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Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2019-2020 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

Thursday, April 11, 2019


MANHATTAN — The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected the fifth class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

"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," said Marcia Hornung, director of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program and instructor of leadership studies. "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. Students were selected for the program based on their demonstrated leadership skills and potential." 

Snyder Fellows will engage in a variety of leadership development workshops, activities and events during the 2019-2020 academic year, kicking off with an intensive retreat in May. The program honors Coach Snyder and his dedication to Kansas State 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, Hornung said.

The following Kansas State University students, who will all be 2020 graduates, have been selected for the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program; included are majors and hometowns: 

Cameron Parr, finance, Benton; Catelyn Richards, nutrition and health, Brookville; Jordan Carinder, nutrition and kinesiology, Cherryvale; Zoe Nicolet, gender, women and sexuality studies, history and philosophy, Dodge City; Gabriel Younger, secondary education, Easton; Gerald Frayre, chemical engineering, and Jorge Martinez, architectural engineering, both from Garden City.      

From Greater Kansas City: Taylor Stewart, life sciences, Gardner; Mikaela Bennett, nutritional sciences, and Tom Her, mechanical engineering, both from Kansas City; Riley Mitts, civil engineering, Lenexa; Piper Coen, marketing, Olathe; Sabrina Cline, secondary education and Spanish, and Abby Mitchell, agricultural economics, both from Overland Park; Israel Lumpkins, mechanical engineering, Shawnee

Shannon Bellamy, biological systems engineering, Hutchinson; Regan Zaremba, mechanical engineering, Lawrence; Caden Byers, secondary education, Lindsborg; Isis Thornton-Saunders, marketing and sociology, Manhattan; Kellsie Corrigan, accounting, Janae McKinney, agricultural communications and journalism, both from McPherson; Natalie May, entrepreneurship, Mulvane; Jared Langley, biology, and Jaiden Ochoa, life sciences, both from Newton; Zachary Hilbig, life sciences and pre-medicine, Salina; Michael Duncan, theatre, and Brianna Jackson, human development and family science, both from Topeka; Matt Plummer, mechanical engineering, Wamego. 

From Wichita: Cierra Cowley, electrical engineering, Jon Greenlee, human resource management and international studies, and Maddy Mash, microbiology and pre-medicine. 

From out of state: Grant Thompson, strategic communications with an emphasis in public relations, Holly, Colorado; Hector Rojas, animal science and industry, South Elgin, Illinois; Cole Liggett, animal sciences and pre-veterinary medicine, Dennison, Ohio; Lorena Juanez, economics, Kansas City, Missouri; Grey Rogers, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Mackenzie Healey, marketing, Lincoln, Nebraska; Isaac Henson, psychology and pre-law, Omaha, Nebraska. 

From out of country: Mohammed Al Abdullah, industrial engineering, Dubai.

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


Ashley Anderson


Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

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Benton, Brookville, Cherryvale, Dodge City, Easton, Gardner, Garden City, Hutchinson,  Kansas City, Lawrence, Lenexa, Lindsborg, Manhattan, McPherson, Mulvane, Newton, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina,  Shawnee, Topeka, Wamego, and Wichita, Kansas; Holly, Colorado; South Elgin, Illinois; Kansas City and Lee’s Summit Missouri; and Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.