Royals owner to speak at William Jewell Celebration of Achievement


William Jewell College will celebrate both Cardinal Red and Royal Blue at the 76th annual Celebration of Achievement at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower.

John ShermanThe featured speaker will be John Sherman, new chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Royals and CEO of MLP Holdings, LLC. He will be in conversation with another former Achievement Day speaker, David Von Drehle, columnist for The Washington Post.  

The William Jewell College Celebration of Achievement is designed to further the excellence of the college in its community, support student scholarships and honor distinguished alumni who have made significant contributions in their fields. Three alumni will be recognized with Citations for Achievement: Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr., ’86, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City and senior pastor of St. Mark Church in Kansas City; Jill McCrea Nagel, ’98, girls basketball head coach of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia and manager of Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing; and Phil Youtsey, ’82, executive advisor of the Charlotte, North Carolina, Sports Foundation and retired vice president of the Carolina Panthers.

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