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K-State Today

May 11, 2016



College of Human Ecology hosts graduation honors and student awards celebration

By Anne Rubash

Outstanding Student Award

The College of Human Ecology will honor its student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the K-State Student Union's Main and West Ballrooms. A reception will precede the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in K and S Ballrooms.

John Buckwalter, dean of the college; Shawna Jordan, assistant dean for student support; and Karen Pence, assistant dean for academic and student services, will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion certificates, and pay tribute to the student commencement speaker.   

Beginning in 2016, each academic program could nominate an outstanding senior in one of three categories that the student best exemplified: engagement, leadership and research and creative scholarship. Nominations came from faculty and staff.

The Outstanding Student Engagement Award is given to graduating seniors who have made exemplary contributions that impact the well-being of the community or individuals in the community. The Outstanding Student Leadership Award is given to graduating seniors who have exhibited excellence in leadership and contributions to their campus, college, program and professional organizations. The Outstanding Student Research and Creative Scholarship Award is given to graduating seniors whose research or creative activity has made a significant contribution to the field of study.

See the full list of Outstanding Student Award recipients.  

This celebration provides an opportunity to recognize the College of Human Ecology's most outstanding scholars and leaders.