Kayla Paul, a senior from Paola, Kansas, was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for October.

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Emily Graves, MAOL 2015, was recently elected to the Ottawa (Kansas) City Commission and is eager to support her community.

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Alan Grant, professor of economics, will receive a Faculty of Distinction award from Kansas Independent College Association. The award is given for teaching excellence and achievement and for commitment to student learning.

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Mackenzie Sammons, a senior from Wellsville, Kansas, was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for September.

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Katharine Atwood, a 2015 graduate of Baker University School of Nursing, won the 2015 Non-Clinical Writing award from the Kansas State Nurses Association.

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Seniors Claire White and Tiffani Sexton will represent Baker University at the fall Kansas Excellence in Education Conference, where they will be recognized as this semester’s Teachers of Promise.

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Baker University was the highest-ranked Kansas university in the Midwest Universities Regional category in the 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, released on Tuesday.

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Mike Ellis, a 1984 Baker graduate and advocate for people with disabilities, was honored on Monday, July 27, as a Champion of Change by the White House in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event celebrated the success of the ADA and honored advocates who are working to uphold and expand the spirit of the ADA. 

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Baker University has partnered with Johnson County Community College to better assist students planning to continue their education.

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Carly Berblinger, Rachel Haley, Jacob Mogle and Dustin Turner received Outstanding Senior awards for their superior achievement in the fields of academics, leadership, service, co-curricular activities and off-campus educational opportunities.

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Two May Baker University graduates, known for their strong academic commitment, were recognized as 2015 Fran Jabara Leadership Award recipients during spring commencement ceremonies on May 17 at the Collins Center.

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Known for inspiring students inside and outside the classroom, Alan Grant was awarded Baker University’s prestigious Jennie Howell Kopke and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching on Sunday, May 17, during commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center.

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Baker University’s School of Nursing dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2015 semester.

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The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2015 semester:

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Kaleb Berry became the first Kauffman Foundation Scholar to graduate from Baker University during commencement ceremonies on Sunday. The Kansas City, Kansas, native earned a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in computer science.

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Two years after receiving a bachelor’s degree as an art major from Baker University, Brittni Sayers will cross the commencement stage once again at the Collins Center — this time as a nursing graduate with a job already secured. 

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Baker faculty are known for leading innovative programs. Led by Associate Professor of Sociology Jake Bucher, Class of 2002, Baker University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at the Topeka Correctional Facility received media attention from the Kansas City Star and KSNT-TV in Topeka. The program recently celebrated its 100th graduate.

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Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.

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Known for being instrumental in creating a community that promotes diversity and well-being of students on the Baldwin City campus, Baker University senior Alexia Nyoni was recently presented the David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement. The award honors one international student who demonstrates exceptional accomplishments in the areas of scholarship and service.

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Two Baker University alumni who serve as Baker Trustees — Gordon Lansford and Brandon Scarborough — were recently recognized by Kansas City publications for their contributions in the KC business community.

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