KU alumnus leaves $2.5 million estate gift for scholarships
Jill S. Docking, of Wichita, graduated from KU in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in history and in 1984 with an MBA. She is the chair of the Kansas Board of Regents and is an Investment Advisor in Wichita.
Gregory M. Graves, of Stilwell, earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1980 and an MBA from Rockhurst University in 1986. He is chairman of the board and CEO of Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Mo.
David L. Murfin, of Wichita, graduated from KU in 1975 with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business. He is president of Murfin Drilling Company and chairman and CEO of Murfin Inc. Both companies are based in Wichita with diverse business operations.
Ramón Murguía, of Kansas City, Kan., graduated from KU in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. He earned a juris doctorate from Harvard University in 1984. He is a private practice attorney in Kansas City, Mo., focusing primarily on counseling small- and medium-sized businesses and advising clients on estate administration.
Warren J. Newcomer Jr., of Topeka, graduated from KU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is president of Newcomer Funeral Service Group in Topeka.
William B. Taylor, of Overland Park, graduated from KU in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration, and in 1969 with a master’s degree in accounting. He is retired from Ernst & Young, where he worked with domestic and international clients, primarily in the financial services industry.
Gregs G. Thomopulos, of Iowa City, Iowa, graduated from KU in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He earned a master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1996. He is president and CEO of Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, Iowa.