Kansas University Managers and Trainees
Supporting students and faculty to develop and improve the MPA program at KU.
Since the first MPA class graduated in 1950, the alumni of the School of Public Affairs and Administration continue their long-standing tradition of public service, making a difference through their work in a variety of roles at all levels of government and in numerous nonprofit organizations. Your support of KUCIMATS ensures current students will continue to have opportunities to develop their careers under the direction and leadership of professionals in the field, travel to the annual ICMA conference and receive scholarships.
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KUCIMATS…CONTINUING THE TRADITION
Your KUCIMAT dues support current MPA students by:
In addition, your dues support annual awards and events, including:
KUCIMAT Awards: The purpose of the KUCIMAT awards program it to recognize those members that have excelled in local government management and have advanced the urban management profession through their excellence. The awards were presented at the KUCIMAT banquet on Sunday, October 7 at the annual ICMA conference in Phoenix, AZ. All members of the KUCIMAT organization are eligible to receive an award.
Award winners were chosen based upon a nomination letter submitted on behalf of the nominee. The awards committee, consisting of the KUCIMAT president, president-elect, and past-president made written recommendations to the full KUCIMAT executive board which approved the issuance of all awards.
The awards are:
Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence
This award recognizes individuals who have performed in an exceptional manner in the management of the organization in which they are employed. This may include establishment of a new and innovative program, resolution of a difficult organizational problem or completion of a long-term organization goal.
Dena Laurent-Sorensen Profile in Courage Award Profile
This award recognizes individuals who have made personal and/or professional progress by overcoming obstacles through exceptional courage, fortitude and adherence to the high ideals which exemplify the urban management profession.
KUCIMAT Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes individuals who have, through cumulative career achievements and successes furthered the purpose of the KUCIMAT organization.
KUCIMAT Intern Excellence Award
This award recognizes interns who have performed in an exceptional manner during the internship year.