KANSAS CITY, Mo.– David Reid of Solon, a 1983 graduate of William Jewell College, was named to the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming ceremonies in late September. Reid was recognized for his contributions to the baseball team, and was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-District and First Team NAIA All-American during his time at Jewell. He helped lead the 1983 baseball team to win conference, district and area IV titles, and completed the year with a batting average under .500.
William Jewell was named among “America’s Best Colleges” in a ranking published by Forbes Magazine, ranked 140 among the country’s top tier of 251 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, listed among The Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges” for 2013 and selected as one of the country’s top service-oriented institutions of higher learning by Washington Monthly. Only about 15 percent of the country’s four-year colleges and universities are considered for these top-tier rankings. William Jewell is the only national liberal arts college in the Kansas City region.