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K-State Today

May 23, 2016



K-State Alumni Association honors international, multicultural students for achievements

By Tim Schrag

The K-State Alumni Association has recognized eight recent Kansas State University graduates with International Leadership Awards and Multicultural Leadership Awards. The students were presented with their awards earlier this month at the K-State Alumni Center.

"As students, these recent graduates played an important role in leadership while at K-State," said Jessica Elmore, associate director of diversity programs for the alumni association. "We wish them well on their next chapter and hope they will continue to be leaders in their next community and as K-State alumni."

The 2016 International Leadership Award recipients are Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, doctoral graduate in civil engineering, Bangladesh; Yichao Zhang, bachelor's degree graduate in chemical engineering, China; Fatemah Al-Qadfan, master's degree graduate in theater, Kuwait; and Oluwatobiloba Adenuga, bachelor's degree graduate in biology; Nigeria.

The International Leadership Award is given annually to four outstanding international students for their achievements, leadership and contributions to the university during their college careers.

The 2016 Multicultural Leadership Award recipients are Maya Tilmon, bachelor's degree graduate in mass communications, Kansas City, Kansas; Justice Davis, bachelor's degree graduate in marketing, Kansas City, Missouri; Muenfua Lewis, bachelor's degree graduate in finance, Olathe; and D'Aonda Bush, bachelor's degree graduate in finance and modern languages, Wichita.

The Multicultural Leadership Award is given annually to four outstanding multicultural students for their leadership qualities and unique multicultural contributions to the university during their college careers.

Award recipients are nominated by faculty members and selected by committees appointed by the K-State Alumni Association board of directors.

For more information about the awards, visit K-State.com/awards or call the alumni association at 800-600-ALUM (2586).