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MU College of Education professor awarded 2021 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Laurie Kingsley is a teaching professor in the MU College of Education.

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Laurie Kingsley

April 8, 2021
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu

Latha Ramchand, University of Missouri provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Steve Sowers, president and CEO of the central region of Commerce Bank, today awarded a 2021 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence to Laurie Kingsley, a teaching professor in the MU College of Education.

MU College of Education Interim Erica Lembke joined administrators surprising Kingsley virtually by honoring her with the fellowship, which includes a $15,000 check. Kemper Fellowships are awarded to five outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri each year.

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.

A bio of Kingsley is available here.

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