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College of Business Administration launches Menard Family Scholars Program

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020



MANHATTAN — To help provide a premiere business leadership experience for high-achieving incoming freshmen, the Kansas State University College of Business Administration has launched the Menard Family Scholars Program.

Offered by the college's Center for Principled Business, the Menard Family Scholars Program engages freshmen business students in a yearlong cohort-based program designed to foster leadership development, ethical decision-making and innovative thinking, while gaining technical knowledge and skills through rigorous coursework. Through industry learning trips, alumni connections, one-on-one mentoring and other exclusive experiences, students will explore college leadership opportunities and career pathways in the business sector.

Students will also work with top faculty members as they transition to college life, and benefit from early access to the College of Business Career Development Program, specialized advising and career shadowing experiences. Students will gain personal, professional, and career skills, while building a peer and professional network with high-achieving individuals.

"We are so thankful for the Menard family's generous support of this program," said Kevin Gwinner, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration. "That support will provide these students with an incredible opportunity to set a tone of success that will extend long past their time in college, and well into a successful career."

The college welcomed the inaugural cohort of 29 freshman business majors to campus this fall:

Sophie Osborn, Chanute; Adam Baruth, De Soto; Emily Howard, Eudora; Derrick Harrington, Goddard; Blake Sanderson, Goodland.

From Greater Kansas City: Sammy Kopecky and Maddie Rimmer, both from Leawood; Samantha Brethour, Lenexa; John Anliker, Carver Hartl and Tori Ward, all from Overland Park; Josh Glunt, Hugo Nascimento, Mason Parrish and Aidan Taylor, all from Shawnee.

Grace Brannon, Harper; Alexis Flores, Hutchinson; Josie Teagarden, La Cygne; Sarah Kimmi, Lancaster; Will Bannister and Hannah Higgins, both from Manhattan; Calvin McPherson, Perry; Ethan Brown, Salina; William Cupp, Scott City; Gabe Roberts, St. George; Tyler Burns, Topeka; and Janis Asaris and Emma Stegman, both from Wamego.

From out of state: Anna Ryan, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

For more information about the program, please visit the Center for Principled Business website or contact Marcia Hornung, hornung@k-state.edu.


Marcia Hornung


Center for Principled Business

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Chanute, De Soto, Eudora, Goddard, Goodland, Harper, Hutchinson, La Cygne, Lancaster, Leawood, Lenexa, Manhattan, Overland Park, Perry, Salina, Scott City, Shawnee, St. George, Topeka and Wamego, Kansas; and Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Written by

Brent Fritzemeier