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2017 All-University Achievements

• 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 highlights

• Testing excellence: Testing Programs and Services Center receives test center certification from National College Testing Association.

• CASE for success: University creative teams earn honors for excellence.

• High research recognition: Nel, Aakeroy selected for Higuchi awards.

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

• Chemistry in leadership: Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout president-elect of American Chemistry Society.

• Setting the pace: Royal Purple Yearbook wins coveted Pace award.

• Economic excellence: K-State KBED program named winner of national contest recognizing success in stimulating economic development in Kansas and the surrounding region.

• Among the best, by design: K-State's interior design program continues to rank in nation's top 10.

• Designed for success: APDesign programs in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture among the best in latest DesignIntelligence rankings.

• A model of assessment: K-State is one of 10 exemplary college and universities to be named in the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees, the first national designation of its kind to showcase institutions at the leading edge of integrated student learning outcomes.

• Purple rules: K-State earns several Top 5 national ratings from Princeton Review.

• Purple power: Philanthropic gifts and commitments to the university for fiscal year total $150.6 million — third highest total in KSU Foundation history and fifth consecutive year that giving passes the $100 million mark.

• The Kansas choice: Money magazine ranks K-State best college in state.

• Best in nation: Students rank K-State's graduate programs in political science as No. 1 in country.

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