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Kansas State University's Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

Thursday, April 14, 2016 


MANHATTAN — The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected members of the 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development program is for outstanding students entering their final year of undergraduate studies at the university.

"K-State head football coach Bill Snyder is known as a developer of leaders whose legacies' continues to have a tremendous impact that extends far beyond the game of football," said Marcia Hornung, director of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows 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 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 graduates, have been selected for the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program:

Katlyn Smith, senior in kinesiology, Andale; Conner Seitz, junior in milling science and management, Arkansas City; Gary Hadachek, junior in mass communications, Belleville; Katelyn Musil, junior in athletic training, Blue Rapids; Katie Gehrt, senior in secondary education-English, De Soto; Taylor Fry, senior in marketing, Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Ramat Abanishe, junior in political science, Maxwell Braasch, junior in biology, and Taj Brimmer, junior in mass communications, all from Kansas City; Madeline Frankel, senior in communication studies, Lenexa; Jacob Wilson, senior in food science, Merriam; Edgar Cordero, junior in mass communications, and Maggie Stanton, senior in mass communications, both from Overland Park; Luke Wheeler, senior in kinesiology, Prairie Village; and Natalie Gonzales, junior in mass communications, Shawnee.

Dominique Hoover, junior in mechanical engineering, Hutchinson; Geneva White, junior in mass communications, Junction City; Kerrie Leinmiller, junior in mass communications, Lawrence; Lily Rose Dollarhide, senior in marketing, Newton; Kyle Polson, senior in mechanical engineering, Nortonville; Regan Bartels, junior in family studies and human services, and Sage Ratliff, senior in mechanical engineering, both from Phillipsburg; Kayla Wilkinson, senior in biochemistry, Riley; Gabriel Gutierrez, junior in management, and Brooke Waters, senior in secondary education-mathematics, both from Salina; Kelsey Crow, senior in microbiology, from St. Marys; Larissa Liggett, senior in finance, Tescott; Luke Garrison, senior in chemical engineering, Topeka; Katie Baker, junior in hospitality management, and Michaela Sievers, senior in biology, both from Wamego; Cassie Enright, junior in family studies and human services, Wellsville.

From Wichita: Andy Hurtig, senior in accounting; Lauren Prill, senior in animal sciences and industry; Hailey Purdy, junior in mass communications; Caroline Shuckman, junior in family studies and human services; Chase TenEyck, senior in mechanical engineering; Jake Vang, senior in mechanical engineering; Hannah Vu, junior in mass communications; and Isaiah Yeubanks, junior in secondary education.

Jace Mills, junior in mass communications, Winfield.

From out of state: Katy Fernandes, junior in marketing, Flower Mound, 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.


Marcia Hornung


Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows

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Andale, Arkansas City, Belleville, Blue Rapids, De Soto, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Junction City, Kansas City, Lawrence, Lenexa, Merriam, Newton, Nortonville, Overland Park, Phillipsburg, Prairie Village, Riley, Salina, St. Marys, Tescott, Topeka, Wamego, Wellsville, Wichita and Winfield, Kansas; and Flower Mound, Texas.