Honors College Celebrates First Graduates

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s 2015 mid-year commencement marked a momentous achievement for the Honors College: its first class of graduates.

The honors experience at UMKC transitioned from program to freestanding academic unit in the summer of 2015 and has since celebrated accomplishments in growth and status, the commencement of the inaugural class of Honors College graduates being among the most distinguished.

The commencement recognized seven honors students, five of which completed their studies with the designations of both University Honors and Honors Scholar, from across the spectrum.

A&S Graduation 12.19.2015
Pictured left to right: Chelsy Scherba, Sara Platt, Juan Jose Bettancourt-Garcia, Austin Hoffman
Not pictured: Emily McMichael, Chelsea Mouse, Stella Yee

Graduates at a Glance

Click on each graduate’s name for their academic bios.


Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant