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Staley School of Leadership Studies selects 2018-2019 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

Friday, April 6, 2018


MANHATTAN — The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected students for the fourth class of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program.

The program honors Bill Snyder, head coach of the Kansas State University football team, and his dedication to the university, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, his players and the university's students by continuing his work in developing high impact leaders on campus, in their communities, in their states and beyond, said Marcia Hornung, program director and instructor of leadership studies.

Selected for the program based on their demonstrated leadership skills and potential, the fellows will engage in a variety of leadership development workshops, activities and events during the 2018-2019 academic year, kicking off with an intensive retreat in May.

"K-State head football coach Bill Snyder is known as a developer of leaders whose legacy continues to have a tremendous impact that extends far beyond the game of football," Hornung said. "Coach Snyder's '16 Goals for Success' have been embraced by many as guiding principles for success in life — in family, community and career. The Staley School, in partnership with K-State Athletics, is honored to offer a program to facilitate leadership development for students based on Coach Snyder's goals for success."

The following Kansas State University students, who will all be 2019 graduates, have been selected for the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program; included are majors and hometowns:

Shelbi Emling, human development and family studies, Chanute; Kaitlyn Demuth, kinesiology, Dodge City; Sydney Bellows, architectural engineering, Garden City.

From Greater Kansas City: Silvana Alcantara, mechanical engineering, Kansas City; Paige Engle, mass communications, Kenedi Kelley, American ethnic studies, and Paige Prondzinski, marketing, all from Olathe; Kevin Escobar, civil engineering, Maddy McCormick, life sciences, Bailey Porter, medical biochemistry, and Jackson Stevens, advertising and pre-law, all from Overland Park; and Rachel Haskell, kinesiology, Prairie Village.

Alix Beezley, marketing, Girard; Matt Mindrup, biology, philosophy and natural resources and environmental science, Hays; Shelby Benton, social science, Leon.

From Manhattan: Siera Haug, chemistry and Spanish; Katherine Hwang, biology; Taylor Jones, mechanical engineering; Timothy Lillis, human resource management and operations and supply chain management; Lakith Ranaweera, life sciences; and Sloan Satterlee, interior architecture and product design.

Michael McKinney, feed science and management, McPherson; Kaine Fredrickson, life sciences, Oberlin; Tiffany Bowers, cultural anthropology, and Callum Grevas, psychology, both from Salina; Tori Burkhart, mass communications, Strong City; Mercedes Rodriguez, international agribusiness, Ulysses; Jill Seidl, criminology, Valley Center; Jordan Disberger, electrical engineering, Wamego.

From Wichita: Zac Donley, life sciences; Ashlyn Ries, advertising; and Mia Taylor, kinesiology.

From out of state:

Hannah Williams, kinesiology and Spanish, Colorado Springs, Colorado;Allison Paynter, elementary education, North Port, Florida;Anton Smith, chemical engineering, Delano, Minnesota; Megan Niblock, chemical engineering, Fergus Falls, Minnesota; Molly Banwart, social science, Joplin, Missouri; Anna Siggers, journalism and mass communications, La Vista, Nebraska; Maria Martinez, animal sciences and industry, Queens, New York; Teagan Dahl, human resources management, Fort Worth, Texas; and Katie Phillips, operations and supply chain management, Houston, Texas.

For more information on the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows or to learn about how you can get involved or support the program, contact Hornung at 785-532-6085 or hornung@k-state.edu.


Dom Hoover


Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

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Chanute, Dodge City, Garden City, Girard, Hays, Kansas City, Leon, Manhattan, McPherson, Oberlin, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Salina, Strong City, Ulysses, Valley Center, Wamego and Wichita, Kansas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; North Port, Florida; Delano and Fergus Falls, Minnesota; Joplin, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Queens, New York; and Fort Worth and Houston, Texas.