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Centurions Leadership Award

The Centurion Leadership Award is presented to a community leader who embodies the spirit of Centurions to Learn, Serve, and Lead. Individuals such as Henry Bloch, Crosby Kemper, Bill Dunn, and Adele Hall are past award recipients who have made an impact on the Greater Kansas City Community.


Past Centurions Leadership Award Recipients


2017 - Mark Donovan and Adrienne Haynes
2016 -  --
2015 - Joyce Hayhow
2014 - Steve Roling
2013 - Greg Graves
2012 - Thomas M. Bloch
2011 - Tom Van Dyke
2010 - David Oliver
2009 - Bernard Franklin
2008 - Lee Derrough
2007 - Shirley & Barnett Helzberg
2006 - The Honorable Kay Barnes
2005 - Jeffrey W. Comment
2004 - James E. and Virginia G. Stowers
2003 - The Honorable Carol S. Marinovich
2002 - Thomas A. McDonnell
2001 - The Honorable Fernando Gaitan, Jr.
2000 - Henry W. Bloch
1999 - Buck O’Neil
1998 - Jack C. Craft
1997 - William Nelson
1996 - Dr. Samuel Rodgers
1995 - R. Crosby Kemper
William H. Dunn
Alvin L. Brooks
Anita Gorman
Adele Hall
Mayor Emanuel Cleaver
Albert P. Mauro
H. Marshall Chatfield








Bernard Powell Award


The Bernard Powell Award was established in 1980 in memory of the award’s namesake, who was a renowned community activist in Kansas City. This award is given annually to an alum who is embracing a spirit of community involvement and activism.


Bernard Powell Award Winners


2017   Tami Greenberg
2016   Laurie Roberts
2015   Richard Wetzel
2014   Award Not Given
2013   Tyrone Flowers
2012   Mike Burke
2011   Greg Wolf
2010   David Fowler
2009   Richard Stilwell
2008   Deth Im
2007   Rick Kahle
2006   Jonathan Cohn
2005   Teresa Woody
2004   Holly Swyden
2003   Edward "Ned" O'Connor, Jr.
2002   David A. Smith
2001   Sean Miller
2000   Mary Larson-Diaz
1999   Dan Ryan
1998   Brad Stratton
1997  Larry Dietz, Ph.D.
1996   Judith A. Krtek
1995   Thomas Brill
1994   Brock Rule
1993   Sam Jordan
1992   Susann Riffe
1991   Jennifer Nicholson
1990   Ron Malcolm
1989   Scott Seitter
1988   Reggie Giffin
1987   Elizabeth Brown
1986   Terry Christenberry
1985   H.E. “Dan” Bunch