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August 17, 2018

Jessyca Waddell merits Student Excellence Award from online education alliance

Submitted by Great Plains IDEA

Jessyca Waddell, Kansas State University master's student in youth development, Lafayette, Indiana, earned a $1,000 Student Excellence Award, from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Great Plains IDEA.

Waddell will use the scholarship toward her master's degree from K-State. Her coursework could come from six additional universities participating online.

She is one of five students to achieve the scholarship this year. To qualify, Waddell needed to be pursuing a bachelor's degree, master's degree or certificate in a Great Plains IDEA degree program from a Great Plains IDEA member university. The Great Plains IDEA governing cabinet reviewed students' goals and granted the awards.

Nineteen accredited universities are members of Great Plains IDEA, a solution to quality online degrees since 2001. In various combinations, universities together offer nine human sciences and nine agriculture programs online.