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K-State Today

April 17, 2013



K-State EcoReps Awards recipients selected

By Maggie Stephens

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K-State EcoReps has selected three awardees to be recognized for their efforts of sustainability on the Kansas State University campus and in the surrounding Manhattan community.

Nominations were considered and accepted for entities that promoted reducing campus and community environmental impact. Any K-State unit, department, student organization or any combined collaborative was eligible to receive one of three awards including, the K-State EcoReps Impact Award, K-State EcoReps Innovation Award and K-State EcoReps Community Spirit Award.

Awardees will be publicly announced and recognized during the K-State Earth Day Celebration from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Alumni Center. For more information about the awards ceremony or the EcoRep Program in general, visit k-state.edu/sustainability or contact sustainability@k-state.edu.

The ceremony will award the following efforts:

  • Dea "Dede" Brokesh, landscape architect in landscape architecture and regional and community planning, will be given the Impact Award for her work regarding urban storm water management at the Center for Child Development.
  • Anita Leitz Kesler, plant pathology business manager, will be given the Innovation Award for her efforts in the implementation of the Image Now software
  • DeeAnn Turpin, senior in biological systems engineering, will be given the Community Spirit Award for her work in organizing Give It Up for Good.