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March 29, 2019

Five K-State students awarded Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Scholarship

Submitted by Mirta Chavez

The Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs awarded five K-State students scholarships for promoting social justice.

The committee was comprised of five student affairs professionals: RJ Youngblood, assistant director of the Academic Achievement Center; Trumane Lindsey, director of multicultural student life; Pat Hudgins, associate director of the Career Center; Debra Bolton, director of intercultural learning and academic success; and Mirta Chavez, director of multicultural programs and services, chair. 

The Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Student Scholarship for Social Justice was created in honor of Joey Lee Garmon, an African-American male who lived in a community where he faced injustice and racism. The Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Student Scholarship for Social Justice provides $700 to students of historically oppressed backgrounds who have shown commitment toward promoting social justice and inclusion in their communities.

The 2019 recipients of the Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Multicultural Student Scholarship include Mireya Diaz, senior in accounting, Garden City; Byron Lewis; senior in elementary education, Topeka; and Ayana Belk, sophomore in landscape architecture, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice is awarded to a student from any background who has shown a commitment toward promoting social justice within their community. The award offers $700 to two recipients.

The 2019 recipients of the Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice are Paloma Roman, senior in athletic training, Garden City; and Bradley Richards, sophomore in economics, Haysville.

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