Kemper Award Winner, Dr. Botswana Blackburn

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Botswana Blackburn, Health Sciences Program Director, is a winner of the Kemper Award! This is the highest faculty award given by MU – only five teachers are selected annually. The award comes with a $10,000 stipend. If you see Dr. Blackburn around, be sure to congratulate her!

More about Dr. Blackburn:

Dr. Botswana Blackburn has earned three degrees in the MU System: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, M.Ed. in Health Education and Promotion (both from the University of Missouri in Columbia), and a Ph.D. in Education & the Social Science Consortium from UMKC. She teaches Public Health Principles and Practice, Health Care in the U.S., and Healthcare Organization and Leadership.

More about the Kemper Fellowship:

The William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence was established in 1991 with a $500,000 gift. Kemper, a 1926 MU graduate, was a well-known civic leader in Kansas City until his death in 1989. His 52-year career in banking included top positions at banks in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Commerce Bank manages the trust fund.