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The American Ethnic Studies Department has awarded the Wayne C. Rohrer Scholarship to K-State senior Marco Antonio Saucedo. The Rohrer Scholarship is awarded yearly to a student “whose academic and career goals emphasize improving the understanding of racial and ethnic relations in the United States of America.” Saucedo has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to improving race relations since his arrival at K-State. He states, “Because of my life experiences and education, I have sought to fight to create change in the world whether it is to change one life or a whole generation. I want to consistently lend a hand and be a person that can bring significant change to others. I have learned to understand myself in a manner to which I can listen carefully to others. For my future, I want to work in areas that fight for the common good of society and the underrepresented.” Saucedo’s triple majors—American ethnic Studies, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and Political Science—are surely a strong preparation for his future social justice work in the legal profession. After graduating, Saucedo hope to attend law school and focus on human rights, civil, or constitutional law. In addition to his future plans for a law degree, Saucedo engages in everyday life activities that make this a better world: “Lending a helping hand to those that feel as though there is no way out, especially because of depression and anxiety. I am consistently learning and talking with others around me so that I can be sensitive as well as informed concerning their needs. There are stigmas in this country that aid the inequalities and injustices that occur in everyday America.”

The American ethnic Studies Department congratulates Marco Antonio Saucedo on his strong social justice commitments so deserving of the Wayne C. Rohrer Scholarship!




American Ethnic Studies
Kansas State University
102 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Tel: 785-532-2112

SPRING 2021 is Open for Registration

A Message from Department Head, Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez

AMETH is online for you whenever you need us.  Amid the enormous challenges associated with the pandemic that is upon us, let's stay in close touch and keep our American ethnic studies community and our families strong into the future. Students, please know that we professors and staff, are just one click away. Please turn to us with any questions, concerns, or just to check in. We are here for you, as always.

K State's American Ethnic Studies is the only degree program of this kind in the state of Kansas. Within this era of major demographic transformation, we are seeing an increased demand for American ethnic studies programs. American Ethnic Studies courses prepare students to function productively in today's multicultural society. We  provide deep multidisciplinary insight into America's race relations, drawing from nearly every area of study: from all the social sciences, the humanities, the arts. Students learn how race and ethnic understandings have been shaped across history and why the subject of race is in the news headlines every day. We explore Native American, African American, Mexican/Latina/o American and Asian American historical and cultural dynamics. Employers seek college graduates with ethnic studies skills: the ability to productively harness ethnic differences; the capacity to work in multicultural teams; and respectful multicultural communication ability.

AMETH Major = 33 Credits
AMETH Minor = 15 Credits
AMETH NEW Intercultural Competence Certificate = 12 Credits
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Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez - Department Head Welcomes You to AMETH

Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez

A huge congratulations to our Spring 2020 AMETH graduates:


Sending warm wishes for a future filled with making/being part of change in your very wonderful future enterprises.