May 9, 2006
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Harold Frye, chair of graduate education and doctoral studies at Baker University’s School of Education in Overland Park, was honored recently for outstanding alumni service to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Frye, an Overland Park resident, was recognized during the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension’s 2006 Outstanding Alumni Service Awards ceremony at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo.

Frye received his bachelor’s, master’s and educational specialist degrees from UMKC’s School of Education. He served as director of the Kansas City Professional Development Schools Collaborative and was instrumental in creating the Institute for Urban Education at UMKC. He is a past president of the UMKC School of Education Alumni Association, vice president of the UMKC Alumni Association and has served as a member of the Teacher Education Coordinating Council and the School of Education Scholarship Committee.

Other honorees at the ceremony were Matt Blunt, Missouri governor; Gayle Kingery, Missouri state representative; Charles Remington, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla; Joseph Porter Jr., managing partner of the St. Louis office of Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus PC; and Tom Henderson, assistant to the provost to facilitate economic development activities at the University of Missouri.