Wichita student earns College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior Award
Friday, May 15, 2015
MANHATTAN — Michael Records, a May 2015 bachelor's candidate in finance with a minor in economics and a certificate in integrated investment management, Wichita, is the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior in Business for spring 2015.
The award is presented each semester to a graduating senior who has made notable contributions to the college.
A consummate student leader, Records has been a dedicated member and controller of the Student Finance Association, where he managed more than $15,000 in association funds and proceeds from the inaugural John R. Graham Memorial Golf Classic. He also served as the student director for the college's Peer Mentoring program, helping to create a foundation for a new and critical program for student success within the college.
Throughout his undergraduate career, he has served as a student staff member in the Professional Advantage and Executive Mentor programs. His assistance played a crucial role in the development of these programs, including the making of instructional videos for incoming students, creating mentee guides for interactions with executive mentors, analyzing data for the programs and helping to organize a number of events.
"I've really loved working with all of the mentors in the Executive Mentor program, and realizing just how much I can learn from them," Records said. "My mentor was so valuable to me in terms of networking and connecting me with people in my industry. The program has opened a lot of doors for me and other students in the college, and it's been great to be a part of."
During his undergraduate career, Records earned several scholarships and honors, including the College of Business Administration's dean's list from 2011-2015; von Waaden Investment Management Scholar; Burch/Crouch Scholar; and a Professional Advantage Top 25 student award.
"K-State is such a friendly environment, and that is what I will miss most about this place," Records said. "There are so many people that I have grown close to during my time here, from the finance professors to the students and staff of the college who have helped me out so much as I move on to the next stage of my life."
Records will move to Kansas City to begin his career as an analyst for George K. Baum Capital Advisors.