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UMKC Launches “UMKC Proud” Billboard Campaign

Brett Ferguson

Brett Ferguson earned his doctor of dental surgery from the UMKC School of Dentistry. He is an oral surgeon for Truman Medical Centers. Born in Kansas City, Ferguson remains committed to his hometown through volunteer service to a number of Kansas City organizations, including the American Red Cross and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. In addition, he delivers presentations on dentistry and oral surgery careers to Southeast Health Magnet Schools.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri-Kansas City is showing its impact – in a big way.

Billboards popping up around the metro are touting the faces of some of Kansas City’s most outstanding leaders. The showcased leaders come from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all UMKC alumni and they’re all making a big impact on this community.

The first set of billboards feature six UMKC graduates who successfully put their degrees to work in the Kansas City metro. Another set of six graduates will be featured in early October.

It’s all part of the UMKC Proud campaign. Alumni from across the university – from the Conservatory of Music and Dance to the School of Medicine – are serving the Kansas City area, and proud to claim UMKC as their university. Learn more about UMKC’s impact on the community here.

The first set of featured leaders include: Jean-Paul Chaurand, COO of the Guadalupe Centers, Inc.; Peggy Dunn, mayor of Leawood, Kan.; Brett Ferguson, oral surgeon for Truman Medical Centers; James Jordan, ballet master of the Kansas City Ballet; Michele Kilo, developmental pediatrician, Children’s Mercy; Joe Seabrooks, president of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.


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