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33 Bishop Ward Students Granted Full-Tuition Scholarships to Avila

33 Bishop Ward High School students were each granted a full-tuition scholarship to Avila University through a recent partnership with KC Scholars, which will provide full-tuition scholarships to 800 students over the next eight years. “The atmosphere was one of excitement and celebration! Smiles, happy tears, and “can you believe this?” energy and laughter. Everything...
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Atenas Mena, ‘14 Climate and Environmental Health Advocate

Avila Alumna, Atenas Mena is the Co-Executive Director/Environmental Health Director of CleanAirNow (CAN). She is a proud first-generation college student, Mexican American, the daughter of immigrants, and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. Mena graduated from Avila University with a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2014 and a Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Missouri Western State...

Avila University Eagles Football Program Ranks 15th in the Nation with the Opportunity to Play in the NAIA Post-Season Tournament

A Win on Saturday Clinches First-Ever Tournament Berth KANSAS CITY, MO – This weekend marks a historic opportunity for Kansas City’s only college football team, the Avila University Eagles. A win over Friends University on Saturday, November 12, 2022, will secure the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (KCAC) automatic bid in the NAIA National Tournament for the...
Nationally ranked wresters Daryus Webb, Zoey Mzeru, and Markayla Lottie

Three Avila University Wrestlers Nationally Ranked in the Top 20

The 2022-2023  NAIA men’s and women’s wrestling coaches’ top 20 poll ranks three Avila University Eagles #15 / 116lbs.  Markayla Lottie,  #17 / 109lbs. Zoey Mzeru  #19 / 184lbs. Daryus Webb  In addition, the men’s and women’s teams received in the NAIA rankings as the Eagles prepare for their second season. Avila head coach Graham...
Jazlyn Epps

Avila Grad Jazlyn Epps Hits Her Mark

Kansas City local Jazlyn Epps is a professional actress, teacher, singer, and songwriter – a well-rounded performer and an Avila University alumna. She got involved in the arts at a young age and felt it was her true calling. After practicing her craft for several years, she refined her skills further with a BFA in...
Avila President Jim Burkee (center), Bruce Ranney, president (left), and Joseph Mroz (right), executive vice president of K-12 Teachers Alliance sign the partnership agreement, joined by Avila University leadership team

Avila University Partners with K-12 Teachers Alliance to Lower Tuition, Add Master’s Degrees and Improve Student Access to Online Education Programs

KANSAS CITY, MO, October 5, 2022 – Avila University announces the addition of three Master’s of Art in Education programs and a 30% tuition reduction through a new partnership with K-12 Teachers Alliance (KTA). Developed and taught by Avila University instructors, the online programs start in March 2023. KTA provides enrollment recruiting, resources, and marketing services through...
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