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UMKC alumni trio creates app to help students transition to off-campus life

UMKC alumni trio creates app to help students transition to off-campus life

Breanne Blankenship
March 17, 2022

Brad Starnes and his co-founders, Nolan McMichael and Joe Allen, are UMKC students working to improve roommate relationships by solving the problem of money management and paying bills.  The trio’s app, “Splitsy,” is made to automatically divide bills between roommates...

Williams poses for a photo on Zoom with members of the UMKC Enactus team during their virtual national competition in May 2020. (Lindsey Temaat)

Making a difference, one handshake at a time

Lindsey Temaat
March 25, 2021

Ben Williams is a shining example of a professor who knows how to support his students during the pandemic.   Williams is the assistant teaching professor for the Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department at the UMKC Bloch School of Management and is the...

UMKC creates new business scholarship for Hispanic students

UMKC creates new business scholarship for Hispanic students

Henry Madriles
September 29, 2020

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management has teamed up with the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund (HDFKC) to form a new scholarship program aimed at incoming Hispanic students. Offering a potential total of $10,000 per student, the new program has been created to...

Student entrepreneur hopes to change the payment experience

Student entrepreneur hopes to change the payment experience

Tess Hogan
April 3, 2020

Brad Starnes, co-founder of the app DivviUp, recognized his entrepreneurial spirit at the age of 10. Now, as a UMKC student majoring in information technology with a minor in business administration, he is turning ideas into reality. “I’ve always been, in a way, an entrepreneur,”...

Termination of tenured professor drives UMKC to litigation

Termination of tenured professor drives UMKC to litigation

Jessica Canaday
May 1, 2018

What was first a termination of a UMKC faculty member has now turned into a city-wide scandal. UMKC is currently under litigation by former Bloch School Professor Richard Arend. The university decided to terminate Arend from his tenured position in 2016 by unanimous decision...

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