Dr. Kim Colter

MD, ChE'73, 2012 Inductee

About Dr. Kim Colter

Kim graduated with a BS in chemical engineering at UMR in 1973, an MS in chemical engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 1974, and an MD from Washington University in St. Louis in 1978.  At UMR, he co-captained the football team where he played strong safety and monster in the defensive backfield and called defensive signals.  He earned Academic All-America honors in 1972 and was awarded an NCAA post-graduate scholar athlete award in 1972.  Kim was co-valedictorian with astronaut Tom Akers at graduation in 1973.  He was inducted into the S&T Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.  He has practiced family medicine in Washington, Mo., for the last 31 years and was a co-founder of Family Health Care, now a division of Mercy Clinic.  Kim and his wife, Elaine Menke, also a 1973 UMR alumnus, are members of OGS and have two daughters who have recently finished collegiate distance running careers.  Kim takes delight in the fact that no matter how hard he trains his daughters can outrun him at any distance.  Kim and Elaine founded and continue to sponsor the Robert M. Nicodemus award which is awarded annually to a Missouri S&T football player with an inspiring combination of academic and athletic accomplishments.