Wade Hampton (’97 Illustration), came all the way from Las Vegas to reconnect, reunite, and rediscover KCAI. “It was heartfelt, returning to the campus that created and carries so many memories with friends, many late nights in the studios, discovering Kansas City, and more,” he said. 

Max Pener (’60 Graphic Design), one of the oldest alumni to attend the reunion, enjoyed seeing the new and renovated buildings and the takeaway gift of the Architecture & Innovation 1885-2020 book, which chronicles KCAI’s transformation from a sketch club to a college of art & design. “I appreciate all your effort to keep us involved with the school’s success,” he said. 

Alumni Manager Cory Imig was inspired to see so many alums come together to make new memories, and it was worth the wait. “For the first time in several years, alumni were able to gather on campus, and it was wonderful to hear stories of their time at KCAI and ways they are changing the world through their art and design practices and careers,” she said. 

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