Scholarship Recognizes Lasting Impact
of Jewell Professor
At William Jewell College, professors are more
than just educators.They are scholars, mentors,
advisors and occasional cheerleaders who have
an enduring impact on their students.
In appreciation of one such legendary Jewell professor,
Jewell Oxbridge history alumna Lucy Mason has
established the Kenneth B. Chatlos endowed scholarship
to benefit Jewell history majors.
“I wanted to do something in Dr. Chatlos’ name
because he was instrumental in my career at Jewell,”
Mason says. “He was a fabulous professor, making
ancient history alive, challenging and relevant.
I enjoyed every one of our weekly tutorials. He
was also compassionate and inspirational. He kept
me believing that I was up to the challenge of
the Oxbridge program.”
Dr. Chatlos is Oxbridge Professor of History and
chair of the history department at William Jewell.
A Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln,
he joined the William Jewell College faculty in
1973. Dr. Chatlos has completed post-doctoral
work at such institutions as the University of
University, the University of California at Berkeley
and Vanderbilt University.
Mason graduated from Jewell with an Oxbridge history
major in 1989 and is now a trial lawyer specializing
in complex, high-risk product liability cases.
She left Kansas City in 1998 to open the Shook,
Hardy & Bacon law firm’s San Francisco office
and has been trying cases throughout California
Mason says that Dr. Chatlos remained in contact
after graduation:“He continued to advise me after
I left Jewell on career paths and options. He
was a true mentor.
“And to me, he epitomizes a great scholar: full
of knowledge, yet always eager to know more. He
delighted in learning. So who better to name a