Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is proudly displaying a series of custom banners on campus lamp posts in Overland Park, Kan. The bright, colorful assortment is more than welcoming; it’s steeped in meaning.
In recognition of the University’s yearlong centennial celebration of its role as a leader in chiropractic and health sciences education, the banners pay tribute to all those who have worked tirelessly to realize the founders’ vision of creating a healthier world.
“Countless faculty and staff and thousands of alumni around the globe form this institution’s rich and proud history. In 2022, we celebrate 100 years of educating healthcare professionals at CUKC. New campus artwork such as these banners reflect our commitment to inspire and educate the next generation,” said Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, CUKC president and grandson of the institution’s founders.
The names of nearly 12,000 alumni are incorporated into the decorative design that spans 20 banners. Each banner is five feet tall by two feet wide, and care was taken for the names to be large enough to be read from the ground. Due to production timing, the names of alumni who graduate between Summer 2021 and Fall 2022 will appear on future banners.
Alumni names overlay the CUKC shield, which is symbolic of tradition and protection in the context of the University’s responsibility to guard the trust bestowed upon the doctors of chiropractic and health sciences professionals. The crossing lines that form the background represent the core tenants and principles of chiropractic centered on the relationships between the spine and nervous system and patient health.
An additional set of corresponding banners includes the new CUKC Centennial logo, seamlessly bridging the past and future with its stylized infinity sign.
Dr. Alex Bach, vice president of institutional growth and innovation, said the centennial theme of “100 Years, Endless Impact” aligns with the University’s purpose of creating a healthier world. The theme reflects how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are continually delivering “next-level health and impact to patients, the community, and beyond.”
As part of the CUKC Centennial celebrations, the University is presenting the Whole Body Health & Wellness Expo featuring Daphne Oz on campus on April 30, 2022. The public is invited to participate in a day dedicated to whole-body health and wellness. The majority of the event will be outdoors among the banners on campus.
In October, the Cleveland Centennial & Midwest Annual Conference and Expo will include on-campus activities, such as an evening of fireworks, and presents another opportunity for alumni to look for their name on the banner.
For more about CUKC and upcoming centennial event registration, visit https://100.cleveland.edu/.