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K-State Today

September 5, 2013



Cargill selects two K-State students as part of new undergraduate scholarship, leadership program

By Communications and Marketing

Ronnie Sullivan, sophomore in agribusiness from Paola, and Adam Wilkerson, senior in civil engineering from Columbia, Mo., are among the 56 undergraduate college students who are members of the first class of Cargill Global Scholars.

Cargill and its executives have signed up to mentor and support select undergraduate students around the world as part of the Cargill Global Scholars program.

The new scholarship program selected college students from Brazil, China, Russia, India and the United States to receive funds to help cover their educational expenses and to participate in leadership development and enrichment activities with Cargill leaders. These activities will enhance critical thinking skills and equip students with tools to help them become leaders and decision makers in their chosen fields.

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.