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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Professors to be Honored with Kemper Fellowships

$50,000 to be awarded to elite MU teachers

Story Contact(s):
Sheena Rice, ricesm@missouri.edu, 573-882-8353

WHAT: Five William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence, which include $10,000 cash awards, will be awarded to outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri the week of March 20. Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Commerce Bank President Teresa Maledy will surprise the teachers during classes throughout the week.

WHO: Five outstanding MU faculty members.

WHEN &

WHERE: Monday, March 20

8:45 a.m. – Media should meet in front of the chancellor’s office, Room 105 Jesse Hall, for the first presentation.

Tuesday, March 21

8:40 a.m. – Media should meet in front of the chancellor’s office, Room 105 Jesse Hall, for two of three presentations on Tuesday.

12 p.m. – Media should meet in front of the chancellor’s office, Room 105

Jesse Hall, for the third presentation on Tuesday.

The day and time of the final 2017 Kemper Fellowship presentation will be announced                                later the week of March 20.

The awards are a surprise to the recipients; therefore, classroom locations will not be revealed until immediately prior to the presentations.

 NOTE: The William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence were created in 1991 with a $500,000 gift to honor outstanding MU teachers. Commerce Bank manages the trust fund.

Kemper, a 1926 graduate of MU, was a well-known civic leader in Kansas City until his death in 1989. His 52-year career in banking included top positions in banks in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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