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2015 Student Achievements

• King of crops: K-State Crops Team wins seventh straight national championship.

• Best work: Doctoral student in pathobiology receives 2015 Mark Gearhart Memorial Graduate Student Award for best research paper.

• At the top: Doctoral candidate in special education, counseling and student affairs named best school counselor in Kansas.

• National winners: K-State instructor and student receive Phi Kappa Phi's Love of Learning Award.

• They're NEXT: Two K-State interior architecture & product design students semifinalists in national Steelcase competition.

• Fulbright winner: Master's student in curriculum and instruction receives Fulbright to study in Singapore.

• Very hospitable: K-State hospitality management student receives scholarship from New Jersey Club Foundation.

• National scholarship leader: K-State's Jordan Thomas a Marshall scholar.

• Serving up success: Hospitality management student earns $4,000 national scholarship.

• International internship: K-State civil engineering junior to serve internship with the U.N. World Food Program.

• Making his mark: K-State freshman Cameron Bradshaw earns $5,000 scholarship from National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program.

• Outstanding research earns graduate students in biology honors from scientific honor society Sigma XI.

• K-State psychological sciences doctoral student earns Dissertation Research Award from American Psychological Association.

• Cyber specialists: Cyber Defense Club wins network security competition.

• International honor: Drama therapy graduate receives Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship.

• Problem-solvers: Electrical engineering students place in top 2 percent at international programming competition.

• Video victors: Journalism and mass communications students win honors in video competition.

• Prestigious honor: Pathobiology graduate student receives select Chinese scholarship.

• Designing success: Two APDesign students take top honors in American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Design Competition.

• High academic ability, leadership potential, initiative and more have earned Amanda Wilder, a master's student in food science, a competitive national scholarship from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation.

• Biochemistry student earns STEMM Award for chemistry contributions and community service.

• No beef with this: Veterinary students earn scholarship awards from American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

• Prestigious fellowship: Plant pathology doctoral student Emily Delorean becomes fifth K-State student to receive Monsanto's prestigious Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program fellowship.

• National champs: Personal financial planning team takes top spot.

• Fulbright winner: Recent graduate Hannah Rogers is latest K-Stater to receive prestigious honor.

• Research rewarded: Doctoral candidate in dietetics earns $10,000 Commission on Dietetics Registration Doctoral Scholarship for promising research work.

• Nine and counting: Robotics Team takes championship for ninth year in a row.

• Gilman scholar: Marcus Dominguez, a sociology and pre-law major, receives prestigious Gilman Scholarship.

• STEM scholar: Agronomy master's student Noortje Notenbaert one of 10 students nationwide selected for $15,000 Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship.

• Top thesis: May 2015 master's graduate in agricultural education and communication receives the Outstanding Research Proposal by the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Research Special Interest Group.

• Making a splash: Fountain Wars Team takes third at international completion.

• At the top: K-State's chapter of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society, wins the Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award, the organization's highest chapter honor.

• Undergraduate research excellence: Kseniya Sheshukova, junior in biological systems engineering, receives the K.K. Barnes Student Paper first-place honor for her work on "Extraction Analysis of Recombinant Human Serum Albumin in Transgenic Rice Extracts."

• These clubs rule: K-State's Biological Systems Engineering Club and Ag Technology Management Club recognized for excellence.

• National research honor: Emily Williams, master's student in biology, receives the Robert B. Berry Conservation Award.

• Design excellence: Aaron Simon, junior in apparel and textiles, wins top honors in three categories at the recent Alpaca Owners Association competition in Denver.

• Long-term success: K-State's personal financial planning student team advances to 2015 Financial Planning Challenge finals. K-State is the only university to make it to finals every year since the competition began in 2001.

• Excellence is served: Senior in hospitality management receives prestigious $2,500 scholarship from the Club Managers Association of American Foundation.

• Doctoral student in chemical engineering earns Best Contribution Linking Research and Industrial Innovation award for his presentation at the 12th International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors.

• Top paper: Devin Mangus, May 2015 master's graduate in biological and agricultural engineering, earns top paper and third-place research honor from professional organizations.

Melea Stone, senior in interior design, receives $1,500 Leaders Commemorative Scholarship from the International Furnishings and Design Association.

• Meaty reward: Amanda Wilder, master's student in food science, earns $10,000 national scholarship from the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance for her research to control Shiga toxin-producing E. coli across the beef chain.

• Prestigious tradition: May 2015 graduate Reagan Keys earns K-State's 26th Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship in last 30 years.

• Designing victory: New interior design graduate member of first-place team in international design competition.

• Driven to succeed: Civil engineering graduate student Masoumeh Tavakol wins top poster award at district transportation association meeting.

• Literacy champion: Entomology doctoral student Barbara Amoah receives $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant for A Book a Time project.

Raman Chandrasekar, research associate in biochemistry and molecular biophysics, receives the 2014 Young Editor Leadership Award from the academic publisher International Book Mission.

Allison O'Rourke, graduate teaching assistant in communication sciences and disorders, receives CNH Industrial Student Achievement Award.

• Teacher of the future: North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture honors Matthew Wilson, master's student in horticulture, forestry and recreation resources, with Graduate Student Teaching Award.

• Big-time success: For 17th time in last 18 years, quarter-scale tractor team lands in top three at international competition. This year's team places second.

• New veterinary medicine graduate receives select honor from Bayer.

• Top 10 researcher: Food science doctoral student Nick Sevart finalist for prestigious Developing Scientists Competition.

• The write way: Veterinary medicine students place in national essay contest.

• Pickering Fellowship winner: K-State's Shai Washington one of 10 students nationally to receive a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship with the U.S. State Department.

• Research honor: New graduate Devin Mangus finalist for Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

• Fulbright opportunity: Marketing major Whitney Jael to attend Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.

• Beef Cattle Institute doctoral student Dan Frese earns national honor for research.

• International scholar: Political science major Joel Blankenship receives David L. Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan during the 2015-2016 school year.

• American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes three K-State architectural engineering students with national scholarships.

• Select honor: National freshmen honorary presents $6,000 scholarship to Brooke Boyington for excellence.

• K-State's Alpha Zeta chancellor Kelsie Hoss is Alpha Zeta Chancellor of the Year.

• Outstanding research earns biology students NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, honorable mention.

Engineering senior earns $10,000 Tau Beta Phi fellowship.

Architectural engineering senior earns top industry scholarship.

Chem-E-Car powers way to regional win.

• Six and counting: Architectural engineering team continues winning ways at international competition.

Biochemistry student earns Microscopy Society of America Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

Veterinary students earn scholarships from Zoetis, veterinary college association.

• Constructing success: Construction science students earn national scholarships.

• And the Telly goes to: Mass communications student wins Bronze Telly Award.

Student Alumni Board honored for excellence.

• Ruling the airwaves: Journalism students earn honors from Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

• Nature Conservancy awards grant to entomology doctoral student Shelly Wiggam.

• Clean sweep: American Council of Engineering Companies Scholarship Committee for Kansas scholarship winners are all K-Staters.

Political science student selected for prestigious Junior Summer Institute at Princeton.

K-State students earn honors at 2015 Kansas Natural Resources Conference.

• Engineering excellence: Civil engineering student receives national scholarship.

• For Kansas: Two graduate students are being rewarded for research that helps the state.

Doctoral student in entomology takes top poster prize at Society for Range Management.

• Plan for success: Personal financial planning team takes second at national competition.

Fish ecology students reel in honors at state competition.

• They made an app for that: Engineering students take first in mobile app design contest.

• Design star: Emma Montgomery, a fourth-year interior architecture & product design student, is the grand prizewinner of the NEXT Student Design Competition, sponsored by Steelcraft.

Complete lists of graduates, honors, scholarships.


2014 student achievements 

2013 student achievements

2012 student achievements

2011 student achievements

2010 student achievements

2009 student achievements