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December 29, 2002

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Real estate agent named honorary nursing alum

An Overland Park resident has been named the 2002 Honorary Alumna by the Kansas University Nurses Alumni Assn.

Beverly R. Bodker is a licensed real estate broker and volunteers with many Kansas City-area organizations.

She is executive vice president of Menorah Medical Center Foundation Board and a member of the hospital's board of directors. She started working at Menorah Medical Center when she was 13.

Bodker also is involved with the KU School of Nursing, the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Jewish Heritage Foundation, Women's Public Service Network and Johnson County Community College.

Fellow needed to foster youth volunteering

Lawrence-Douglas County Promise and Roger Hill Volunteer Center are accepting applications for Americorps Promise Fellow. The fellow will facilitate the center's Youth Volunteer Council, promote volunteer opportunities and coordinate Lawrence-Douglas County Promise.

Fellows work for a year and receive a $13,000 living allowance, health insurance and a $4,725 education award for further studies or to pay off existing loans. Contact Kristen Malloy at 842-5006.

MLK Day events set

A nationally known doctor, orator and author will highlight four days of activities surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Lawrence.

Yvonne S. Thornton will be keynote speaker at the event, which begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Lied Center. It is free and open to the public.

Thornton was the first black woman in the United States to be certified as a specialist in high-risk obstetrics.

Other events scheduled for the holiday include:

  • An educational program, fine arts show and reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Lawrence Public Library.
  • A banquet featuring Carl Boyd, former host of Kansas City radio show "The Generation Rap," at 6:30 p.m. Jan 18 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for adults or $10 for students.
  • MLK Gospel Sing at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.

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