Current, future K-State students awarded scholarships at second annual Women in Business Career Summit
Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
The Kansas State University College of Business hosted its second annual Women in Business Career Summit, where more than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to current and future K-State students. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — More than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to current and future Kansas State University students at the second annual Women in Business Career Summit, hosted by the College of Business.
Sponsored by the college's Center for Principled Business, the event provided an opportunity for more than 600 high school students, college students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in breakout sessions, create connections and hear from K-State alumni and friends.
K-State First Lady Sally Linton kicked off the event with a welcome address. The summit featured a keynote address from Natacha Buchanan, K-State alumna and chief diversity officer at ConocoPhillips; a career conversation with Danielle Calhoun, K-State alumna and vice president of inclusive practices at Weber Shandwick, North America; and a closing keynote address from Leanne Caret, executive vice president and senior advisor for Boeing.
Thanks to the generous support from K-State alumni and friends, more than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to current and future K-Staters at the event.
Six high school students received scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to pursue future studies at K-State:
• Emma Morack, Blue Springs, Missouri, Blue Springs High School.
• Jasmine Butler, Hanover, Hanover High School.
• Aubri Markham, Kansas City, Piper High School.
• Emma Markley, Manhattan, Manhattan High School.
• Katie Albertson, Overland Park, Blue Valley High School.
• Gracyn Lierz, Seneca, Nemaha Central High School.
Eight current K-State students received scholarships:
• Alayna Inbody, senior in operations and supply chain management, Chanute, was awarded the Blanche Howe Parsons Scholarship.
• Emily Howard, junior in professional strategic selling and entrepreneurship, Eudora, was awarded a Joanne M. Giese Memorial Scholarship.
• Serenity Holmes, junior in professional strategic selling and Spanish, Kansas City, Missouri, was awarded a Joanne M. Giese Memorial Scholarship.
• Amy Truong, junior in marketing, Leawood, was awarded a Terry Suzanne "Speed" and James King Foster Scholarship.
• Aurora Ortega, sophomore in finance and accounting, Liberal, was awarded the Leanne and Steve Caret Business Scholarship.
• Mena Walker, freshman in marketing, Overland Park, was awarded a Terry Suzanne "Speed" and James King Foster Scholarship.
• Alyson McCallop, freshman in accounting, Overland Park, was awarded the Cheryl L. Hart Scholarship.
• Silvia Ruiz Diaz, freshman in marketing, San Lorenzo, Paraguay, was awarded a Terry Suzanne "Speed" and James King Foster Scholarship.
The event was made possible through individual and corporate sponsor support. Sponsors for this year's summit included BNSF Railway, ConocoPhillips, Fastenal, the Kansas State University Foundation, Koch Industries, Nike and Target.
The K-State Women in Business Initiative fosters a network of innovation and collaboration through academic and co-curricular learning opportunities and supports business research related to the broader goals of the initiative. The initiative works to educate, empower and engage leaders to create social and economic impact and enhance societal prosperity.