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2017 All-University Achievements


• Reigning champs: Interdisciplinary student team wins EPA's Campus RainWorks Challenge.

• Outstanding researchers: Five graduate students, two alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

• Making the switch easy: K-State named to Phi Kappa Theta Transfer Honor Roll.

• It's a deal: K-State's National Strategic Selling Institute recognized as top sales program for sixth straight year.

• Green standard: K-State again tops Big 12 in Recylemania.

• Talented with turbines: Wildcat Wind Power team takes second in wind turbine competition.

• Nod for excellence: Grain science and industry head Gordon Smith named an IFT fellow.

• Standout designer: APDesign's Sebnem Demirkan receives 2017 Design Intelligence Award in the Design Frontiers category.

• Feeding the future: Three graduate students selected for U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security.

• Among the world's best: Entomology, animal sciences and industry at K-State rank among best places in world to study, research and begin a career.

• Scholar excellence: Vaithish Velazhahan is K-State's newest Goldwater scholar; three students earn honorable mention.

• Making a CAREER of it: Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering's Jessica Heier Stamm becomes university's fourth NSF CAREER award winner this year.

• Prestigious honor: Plant pathology doctoral student is one 10 national recipients of the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship.

• Making meat of the competition: K-State wins national meat animal evaluation team crown.

• Top teacher: Doctoral student in psychological sciences is fifth student from K-State to win the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award since 2011.

• Cyber superstars: Cyber Defense Team wins second in national competition.

• This team means business: K-State MBA team takes second in Big 12 MBA Case Competition.

• Master musician: David Pickering receives an E. Power Biggs Fellowship of the Organ Historical Society.

• A career of excellence: K-State geography professor receives lifetime achievement award from the American Association of Geographers.

• Research recognized: Josh Smith, doctoral student in kinesiology, recipient of the Charles M. Tipton Student Research Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

• Select scholarship: Veterinary student one of five in nation to earn $5,000 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship.

• Top scholar: Doctoral student in marriage and family therapy selected for $15,000 Scholar Award from P.E.O. Sisterhood.

• Tops in his field: Andrew Smith, Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, named 2017 Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year.

• A beautiful place to be: Travel + Leisure says K-State most beautiful campus in Kansas.

• K-State is 'tree'mendous: Manhattan campus selected a Tree Campus USA for third year in a row.

• Building the best: Two of the latest additions to campus — Berney Family Welcome Center and Engineering Hall — earn honors from the Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc.

• Professional excellence: College of Engineering's Asad Esmaeily new fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

• Top teacher: College of Education's Lisa Rubin named among the outstanding women leaders in higher education.

• Ruling the airwaves: K-State students earn honors from Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

• Our union rocks: K-State Student Union among nation's best.

• Engineering potential: Mechanical engineer's research related to water conservation earns NSF CAREER award.

• Best in state: Phillip Vardiman is Kansas Athletic Trainer of the Year.

• Salute for excellence: K-State Air Force ROTC cadets earn 100 percent selection rate.

• Paper perfection: Personal financial planning faculty member, student earn best paper award.

• Always on trend: K-State recognized as a top 3-D printing university.

• Defining excellence: Black Student Union best in big 12 for ninth time in last 12 years.

• Top-tier educator: Dean of Graduate School, Carol Shanklin, a 2017 Icon of Education.

• Simply the best: College of Education's Kakali Bhattachary receives the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

• Leading the way: Tiffany Carter, doctoral student in agronomy, and Carlos Flores, senior in agricultural economics, are 2017 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program winners.

• Building success: K-State's chapter of Associated General Contractors is best in nation.

• Researcher, doctoral student receive federal fellowships to study grain crops, dairy production strategies.

• National scholars: Two architectural engineering students receive national ASHRAE scholarships.

• Video honor: Safiya Woodard, senior in mass communications, wins top prize in the 2016 Biotech University reporting contest, a $2,500 academic scholarship, for her video documentary.

• Two in a row: K-State Forage Bowl Team claims second straight national championship.

• Recognized role model: APDesign's Tim de Noble receives award for advocacy of architecture.

• Winning IDEA: Anthropology student is one of 15 national winners of the Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences, or IDEAS, Scholar Award from the National Science Foundation.

• Best in Big 12: K-State's recycling program wins the conference's Gameday Challenge in recycling for the 2016 football season.

• Ultracool for school: Manhattan among nation's best college towns.

• Up and coming: Chemistry's Emily McLaurin receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

• Bridge to success: Junior in English receives Bridging Scholarship to Japan from the American Association of Teaches of Japanese.

• Excellent agronomist: Mary Beth Kirkham receives Distinguished Scientist Award from Soil Science Society of America, and becomes first American woman elected honorary member of the International Union of Soil Sciences.

• Gilman winners: Three K-State students earn Gilman scholarships to study abroad.


2016 achievements