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First Glance

Newton pharmacist Mark Alexander, p’97, took first place in the landscape category of the 2019 Rural Kansas Photography contest with a stunning twilight portrait of Castle Rock in Gove County. Since 2006, more than 1,000 amateur and professional photographers have submitted 6,000 photographs to the competition sponsored by KU Medical Center’s Rural Health Education and Services. The 2020 contest is accepting submissions through Oct. 19. Rules, prizes and a link to the online entry form are available at

Photograph by Mark Alexander