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K-State Today

December 19, 2016

Summer internship leads to scholarship for K-State's Bell

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Brandon Bell

A Kansas State University senior in industrial engineering is receiving an intern scholarship from Ash Grove Cement Co.

Brandon Bell, Chanute, is one of two recipients of the annual scholarship. Bell interned for Ash Grove at its Chanute cement plant this past summer. He is the son of Rick and Beth Bell.

In addition to his internship at Ash Grove Cement, Bell served as president of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, where he has been recognized with the Alpha Tau Omega Scholastic Excellence Award, the Presidential Scholastic Achievement Award and the Alpha Tau Omega Memorial Outstanding Senior Award. Bell is the co-chair of K-State's Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member of K-State Student Finance Association and a 2014 Leadershape Institution graduate.

The annual $1,500 scholarship was established in 2007 to recognize students who successfully completed a summer internship with Ash Grove or one of its subsidiaries and who have a strong interest in pursuing a
career in the cement industry.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to be considered and honored to receive this scholarship," Bell said. "After a summer of experience with Ash Grove, I've grown to understand the cement industry and what it has to offer. Cement is the backbone of infrastructure and is one of the basic elements for setting up economic development within all communities."