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K-State Today

April 23, 2014

Military honors four university members with public service awards

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Four Kansas State University members received top military honors for their public service to Fort Riley and its soldiers at an awards ceremony April 14 at the K-State Alumni Center's Ballrooms B and C.

Receiving the U.S. Army's Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Awards were:

  • John Currie, K-State athletics director
  • Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium
  • Briana Nelson-Goff, professor of family studies and human services and director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families
  • Daryl Youngman, associate professor of K-State Libraries

Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and his senior leadership team formally presented each recipient with the award, a medal. It recognizes the four honorees' years of distinguished service to the U.S. Army as leading members in the K-State-Fort Riley partnership.