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2020 All-University Achievements


• Diversity welcome: K-State named best college in Kansas for LGBTQ+ students.

• Rising star: InvestmentNews tabs Martin Seay for its 40 Under 40 list.

• Financial literacy leader: K-State makes list of top 50 financial literacy programs in U.S.

• A good fit: Kinesiology's Katie Heinrich president-elect of American Academy of Health Behavior.

• Feeding the future: Vara Prasad to serve on new international commission on sustainable agricultural intensification.

• A CAREER first: Jeff Comer is first College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member to receive NSF CAREER award.

• Cyber success: NSF renews K-State's
CyberCorps program led by Eugene Vasserman.

• Community booster: KSRE's
Trudy Rice presented national community vitality service award.

• Ensuring success:
Dan Kurtz to elected to serve with Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors.

• Purple pride: Newest K-State grad draws national spotlight for selfless act.

• Voice of a champion: Voice professor Bryan Pinkall wins 2020 American Prize in Vocal Performance.

• Honored for potential: Doctoral candidate Paula Silva winner of a Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2020 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Early Career Award.

• True patriot: K-State President Richard Myers recognized by Daughters of American Revolution with Distinguished Citizen Medal.

• National landing spot: Polytechnic's Lindsey Dreiling tabbed for new federal aviation advisory board.

• Honored for potential: Doctoral candidate Paula Silva winner of a Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2020 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Early Career Award.

• Chief position: K-State Police Director Ronnie Grice serving on COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.

• Outreach excellence: Vet Med's Kate KuKanich honored by Student American Veterinary Medical Association for community outreach.

• Big 12's best: K-State is Big 12 Recyclemania champion.

• Super scientist: Plant pathology's Barbara Valent elected to elite National Academy of Sciences.

• SMART choice: Mechanical engineering and math student selected for Defense Department's SMART Scholarship.

• Up-and-coming: Chemical engineer Ryan Hansen is K-State's latest NSF CAREER award winner.

• Select scholars: Fulbright program recognizes two K-State students.

Speaking excellence: Freshman member of sales, marketing and management honoray takes second place in national speakers competition.

• Setting the standards: Hospitality management professor to serve on advisory council of national hotel and lodging education institute.

• Elite scholar: Senior Sara Gammon is university's 36th Truman scholar.

• Sales-sational program: National Strategic Sales Institute ranked as top sales program for eighth year in a row.

• Best in Kansas: Collegian editor-in-chief Kaylie McLaughlin named Kansas Collegiate Journalist of the Year.

• Top designer: Architecture professor selected for prestigious I-Park residency.

• Teacher leader: Elementary education major Aundrea Bruna new president of Kansas National Education Association-Aspiring Educators for 2020-2021.

• National scholar: Physics major and undergraduate researcher Blaine Fry receives Goldwater scholarship.

• Designer of distinction: APDesign's Otto Chanyakorn named recipient of prestigious Gabriel Prize.

• Research rewarded: Biology's Lydia Zeglin is K-State's newest NSF CAREER award recipient.

• Putting students first: K-State receives national recognition for exemplary transfer pathways.

• Top scholarship winner: Architectural engineering student earns $10,000 scholarship from ASHRAE.

• International leader: Camilla Roberts selected president of International Center for Academic Integrity.

• Excellence honored: National mammologist society names graduate student research award in honor of biology professors Don and Glennis Kaufman.

• Top writer: JMC's Gloria Freeland earns two Kansas Professional Communicators awards.

• Selling victory: K-State Sales Team members earn honors at national collegiate competition.

• Hospitable leader: Hospitality management's Kevin Roberts to serve on Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

• Journalism U: JMC online graduate program ranked in Top 10 for affordability.

• Next-level leader: Bronwyn Fees recognized for leadership, named an ACE fellow.

• Ruling the airwaves: K-State students earn honors from Broadcast Education Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

• Researcher on the rise:
Vipan Kumar recognized with prestigious early career award from weed science societies.

• Elite company: Veterinary student earns select scholarship for career promise.

• The 'write' way: Senior instructor earns Top Author Award from Top Hat.

• The standard of excellence: K-State Black Student Union remains best in the Big 12 for the 12th time in last 15 years.

• In demand:
New K-State graduates set record for employment, continuing education opportunities.

• Title of distinction:
Chuck Rice named national associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

• Up-and-comer:
Engineering professor receives NSF CAREER award for 3D metal-graphene composites research.

• Project perfection:
K-State Engineering Extension wins 2020 Vernier Engineering Contest for its KidWind Challenges.

• Designer for the future:
APDesign student again claims top honors in the national NEXT Competition.

• Excellent in engagement: K-State recognized with 2020 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation.

• Where working rocks: University named top employer by DiversityJobs.com.

• Mastering opportunity: Master's degree in biomedical sciences among best in nation.

• Partnership for success: Oz to Oz recognized by Institute of International Education.

• Ensuring our democracy: K-State recognized for student voter engagement.

• Leading the way: Department of State again selects K-State as site of leadership institute for young African leaders.

• Design stars: Interior architecture & product design students semifinalists in prestigious national design competition.

• Model leader: President Myers named Outstanding Kansas Citizen of the Year.

• International star: Anthropology student earns Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

• Top editor: Financial Planning Association appoints K-State's Stuart Heckman editor of Journal of Financial Planning.

• High quality, budget friendly: K-State's human nutrition and dietetics program ranks first in nation for affordability; online program ranks sixth.

• Making the CASE: K-State creative teams earn 43 awards for promoting university.

• Best in business: U.S. News and World Reports ranks online PMBA program in nation's top 25.

• Excellence by design: Architectural Digest names interior design program among nation's best.

• Federal recognition: Civil engineering professor part of award-winning research team cited by U.S. Department of Defense program.

• Top planner: Personal financial planning program chair Martin Seay new president of Financial Planning Association.

• International honor: Three APDesign landscape architecture graduate students earn honorable mention in international design competition.

• Biology standout: Doctoral candidate Nick Barts receives prestigious Raymond J. Huey Award for research presentation at national meeting.