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2018 All-University Achievements

 

• Global impact: K-State doctoral candidate in genetics winner of prestigious Board for International Food and Agricultural Development's Student Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab.

• Perfect piloting: Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team headed to nationals with second-place regional finish.

• Ceramics superstar: Art department's Nick Geankoplis inducted into the elite International Academy of Ceramics.

• Super seller: K-State Sales Team member Abbie O'Grady wins Top Salesperson Award at the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up.

• Financial wizards: For 16th time in last 17 years, K-State's personal financial planning student team places in top three in the national Financial Planning Challenge competition.

• Fit place to work: K-State Olathe named one of Greater Kansas City's healthiest workplaces.

• Prestigious project: K-State's Rural Grocery Initiative named an Exemplary Community Engaged Project by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

• Among the best around: APDesign's architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture master's programs again rate among the nation's best.

• STEM standout: KAWSE receives 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

• Designing excellence: Interior architecture & product design student selected for $30,000 scholarship.

• Exemplary professor: Dietetics professor Kevin Saur named fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

• Select honor: K-State's Loan Tang named to Gilman Alumni Ambassadors.

• National honors: K-State's chapter of Delta Sigma Phi and university's former Interfraternity Council president earn national awards of distinction from the North American Interfraternity Conference.

• Human resource management senior selected as GLADD campus ambassador.

• Top planner-to-be: Personal financial planning's Martin Seay to serve as president-elect, then president of Financial Planning Association.

• Top tech: College of Veterinary Medicine's Lesa Reves 2018 Technician of the Year Award from Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals.

• Going above and beyond: National Association of State Foresters honors Kansas Forest Service's Tim McDonnell for extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry.

• Excellence recognized: American Association of Bovine Practitioners presents College of Veterinary Medicine's Dan Thomson with prestigious distinguished service award.

• Publication kudos: Spanish professor receives Adela Zamudio Prize for 2017 article, "Fashion, Ekphrasis, and the Avant-Garde Novel: Carmen de Burgos's La mujer fantástia (1924)."

• STEM success: K-State-led Kansas Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program receives $3 million continuation grant from NSF.

• Five straight: K-State receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award for fifth-straight year.

• Diversity, inclusion champion: K-State again named among top 30 higher education institutions for diversity and inclusion efforts by Campus Pride.

• Powerful research: Chemistry doctoral student receives fellowship from Department of Energy.

• Talented teachers: APDesign's de Noble and Rolley among 25 most admired educators in architecture, interiors and landscape architecture.

• Safety champion: Extension Engineering's Bruce Snead named 2018 Radon Hero.

• Read all about it: Historian and university distinguished professor's sixth book focuses Chisholm trail and Joseph McCoy.

• Staunch support: Philanthropic gifts and commitments to K-State in fiscal year 2018 total $174.2 million, for second most successful year in university history.

• Patented success: Saeed Khan granted Kansas State Polytechnic's first patent for wireless power transfer.

• Pinnacle achievement: Collegian Media Group staffers national finalists in the 2018 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards.

• International recognition: Veterinary Medicine's Hans Coetzee again honored for work in livestock animal welfare and pain management.

• In SHAPE: Kansas State Polytechnic recognized with Kansas Department of Labor's Safety and Health Award for Public Employees.

• Research raves: Chemistry doctoral student Tuyen Nguyen earns first-place honors for oral presentation at biopharmaceutical symposium.

• Dig this: Volleyball's Brynn Carlson named to honor society Kappa Omicron Nu's board of directors.

• Early-career honor: Agronomy's Colby Moorberg named an open education resource fellow.

• Best of the best: Princeton Review again ranks K-State among top 10 in nation in multiple categories.

• Money's on K-State: Money magazine names university top value in Kansas for third year in a row.

• Cracking the wheat code: K-State researchers help produce the complete genome of bread wheat.

• Top eats: Food science students win national product competition for protein-rich dairy drink.

• Excellent engineering: Architectural engineering and construction science team takes first place in national HVAC competition.

• Plan for success: For third year in a row, student from K-State's personal financial planning program earns NextGen RIA Scholarship.

• Water wonder: Fountain Wars Team places in top three of international competition for seventh time in last eight years.

• Professional distinction: College of Engineering's Ronaldo Maghirang a new fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

• International honor: Maureen Olewnik serving as president-elect of the American Association of Cereal Chemists, known as AACC International.

• Home sweet home: Manhattan among nation's 10 best college towns.

• Standout program: Human Ecology's apparel and textiles program among the nation's best.

• Up-and-comer: Communication studies' Tim Shaffer receives Early Career Recognition Award from international engagement association.

• Elite recognition: Animal sciences and industry's Joel DeRouchey receives Extension Award from American Society of Animal Science.

• A welcoming place: K-State preparing Fulbright foreign scholars for studies in the U.S.

• Fashion forward: Apparel and textiles student's work to be showcased at prestigious fashion event.

• Exceptional scholar: Leadership studies' Kerry Priest named 2018 Outstanding Scholar by Association of Leadership Educators.

• Best around: Seek research magazine and K-State Today earn international CASE honors.

• A-plus architecture: APDesign's Design+Make Studio earns top honor from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design for the Waldo Duplex project.

• Striking the right note: Music composition graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship.

• Leading the way: Kansas State Polytechnic receives first waiver to a university from FAA to fly UAS beyond line of site.

• High position: Architectural engineering and construction science's Julia Keen new vice president of ASHRAE.

• Leadership leader: Kerry Priest receives a top honor from Association of Leadership Educators.

• Prestigious honor: Soil Science Society of American honors Nathan Nelson with Soil Science Education and Extension Award.

• Check this out: Engineering librarian honored for distinguished service.

• Designing for success: Interior design team takes second place in national competition.

• Among the best: Peter Zang named one of 18 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

• Winning design: Interior design student's work wins People's Choice Award at international design convention.

• Well-planned: Financial planning graduate students among InvestmentNews' "40 Under 40" honorees.

• Plan for success: Regional and community planning graduate student earns $10,000 scholarship.

• Teams with true pull: University's quarter-scale tractor teams power way to top finishes.

• Buzzworthy: Stephen Higgs, Dana Vanlandingham co-edit new book on chikungunya and Zika viruses.

• Earning a big salute: National survey ranks K-State best public university in Kansas for veterans.

• Blowing out the competition: K-State team takes third at Collegiate Wind Competition.

• Research excellence: University distinguished professor Barbara Valent earns high honor from American Phytopathological Society for her research on wheat and rice blasts.

• Engineered for success: K-State's online engineering master's programs earn No. 1 national ranking.

• Piloting success: Polytechnic aviation professor Bill Gross receives prestigious FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.

• Making an award-winning point: Collegian columnist Kyle Hampel wins national honor from Society of Professional Journalists for his work.

• High recognition: Mechanical and nuclear engineering's Amir Bahadori to receive the Zeldovich Medal.

• Champion for youth: Gilman scholarship winner Cheyanne Helms to work with youth in Dominican Republic.

• Among the best: Interior design and gerontology professor Migette Kaup named fellow of Gerontological Society of America.

• Global potential: Agricultural economics student named a Cargill Global Scholar.

• Food safety leader: K-State's Randall Phebus appointed by secretary of agriculture to prestigious meat and poultry inspection advisory committee.

• Elite company: K-State's Stefan Bossmann and Ron Wilson named among 50 Kansans to know.

• Purple pays off: K-State graduates finding success following graduation — and the highest average starting salary.

• Charting the universe: Physics' Lado Samushia selected for DESI, the international space exploration project.

• Fulbright winner: Nutrition, dietetics and sensory science graduate student receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award.

• Our hospitality rules: Hospitality management program ranks among best in nation.

• National service: Vice president for human capital services selected for board of directors of leading human resources organization.

• One Health focus: College of Veterinary Medicine now part of Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance.

• Noteworthy scholarship: Engineering student, Air Force ROTC cadet earns prestigious doctoral fellowship for nuclear engineering.

• Conquering the challenge: K-State team wins Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge.

• Our library rocks: Hale Library is nation's fourth most incredible collegiate library.

• Sustainable win: For fourth time in last five years, K-State is Big 12's recycling champion.

• Most influential: Diverse magazine recognizes College of Education's Kakali Bhattacharya as among top 25 women in higher education.

• Fulbright recipient: Philosophy's Jon Mahoney earns Fulbright grant for Kyrgyz Republic.

• Prestigious fellowship: English professor named 2018-2019 fellow of National Humanities Center.

• Here's the scoop: Journalism student participates in select New Fellows program of the National Newspaper Association.

• Constructing success: Architectural engineering team wins construction category of Architectural Engineering Institute international competition.

• Winning research: Anthropology undergraduate receives national award for project on prehistoric burial grounds.

• Research reward: Landscape architecture student earns national fellowship for green roof butterfly research.

• Selling success: Sales Team takes second at national competition.

• A strong case: K-State team takes second in Big 12 MBA Case Competition.

• National excellence: Four K-Staters earn the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

• Teaching tradition: For third year in a row, K-State graduate teaching assistant wins Excellence in Teaching Award from Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools.

• 'Meat'ing with success: Meat Animal Evaluation Team earns national championship.

• Head of the class: K-State named to Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll for second year in a row.

• Global 'Cats: Two K-State students named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients.

• In the running: Kansas State Polytechnic a finalist for national award in UAS training and education.

• National model: K-State evaluation and reporting tool receives national honor.

• Elite fellow: Frederick Burrack named Lowell Mason Fellow of the National Association for Music Education.

• Salute for service: American Association of Swine Veterinarians presents Howard Dunne Memorial Award to College of Veterinary Medicine's Hesse.

• Recognizing excellence: Weed Science Society of America presents agronomy's Dille with Outstanding Teacher Award.

• Leading the way: Jim Sherow elected president of Kansas History Association.

• State's best: Assistant professor of counseling is Kansas Counselor of the Year.

• Broadcasting the best: KSDB-FM and KKSU-TV students earn honors from Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

• Making a CASE: Two student groups, advisor earn recognition from District VI of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

• 'Plum' fellowship: Rachel Palinski named Transboundary Animal Diseases fellow at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

• Reeling in the big one: K-State teams wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic.

• Leading by example: K-State's Black Student Union named best in Big 12 for 10th time in last 13 years.

• One of the best: College of Engineering is best value in Kansas and among the best in the nation, as are its on-campus and online master's degrees in electrical engineering.

• Best on radio: Student-run KSDB earns two top awards at national collegiate competition.

• National service: Honor and Integrity System's Camilla Roberts named vice president of International Center for Academic Integrity.

• K-State first: Senior Vaithish Velazhahan is university's first Gates Cambridge scholar.

• Excellent educator: College of Education dean named to Icons of Education for 2018.

• Career honor: Biological and agricultural engineering department head Joe Harner named to Rural Builder Hall of Fame.

• Radio raves: KSDB-FM students earn first place honor from Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.

• Cyber defenders: Cyber Defense Team takes second in national competition.

• National service: Exercise physiology professor elected to national council

• Olympic opportunity: Digital media journalism student lands Winter Olympics internship.

• Scholarship leaders: University boasts high number of ASHRAE scholarship recipients.

• Research honor: Doctoral student in history receives dissertation fellowship.

• Serving up excellence: Hanson named member of the year of Research Dietetic Practice Group of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

• Meriting attention: Keen receives Award of Merit from ASHRAE.

• A place for all: For fourth year in a row, K-State recognized nationally for diversity efforts.

• Our home is the best: Manhattan No. 2 on best places to live in nation.

• At the top: College of Veterinary Medicine ranked among nation's top 10.

• Making our CASE: K-State creative teams earn honors for promoting university.

• Top teacher: Geology teaching assistant recognized nationally for excellence.

• Fellowship standouts: Two regional & community planning students receive Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship.

• Conservation kudos: Three K-State engineers receive National Water and Conservation Award.

• We like Ike: One-of-a-kind book by President Eisenhower comes home.

• Outstanding online: K-State online degree programs recognized for excellence.

• National leader: USDA selects K-State to improve child nutrition safety.