cheryl zelle

Cheryl Zelle

PhD student in Adult Learning and Leadership
From Edwardsville, Kansas
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Studying at the K-State Olathe Campus


Why I chose K-State:

Leadership is especially valuable in today’s workforce and higher education, and I can apply the coursework in my program directly to my career. There’s a sense of community among classmates and faculty and a supportive environment for pursuing educational and professional goals. My experience at K-State will make me a better educator in service of adult learners across our region and beyond.

My experience as an online and Olathe Campus student

As an Olathe and Global campus student, it is important to be proactively involved in things outside of classes to feel more connected to the K-State community overall. A lot goes on in Manhattan that we can be a part of if we make an effort. I try to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to attend virtual programs and events sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, such as the Professional Development Seminar Series, coffee chats with the Graduate School Dean, online trivia nights, and other activities. As Global students, we need to be involved and proactive in suggesting ways that, even at a distance, we can remain an active and engaged part of the K-State community!”

Previous education:

  • MS in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University
  • MS in Management from Baker University
  • BA in Philosophy and Music from Baker University

About me:

  • Global Campus representative for Graduate Student Council
  • Co-Chair of the Professional Development Subcommittee for Colleague2Colleage
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi, American Association of University Women (AAUW), American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
  • I and a non-traditional student, and an introvert. In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, traveling, listening to music, and watching baseball and football.
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