Student Organizations

Membership

2014-2015 Blue Key Class

 

Blue Key

Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Blue Key Honor Society bases its eligibility for membership on all-around leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship, and an adherence to principles of faith.

Blue Key Honor Society is unique in that it recognizes upper-classmen at colleges and universities throughout the nation for an exemplary and balanced record of achievement inside and outside the classroom.

Blue Key Honor Society celebrates and honors the many accomplishments of it membership. The special qualities of Blue Key members as they model service to others include intellectual curiosity with a desire to acquire knowledge, modeling a significant pattern of leadership which contributes to the institution's student and campus life, service to the community and citizenship, expressing humility through moral character and integrity, and a strong sense of faith in word and deed.

Benefits of Blue Key Include:

Acknowledgement for a record of excellence in Leadership, Scholarship and Service with an internationally recognized honor society. Life membership and receipt of a credential that is recognized for quality and selectivity by graduate programs, institutions, and professional fields. Opportunity to make a significant contribution to the quality of campus life. Participate with a forum of stimulating individuals who create ideas and programs to serve others and implement those efforts. Experience the principle of "best leadership practices" with dedicated campus leaders.

 

Get to know the 2014-2015 K-State Blue Key members!

Ross AllenSoldier, KS

Philosophy and Economics; Non-Profit Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” - Roald Dahl

Ben BrownAppleton City, MO

Agriculture Economics and Agronomy

Favorite Quote:

"All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Ellen CollingwoodBeloit, KS

Advertising; Business Administration Minor

Favorite Quote:

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." - Judith Campbell

Paige DruffelPullman, WA

Agricultural Communications and Journalism; Agronomy minor

Favorite Quote:

"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice." - Henry Ford

Hope FaflickWichita, KS

Political Science, International Studies, Pre-Law; Non-Profit Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

"But if my fire is not large, it is yet real, and there may be those who light their candles at it's flame." - A.W. Tozer

Cody KennedyPhillipsburg, KS

Secondary Education and Mathematics

Favorite Quote:

"Success lies not in being the best but in doing your best." - Anonymous

Ryan KnightOverland Park, KS

Marketing; Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

"It is not the things you do in life that you regret, it is the things you do not" - Randy Pausch

Nathan LaudanPaola, KS

Food Science and Agricultural Communications & Journalism; Agriculture Economics minor

Favorite Quote:

"Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson

Kurt LockwoodCaney, KS

Agricultural Economics, Pre-Law

Favorite Quote:

"Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson

Jordan MarquessOlathe, KS

Biology, Pre-Med and Gerontology; Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

"The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Paul MeissbachLawrence, KS

Vocal Performance and Italian

Favorite Quote:

"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care" - Theodore Roosevelt

Allison NiedereeGreat Bend, KS

Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy

Favorite Quote:

"Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can." – H.H. The 14th Dahlai Lama

Lizzi PetiteJunction City, KS

Human Resource Management; Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light" - Anonymous

Caroline TolerLeawood, KS

Family Studies and Human Services; Non-Profit Leadership Studies minor

Favorite Quote:

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind" - C.S. Lewis

Jason TroendleSt. Charles, MN

Agricultural Economics

Favorite Quote:

"Do not look around at what everyone else is doing. No one is asking you to be someone else. But the world does need you to be you, because you are the only one who can do the job. Be the person God created you to be. He made you exactly right." - Ellyn Sanna

Adam WilkersonColumbia, MO

Civil Engineering; Leadership Studies Minor

Favorite Quote:

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic."

Abby WorksIola, KS

Food Science and Industry, Pre-Pharmacy

Favorite Quote:

"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"

 


 

Pat Bosco

Position: Advisor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Career: Vice President & Dean of Student Life

Contact: bosco@k-state.edu

Jackie McClaskey

Position: Advisor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Career: Deputy Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Contact: jax@k-state.edu

Emily Lehning

Position: Advisor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Career: Assistant Vice President & Director, New Student Services

Contact: lehning@k-state.edu

Kerry Priest

Position: Advisor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Career: Assistant Professor, School of Leadership Studies

Contact: kerryp@k-state.edu

John Lantz

Position: Blue Key/Quest Advisor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Career: Coordinator of New Student Services - Orientation Programs

Contact: jclantz@k-state.edu