The Cleveland University-Kansas City Homecoming event was back in-person in 2021. On Oct. 8-10, the University hosted attendees at the Marriott Overland Park. Alumni from 11 states and a Canadian province journeyed to Kansas City to participate in reunions and continuing education presentations.
CUKC President Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III noted that of the 10 continuing education presenters, three were alumni: Dr. Branon McMichael ’92, Dr. Steven Gould ’89, and Dr. Jessica Tallman ’13.
In addition to acknowledging the anniversary classes of 2011, 2001, 1991, 1971, and 1961, Dr. Cleveland announced the formal beginning of the University’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary.
In his address to alumni on Saturday, Dr. Cleveland outlined how 2022 will be filled with celebratory events and activities, culminating in a larger, activity-filled Homecoming event Oct. 20-23, 2022.
Central to the 100th-anniversary celebration is the launch of the “100 Years, 100 Stories” campaign. Over the next year, CUKC will be gathering accounts of landmark events, friendship stories, and “When I was there” remembrances.
Alumni who wish to share their stories can do so by going online to this website: bit.ly/cukc100stories. Here, alumni can sign in and respond to story-starter questions, such as “Describe a time where you have made an impact on the lives of others,” and “How have you seen your work impact the lives of others?”
In summary, Dr. Cleveland counts Homecoming 2021 as “a grand success.” During the weekend’s events and through Sunday evening, he said he received many positive comments and messages from attendees.
“There was a positive feel surrounding the entire event,” Dr. Cleveland said.
Jalonna Bowie, director of Campus and Alumni Relations, agreed that the event was hugely successful.
“It was great to see so many chiropractors come together for continuing education, networking, and camaraderie throughout the weekend. We’re also thankful for each of the exhibitors that chose to participate in the event.”