Catalyst Magazine

The President’s Message

I am proud to celebrate UMB in this second edition of CATALYST magazine, which is digital this year. The stories that follow tell the incredible story of how UMB is leading in the fight against COVID-19, including the race to find a vaccine.

Back to Campus: Students Face Challenges, Uncertainty Head-On in Return to In-Person Learning

Their worries range from child care to transportation to their health.

Ready and Waiting: UMB’s New Community Engagement Center Is Complete

The historic building at 16 S. Poppleton St. is seven times larger than the original center.

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CATALYST magazine

Executive Board

Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski


Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Tafelski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino


Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire