Archive for Monday, January 4, 2010

KU to honor Sebelius, three other alumni with Distinguished Achievement Awards

January 4, 2010


Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, the current U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, is among the four recipients of the 2009-2010 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University.

The college announced the recipients Monday. The other three are Ann Hamilton, an Ohio State University professor and internationally recognized visual artist; George William “Bill” James, the baseball researcher and senior adviser to the Boston Red Sox; and, Steve Mills, president and producer of New Vision Entertainment.

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the college on its graduates. The awards will be presented during the annual Deans Club Banquet April 9 at the Kansas Union ballroom.

“It is a testament to the quality of education offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that we continue to discover extraordinarily accomplished alumni each year to honor with these awards,” said Gregory B. Simpson, interim dean of the college.

Hamilton earned her bachelor’s degree in textile design from KU in 1979. James graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English and economics from KU in 1973 and a bachelor’s in education in 1975.

Mills earned a bachelor’s in liberal arts and sciences in 1951, and Sebelius graduated with a master’s degree in public administration in 1980.


Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 8 years ago

This is outrageous. After the damage former Governor Roundheels did to KU Med Center the university is going to give he an award? How stupid do you have to be to do that? What complete moron decided that? This is more than an outrage, it's a disgrace and an embarrassment to the university. What good are awards if they go to people who are undeserving?

wastewatcher 8 years ago

An award for Sebelius from the Liberal Arts College seems appropriate since she is the most LIBERAL Governor in history and Kansans will be paying for her descisions for years to come. Liberals love liberals even when they do not represent mainstream Kansans.

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