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2022 All-University Achievements

National champs: Wildcat Wind Power wins Collegiate Wind Competition.

Wildcat Wind Power team

Fulbright trio: K-State chemist to serve as Fulbright scholar in Hungary; ag economist to serve in Brazil; and operations and supply chain management professor to serve in Nigeria.

Global learners: Three students earn Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants.

PKP scholars

Informing the future: Landscape architecture's LaBarbara Wigfall selected for NEH institute exploring new ways to teach histories of Black, Indigenous peoples and landscape.

LaBarbara Wigfall

Service rewarded: International electrical engineering organization names Pahwa to select committee, honors Scoglio for editorial service.

Environmental champion: Pollution Prevention Institute's Nancy Larson honored with Karen V. Brown Leadership Award for environmental assistance to small businesses.

Nancy Larson

Twice as nice: K-State Salina again selected to support national UAS prize competition.

Exceptional engineer: Amy Betz named fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Amy Betz

Select service: Plant pathology's John Leslie named Jefferson Science Fellow.

John Leslie

Rising researchers: Engineering's Suprem Das and Jeongdae Im winners of CAREER awards from National Science Foundation.

Das and Im

National fellowship winners: Two regional & community planning master's students receive Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship for second time.

Elite editor: Ric Rosenkranz new editor-in-chief of International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Ric Rosenkranz

Coveted scholar: English's Shirley Tung adds fourth prestigious fellowship for sabbatical research.

Shirley Tung

Just published:  K-State Salina's Randall Nichols teams up for "Drone Delivery of CBNRECy — Dew Weapons: Emerging Threats of Mini-Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disruption"; Pascal Hitzler authors book on neuro-symbolic artificial intelligence; and Andrew Barkley releases released "Imperfect Heroes: Teaching in Challenging Times to Motivate Student Achievement." 

Leading the way: K-State retention, graduation rates best in state.

diploma cover

Working to be better: K-State to take part in 2022 Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Summer Institute.

Future design star:  Interior design senior named to Future100 list.


National leader:  Barbara Anderson elected president of Interior Design Educators Foundation Inc.

Barbara Anderson

Connection for excellence: Agronomy doctoral student selected for elite program through American Seed Trade Association.


Patent power:  Faculty members turn discoveries into new patents.

Patents first quarter

Championing forensics:  Darren Epping receives Distinguished Service Award from prestigious forensics organization.

Standout presenters: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment's Liu and Ning receive best presentation award from international research group.

National competitors: Two K-State Salina Upward Bound students national finalists in business pitch competition.

Scholar U: Newest Truman scholar aspires to advance international cooperation; graduate student is NSF National Graduate Research Fellowship winner, second student earns honorable mention; two students recognized as Goldwater scholars; students earn Fulbright recognition; and student receives Udall scholarship honorable mention.


Purple is green leader: K-State wins 2022 Race to Waste competition.


Select scholar: Veterinary student receives USDA-Boehringer Ingelheim summer research opportunity.

Michaela Long

The write way: Collegian Media Group sweeps gold at state collegiate conference.

Collegian Media Group winners

Champions: Classy Cats claim national invitational title.

Classy Cats

Going the distance: Online student earns outstanding student honor from national online education association.

Why work anywhere else? K-State named top employer for third year in a row.

top employer
Tops in their fields: Three agronomy professors earn elite fellow status.

agronomy fellows

King of yearbooks: Royal Purple named best collegiate yearbook; Collegian earns best website honors.

Pacemaker awards

The top choice: Carl R. Ice College of Engineering leads state in engineering grads, enrollment, highest average starting salaries.

Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Our degrees work: 97% of K-State's 2021-2022 grads found jobs or are continuing education.
Post-grad success

Scoring a big victory: Marketing student earns sixth place at national sports ales championship.

sports sales championship

Best in class: Two doctoral students, recent graduate named Animal Science Young Scholars.

Career honors: Stu Duncan, agronomy professor emeritus named 2022 cotton specialist of the year, while Clenton Owensby receives lifetime achievement award from range management society.

Best in his field: Brandon Haddock receives Distinguished Service Award from Kansas Geographic Alliance.

Prestigious honor: K-State researchers receive international award in biomedicine.

biomedicine award

Leadership potential: Two Human Capital Services staffers selected for Emerging Leaders Network program.

Emerging Network Program

Cross-campus collaboration: English Language Program, Department of Aerospace Studies and K-State Salina develop aviation course for Panamanian aeronaval forces.

The right pitch: K-State Sales Team takes second at intercollegiate competition

National recognition: College of Education Professional Development School Network receives Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.

Among the best: Online programs earn high rankings from U.S. News & World Reports.

K-State Online

Scholar travelers: Students earn Gilman scholarships for education abroad experiences.

Gilman scholars

Rising star: Engineering's Hongyu Wu receives NSF CAREER award for power grid defense research.

Hongyu Wu

Worthy read: English's Mary Kohn earns prestigious book award from Linguistic Society of America.

Mary Kohn

Career recognition: Gurpreet Singh named fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Gurpreet Singh

Sunflower tribute: Ron Wilson pens poem read in Kansas Day video from Kansas Tourism.

Research honor:Agronomy grad student earns first place for poster, presentation at prestigious international meeting.

Elite scientist: Marcellus Caldas named fellow by American Association for the Advancement of Science, and earns prestigious Enlaces Award from Latin American Geographers.

Marcellus Caldas

Design star: Interior architecture & industrial design student named semifinalist in elite national competition.

NEXT semifinalist

Harvesting excellence: Crops team finishes season as national runners-up.

Crops team

Top 5 program: Interior design program ranked No. 4 in nation.