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K-State Today

January 4, 2019

Three K-Staters receive Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kelly Briggs, academic advisor and honor coordinator in the Center for Student Success and Professional Services in the College of Education, has received a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award. Recent Kansas State University graduates Logan Britton and Osler Ortez also received the award.

The $500 awards help fund postbaccalaureate studies or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society members. The society's mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. The society distributes 200 awards each year.

Briggs used the funds to give a poster presentation at the NACADA International Conference in Dublin.

"I was honored to receive this award, and proud to be able to share what I have been learning about with others, and to continue to learn and grow as a professional at the conference," she said.

Briggs was initiated to Phi Kappa Phi in spring 2017.

Britton received his bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and journalism, and agricultural economics in 2015 and a master's degree in agricultural economics in 2016, all from K-State. He was initiated to Phi Kappa Phi in spring 2012.

Ortez received his master's degree in agronomy in 2018 from K-State. He was initiated to Phi Kappa Phi in spring 2018.

For Phi Kappa Phi members in the K-State community, the next Love of Learning Award deadline will be June 30. Full details are available at phikappaphi.org.

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