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Sources: Alan Tillman,;
and Brad Kramer, 785-532-5606,
News release prepared by: Tina Long, 785-532-3720,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Academic excellence has earned a Kansas State University engineering student a national scholarship from the Material Handling Education Foundation.

Alan Tillman, Manhattan, is receiving the foundation's Seizmic Honor Scholarship. He is one of 29 students nationwide to receive an award from the foundation. The scholarship recognizes superior academic achievements.

Tillman, a senior, is in the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering's concurrent bachelor's and master's program. He is the department's 31st student to receive an award from the Material Handling Education Foundation.

A K-State honors list student, Tillman received the Jacob Smaltz Senior Academic Achievement Award and scholarship from the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering in May 2011. He is a 2001 Manhattan High School graduate and the son of Frank and Barbara Tillman, Manhattan.

The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education. Since its establishment in 1976, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in awards to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to academicians and their institutions.