History of the KUMC Alumni Associations

Health Professions Alumni Association 

The KU Allied Health Alumni Association was organized in 1982. Early membership dues were $10, then increased in 1999 to $20. Current dues are $35 per year.  The name changed from KU Allied Health Alumni Association to KU Health Professions Alumni Association in 2011 in conjunction with the school name change. 

The active membership consists of graduates or former students of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, any honorary alumnus and current and former members of the faculty.

Unlike the other two schools at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the school is segmented into distinct organizational units based on field of study. Due to the various academic departments within the School, the Association's Board is comprised of a variety of representatives from each program. Student representatives of each educational program can also serve, on an annual rotating basis.  

Through the support of its members, the KU Health Professions Alumni Association plays a role in supporting student activities and scholarships. 

Medical Alumni Association

The KU Medical Alumni Association was organized in 1926.  Donations formed the financial survival of the early years. The first regular dues in the amount of $1 were collected in 1952. In 1956, the dues were increased to $5 and to $10 in 1970. The current dues are $50 per year.

The active membership consists of graduates or former students of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, physicians who have completed a residency or fellowship program at KUMC, past or present KUMC medical faculty, and Ph.D. recipients in the basic science departments of the School of Medicine.

The KU Medical Alumni Association added national members-at-large in 1989 to the board of directors. These individuals reside in various parts of the United States. They are invited to return or call in for each of the Medical Alumni Board meetings.

Through the support of its members, the KU Medical Alumni Association plays a key role in the support of student scholarships, as well as student and faculty research that will have a lasting effect on our students' lives.


Nurses Alumni Association

The University of Kansas Nurses Alumni Association was organized October 14, 1919. Donations formed the financial survival of the early years. The first regular dues in the amount of $5 were collected in the early 1950s. The dues were increased to $10 in 1970. Current dues are $35 per year.

The active membership consists of graduates or former students of the University of Kansas School of Nursing, any honorary alumnus award recipients and associate members from the School of Nursing faculty.

The KU Nurses Alumni Association, added statewide and metropolitan members-at-large in 1992 to the board of directors. These individuals reside in various parts of the Kansas City metro or the state of Kansas.They are invited to return for each of the KU Nurses Alumni Board meetings.

Through the support of its members, the KU Nurses Alumni Association plays a key role in supporting student activities and scholarships.  

Last modified: Jun 03, 2016
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