September 2, 2020
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Mun Y. Choi, UM System president and MU chancellor, Latha Ramchand, MU provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Steve Sowers, president and CEO of the central and eastern Missouri region of Commerce Bank, today awarded a 2020 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence to Libby Cowgill, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Science.
College of Arts and Science Dean Patricia Okker and administrators surprised Cowgill by honoring her with the fellowship, which includes a $10,000 check. Kemper Fellowships are awarded to five outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri each year.
This is the 30th anniversary of the William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence, which were 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.
A bio of Cowgill is available here.
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