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2016 Student Achievements

• Fashion forward: Apparel and textiles students earn scholarships from YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

• Cementing excellence: Industrial engineering student earns intern scholarship from Ash Grove Cement Co.

• Scholar support: Students earn scholarships through Kansas Livestock Foundation.

• Still the champs: Crops Team wins national championship for eighth-straight time.

• Problem-solver: Mitchell Scholarship sends graduate student to Ireland to seek international solutions to global hunger.

• Study abroad boost: Senior recipient of select Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.

• A worthy "endeavor": Doctoral student receives 2017 Endeavour Research Fellowship from Australian government.

• Teaming up for success: MBA student on top team in the 2016 X-Culture Symposia Case Competition.

• Select honor: Senior earns selection to Japanese National Honor Society's collegiate chapter.

• Geography greatness: International geography honor society recognizes K-State chapter for excellence.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers members score high at national conference.

• Design standouts: College of Architecture, Planning & Design students, faculty earn honors from the American Institute of Architects Kansas.

• Flight leaders: Kansas State Polytechnic team lands place in national aviation competition.

• Swine masters: Veterinary medicine students finalist in national poster competition.

• Award-winning design: Interior architecture & product design students win top prize in international haute couture competition.

• Special support: Kelly Damor receives education grant from Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education.

• Best in broadcasting: Journalism and mass communication students earn honors at South Central Broadcast Society competition.

• First-place winner: Poster presentation by doctoral student in adult, occupational and continuing education wins top prize at American Association for Adult and Continuing Education annual meeting.

• Select few: Two K-State students named prestigious Cargill Global Scholars.

• Feeding success: K-State doctoral student takes top honors as nation's best Feed the Future lab grad student.

• Student innovator: Adriana Meneses receives Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service award.

• Golden spotlight: K-State's chapter of Mortar Board receives Golden Torch award for excellence.

• Wildcats worth watching: Student broadcasters are grand prizewinners in regional competition.

• Team of talent: Personal financial planning team takes third in national competition.

• Entomology elite: Graduate students receive top honors at International Congress of Entomology.

• Recent financial planning graduate receives prestigious Waddell & Reed Reimbursement Program Award for Certified Financial Planner Certification.

• Global learners: Two K-State students earn congressionally funded Gilman scholarships to study abroad.

• Top chapter: K-State's Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers recognized with the Gold Award at the annual Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers conference.

• National winner: Michael Reichenberger, a nuclear engineering doctoral student, is the second-place prizewinner in the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies.

• Water wonders: Fountain Wars team takes second in international competition.

• Fulbright winner: LeRoy Prine, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in German and anthropology, receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award to teach in Germany.

• Reeling in the big one: K-State anglers win college bass championship.

• Planning for success: Regional & community planning student Emma Rearick receives Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship.

• Supply-side success: Two College of Business Administration students earn scholarship awards from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' Heartland Roundtable.

• Paper perfection: Hospitality management doctoral student and faculty member earn best paper award at Academy of Global Hospitality and Tourism Conference.

• Scholar U: For 25th time in last 30 years, K-Stater wins prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.

• Select research honor: K-State student Melissa Riley is just one of four in nation to be selected as a 2016 Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology fellow.

• Power pullers: Quarter-scale tractor team takes second in international contest, finishing in top three for the 18th time in last 19 years.

• Horse sense: Veterinary student earns prestigious $75,000 scholarship through American Quarter Horse Foundation.

• A world of opportunity: Fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology student earns Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Belize.

• Earning honors: K-State's Jael Whitney receives honorable mention in Udall scholarship competition.

• Outstanding scholar: Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies selects K-State's Jeremy Ensz, senior in architectural engineering, as its 2016 Scholar of the Year.

• Distinguished students: Kinesiology students Dylan Bassett, Katelyn Gilmore and Joshua Smith are recipients of the American Kinesiology Association Scholar Awards for 2016. The awards honor a select number of students with distinctive academic and leadership records.

• Engineering success: Civil engineering student Yadira Porras receives American Concrete Institute's Richard N. White Fellowship.

• The tradition continues: K-State student named university's 73rd Goldwater scholar, which is tops among state and public universities.

• National honor: National Society of Black Engineers names K-State organization best small chapter in nation.

• Producing success: Wildcat Watch crew wins prestigious Bronze Telly Award.

• National Science Foundation honors: Three K-State students receive Graduate Research Fellowships from NSF.

• Big in the Big 12: MBA team takes second in Big 12 case competition.

• Best in region: Two graduate students honored for teaching excellence by Midwest Association of Graduate Schools.

Research reward: Undergraduate researcher receives travel award at national Experimental Biology conference.

• Financial Planning Association names K-State professor and doctoral student recipients of the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award.

• National recognition: Two K-State students selected for Japanese National Honor Society.

• Prestigious scholarship: K-State's Alyssa Greenwood one of only 25 students nationally to received Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.

• Cross-disciplinary design team wins special award at Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition.

• Hearten for our tartan: Student-designed The Denison becomes university's official tartan.

• Cooking up success: Food science team captures third place in international competition.

• Leading the way: Veterinary medicine student wins national leadership award.

• Postdoctoral success: Biology doctoral student earns prestigious fellowship.

• Research excellence: Graduate, undergraduate students in animal sciences and industry take home conference research honors.

• Success by design: K-State team ties for first in Great Plains Low Impact Development Student Design Competition.

• Broadcast excellence: K-State students earn honors in Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition.

• Big 12's best: For the eighth time in last 11 years, K-State's Black Student Union honored as best in Big 12

• Winning video: K-State senior Anthony Williams wins prestigious Best in Festival honor from the Festival of Media Arts for his video on research by plant pathologist Anna Whitfield.

Psychology graduate students rule: David Arndt, doctoral, is one of 10 national recipients of the American Psychological Association's Graduate Student Basic Psychological Science Research Grant. Chelsea Schnabelrauch Arndt, doctoral student, is one of only two national recipients of the American Psychological Association's Graduate Student Teaching Excellence in Psychological Sciences Award. She also received honorable mention for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Award for Excellence in Teaching by a doctoral student.

• Prestigious scholarship: Architectural engineering student Jacquelyn Sommers receives $10,000 Rueben Trane Scholarship, one of the largest undergraduate awards presented by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

• NSF goes purple: K-State student-made videos about science featured online by National Science Foundation.

• International scholars: University's Gilman scholarship recipients to study around the globe.

• Artful honor: Master of Fine Arts student receives $10,000 grant from Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission's Arts Integration Program.

• He's NEXT: For second year in a row, K-State interior architecture & product design student wins national Steelcase design competition.

• Logo master: Katie Azeltine, senior in fine arts, is winner of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation logo design.

• Select journey: Human nutrition doctoral student Kavitha Penugonda among 52 graduate students and postdocs nationwide selected to attended Journey through Science Day sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences.

• Promising research: Master's student in biology Matthew Galliart receives a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research for his research proposal, "Experimental natural selection of big bluestem ecotypes across the Great Plains: A novel test for the strength of local adaptation."

• Best work: A paper by three hospitality management doctoral students and faculty members in management and hospitality management, receives best paper award from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology.