Jordan Andrzejewski, graduating senior on the Women’s Soccer team, has been awarded with one of the most prestigious awards given out to graduating seniors at UMKC – the Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient Award. Andrzejewski was recognized, along with sixteen other UMKC graduates, at the annual awards breakfast on Friday, May 16th.
The recognition, presented by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Mel Tyler, honors the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community activities outside the classroom.
Andrzejewski has been involved in a wide variety of academic-related organizations and volunteer work for the university. Throughout her undergraduate years at UMKC she has been able to maintain a balance of athletic-related and academic-related activities and organizations. These activities and organizations include: the Women’s Soccer team, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Mortar Board National Honor’s Society, Harvesters, Pre-Dental Society, and the BHS Society.
Of these organizations, there are several in which she has held leadership positions for the last couple of years. She is an active member of the Executive Board for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She was also the Philanthropy Chair of the BHS Society in 2013 and the Treasurer of Starting Smiles in 2012.
Additionally, Andrzejewski spent this past summer in Kenya where she assisted a dental team in helping serve the poor. In the large urban center of Nakuru and the small village of Miringini, her team worked to provide care to the hundreds of people that lined up to receive dental care.
Ursula Gurney, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, nominated Andrzejewski for this award. Gurney noted, “Jordan's leadership experience and willingness to help others, both in the athletic department and in the community, is something to be celebrated. She is a model student-athlete."
UMKC Athletics is proud of Jordan and wish her much success as she begins Dentistry School in July.