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K-State Today

April 6, 2015



Staley School of Leadership Studies announces inaugural class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

By Ryan Haxton

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected the inaugural class for its newest leadership development program, Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows.

K-State head football coach Bill Snyder is a developer of leaders, whose legacy continues to have a tremendous influence that extends far beyond the game of football. Coach Snyder's 16 Goals for Success have been embraced by many as guiding principles for success in life — in family, community and career. An early supporter of the Staley School of Leadership Studies and a founding member of the school's Advancement Council, Snyder has helped guide and support an emerging, innovative idea into a thriving program. The Staley School, in partnership with K-State Athletics, is honored to offer a program to facilitate leadership development for students, based on Coach Snyder's 16 Goals for Success. Students were selected for the program based on their demonstrated leadership skills and potential.

Participants of the inaugural class of the leadership program will include: Tiffany Addams, senior in English literature from Kansas City, Missouri; Dryden Baumfalk, senior in kinesiology and nutrition from Colby; Mariah Bausch, junior in personal financial planning from Holton; Whitney Berg, senior in secondary education and family and consumer science from Hutchinson; Chance Berndt, senior in marketing from Herington; Martika Chappell, junior in family studies and human services from Salina; Shelby Dinkel, junior in secondary education from Salina; Andrew Ewing, junior in industrial engineering from Spring Hill; Kylie Fairman, junior in public relations from Grand Blanc, Michigan; Kathryn Fallon, senior in apparel marketing from Hutchinson; Taberie Halling, junior in business management from Caldwell; Taylor Harms, senior in family studies and human services from Marion; Elizabeth Harner, senior in agribusiness and international studies from Manhattan; Colby Haverkamp, senior in communication studies from Silver Lake; Ryan Haxton, junior in public relations from Salina; Sydney Ho, senior in mathematics and secondary education from Topeka; Jakob Hutter, junior in history from Derby; Rachel Juenemann, junior in nutrition and health and dietetics from Colby; Som Kandlur, senior in public relations from Overland Park; Trevor Keller, junior in psychological sciences and kinesiology from Albert; Ellen Kyriakos, junior in marketing from Lawrence; Cajsa Larson, junior in elementary education from Riley; Nathan Laudan, senior in food science and industry and agricultural communications and journalism from Paola; Katelyn Meek, senior in secondary education and social studies from Longmont, Colorado; Isabel Miller, junior in family studies and human services and pre-occupational therapy from Shawnee; Aaron Neely, senior in communication studies from Topeka; Sam Nichols, junior in economics from St. Paul, Minnesota; Paige Passafaro, senior in mechanical engineering from Middletown, New Jersey; Alexander Smith, senior in kinesiology and exercise physiology from Mankato; Kylie Sturgis, junior in public relations from Wilcox, Nebraska; Krista Sudbeck, senior in communication sciences and disorders and gerontology from Hiawatha; Angie Szczesny, senior in mechanical engineering from Lenexa; Matthew Taylor, junior in management and entrepreneurship from Topeka; Lydia Thomsen, junior in biology from Kansas City, Missouri; Sydney Webb, junior in psychological sciences from Topeka; and Grace Works, senior in criminology from Topeka.

Snyder fellows will engage in a variety of leadership development workshops, activities and events during the 2015-2016 academic year, kicking off in May 2015. The program will honor Snyder and his dedication to Kansas State University, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, his players and K-State students by continuing his work in developing highly influential leaders on campus, in their communities, in their states and beyond.

For more information on the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows please contact Staley School of Leadership Studies faculty member Marcia Hornung at 785-532-6085 or hornung@k-state.edu.