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K-State Today

January 20, 2017



Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program seeking applications until Feb. 24

By Katie Meek

The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program

Do you know an undergraduate student who will be entering his or her final year at K-State during the 2017-2018 academic year? Are you a fan of Coach Bill Snyder? Are they interested in unique opportunities for personal development as they prepare for life after graduation? If so, consider inviting them to apply for the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program.

In addition to engineering the greatest turnaround in college football history, Coach Snyder has been a champion of developing leaders — both on and off the football field. It is because of this commitment that the Staley School of Leadership Studies, in partnership with K-State Athletics, offers a leadership development program that honors his work in developing a family of leaders — the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program.

The third year for the Snyder Fellows program will begin in April 2017 and continue through March 2018. This yearlong program will include a class of up to 40 outstanding K-State undergraduate students entering their final year at K-State. Snyder Fellows will participate in a variety of leadership development activities to help prepare for the transition from college and for engagement as lifelong leaders. Through generous contributions from supporters of Coach Snyder and the Staley School, this noncredit development program will be offered at no cost to all selected students.

The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows:

  • Participate in a leadership development program rooted in Coach Snyder's 16 Goals for Success.
  • Attend three intensive retreats focused on goal setting and leadership development.
  • Take part in exclusive personal and professional development events with successful athletes, scholars and business leaders throughout the year.
  • Participate in leadership dialogues and form an ongoing relationship with Coach Snyder.
  • Engage in one-on-one leadership coaching sessions with Staley School faculty members and campus partners through the critical transition from college to career.
  • Mentor youth in the Manhattan community with a group of fellows, through youth sports coaching, in partnership with the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Make a difference on campus and in the community through service and mentoring activities.
  • Create a network of Snyder Fellows past and present to form a family of lifelong leaders.

All applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. Feb. 24. Read more information on the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program, or contact Staley School faculty members Marcia Hornung or Katie Meek at 785-532-6085 or snyderfellows@k-state.edu.