Kansas State University students from Dodge City, Wichita new Cargill Global Scholars
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
MANHATTAN — Cargill Inc. has recognized two Kansas State University students for their potential as future global leaders.
Edgar Duarte, sophomore in chemical engineering, Dodge City, and Anahi Arce-Gross, junior in operations and supply chain management, Wichita, are two of 10 U.S. students selected as 2016 Cargill Global Scholars, which also include more than 60 scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Russia.
As high-performing first- or second-year university students, Cargill Global Scholars study in a field that relates to Cargill's business goals of providing innovative solutions to meet today's economic, environmental and social challenges. The scholar program, administered by the Institute of International Education, provides students with tools to become global leaders and decision-makers.
Duarte and Arce-Gross will receive annual scholarships for up to two years, attend a three-day leadership seminar with other U.S. scholars in Minneapolis in summer 2017, and attend Cargill's global leadership seminar with Cargill executives and scholars from around the world. In addition, a Cargill mentor will help them with their academic and professional goals.
Duarte is an executive board member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and member of Project IMPACT's Multicultural Academic Program for Success and Multicultural Engineering Program. As a Developing Scholars Program undergraduate researcher, he works with Revathi Govind, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, on the physiology of clostridium difficile, a bacteria common in healthcare facilities. In summer 2017, he will intern with Cargill in Fresno, California. In addition to the Cargill scholarship, he has received a Putnam Scholarship, the Cargill Project Impact Scholarship and Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence scholarship. A graduate of Dodge City High School, he is the son of Jose Duarte and Maria Hernandez, Dodge City.
Arce-Gross is the director of fundraising for the Paraguayan Student Association, and a member of the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leaders Program, Project IMPACT's Multicultural Academic Program for Success and Multicultural Business Student Association. She also is a student coordinator for HandsOn Kansas State and Manhattan Good Neighbors, which are offered through the university's Staley School of Leadership Studies. As a Developing Scholars Program undergraduate researcher, she works with James Bloodgood, professor or management, to research incentives on team performance. In summer 2016, Arce-Gross interned at the Fundacion Paraguaya, a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate poverty in Paraguay. In addition to the Cargill scholarship, she has received the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship, ConAgra Foundation Scholarship, KSU Foundation Plus Scholarship, a K-State Opportunity Scholarship, Business Administration Dean's Scholarship, Cargill Project Impact Scholarship, Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation Scholarship and NEC Scholarship. A graduate of Wichita Northwest High School, she is the daughter of Christian Vidal Arce, Paraguay, and Monica Sue Gross, Englewood, Florida.
Learn more about applying for the spring 2017 Cargill Global Scholars Program.