2020 Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year

Congrats to Katie Buhler!

April 14, 2020 — The K-State Career Center wishes to congratulate Katie Buhler, student coordinator for the Staley School of Leadership Studies, on her selection as winner of the Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year Award.

Buhler, four finalists and 50 nominees were honored April 8 in a live video hosted on the Career Center Facebook page. Supervisors and department heads at K-State's three campuses nominated these exceptional student workers, all of whom displayed reliability, initiative and professionalism in their positions, as well as a defining story that distinguished them from the competition.

Of the many students nominated, five were chosen as finalists: Buhler; Josema Cabanas, student leader for Housing and Dining Services (Kramer Dining Center); Jacob Cowart, undergraduate researcher/remote data analyst for the Applied Aviation Research Center (K-State Polytechnic); Kaylie McLaughlin, editor-in-chief for the Collegian Media Group; and Anna Wines, office assistant for the Office of Institutional Equity.

Congratulations to all our 2020 nominees: Chloe Albin, Branden Alford, Lanie Bailey, Kalie Brownlee, Jessica Buckman, Zachary Callaghan, Megan Campbell, Jaden Castinado, Weston Chan, Sydney Clements, MiKayla Deters, Karsen Deweese, Micah Dulac, Krista Everhart, Janie Failor, Marshall Fike, Kenna Franzen, Emma Galitzer, Karisa Goss, Lydia Gutierrez, Sara Hast, Collin Holthaus, Morgan Howard, Asher Huck, Caleb Huss, Mary Kate Sutton, Tristan Kohl, Sara Kuckelman, Jerrad Kutina, Brianna Lambert, Peter Martin, William McCreight, Kaylie McLaughlin, Samantha Moon, Gianna Navigato, Ore-Ofe Osunsanmi, Megan Owens, Breanna Park, Will Patterson, Jessica Ricker, Caitlin Riordan, Jennifer Sooter, Katelyn Steiner, Megan Stoa, Rachel-Anne Stupp, Zac Thurston, Kati Todd, Nguyen Tran, Karrie Van Winkle, and Madison Wilkins.

The Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Week Award is part of National Student Employment Week. On our website, you'll find a link to the ceremony and more information about the finalists, as well as a list of ways you can celebrate your student employees this week.

Thank you to all who participated in the nomination process, and to all who attended our event online. We hope to be able to host the ceremony in person again next year!