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Student stories

Kurt Lockwood

Kurt Lockwood

Agricultural education major from Cassoday, KS

Coming to K-State

I came to campus for FFA events throughout high school, and that is where my first interest was sparked. All of the people who I met on campus, from the admissions representatives to the students conducting campus tours, led me to the K-State family. The campus environment stood out to me the most. While it is a large campus, it still felt like a small campus where everyone knew each other, and it was a great environment.

Choosing a major

I had a really strong agricultural education program and teacher in high school. That had a big impact on me as well as other students, so I saw the impact that it can have. I finally decided that agricultural education was what I wanted to do so I could have that impact on future students.

Outside of class

I served as a state FFA officer my freshman year, and that helped me to meet a variety of new people. I also got involved with my agricultural education department club, and that helped me become more involved collegewide with the Ag Ambassadors and Ag Council. I'm also a College of Agriculture Senator, and that has helped me get involved with Student Governing Association.

Academic advisor

My academic advisor is really nice and knowledgeable. She gives me great advice and guidance. I go to her for just about anything I'm dealing with, whether or not it's in the classroom. She gives great advice on personal matters, as well as schoolwork.

Around Manhattan

I really like to go to Top of the World to hang out with my friends and talk. It is a really cool place that is unique to Manhattan. I also like to go to the Konza Prairie, because it is really awesome and has a lot of trails. Those two spots are unique to the area and are really cool hangout spots.

K-State community

K-State really opens up a chance to feel at home and transition to the college life well. You don't feel as if you were left out in the world to survive on your own. K State also opens up many different opportunities with individuals around campus who want to see students prosper and do well.

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