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Commerce Bank Awards for Diversity

The Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Under-Represented Minority Students was established in 1978 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to the development of quality education for students of color at Kansas State University. The Commerce Bank Presidential Student Award for Distinguished Services in Enhancing Multiculturalism at Kansas State University was established in the spring of 1997 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to diversity enhancement within the student sector.

2014-2015 Faculty/Staff Award Recipient: Dr. Myra Gordon
2014-2015 Student Award Recipient: Justice Davis


Nominations for the 2015-2016 Commerce Bank Award

The award is based upon any contributions completed prior to June 30, 2016. Students who are eligible for this award can apply directly or be nominated by other university students, faculty, staff or administrators. Faculty and staff members who are eligible for this award can only be nominated by K-State faculty, students, staff, or administrators.

The deadline for all applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please open the links below to find out more about the award requirements.

Undergraduate/Graduate Student award nomination form (doc)

Faculty/Staff award nomination form (doc)