Bryan Symons

Joshua Diazdeleon

Year in school: Senior

Major: Secondary education— social studies

Hometown: Liberal, Kansas

What is your earliest K-State memory?

The earliest memory I have about K-State is coming to a camp like event called KATA which focused on Education major. It would have junior’s and senior’s visit campus for a week while meeting professor in the College of Education and being able to experience the K-State campus during summer.

Why did you choose K-State?

I choose K-State for the education program and the community that the College of Education gives. It was also very much shown within my first semester at K-State as well.

How are you involved at K-State?

I am involved in a program called Call Me Mister, College of Education Ambassadors, Squad Leader for the “Foundations of Education” class, and Captain for the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club.

What has been your favorite K-State experience?

My favorite K-State experience has been hosting/going to Ultimate Frisbee tournament and playing other Big 12 teams.

How does K-State care for Kansans in your hometown community?

K-State has a research and extension office in my hometown, and I realized this last summer that they offer a class that is similar to a cooking class for kids all while teaching them about nutrition and having many other events for kids in the elementary grade level.

Why do you want to bring K-State to your community?

I believe that not only can K-State do some more for my community, but it can be shown that even with Manhattan being five hours away K-State sees the future within students at the local high school and the surrounding towns that have smaller schools. That supporting smaller communities can have a bigger impact for those communities as well as bringing students to K-State.