2014 Student Achievements

• Kansas State Collegian managing editor Jena Sauber is one of eight collegiate journalists selected for the 2014 National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellow program.

• Lucky seven: K-State's Black Student Union is best in the Big 12 for seventh time in last nine years.

• Eight of the nine cadets with K-State's Air Force ROTC detachment are selected for the U.S. Air Force's rated position of pilot, beating the national selection average of 79 percent for a rated position and 52 percent for students seeking to be rated as pilots.

• The K-State chapter of Club Managers Association of America is a winner in the student Idea Fair contest.

• The American Concrete Institute honors K-State's student chapter with the institute's Award for Student Activities.

Agronomy graduate students sweep the top awards in the poster competition at the 2014 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference in Denver.

• Double winner: Shelly Wiggam, doctoral student in entomology, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Janice Lee Fenske Award for Excellence in Wildlife Biology. Wiggam also wins best student oral presentation at the Kansas Natural Resources Conference.

• Interior architecture & product design student Josef Lang takes best in show honors at Kansas City's "Monsters of Design" competition for his cantilevered chair "CR45," inspired by his study abroad experience to Denmark.

• Animal sciences and industry students earn top honors at the American Society of Animal Science/American Dairy Science Association Midwest Section meeting. Kiah Gourley takes first in undergraduate oral presentation; Chad Paulk wins a Young Scholars award; and Hyatt Frobose wins one section of the Ph.D. oral competition, while Kyle Coble takes second in the other section of the oral competition.

• The $2,000 Zoetis/American Veterinary Medical Association Student Scholarship has been awarded to 18 veterinary medicine students at K-State.

Rabia Akhtar, doctoral student in security studies, was one of 16 junior scholars selected to attend the Woodrow Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project's 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp in May near Rome, Italy.

• The K-State Animal Science Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl Team was named national champions of the 2014 National Cattlemen's Beef Association Collegiate Quiz Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Team members included Chase Miller, Kiah Gourley, Analena Simmons, Tyler Schultz and Angela Vesco.

Erica Hamman and Megan Guyan, first-year veterinary students, are the only two recipients in the nation of the 2014 U.S. Air Force scholarship for public health officers. The scholarship pays for the students' second, third and fourth years of veterinary school in exchange for three years of active-duty service after graduating. 

Sara Gasser, a senior in interior design, was one of five finalists in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. The competition, sponsored by Steelcase, required students to exhibit a clear understanding of an interconnected workplace, creativity of design and innovation.

• Three master's students in geology received scholarships from the Kansas Geological Foundation. Logan Kelley received the $1,000 Knighton Family Scholarship and Megan Wall and Anna Downey each received a $1,000 scholarship.

• The 2014 Livestock Judging Team won the Champions of the Sioux Empire Intercollegiate Judging Contest in South Dakota, beating 14 university teams for the honor.

• "Independence Avenue Urban Vision Study" by the urban design studio at the Kansas City Design Center, a program of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, recently received an Honor Award from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institutes of Architects chapter. The students' project won the award in an open category, competing against professional work that included built projects.


2013 student achievements

2012 student achievements

2011 student achievements

2010 student achievements

2009 student achievements