Student from Satanta earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
MANHATTAN -- When it comes to dedication and involvement at the Kansas State University College of Business Administration, Kendal Clawson is at the head of his class.
Clawson, a December 2013 bachelor's graduate in finance and agricultural economics, is the recipient of the college's fall 2013 Outstanding Senior Award. Clawson, Satanta, was recognized at the college's commencement ceremony Dec. 14 on the Manhattan campus.
The award is based on service contributions students have made to the college as an undergraduate, including involvement in the college, engagement in the university community and personal academic success. A committee from the college dean's Student Advisory Council selects the recipient.
"Kendal has a been a great student of extremely high character who has made significant contributions to the college's key initiatives," said Scott Hendrix, finance instructor, Gates Capital Management faculty fellow, Edgerley outstanding instructor fellow and adviser to the Kansas State University Student Finance Association.
"He's been a great representative of the college in his many dealings with finance professionals, employers and alumni on campus and during many college trips in the United States and abroad," Hendrix said. "Whenever the college or a fellow student has had a need, Kendal has always stepped in to help in a selfless way and I'm thrilled to that he is being recognized."
Clawson has been actively involved in the college, serving as the information technology chair for the Student Finance Association, student senator for the College of Agriculture, president of the Financial Management Association and the first college fellow for the university's Center for Risk Management.
He has represented the university in sales and marketing competitions across the country, and was a member of the team that made it to regionals at the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"The CFA Research Challenge was one of my most memorable experiences at K-State," Clawson said. "I was able to work with three other individuals, all smart. Being surrounded by them helped me focus more on finance, pick up on details that I was missing and applying what we learn in the class. Application makes everything more fun and enjoyable."
During his time at the university, Clawson has participated in several study abroad programs, including faculty-led trips to London, Paris, Munich and Dublin. He completed internships with Koch Industries Inc. in Wichita and at Western Bank in Garden City.
Clawson recently took the level 1 Charter Financial Analyst test and is considering applying to Master of Business Administration programs at a later time.
The son of Kenby and Lana Clawson, Satanta, Clawson will join Koch Pipeline as a market analyst.