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2019 All-University Achievements

 

• Distinguished degree: K-State a Top 10 school for bachelor's degree in media communication.

• A faculty treasure: Marla Day tabbed by Smithsonian again for its Hometown Treasures program.

• Securing excellence: K-State's security studies program rates among best in nation.

• Splash champs: Fountain Wars Team wins international competition, continues winning ways.

• Rising star: Personal financial planning doctoral student on InvestmentNews' 40 under 40 list.

• Healthy honor: Kinesiology's Katie Heinrich named fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior.

• Feather in her cap: Ornithologist Alice Boyle receives 2019 Marion Jenkinson Service Award from the American Ornithological Society.

• Design star: Interior design's George Fares receives One to Watch award from American Society of Interior Designers.

• Money maven: K-State listed among schools offering best financial literacy programs.

• A pet's best friend: American Society of Animal Science honors Greg Aldrich with 2019 Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology.

• Tops in research: K-Staters sweep top spots at Society of Animal Science undergraduate research competition.

• Lauded landscaper: Katie Kingery-Page receives American Society of Landscape Architects' Central States Region Merit Award for work on K-State's Meadow project.

• Building scholar: Architectural engineering student Owen Lutz earns $5,000 scholarship from ASHRAE.

• Dream team: K-State education faculty, alumni edit preeminent text on school funding.

• Journalism leader: Katie Olsen named 2019 fellow of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication.

• A true asset: For fifth year in a row, K-State named best educational value in Kansas, leads in average starting salary of new graduates.

• The best of the best: University Distinguished Professor emeritus Dean Zollman receives international award for lasting contributions to physics education.

• Artful selection: APDesign's Jessica Canfield wins national competition to design an art park in Kentucky.

• Innovation rewarded: K-State Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation team recognized with national innovation honor for data management system.

• Research excellence: Veterinary student among inaugural winners of new veterinary research excellence fellowship.

• Distinguished scholar: New K-State graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship.

• Among the best: American Society of Animal Science recognizes animal sciences and industry faculty members Bob Goodband, Cassie Jones and KC Olson with top awards.

• A case for excellence: K-State Libraries' magazine earns Circle of Excellence gold award from Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

• Career of excellence: Gayle Doll receives Distinguished Service Award from Gerontological Society of America.

• Highest recognition: College of Health and Human Sciences' dean and professor named fellows of the American Physiological Society.

• Doing a world of good: Dance professor Julie Pentz selected as Global Goodwill Ambassador.

• A worthy addition: Philosophy's Graham Leach-Krouse elected to board of Philosophy of Mathematics Association.

• National recognition: New A.Q. Miller School graduate earns National Gold Key Award from the Public Relations Student Society of America.

• Excellence honored: Lisa Rubin receives professional excellence award from Region IV of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals.

• Timely resource: College of Education's Trina Harlow editor of new e-book for those who work with refugee students.

• Research rewarded: Work by industrial and manufacturing systems engineering's Suprem Das and research team featured on physics journal cover.

• Drawing attention: Art student takes part in national "Her Flag" project.

• 'Tree'mendous new work: K-State Libraries' Michael Haddock co-authors new book on Kansas trees, shrubs and woody vines.

• Where working rocks: Forbes names K-State one of best places to work in nation and state.

• Skilled communicators: College of Veterinary Medicine communications team earns top honor from Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

• Research rewarded: Computer science's Caragea earns Best Insight Paper Award at international conference.

• National service: Global Campus Dean Karen Pedersen to serve on board of the University and Professional Continuing Education Association.

• New program on board: Physician assistant program approved, launches in 2021.

• A triple treat: Three K-Staters named Goldwater scholars.

• National leader: Agronomy's Vara Prasad to be new president of Crop Science Society of America.

• Select scholar: Sophomore in entrepreneurship is named one of 10 U.S. Cargill Global Scholars.

• The 'write' honor: Political science's Martinez Machain and K-State alum receive Glenn Palmer Prize for best article.

• Language leaders: K-State students win grand prize, second place in Japanese Language Speech Contest.

• Award-winning research: English department faculty, students earn honors from national association for research essays.

• National role model: K-State tabbed as leader in first-generation student success programming.

• World scholars: Three K-Staters earn Fulbright awards.

• Global Cat: K-State junior awarded Gilman scholarship for international study.

• Flying high: Kansas State Polytechnic's unmanned aircraft systems program recognized for excellence in training and education.

• Tops in robots: K-State's Mercury Remote Rover Squad wins international competition.

• Diverse leaders: Four K-Staters selected as 2019 National Conference for Race and Ethnicity student scholars.

• Career recognition: American Sociological Association honors Matthew Sanderson for contributions to the field; Sanderson also honored with best article award from World Congress of Sociology.

• Harvesting success: Crops Team wins national crops and precision agriculture contests.

• A high honor: K-State's Kappa Alpha Psi chapter named best in Midwest.

• Prestigious appointment: Timothy Bolton to serve three-year term on High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

• Applause, applause: K-State theatre program named state's best.

• Chapter of distinction: Student branch of electrical and electronics engineering society named among best new chapters.

• Advocacy excellence: Social work's Debi Holcomb receives Outstanding Statewide Champion Advocacy Award for service to crime victims.

• 'Tree'-mendous honor: K-State again named Tree Campus USA.

• Champion for youth: Gov. Kelly appoints family studies and human services' Elaine Johannes to the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

• Top scholar: Clara Wicoff becomes K-State's 35th Truman Scholarship recipient.

• Champs again: K-State again takes Big 12 Recyclemania crown.

• Biodefense stars: Work of K-State's Nancy and Jerry Jaax focus of National Geographic's "THE HOT ZONE."

• Rising stars: Chemistry's Ryan Rafferty and grain science and industry's Yi Zheng receive CAREER awards from National Science Foundation.

• Foundation for success: KSU Foundation board of directors receives 2018-2019 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership.

• The write way: Tim Dayton's book on American poetry and World War I nominated for two prestigious honors: James Russell Lowell Prize and John Hope Franklin Prize.

• Best on campus, in state: Po-Yu "Tony" Lai earns top student worker honors from K-State, state of Kansas.

• The write way: Newest book by history's James Sherow nominated for 2019 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize.

• Up-and-comer: Geography's Jida Wang receives Early Career Award from National Association of Geographers' remote sensing speciality group.

• Prestigious fellowship winner: New physics doctoral graduate earns PROBIST Postdoctoral Fellowship.

• Lessons in civility: Tim Shaffer writer, editor for new book on political discourse.

• National kinesiology kudos: Four kinesiology students earn recognition from American Kinesiology Association.

• Writing the standard: Walter Dodd and colleague publish third edition of widely use textbook on freshwater ecology.

• International reputation for success: Architectural engineering and construction science team again places highly in international competition.

• Arresting new read: Criminologist and colleague publish new edition of book on cybercrime and society.

• Award-winning partnership: K-State and co-collaborators in Great Plains Grazing project receive honor from National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Sociology faculty, students earn national awards from Rural Sociological Society.

• Three-minute success: Public health master's student wins regional Three-Minute Thesis competition.

• Award of distinction: Journalism's Louise Benjamin receives Broadcast Education Association's Distinguished Education Service Award.

• National standout: K-State No. 2 on list of nation's 50 best public universities.

• Prestigious scholarship:Two students earn the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

• Meeting the highest standards: Social work program accreditation reaffirmed through 2026.

• More than a game: Polytechnic brings UAS expertise to arena football.

• Building their future: Five construction science and management students earn national scholarships from an Associated General Contractors foundation.

• International scholar:History's Andrew Orr awarded fellowship to study at the Centre for French History and Culture at the University of St. Andrews.

• Among the best: Interior design's Migette Kaup named fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council.

• Career kudos:Agronomy's Dallas Peterson and Anita Dille earn honors from the Weed Science Society of America. Peterson is named fellow of the society, and Dille will serve as its vice president.

• Master storyteller: Journalism and Mass Communications' Tom Hallaq receives AVA Gold Award for documentary on pipe organ at All Faiths Chapel.

• Always the best: K-State's Black Student Union named tops in Big 12 for 11th time in last 14 years.

• A-plus architects: Tim de Noble, Robert Condia named fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

• Dialed in for success: Student radio station KSDB-FM earns three national honors.

• NEXT for success: Interior architecture & product design student wins Steelcase's NEXT competition.

• Landing a big one: Biology professor honored with Fisheries Excellence Award.

• Future star: Educational leadership assistant professor receives Emerging Scholar Award.

• Building successful futures: Architectural engineering students earn prestigious national, regional scholarships.

• Striking the right note: Music's Phil Payne selected fellow of the Modern Band Higher Education Program.

• Successful landing: Polytechnic airport management student earns prestigious scholarship from Airports Council International.

• Cited for success: American College of Sports Medicine names David C. Poole Citation Award winner.

• Powerful impact: Kinesiology doctoral student receives National Strength and Conditioning Association scholarship.

• 'Key' honors: K-State's Blue Key recognized with three national chapter awards.

• Excellence assured: AASCB extends accreditation of the College of Business Administration's business and accounting programs, signifying both offer the highest standards in business education.

• Outstanding agronomist: Society of Range Management names Walter Fick a fellow.

• Super scholar: Political science's Jeff Pickering the 2019 recipient of the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.

• Intervention innovator: College of Education's Mickey Losinski earns 2019 Council of Children with Behaviorial Disorders' Interventionist Award for his scholarly work in the field.

• Diverse designer: APDesign's Vibhavari Jani receiving Foundation Diversity Award from the International Interior Design Association.

• Fashion forward: Apparel design and production student to show designs at Kansas City Fashion Week.

• EPA recognition: K-State wins regional Food Recovery Challenge Award.

• Roll out the red carpet: Theatre's Jerry Jay Cranford picks up best director honors from the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.

• All that jazz: National festival recognizes percussion professor for excellence in Latin music and jazz education.

• Oh, the places they will go: Four K-State students recipients of the congressionally funded Gilman Scholarship for education abroad.

• Excellence by design: Architecture student wins international design competition.

• Mic drop: KSDB-FM's program director wins scholarship from the Broadcast Education Association.

• Gubernatorial appointment: Madai Rivera joins Gov. Kelly's Education Council.

• Better than the pros: Journalism students top professionals in Kansas Press Association contest.

• Purple power: K-State creative teams earn record-setting 42 CASE awards.

• Cybersecurity surety: Computer science graduate students earn honor from Android Security Awards Program

* Rising star: Architectural engineering and construction science's Julia Keen named to top 20 list in HVAC.

• Academic booster: College of Education's Kelly Briggs recipient of Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.

• Greatest showman: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's Jerry Jay Cranford earns best directing honors.

• State's best: Kansas Association for Public Purchasing Professionals names K-State's Cathy Oehms its Manager of the Year.