KU Health Professions Alumni Association
Membership in the KU Health Professions Alumni Association supports alumni connections and opportunities for School of Health Professions students.
In the past year, alumni members have supported:
- Reunion events for alumni, including the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend
- Dan Conyers Leadership Award and James P. Cooney Leadership Award
- Student organization grants and event sponsorships, including the Nurse Anesthesia student fundraiser and Making Health Care Heroes 2023 Golf Tournament
History of the KU Health Professions Alumni Association
The KU Allied Health Alumni Association was organized in 1982. Early membership dues were $10, then increased in 1999 to $20. Current dues are $35 per year for individual annual memberships. The name changed from KU Allied Health Alumni Association to KU Health Professions Alumni Association in 2011 in conjunction with the school name change.
The active membership consists of graduates, former, and current students of the KU School of Health Professions, any honorary alumnus and current and former members of the faculty.
Unlike the other two schools at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the school is segmented into distinct organizational units based on field of study. Due to the various academic departments within the school, the Association's Board is comprised of a variety of representatives from each program. Student representatives of each educational program can also serve, on an annual rotating basis.
Through the support of its members, the KU Health Professions Alumni Association plays a role in supporting student activities and scholarships.
Apply for a grant
KU School of Health Professions student organizations can apply for a small monetary sponsorship to help with an organization project. To learn more and apply, download and complete the KUMC Alumni Small Grants Application.