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Wards Chambers in a group photo with Brady Deaton and Traey Mershon.

Mizzou Engineering alumnus Ward Chambers, center, was honored as a 2013 recipient of a Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni award. With him are MAA President Tracey Mershon and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Ward Chambers, a 1967 University of Missouri electrical engineering graduate, was among 16 outstanding MU faculty and alumni honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) on Friday, Oct. 18. The organization’s Faculty-Alumni Awards recognize the achievements of members of the Mizzou family. Faculty are considered for their work as researchers and teachers, and alumni are honored for their accomplishments in professional life and service to their communities and the university.

Chambers is a cardiologist who currently serves as the executive director of international health and medical education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), where he has worked since 1989. Each year, more than 500 UNMC students and 500 foreign medical students participate in exchange programs directed by Chambers. Since 2002, he has worked with Kabul Medical University to develop an education partnership and train medical staff.

A dedicated mentor to disadvantaged teenagers in his community, he also helped initiate the Chambers Diversity Leadership Academy to mentor engineering students.

In 2010, Chambers received the MU College of Engineering’s Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service. He serves as president of the MU College of Engineering Foundation and is both an MU Jefferson Club Fellow and a life member of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

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