KCUMB has it covered this summer.

Tee up to help Score 1 for Health at the 20th Anniversary DCI Golf Tournament. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. June 19 at Loch Lloyd Country Club in Belton, Mo.

Return to campus to earn CME at the inaugural Bioethics, Spirituality and Humanism in Medicine Conference on June 21-22.

Register for the DCI Tournament | Register for the Bioethics Conference
ADMADM Recognized for Community ServiceKCUMB Students Celebrate Diversity


When Tomia Hines and Kameelah Rahmaan arrived on campus in fall 2010, the two were interested in joining an organization that represented who they were and what they cared about.  


Not feeling an immediate connection to any existing organization, the two soon founded Advocates for Diversity in Medicine (ADM), a group that would come to emphasize diversity and community service. Nearly two years later, ADM has more than 30 members, representing 10 different ethnicities.


Read more 

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